Common Causes of Childhood Injuries — What do California Parents Need to Know?

As a parent, one of the worst experiences is seeing your child hurt or in pain. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides information about seven of the ways that children can be injured in unintentional accidents.

Good Samaritan Dies After Trying to Help Another Driver in Stockton

An update to a tragic story in Stockton last month sheds light on what happened with a Good Smartian tried to help another driver on Interstate 5 near Weber Avenue. A car was stalled in the far left lane of Interstate 5. Two people pulled over to help the driver of the stalled vehicle. After several minutes, another vehicle approached the scene but did not stop before striking the stalled vehicle. The stalled vehicle and the other vehicle hit both Good Samaritans who were standing near the center median. One victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital for medical care. Authorities believed the other woman had been thrown into the water. The next day, boats from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s office were used to search the Stockton Channel where the woman was believed to have been through over the freeway bridge railing. Her body was discovered Monday.

March Weather in Stockton Causes Multiple Accidents accurately described the beginning of March as “roaring in” with high winds and rain. Residents in Stockton and throughout San Joaquin County faced up to two inches of rain in just four days. Although the weather was not expected to cause flooding concerns in San Joaquin County, it did cause several other problems for residents. Strong wind caused power outages for about 12,000 customers throughout the country, according to Pacific Gas and Electric Co.  The wind took out lines in Lockeford, Acampo, and Clements. In addition to causing power outages, the downed lines posed dangerous conditions. An electric pole in Stockton along Ralph Avenue snapped, which resulted in a street closure until the area could be cleared and repairs completed. A tree also fell onto Highway 120 in Manteca near the Union Road off-ramp causing traffic delays.

Head-On Collision in Selma Kills One Person

According to a news report by ABC30 News, a person died in a head-on collision in Selma last week. The crash occurred around 5:00 p.m. near Bethel and Manning. The California Highway Patrol states that a man crossed a 20-foot divider between the lanes and collided with a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. The driver was killed in the crash. The driver of the other vehicle suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. It was unknown why the driver crossed into the opposite lane at the time of the report.

Five Ways You Can Win Your Personal Injury Accident Claim

If you have been injured in a personal injury accident, you need to contact an attorney to discuss filing an accident claim. When another person causes you to be injured through a negligent, careless, or reckless act, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Our Fresno personal injury lawyers can help you file your accident claim to seek reimbursement for your financial losses and compensation for your pain and suffering. However, there are some things you can do to help us, especially regarding your medical treatment and records.  Below are five things you need to do regarding your medical care after an accident to help strengthen your chances of recovering compensation for your claim.

Common Delayed Symptoms After a Fresno Car Accident

When you are injured in a car accident, you can suffer a variety of injuries. Some injuries are easy to notice, such as broken bones, lacerations, and burns. However, some injuries may not be as easily known immediately after a car accident, including concussions and whiplash. An accident victim can walk away from the crash feeling “fine” when he or she is really injured. It could just take several hours or days for the person to discover the injury. Once the shock of the accident wears off, the symptoms become more noticeable.

Man Rescued from Vehicle in Fresno County

ABC30 News reported last week that a driver had to be rescued from his vehicle in Fresno County. Apparently, the driver lost control of his vehicle and plunged into a canal early Thursday morning between Westlawn Avenue and Belmont Avenue. The fire department and the Fresno County Sheriff’s office responded to the accident scene. The vehicle landed in approximately two feet of water. Emergency responders were able to get the door open to rescue the driver. The driver was talking when he was pulled from the vehicle by rescuers, but the extent of the driver’s injuries was not known. The accident is under investigation to determine why the driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the canal.

How Do I Get A Copy of My Accident Report in Stockton?

When you are involved in a traffic accident in the City of Stockton, you need to call 911 to report the accident and request a police officer. It is important that you have a record of the traffic accident for insurance purposes. The accident report provides the information you need to file your accident claim, including:

Fresno Pedestrian Killed in Highway 99 Accident

According to a report by ABC30 News, a pedestrian was killed last week on Highway 99 early on Friday morning. The reason for the man walking in the northbound lanes of Highway 99 in Southwest Fresno was not known at the time of the report. The California Highway Patrol identified the victim as a male in his 30’s. The victim was in the second lane on the northbound side of Highway 99 between the Highway 41 interchange and Jensen Avenue. Traffic was blocked by Highway Patrol Officers as the accident scene was investigated and the cleanup crew completed its job. Traffic delays along Highway 99 in Southwest Fresno lasted about three hours after the pedestrian accident.

Alcohol is Not the Only Cause of a DUI Accident

In 2016, drunk drivers took the lives of 10,497 people in DUI accidents. Traffic-related fatalities attributed to alcohol-impaired accidents totaled 28 percent of all traffic fatalities that year. Approximately every 50 minutes, someone died in a DUI accident in the United States during 2016. However, alcohol is not the only caused of impaired-driving accidents. Drugged driving also injuries thousands of people each year.