Articles Tagged with Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer

What is a Ruptured Globe?

One of the most serious injuries that an individual could sustain in a motor vehicle collision is called a ruptured globe. This is the term that is used to describe severe damage to the actual structure of the eye itself. Multiple structures inside of the eye could be damaged in a globe injury. These include:

Two Pedestrians Seriously Injured in Hit and Run Accident

Two pedestrians were seriously injured in a Wednesday night accident on North John Still Drive in the Meadowview area of the city. The April 17 accident happened at about 8:30 p.m. The Sacramento Police said that two 16-year-old females were hit near John Still Drive and Hemford Circle. According to witness accounts, the vehicle left the scene, continuing east on John Still Drive. The two girls were taken to a local hospital by fire personnel. A report on their conditions said that one of the two pedestrians suffered critical injuries. The other was listed in stable condition on Thursday.

Sacramento Drunk Driver Sentenced to 135 Years to Life

A Sacramento drunk driver was sentenced for the deaths of four people and injuries to others in a Contra Costa County accident. The accident occurred back in November 2017. The convicted man, who will be serving a sentence of 135 years to life, is Fred Douglas Lowe, a Sacramento resident, age 48. He was found guilty of seven felonies in the incident. The accident happened during the Thanksgiving holiday around 8:30 in the evening along eastbound Interstate 80, close to San Pablo Dam Road. I would like to extend my sympathy and condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in this tragic accident.

Maxillary Fracture in an Auto Accident

The maxilla is the top bone of the jaw and is prone to be fractured in an auto accident. The maxilla articulates with the mandible, which is the lower bone of the jaw, to help people speak and chew. If the maxilla is fractured, this can lead to problems talking, eating, and even breathing. Furthermore, there are serious complications that could develop with a maxillary fracture. Some of the mechanisms of a maxillary fracture include:

Dislocation of the Tibia in a Car Accident

A dislocation of the tibia is a serious injury that could take place in a severe car accident. The tibia is one of the two bones that make up the shin (with the other one being the fibula). These two bones work together to provide structure between the knee and the ankle. In some cases, the tibia could become dislocated. In this situation, this bone has been shifted away from its proper anatomic location. There are two different types of tibia dislocations. These include:

Distracted Driver Awareness Month in California

April is Distracted Driver Awareness month in California. Distracted driving is quickly becoming one of the major reasons accidents happen. In an effort to promote safety, the National Transportation Safety Board urged California to outlaw even hands-free driving. At kick-off ceremonies, an NTSB board representative said that if this became the law in the Golden State, it would be a landmark piece of legislation. He said that young people battle distraction while driving every day and urged them to realize that hands-free is not without risk. He stated that if California became the leader in this fight for safety by banning all cell phone devices, the NTSB would lend their support.  

Back Pain After a Car Accident

Back pain after a car accident is common, and there are many reasons why it happens. Although some back injuries may be minor and heal quickly, others can cause permanent disability and lifelong problems. The intensity of the pain is linked to the type of injury that occurs. So, having a working knowledge of back injuries is important. When a negligent driver has caused a serious back injury, the injured person may want to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer. The lawyer can tell you what options may be open to you as well as answer your questions.

Grilled Cheese Festival in Sacramento

The Grilled Cheese Festival is coming to Sacramento the weekend of April 13 and 14, 2019. A big crowd is expected to enjoy one of America’s favorite foods, craft beers, wines and more. The festival is being held at the beautiful Southside Park on T & 8th Streets. This is a charity benefit, which is raising money for the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Positive reinforcement and teaching life lessons through sports help coaches and their team members learn to work together to improve sportsmanship and cooperation.

Sacramento Pedestrian Fatality on Highway 50

A Sacramento pedestrian fatality occurred during the early hours of April 10 when a walker was killed by a motorist. The collision happened along Highway 50 close to Harbor Boulevard at around 2:00 in the morning. It happened when a woman was struck following an accident in which she was involved. I want to extend my sympathy to the loved ones of the pedestrian who died in the accident.

When is a Fasciotomy Needed After a Car Accident?

The body’s muscles, blood vessels, and nerves are separated into different compartments. These compartments are kept in the proper location by thin, strong tissue called fascia. In a car accident, these various compartments can be damaged. Some of the injuries that could place these compartments at risk include: