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What to Do After a Stockton Hit and Run Accident

What to Do After a Stockton Hit and Run Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. Drivers must thoroughly document information regarding a hit and run accident just like any other type of car accident. Having sufficient facts and evidence regarding a crash is essential when bringing a claim with your insurance provider and notifying local law enforcement. Understanding what to do after a hit and run accident is crucial in effectively addressing and handling the situation to secure your well-being.

Hit and Run Accidents in Stockton

Understanding the Effects and Consequences of Drunk Driving

Understanding the Effects and Consequences of Drunk Driving

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Personal Injury Lawyer. Drunk driving is a significant concern today as it endangers the lives of others on the road. Understanding the effects and consequences of drunk driving accidents is crucial in your duty as a motorist to avoid alcohol consumption and exercise due care while behind the wheel.

Effects of Alcohol Use on Driving

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Stockton

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Stockton

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. Truck accidents can be caused by a wide variety of factors. These accidents often prove catastrophic, especially when passenger vehicles are involved, due to the extreme differences in size, weight, and height. Understanding the common causes of these accidents can make the difference in ensuring the safety of everyone on the road.

Blind Spots

Big Rig Transporting Walgreens Products Crashes Near Stockton

Big Rig Transporting Walgreens Products Crashes Near Stockton

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. A big rig crashed off Interstate 5 just north of Stockton during the early morning hours of July 27, 2018. At approximately 3:30 in the morning, the big rig was transporting thousands of pounds of items for Walgreens when it veered off the road, struck a guardrail and knocked down several signs. The large truck later came to a rest along its side in a crop field after traveling down a 50-foot embankment. The impact of the collision caused serious property damage to the big rig. Fortunately, the trucker and his dog reportedly escaped major injuries in the truck accident.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Elderly Pedestrian Safety in Stockton

Elderly Pedestrian Safety in Stockton

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. Walking is a great way of fostering a healthy lifestyle. For the elderly, this may be their primary means of transportation in getting around town. While the benefits of walking are endless in older adults, there are safety concerns that should be taken into consideration as they walk down the road in Stockton.

Why Walking is Beneficial

Career Drivers Can Have Problems with Fatigue

Career Drivers Can Have Problems with Fatigue

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Personal Injury Lawyer. Many people drive for a living, whether it is driving trucks, taxis or buses. Unfortunately, this can be a stressful career, particularly when people are forced to drive for hours on end. There are numerous health complications which can arise when people drive for extended periods of time. They include:

  • Blood Clots: While chest trauma and cardiac contusions are common ways that might trigger a blood clot, people can develop these dangerous health complications just by driving for long hours. When people sit still for an extended period of time, their blood can start to pool in their lower extremities, leading to blood clots that form in the deep veins of the legs. If the blood clots move from the veins to the rest of the body, they can cause a heart attack, a stroke, or even a pulmonary embolism. These are serious complications which could lead to wrongful death.

Airbags and the Prevention of Injuries

Airbags and the Prevention of Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Personal Injury Lawyer. Over the years, new technology has been developed to improve passenger safety, such as cross-traffic alert, lane departure assist, and even rear view cameras. One of the focuses has also been on the technology of airbags. When someone is involved in a traumatic auto accident, the impact usually trips the sensors located on all sides of the vehicle. When the sensors are tripped, the vehicle’s airbags deploy and inflate quickly to cushion the driver or passenger’s impact on various parts of the vehicle. By softening the collision between the inside of the car and it’s  occupants, traumatic injuries, such as bone fractures, might be avoided. Of course, this is all predicated on whether the driver and passenger were properly wearing their seat belt.

As more research shows the effectiveness of airbags in preventing catastrophic personal injuries, many vehicles today feature brand new models of airbags that have been significantly improved over prior generations. Newer vehicles began to add airbags to the rear and sides of cars as well. Many cars now have side curtain airbags and even airbags at the knees of passengers to prevent traumatic knee injuries. Of course, airbags have not gone without their problems. Sometimes, airbags have to be recalled due to issues with their inflation. When a product is recalled, it means that manufacturers have identified some fundamental problem in its production that causes it to malfunction.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth in Stockton

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth in Stockton

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. One of the most common questions an attorney is asked is, “how much is my case worth?” This varies depending on the circumstances. There are three factors that must be considered in any case. These are the extent of damages, the degree of fault involved and the amount of negligence each party in an accident is assigned. Let’s take a look at these factors, and probe the way in which compensation is calculated.

Negligence

How Self-Driving Car Systems Could Reduce Traffic Jams

How Self-Driving Car Systems Could Reduce Traffic Jams

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Personal Injury Lawyer. Whether you’re commuting during rush hour traffic or heading out for the beginning of a vacation, drivers frequently find themselves stuck in a “phantom” traffic jam that offers no obvious explanation. The results of a recent study conducted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) revealed that having just one autonomous vehicle on the road can influence the traffic flow of at least 20 human-controlled cars nearby. The implications of the study results are that autonomous vehicles have the capacity to significantly reduce roadway congestion.

The Mystery of Phantom Jams Explained

Distracted Driving and Vehicle Automation

Distracted Driving and Vehicle Automation

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. New research has found a correlation between distracted driving and vehicle automation. The study revealed that when vehicle automation usage, particularly cruise control, cell phone use increases as well. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology released results concluding that when cruise control is on, drivers were more likely to use their mobile devices for apps, e-mails or text more than 10 percent of the time.

Distracted Driving

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