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Keeping Teen Drivers Safe Behind the Wheel

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento auto accident lawyer. Teen drivers experience a proportionally high number of traumatic injuries and deaths in motor vehicle accidents. Overall, more teenagers die due to such accidents than from any other cause. While teenagers comprise less than 10 percent of the population in this country, such accidents account for over $10 billion in medical expenses due to car crashes. While the odds are frightening, there are things parents can do to help teens stay safe.

Installing a GPS Device

Dizziness and Driving

Dizziness and Driving

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. Almost everyone has felt dizzy at some point in their life and those that deal with a chronic condition related to dizziness, such as vertigo, understand how troubling this can be. Being dizzy can make it hard to perform simple activities and some of these, such as driving, can be more dangerous when someone is dizzy. How does dizziness impact someone’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely?

Causes of Dizziness: Traumatic Brain Injury

When Will I Be Compensated for My Personal Injury

When Will I Be Compensated for My Personal Injury?

I’m Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Sacramento. One of the most common questions an attorney is asked is how long will it take to receive compensation. This is a fair question because many clients are unable to work and have accumulated high medical bills. However, there are many things to consider when answering this question, and each case is different. Let’s take a look at the many facets that you need to consider.

How Insurance Companies Handle Claims

Sacramento Car Accident Fatalities Increase

Sacramento Car Accident Fatalities Increase

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. As the economy improved in the Sacramento area, auto accidents increased because more people were able to take to the roads. Government figures released for 2016 showed that in the Sacramento area, fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents increased to the highest rate in two decades.

Reasons for the Increase in Traffic Fatalities

Common Car Accident Injuries

Common Car Accident Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. We all know that a car accident can be a life-changing event. The types of injuries range from minor ones to spinal cord injuries and death. Let’s take a look at some of the most common car accident injuries.

Death From a Car Accident

Emergency Extrication in an Auto Accident

Emergency Extrication in an Auto Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer. Many individuals have been in a car accident themselves or at least know someone who has been in an accident. While many people come out of car accidents without a scratch, others could be particularly severe and might be accompanied by a host of other injuries. In some situations, the individual could be trapped in the car and might require emergent extrication. What is the proper way to free someone from a car and what considerations must be taken? A recent medical review discussed this very point.

How Does Someone Get Trapped in the Car?

Woman Dies in Crosswalk Accident

Woman Dies in Crosswalk Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Sacramento. On February 1, a man and woman were walking across a Sacramento intersection when the woman was struck by a vehicle and died. California Highway Patrol (CHP) policemen responding to the scene of the crash said the driver of the motor vehicle remained at the accident scene. Alcohol consumption did not appear to be a factor.

What Happened?

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I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. New technology promises to make cars safer, and examples of this were on display at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas. Devices that will communicate with you, other vehicles and roadway infrastructure were part of this glimpse into the internet of things available now or in the near future.

Eye Scans to Operate Your Vehicle

Everyone worries to some extent about a stolen vehicle. While car insurance lends a buffer, it is not something anyone wants. Besides, your car insurance premium can increase just because someone stole your car. With the introduction of iris scanning technology, this may be a thing of the past. Using Gentex ActiveIRIS®, the scanner is located in the rear-view mirror. The system scans the driver’s iris, and once the scan authenticates the driver, the car starts. The device is also able to set personally chosen parameters such as GPS coordinates, music, steering wheel height and seat adjustments. If the driver uses a connected device such as Alexa, this provides a much needed authentication before unlocking doors, turning the oven on, geofencing, staying within the speed limit or even letting Fido out before you arrive home. Toll payments using a dual step sign are anticipated in the future, so all transactions conducted inside the vehicle are safe.

Passenger Vehicle Accident Injury

Passenger Vehicle Accident Injury

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. The injury someone suffers in a car accident depends on several factors. Once the injury happens, the victim’s recovery is related to the severity of the injury and whether the individual is treated appropriately. In some cases, despite therapy, the victim succumbs to their injuries. Let’s explore the nature of car accident injuries.

Motor Vehicle Injury Incidence

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