California Records Highest Number of Pedestrian Deaths
I’m Ed Smith, a Pedestrian accident lawyer serving the Elk Grove and Sacramento community. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are becoming more and more common. A common way pedestrians get hit by cars in Elk Grove and Sacramento are when drivers are backing up. Making U-turns, as well as left and right turns are quite common. Another factor to consider is driver distraction. Driver distraction includes cell phone use, texting, or even applying makeup while driving down our roadways. Unfortunately, these behaviors sometimes go unnoticed by law enforcement. What is worse is that driver inattentiveness is causing more and more pedestrian injuries and deaths than we realize.
For two years in a row, California maxed out with the country’s greatest number of pedestrian deaths, new statistics have revealed. As many as 700 pedestrians sustained fatal injuries in vehicle accidents in California in 2014, according to preliminary statistics released by Governors Highway Safety Association.
Sacramento Resident hit by car while crossing the street to her apartment
It is easy to see how California records highest number of pedestrian deaths. It seems like the news is consistently reporting on pedestrian injuries and fatalities. On Sunday, November 29, 2015, the news reported a vehicle versus pedestrian accident as a woman was crossing a street near her home. California Highway Patrol says a 37-year old woman was hit and killed as she was crossing Marconi and Fulton Avenue. This tragedy occurred right in front of the apartment where the woman lived. It is a painful reminder of how we can be living our lives one moment, and be gone the next. This is a painful reality check. One that reminds us that pedestrians should be extra cautious at all times. Continue reading ›
New Wireless Implant May Help Elk Grove Veterans with Brain Injuries
I’m Ed Smith, a Brain Injury Lawyer serving Elk Grove. One of the more common causes of traumatic brain injuries in Elk Grove residents is the car accident. However, recently, brain trauma suffered by combat-wounded veterans has come to light as increasing numbers of brain-related issues are being reported to VA hospitals. More and more soldiers are coming forward with reports of depression, PTSD, hallucinations, paranoia, and even more serious brain disorders such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and permanent disability. The VA hospital and military have been criticized for brushing traumatic brain injuries under the rug and largely ignoring the problem.
Long-term mental affects after bomb blasts
Public outcry has lead to a recent influx in the number of studies conducted on combat-wounded veterans. Recent studies have shown that veterans who were injured by blasts caused by detonating bombs suffer long-term mental affects. During a blast, the vibration of the blast, as well as the loud sound, can cause the brain to vibrate in the skull. In minor cases, this leads to a headache. However, in more severe cases, the soldier’s brain may swell. In addition, if a soldier is thrown during a blast and hits his head, he can suffer a concussion. In the past, the military minimized the effects of concussions. However, research has now shown that concussions, especially those associated with blasts, lead to a range of long-term effects. Continue reading ›
Elk Grove Turkey Trot
I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Pedestrian Injury Attorney. The well-known Elk Grove Turkey Trot is a special holiday race in Elk Grove. It’s also called the Courage Run! This 5K/10K race will benefit Courage House. The highly anticipated 7th Annual Elk Grove Turkey Trot takes place on Thanksgiving Day (November 26, 2015).
Courage House are homes for children who have been rescued out of sex trafficking situations.
Did you know that safe homes are needed to house children of sex trafficking?
The sex trafficking statistics are appalling. Thousands of children in our country and abroad are in desperate need of a safe place to live. Many of these children are runaways. Some are running from a living situation where sexual exploitation and abuse are an every day occurrence. Continue reading ›
Elk Grove Staged Car Accident
Hello. I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Accident Lawyer. If you have ever been involved in a car accident, or even been a passenger in one, you know how frightening the situation can be. What if you discovered the accident had actually been “staged or set up?” Imagine for a moment that you are being placed at fault in one of these types of accidents.
Elk Grove Tailgate Thieves
Why would a thief take my tailgate?
Because trucks with backup cameras are a super hot commodity among crooks. These crooks are targeting your truck’s tailgate to steal the camera which they can sell for some quick cash.
Increase in Tailgate Thefts between Elk Grove and Rancho Cordova
Sacramento Police indicate that the region between Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove (and everywhere in between) has been hit hard by tailgate thieves going after back up cameras.
How does the thief do it?
Elk Grove tailgate thieves pull up to a pickup truck, pull the tailgate down and cut the cords. It takes all of thirty seconds.
Elk Grove Motorist Hits Pole
An Elk Grove motorist received critical injuries after the car in which they were driving collided into a pole.
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
In general, the younger the orthopedic patient, the greater is the chance for remodeling of bone. A fracture in a young person doesn’t have to be as tightly realigned because remodeling will take hold and the bone will heal properly.