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Citrus Heights Skateboarder Accident

A horrific Citrus Heights skateboarder accident happened on December 27 when a parolee struck the skateboarder while driving along Auburn Boulevard. The collision caused the skateboarder to pass through the windshield of the vehicle. The driver continued on with the skateboarder still in the car on the passenger side. Police received a call reporting what had happened and used that information to locate the female skateboarder, age 27, who was still in the vehicle, although the driver had left. She was transported to a local hospital with what were described as non-life threatening but major injuries.

Personal Injury Compensation

Personal Injury Compensation

Personal Injury Compensation. In Citrus Heights, personal injury compensation depends on a variety of factors. Since no two cases are exactly alike, the factors vary in importance and value. Predicting how much a case is worth is complex and can be misleading in some cases if the client does not understand that an estimate is not foolproof and varies. However, clients who have suffered a considerable life-altering injury have a right to know if their case settlement or court award will cover the costs associated with the accident. Let’s examine what goes into determining what a case is worth, what factors are relevant and how personal injury compensation is valued.

Citrus Heights Personal Injuries

Citrus Heights Personal Injuries

Citrus Heights Personal Injuries – Personal injuries can cover a wide range of accident situations besides motor vehicle crashes. The common denominator in a personal injury claim is that a negligent party or entity caused the accident. If that negligence hadn’t happened, the injury would not have occurred. When someone has been injured due to another party’s carelessness, he or she may be able to claim fair compensation for time lost at work, medical expenses and pain and suffering. Learn more about the types of accidents that can result in a personal injury and the injuries they are most likely to incur.

Citrus Heights Personal Injury Claims

Citrus Heights Personal Injury Claims

Citrus Heights Personal Injury Claims – Personal injury claims are those that arise out of injuries or deaths caused by the negligence of another person or entity. In short, because an injury would not have occurred except for a negligent act, the injured person can place a claim for damages. The damages include medical expenses, time lost from work and the pain and suffering that the event caused. In cases where an act was intentional, such as road rage or murder, the injured person may be able to also claim punitive damages, which are meant to punish the wrongdoer.

Understanding Rollover Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Understanding Rollover Accidents and How to Avoid Them

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus Heights personal injury lawyer. Rollovers in motor vehicles occur when a vehicle tips over, sometimes landing on its roof. This type of car accident carries the highest percentage of fatalities, according to the latest statistics. Protecting yourself and your loved ones from a rollover isn’t always possible. However, there are things a driver can do to lower the risk of rollover accidents and serious injuries or possible fatalities.

Top Ways a Bicyclist Can Stay Safe in Citrus Heights

Top Ways a Bicyclist Can Stay Safe in Citrus Heights

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus Heights personal injury lawyer. Many people would be surprised that 2.2 percent of all traffic fatalities in motor vehicle accidents involve bicycle riders. With more people taking up bicycle riding for pleasure and exercise, as well as a way to get to work and run errands, it is important that riders learn what to do to stay safe. Following are safety tips that can help.

Reckless Driving Claim in California

Reckless Driving Claim in California

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus Heights personal injury lawyer. Reckless driving in California can be charged when a driver exhibits wanton or willful disregard for others on the road or for property. Because a reckless driver exhibits certain characteristics to be charged, it may also include criminal charges if this behavior results in an accident that caused injury or the death of another person.

Two People Critically Injured in Citrus Heights Roadside Accident

Two People Critically Injured in Citrus Heights Roadside Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus Heights personal injury lawyer. An accident in Citrus Heights in the evening hours of June 18 critically injured two people while three others suffered minor injuries. The incident happened after a two-vehicle collision that was minor, where others exited their vehicles to try and help. At this point, a Chevy Tahoe ran into those who were standing near the cars, causing serious injuries. Local police are asking that anyone with information call as soon as possible because any tip, even a small one, might be helpful in determining why those people were hit by the pickup.

 Avoiding Accidents in Citrus Heights

Avoiding Accidents in Citrus Heights

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus Heights personal injury lawyer. Most drivers are aware that they face challenges when they are behind the wheel of a vehicle. With more rainy weather on the way, those challenges are compounded by slick roads, fog and reduced visibility.

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What Is a Personal Injury Claim in California

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus Heights personal injury lawyer. Personal injury is an umbrella term for injuries to a person that happen due to the negligence of another. The injury can be caused by a car accident or a slip and fall. The injury causes the victim, also called the plaintiff, harm that has financial repercussions. It is this financial loss that the victim seeks to replace when they file a claim against the other person, called the defendant.