Articles Tagged with Natomas personal injury lawyer

Legal Responsibility

When you’ve been hurt, and you need to be compensated for your injuries, you will more than likely hear the words negligence and legal responsibility or duty of care. Both describe concepts that are central to any personal injury case. It is important for you to understand what is happening as your personal injury case evolves. In order to facilitate that, let’s look at the meaning of negligence and duty of care and how these factors influence the outcome of any claim.

Natomas Personal Injuries

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Natomas Personal Injuries. Natomas personal injuries can occur in many ways; however, traffic accidents are the most common source. About 95 percent of car crashes are attributed to driver error. This means that fair compensation can be sought in these cases if the other party to the accident behaved negligently. Through a personal injury claim, the injured individual can seek compensation for medical bills and related costs, unpaid time that was lost at work, property damage and additional expenses such as pain and suffering. The following information explores the various types of traffic accidents that can result in a personal injury claim.

Personal Injury Damages

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Personal Injury Damages – In Natomas, as elsewhere, proving personal injury damages is essential for an injured person to collect fair compensation. One thing that different types of personal injuries have in common is that they were caused by the negligent actions of another individual or entity such as a city or county government. When this happens, the injured person is entitled to collect fair compensation to pay the bills associated with that accident. Let’s take a look at personal injury damages due to a negligent action.

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Bus Accidents in California

I’m Ed Smith, a Natomas personal injury lawyer. When you board the Natomas Flyer Shuttle, a Greyhound bus or watch as your child boards a school bus, you put your trust in others. Bus accidents don’t happen as often as car accidents, yet when they do, injuries can be severe. Let’s take a look at bus accident incidence, reasons they happen and who is responsible for damages.

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Five Myths About Personal Injury Law

I’m Ed Smith, a Natomas personal injury lawyer. When you are injured by negligence of any kind, you have the right to be compensated for the damages. However, the at-fault party and sometimes even the insurance company may hesitate or try to evade responsibility. Personal injury law is a tool that helps the injured party obtain what is rightfully theirs. Over time, several myths have been propagated about what personal injury law can do and whether or not it is needed. Let’s take a look at five of the most prominent ones.

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Pedestrian Safety Targeted in California

I’m Ed Smith, a Natomas personal injury lawyer. Pedestrian deaths nationwide went up in 2016 by 11 percent with about 6,000 fatalities. The good news is that the death rate for pedestrians dropped in California. This positive trend can still use a lot of improvement as more people use foot power and bicycles for enjoyment and to get to work.

Hydroplaning Vehicles

HYDROPLANING VEHICLES

I’m Ed Smith, a Natomas Personal Injury Lawyer. This is the time of year when we see an increase in hydroplaning vehicles. Have you ever hydroplaned in your vehicle before? If you have you know how scary it can be and with the rainy season here it makes for  slippery roadways and hazardous driving conditions. Hydroplaning can happen at speeds as little as 35 miles per hour it is when your car has lost contact with the roadway and is treading on the top layer of water. You can feel you are hydroplaning because the steering feels light in your hands. The most important thing to remember when this happens is not to panic. Easily take your foot off the accelerator this might transfer enough weight forward to regain traction again with the roadway. If your still not in control then gently squeeze your breaks to slow the car down but keep in mind to apply your breaks easily, you do not want to break too quickly. Breaking too quickly may be the most common cause of hydroplaning vehicles.

HOW IT HAPPENS

If you have, you know how scary it can be and with the rainy season here it makes for  slippery roadways and hazardous driving conditions. Hydroplaning can happen at speeds as little as 35 miles per hour. It happens when your car has lost contact with the roadway and is treading on the top layer of water. You can feel you are hydroplaning because the steering feels light in your hands. The most important thing to remember when this happens is not to panic. Easily take your foot off the accelerator. T his might transfer enough weight forward to regain traction again with the roadway. If your still  are not in control then gently squeeze your brakes to slow the car down but keep in mind to apply your brakes  easily.

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE

You can feel you are hydroplaning because the steering feels light in your hands. The most important thing to remember when this happens is not to panic. Easily take your foot off the accelerator this might transfer enough weight forward to regain traction again with the roadway. If your still not in control then gently squeeze your brakes  to slow the car down . Continue reading ›