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Single Vehicle Crash on Cap City Freeway

Single Vehicle Crash on Cap City Freeway

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. A recent accident claimed a life when a vehicle traveling north on Business 80 was involved in a collision. The car reportedly went airborne and crashed down 15 feet onto Arden Way, narrowly missing other vehicles. The collision caused a power pole to dangle dangerously by its wires over the Cap City Freeway. The danger from the pole and vehicle required the closure of multiple lanes and an on-ramp while authorities waited for a crew to make repairs. I would like to offer my sympathy to the family and friends of the decedent.

Accident Details

Wrongful Death Law Suit: Essential Information You Need

Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Essential Information You Need

I’m Sacramento wrongful death lawyer Ed Smith. Wrongful death is a subject that most people don’t know much about until they are faced with losing someone they love due to the wrong actions of another person. One question that commonly arises is how the financial loss is calculated following the loss of a loved one. Let’s take a look at the economic and noneconomic damages involved in a wrongful death lawsuit as well as California law. Economic damages include the financial support the decedent would have provided his/her dependents if that person had lived. This generally consists of the spouse, children or others who lived in the household and were supported by the decedent financially by at least 50 percent. Economic damages also include the funeral and burial expenses. Other economic damages in a wrongful death lawsuit are generally calculated on the following:

  • Earnings the decedent would have received throughout his/her lifetime. This would depend on education and the job held by the decedent. Juries also have the option of considering what the decedent’s earning potential would have been, other than actual earnings.

Ford Motor Company Announces Critical Recall

Ford Motor Company Announces Critical Recall

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death attorney. Recently, Ford Motor Company announced a recall of 1,378,637 vehicles due to a critical recall defect. Such defects can and do end in the loss of lives. It is essential that manufacturers continually review reports of problems with their vehicles and offer to recall the cars before people get hurt. Wrongful deaths frequently occur when defects are not addressed and corrected.

Ford Recall March 2018

Wrongful Death in a Motorcycle Accident

Wrongful Death in a Motorcycle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. Motorcyclists know that their risk of injury or death on the road is much higher than that of those in a motor vehicle. While some of those accident injuries and fatalities are caused by negligence on the part of the rider, others are caused by the larger, heavier motor vehicles. When a motorcycle rider dies as a result of a driver’s negligence, the family may be entitled to place a claim for financial compensation.

Negligence That Causes the Death of a Motorcyclist

Reasons for a Wrongful Death Claim

Reasons for a Wrongful Death Claim

I’m Ed Smith, a wrongful death lawyer in Sacramento. When someone dies, it impacts the family in many ways, including financially. They are suddenly without the care, love and support the person provided. If a person’s demise was the result of negligence or an intentional act, the family is eligible to recover financial compensation for that loss. The following guide explores the different categories of wrongful death. 

What Is a Wrongful Death Claim

Ford Recall Announced for 2018 Expedition and Pickup Models

Ford Recall Announced for 2018 Expedition and Pickup Models

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. Ford Motor Company has announced a significant recall on their 2018 Expeditions and some pickups because of a potential problem with the gear shift cable that could cause vehicles to roll away. The Ford recall is expected to affect about 350,000 vehicles. One accident was reported to Ford due to this problem, and that accident resulted in an injury. In the worst case scenario, an accident caused by a faulty transmission could lead to the death of the vehicle’s occupants or someone standing outside the truck.

Ford Recall Details

Sacramento Crash Causes Multiple Deaths

Sacramento Crash Causes Multiple Deaths

I am Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. A two-vehicle crash in Sacramento on March 27 caused the death of a woman and child, along with injuries to three others.

I extend my condolences and prayers to the loved ones of those injured and killed in this heartbreaking accident.

Wrongful Death of a Minor in California

Wrongful Death of a Minor in California

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. The loss of a child is undoubtedly the saddest and most heartbreaking event that a parent can face, particularly if the child died a wrongful death. Understanding how the wrongful death of a child is handled differently than that of an adult is important when pursuing financial compensation.

When an Adult Dies Because of a Wrongful Death

America's Got Talent Part of Wrongful Death Lawsuit

America’s Got Talent Part of Wrongful Death Lawsuit

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. Public buildings and businesses that use the buildings for various venues have the dual responsibility of keeping the premises safe and providing clear access for those who are disabled. When that responsibility is broken due to negligent actions by the public entity and someone dies as a result of that, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed.

Example of Wrongful Death Due to Negligence

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