What Is Reckless Driving in California

What Is Reckless Driving in California

What Is Reckless Driving in California

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville Personal Injury Lawyer. Reckless driving often has major consequences for both the driver who disregards others on the road and those injured or killed in a collision. California imposes serious fines and even imprisonment when reckless driving occurs. Yet, acts of wanton recklessness on the roadways continue to happen. Let’s look at what reckless driving is, how it impacts those who drive recklessly and those injured in a crash as well as families who lose a loved one to a reckless driver.

What Is Reckless Driving?

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Nine Vehicle Collision on I-5 Results in Critical Injuries in Woodland

`Nine Vehicle Collision on I-5 Results in Critical Injuries in Woodland

Nine Vehicle Collision on I-5 Results in Critical Injuries in Woodland

I’m Ed Smith, a Woodland car accident lawyer. A serious collision involving nine vehicles occurred within hours of another nearby accident on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge. The second accident happened along I-5 South at the Yolo bypass just north of the exit for County Road 22 on June 16. According to a report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), two persons suffered critical injuries, while six others had moderate injuries from the chain-reaction collision.

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Speeding Suspected in Atwater Truck Accident

Speeding Suspected in Atwater Truck Accident

Speeding Suspected in Atwater Truck Accident

I’m Ed Smith, an Atwater truck accident attorney. Authorities suspect speed played as a factor in a truck accident near Atwater on June 12, 2018. The collision happened shortly after 7:00 in the morning where a 2009 Freightliner hauling a refrigeration unit was traveling southbound along Highway 99 when the trucker attempted to take the exit for Applegate Road. The large truck reportedly overturned on its left side, causing its trailer to catch fire. Emergency personnel was dispatched to the scene to quickly extinguish the fire and transport the trucker via ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Accident Investigation

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Sessions’ war on civil rights

Attorney General Jeff SessionsFrom a “zero tolerance” policy that separates migrant children from their families to walking back criminal justice reform, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is slowly undermining progress made in civil rights, according to a story at The Atlantic. After recusing himself from the Russia probe, Sessions has withstood the withering criticism of his boss, President Donald Trump, to enact a number of measures that reverse gains that have been made to ensure justice for all:

But behind the scenes, even as the president has agitated in public about firing his attorney general, Sessions is the true architect of much of what people believe to be Trump’s domestic-policy agenda. As implemented in recent decisions to curtail asylum grants, ramp up immigration enforcement, and dial back criminal-justice reform and voting-rights protections, this agenda is more than just the reversal of policies enacted during the Barack Obama era, which Trump promised during his campaign. Rather, from the Black Belt in Alabama in the 1980s to the farthest reaches of the border fence today, the Sessions Doctrine is the endgame of a long legal tradition of undermining minority civil rights.

Critics say Sessions is “rolling back civil rights progress” and killing reforms in policing, prosecuting and prisons. Author Vann R. Newkirk II says that Sessions’ history as a US attorney and senator from Alabama may explain his determined efforts to undermine decades of progress in civil rights.

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Major Injuries Reported on Vietnam Veterans Bridge Collision in Woodland

Major Injuries Reported on Vietnam Veterans Bridge Collision in Woodland

Major Injuries Reported on Vietnam Veterans Bridge Collision in Woodland

I’m Ed Smith, a Woodland car accident lawyer. A serious collision in Woodland resulted in injuries and the closure of Interstate 5 southbound on June 16 due to a car fire and extensive damage to the bridge. Major injuries were reported in the two-vehicle collision. All of the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were blocked by the accident and traffic diverted onto County Road 22 as a result. A SigAlert was put in place according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and was expected to continue until at least 9:30 in the morning while Hazmat crews cleared spilled diesel fuel. Crews fought the flames from the accident and work began to repair the damage to the bridge.

Accident Details

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Podcast: NTL member Rhon Jones talks opioid litigation

National Trial Lawyers member Rhon Jones has teamed up with Alabama’s attorney general on opioid litigation, filing lawsuits against opioid manufacturers on behalf of state and local governments. In this edition of Ringler Radio from the Legal Talk Network, Jones talks to host Larry Cohen about the latest developments in opioid litigation, and why it’s so important to end this escalating crisis. 

Jones’ firm, Beasley Allen, has filed similar lawsuits on behalf of a number of Alabama municipalities and counties, including Montgomery County. The firm also is representing the State of Alabama in its opioid lawsuit against Purdue Pharmaceuticals.

“This crisis did not have to happen. Companies like Purdue have been more concerned about their economic bottom lines than the people who were prescribed their dangerously addictive drugs,” said Jones. “Their greed and disregard for human life have cost the taxpayers across the nation over $500 billion. Local communities, like the capital city (Montgomery), have been ground zero in this crisis, stretching every dollar to combat the ills of opioid addiction. These companies think they can walk away from the mess they created, so it is an honor to stand with those in our state’s capital and other local municipalities and counties in Alabama and around the country to help them hold the real culprits accountable.”

https://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/ringler-radio/2018/06/opioid-litigation-update/?embedhttps://legaltalknetwork.com/embed-iframe-resize.js

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Biker Thrown Through the Rear Windshield of Vehicle in Sacramento

Biker Thrown Through the Rear Windshield of Vehicle in Sacramento

Biker Thrown Through the Rear Windshield of Vehicle in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. A June 14th collision between a motor vehicle and motorcycle along eastbound U.S. 50 in South Sacramento ended in an injury to the biker. The motorcyclist was thrown through the rear windshield of the car that reportedly caused the accident. Authorities with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that the injured person was alert but had suffered an injury to an arm, which was bleeding. Emergency medical personnel with the Sacramento Fire Department were summoned to the collision site to assess the rider’s injury. It is unknown at this time whether the rider was transported to a hospital for treatment.

What Happened?

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