Articles Tagged with Sacramento wrongful death attorney

Elderly Woman Killed in Retirement Home Fire 

An elderly woman has died following a fire at an assisted living home in Sacramento County. The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. at the Golden Pond Retirement Community on Monday, December 26, 2022. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, the woman was sitting in a chair on her patio smoking a cigarette when she fell asleep. The lit cigarette fell on a blanket and started a fire.

Highway 50 Pedestrian Fatality Happens While Crossing From the Median

A pedestrian fatality was reported in Sacramento along westbound Highway 50 on the evening of November 17 when the walker was struck by several vehicles. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the pedestrian was trying to cross the highway when he was hit by two vehicles close to the area of Newton Booth near the exit for 26th Street at about 6:45 p.m. The walker was trying to run to the right-hand side of the highway from the center median when he was hit in the number two lane by a Toyota. 

A Deadly First Three Months of 2021

Last week the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), released their 2021 first quarter Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities. The agency estimates that there were 8,730 fatalities from motor vehicle crashes that occurred within the first three months of 2021. This number represents an increase of slightly over 10% from the estimates projected by the agency for the same period last year (7,900 fatalities).  In response to the increase in 2021 traffic fatalities, the NHTSA issued a report that identifies measures to get that number down.

Pedestrian Fatality Discovered Along Florin Road 

A pedestrian fatality occurred in the Florin area of Sacramento on September 14 following a hit and run accident. The death was reported to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) around 7:44 p.m. when a female pedestrian was discovered lying in the roadway along Florin Road, just west of 55th Street. The police log reports that there was no description of the vehicle involved in the pedestrian fatality, which apparently left the scene of the accident. The Sacramento Coroner’s Office arrived at the crash site to declare the person dead, however, the name of the deceased has not been released pending notification of the next of kin. This is not the first time that a hit and run accident involving the death of a pedestrian has occurred in this area. In February, a 44-year-old male pedestrian was struck at Florin Road and 55th Street by a hit and run driver, which resulted in his death. 

Tesla Recall of Model S Vehicles

Tesla Recall of Model S Vehicles

I’m Ed Smith, a wrongful death lawyer in Sacramento. Although no crashes or injuries have been reported, Tesla has issued an enormous recall of their Model S vehicles. It was reported that the bolts for the power steering tended to corrode in cold weather conditions, making the vehicles more difficult to steer at lower speeds.


Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawsuit

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death attorney. Often civil litigation and criminal cases are concurrent or closely follow one another. This can happen when a defendant is charged criminally in an event that resulted in wrongful death. One of the most common reasons for a wrongful death occurs after an auto accident where the defendant was impaired and caused the death of another motorist or pedestrian.


Product Safety and Wrongful Death

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death attorney. Wrongful death covers a broad area including motor vehicle accidents, deaths due to negligent health care and other areas where a death was due to negligence or an intentional criminal act. Products that are known to be dangerous and still sold also fall into this category.

Sacramento Man Charged With Gross Vehicular Manslaughter

Sacramento Man Charged with Gross Vehicular Manslaughter

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer. Auto accidents can occur unexpectedly, leading to severe injuries and even fatalities. Recently, the passing of a former Truckee high school football coach following a motor vehicle accident saddened an entire community. A breakthrough was made in the investigation as a local man was arrested in connection with this accident.


What to Expect When Consulting with a Wrongful Death Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death attorney. Dealing with the wrongful death of a loved one is overwhelming. Here’s what you can expect when consulting with a wrongful death lawyer.

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