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Elk Grove Accident Lawyer discusses aging drivers
Elk Grove Auto Accident Lawyer discusses aging drivers

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Accident Lawyer. A common question that I get asked is, “how old is too old too drive?” Sadly, there are no hard and fast rules or magic numbers that apply. My firsthand experience with an aging driver was with my aging uncle.

Traumatic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disease where the median nerve, which passes from the forearm onto the palm of the person’s hand is crushed or squeezed following repetitive injury or acute traumatic injury to the wrist. The median nerve must pass through the carpal tunnel which is made of ligaments supporting the wrist and hand and some of the bones of the wrist.  The median nerve affects the sensation and movement of the thumb, the palm of the hand and the second through fourth finger, although the ulnar aspect of the fourth finger is often spared.

floodOur post topic of today – driving tips for flooded roads -may not be a primary interest of concern in Northern California in late July.  Of course we are still in the thick of our incredibly hot, dry summer, but interspersed with all the news reports regarding our drought conditions, another weather related topic has been getting a lot of press: the expected El Nino this fall/winter.  If you listen to some meteorological experts, we can expect a huge deluge of rain this year.  And in Sacramento and Elk Grove, that translates into flooded streets.

The flooded streets of Sacramento can be dangerous.  Many times, drivers believe they can forge on through a flooded street but it actually takes very little standing water to cause loss of control of your vehicle.  Being unable to control the vehicle means you could end up in the path of oncoming traffic or off the roadway.  If the flood water is moving, that adds another element of treachery – it takes as little as six inches of active flood water to actually push your vehicle.  With two feet of water on the roads, a vehicle can actually float.  Not only is losing control of your vehicle very dangerous, that amount of water can cause a lot of damage to the vehicle itself.

Elk Grove Motorists Fleeced by cops

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I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and my Grandfather and several Uncles were all cops. I think they were great cops.

Different  Elk Grove Accident Types

There are many types of Auto Accidents in Elk Grove .  Why and how an accident happened is important. There are also  many different factors involved in motor vehicle collisions. These may include lack of clearance or separation from cars when making a turn, driver losing control of their vehicle as a result of drugs, alcohol, falling asleep or other medical condition; drivers turning into the path of oncoming cars, age and inexperience of the driver; roadway hazards, inattention of the driver because of texting, excessive speed, and mechanical failure.

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Growing older presents many obstacles and for the fortunate who live long lives in relative good health, unavoidably there comes gradual losses of independence, perhaps the most difficult of which is giving up the car keys.  The loss of the ability to drive translates into not being able to run to the grocery store, attend church or visit friends without depending on others.  It can often cause panic at the thought, but if safety is compromised by a senior continuing to drive, it becomes a necessary sacrifice.