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Tree Trimmer Climbs Down Unassisted After Serious Chainsaw Accident

A serious chainsaw accident that could have ended in a fatality was reported in Citrus Heights after a tree trimmer’s arm was nearly completely severed while he was working 50 to 60 feet up. Miraculously, the tree trimmer managed to get himself down out of the tree with only one arm to assist him where rescue personnel with Sac Metro Fire were waiting. The tree trimmer is now at Mercy San Juan Medical Center being treated for his injury but is expected to recover.

At Least One Person Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash on U.S. 50

A single-vehicle crash on a Sacramento Freeway caused injuries on October 31 when a Tesla went off the road. The accident occurred around 4:15 a.m. along westbound U.S. 50 just east of Howe Avenue. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a black Tesla exited the road and ended up in a ditch. 

Workers Compensation and Removed Safety Devices 

In most instances, workers who sustain injuries while on the job will be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Often, other insurance coverages may also be available based upon the particular circumstances.  For example, an employee driving a work vehicle on the job who is hit and injured by another driver who was negligent may be able to pursue both a workers’ compensation claim and a direct personal injury claim or lawsuit against the negligent driver’s auto insurance.  Another important example involves workplace injuries from removed safety devices when it was the employer who removed a critical safety device or directed someone to do so.  

Man on a Bridge Causes Closure to Section of Capital City Freeway

Delays occurred on the Capital City Freeway on October 15 due to an incident involving a man on a bridge. According to the report, officers with the North Sacramento division of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Sacramento Police Department responded to a call about a situation occurring there at about 5:30 in the morning. A section of the highway was closed down in both directions as authorities dealt with the man, who reportedly suffered from a mental health crisis. 

Injuries Occur in Solo-Vehicle Crash Along Florin Road 

A single-vehicle accident was reported in Sacramento on August 3 when a car struck a tree in front of a church. The crash happened around 8:11 in the morning along Florin Road between Kara Drive and Power Inn Road. According to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), family members arrived as well as first responders with the Sacramento Fire Department, who were there to assess injuries. Two patients were transported to Kaiser Permanente for additional evaluation and treatment of their injuries.

Accident on Northgate Boulevard Results in Death of Pedestrian

A hit-and-run crash in Sacramento on June 20 resulted in a pedestrian fatality. The Sacramento Police Department reported the accident at about 9:00 p.m. near Northgate Boulevard and Tandy Drive. It was stated that the driver fled the accident scene after colliding with the pedestrian and is at large. 

A Walking Program May Reduce Pain Levels

Several studies have concluded that following a regular walking program can help decrease lower back pain.  It may seem counterintuitive – many people want to lie down and rest when experiencing back pain – but in the absence of any risk of further injury, getting up and participating in light activity can help you feel better.  

Tailgating Causes a Lot of Accidents

The majority of accidents on the roads, including those that cause injuries and result in personal injury cases, are rear-end collisions.  Most of those collisions could have been avoided had the trailing driver allowed more room between their vehicle and the vehicle in front of them.  Approximately a third of all accidents that occur nationwide can be attributed to the rear car following too closely.  One of the safest habits a driver can adopt on the roadways is vowing not to be a tailgater.

The Personal Injury Demand Letter

When a person suffers injuries in an automobile accident, most often, the insurance claim is settled without having to go to court.  The settlement is usually facilitated by a demand letter written by the injured party’s attorney.  In this article, we will answer the question: what is a demand letter?  We will also take a look at some of the particulars that make it an effective legal tool.  

Accident at 47th Street Occurs When Motorcyclist Collides With Fence

A major injury occurred in a single motorcycle accident in Sacramento on January 20. The accident happened when a motorcyclist, for unknown reasons, went off the road at 47th Street and Underwood Way at about 7:36 a.m. and struck a fence. Upon the arrival of first responders with the Sacramento Fire Department, it was determined that rider had suffered major injuries. 

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