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Truck Accident Reconstruction Testimony

Establishing liability in a commercial truck accident case is not always straightforward and may require testimony from a crash reconstruction expert. Accident reconstruction refers to the process of determining the sequence of events leading up to a crash and proving who is responsible for the incident. A personal injury lawyer can obtain expert witnesses in a big rig crash case, like an accident reconstruction specialist, to properly establish causation and losses.

Tow Truck Driver Injured on Route 50

Tow Truck Driver Injured on Route 50

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento truck accident attorney. The driver of a wrecker who had stopped to help a disabled motorist along U.S. Route 50 in Sacramento on August 25 was struck by a motorist who crossed multiple lanes. The driver of the tow truck suffered major injuries in the crash.

Deadly Yolo Causeway Crash

One person was tragically killed and two others seriously hurt on September 26, 2016 after a series of crashes that caused two people to be thrown from the Yolo Causeway, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Truck Driver Fatigue Accidents

When a truck driver is operating a large commercial truck while tired or fatigued it is extremely dangerous and can result in devastating traffic accidents, catastrophic injuries, property damage, and wrongful death.

South Sacramento Hay Truck Fire

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Many of us were caught up in the aftermath of a crash along Highway 99 involving a hay truck on the afternoon of Monday, August 1, 2016. Some of us tried to zoom on over to Franklin Boulevard to get to the city of Elk Grove and that turned out to be a huge nightmare. It was one of those afternoons where we had to exercise patience — and lots of it!

Prehospital and Hospital Evaluation of Chest Trauma

Prehospital and Hospital Evaluation of Chest Trauma

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Trucking Accident Lawyer. While still in the field, the most that emergency medical technicians can do is to follow routine Advanced Trauma Life Support, which focuses on airway, breathing, and circulation.  It is critical to take the patient to a high level trauma center as soon as possible, avoiding unnecessary interventions that may only delay definitive treatment.

Cervical spine immobilization should be done and high flow oxygen should be given by mask. The patient should be monitored via cardiac electrodes.  There should be no delay in order to place IV lines or to intubate the patient unless the patient cannot be stabilized with a bag/mask device.

If there is no indication of respiratory difficulty or major injury, no intervention is likely to be necessary.  The EMTs should, however, make note of the condition of the vehicle and steering wheel, whether or not the victim was ejected, significant intrusion into the passenger compartment, and whether or not there were fatalities among the other passengers.  If the patient is hypotensive at the scene, this may indicate significant injury; this information should be passed on to the attending physician prior to arrival to the emergency department. Continue reading ›

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