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Common Traffic Violations That Cause Auto Accidents

Common Traffic Violations That Cause Auto Accidents

Common Traffic Violations That Cause Auto Accidents – An auto accident can happen at any time and in many different ways. However, in most cases, the cause of a crash is due to careless mistakes and errors that even good drivers can make. Obeying traffic laws can help prevent the possibility of a collision. Below are the five most common traffic violations that can cause an auto accident in Sacramento.

Top Five Common Traffic Violations

What to Pack in an Emergency Roadside Kit

What to Pack in an Emergency Roadside Kit

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Auto Accident Attorney. An emergency roadside kit is crucial to have in your vehicle whenever taking summer road trips, commuting to work, or venturing out on spontaneous excursions with friends and family. These kits can be extremely useful. They can be easily stowed away in your trunk and accessed whenever you find yourself in need. Knowing what essentials to pack in an emergency roadside kit is vital to securing the well-being of yourself and your loved ones.

Basic Emergency Roadside Kit

Seat Belts, Airbags, and Facial Injuries

Seat Belts, Airbags, and Facial Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Auto Accident Attorney. Since the dawn of the automobile, numerous changes have been made to improve the safety of these vehicles that have made it easy to move from place to place quickly. Seat belts play an important role in keeping people safe in cars. They restrain drivers and passengers, preventing them from being ejected in the event of an auto accident or from colliding with the interior of a motor vehicle, which might result in traumatic injuries. Airbags have helped prevent catastrophic personal injuries as well. They cushion collisions that occur between the occupants and the steering wheel or dashboards. Furthermore, there are side curtain airbags and even knee airbags that have reduced injuries as well. However, these safety devices can also cause injuries. Some of these include:

  • Abdominal Trauma: When seat belts were first introduced, they were merely the lap belts that we still see on buses. While these helped prevent wrongful deaths from occurring, people who were involved in serious accidents often ended up with abdominal trauma. This resulted from people’s chests and heads being flung forward with the lower half of their body restrained by a seat belt. When this happens, the stretch between the top half and lower half of their body can cause tearing of their stomach and small bowel which is a medical emergency.

Electrical Stability Control and Rollover Accidents

Electronic Stability Control and Rollover Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Auto Accident Attorney. The safety of motor vehicles has advanced a long way from its infancy decades ago. Now, cars have improved safety features, such as electronic stability control (ESC), that are designed to prevent accidents from occurring. A significant amount of improvement has been made in the area of rollover accidents and vehicles tipping when they take curves.

There are many different types of auto accidents, ranging from fender benders to multi-vehicle pile-ups. A rollover accident is typically a single car accident that occurs when a vehicle flips from having its wheels on the pavement to resting on its roof (or having multiple revolutions arise). These can be severe accidents that could lead to significant traumatic injuries and bone fractures, such as femur fractures. There are many ways that a rollover accident might occur. However, most of these have to do with the force exerted on the vehicle. Most of these accidents happen when a car takes a turn too quickly. In this scenario, a vehicle is traveling too fast around a curve. When this happens, the forces on the car are no longer balanced, and the wheels of the vehicle begin to leave the ground. This momentum continues, and the car flips. Depending on the abruptness of the curve, the vehicle could flip multiple times. These have the potential to be serious accidents that might result in wrongful death. The idea behind the electronic stability control is to alert the driver to the situation and help prevent the rollover from occurring. Similar to the lane departure assist and cross-traffic alert systems, the goal is to strive for improved safety for the driver and the passengers. A recent study was conducted to analyze rollover accidents in the wake of these advanced electrical systems.

Auto Accidents Can Lead to Nasogastric Tube Issues

Auto Accidents Can Lead to Nasogastric Tube Issues

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Auto Accident Attorney. There are many reasons why someone may need to have a nasogastric tube placed. Sometimes, for reasons of their past medical history, people will need a nasogastric tube inserted through their nose and into their stomach so that they can still receive nutrition despite being unable to eat by mouth. When someone is involved in a traumatic accident, these foreign bodies (which are medically necessary) can cause serious problems.

Nasogastric Tube Placement

 Hospital Care: Extricated Patients in Car Accidents

Hospital Care: Extricated Patients in Car Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Auto Accident Attorney. During a traumatic car accident, there could be several different reasons why someone needs to be extricated on an emergent basis. The first facet of this situation is the status of the car. Sometimes, the vehicle could be leaking dangerous fluids that could be toxic to people inside or could be flammable, possibly leading to an explosion. If the car is unstable, people inside need to be removed before a wrongful death results. The other side of an extrication involves the traumatic injuries that a person inside could have sustained. If injuries are severe and require immediate medical attention, it is essential to remove the person from the vehicle as quickly as possible. Examples of possible catastrophic personal injuries that require immediate attention include cardiac injuries and traumatic brain injuries. The quicker these are evaluated by a medical team, the better the potential outcome on for the patient.

Medical Care Comes First

Pickups Rear Ended Toyota in Sacramento Three Vehicle Collision

Pickups Rear Ended Toyota in Sacramento Three Vehicle Collision

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento auto accident attorney. A three-vehicle collision between two large pickups and a sedan in South Sacramento occurred recently along Interstate 5 southbound, which resulted in an injury. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident was a rear-end collision. It has not yet been reported who was at fault in the crash and why it occurred. 

Details of the Accident

Driveway Accidents

Driveway Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, an Auto Accident Attorney in Sacramento. While many people focus on the attention-grabbing headlines of high-speed accidents, even low-speed collisions can have significant consequences. Furthermore, accidents in driveways can be particularly dangerous for many different reasons. Recently, a review article was published which details how dangerous driveway accidents can be.

For many parents, childhood injuries may be viewed as a rite of passage. Children fall down and skin their knee. They may have the occasional cut. Some of them may even require a stitch or two. Some vital statistics for parents to know include:

Multiple Vehicle Crash on Eastbound Route 50

Multiple Vehicle Crash on Eastbound Route 50

I’m Sacramento auto accident attorney Ed Smith. Multiple vehicles crashed together on April 23 along a stretch of U.S. 50 eastbound at the Folsom Boulevard on-ramp. Minor injuries were reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in the collision. Traffic collisions are harrowing experiences, and may require immediate medical assistance. 

Crash Details

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