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Rafting accident has a happy ending after days of searching

The summer is here, and you might be excited to get on the river to go rafting. If you are planning to go rafting, it's important to take precautions to avoid injuries. A July 10 news report discussed a man who went missing after a rafting accident and his struggle to survive until he was able to get help.

The story begins when the rafters were separated from their boats. They had been rafting on an air mattress, pool inner tube and pool-type rafts, which may not have been as river-worthy as expected. Four of them and a dog were left on land after losing their rafts. One man decided to scout the area to seek help, while the other rafters stayed together.

Follow these bicycle safety tips when commuting

At some point, you may find that bicycling to and from work is the best approach. This is a great way to avoid traffic, get some exercise and save money.

Unfortunately, just the same as driving a car, there are safety hazards around every corner. Stay aware of these potential risks in order to avoid becoming involved in an accident.

How to walk safely in urban areas

Some people live in urban areas, while others only visit for work, entertainment, shopping and dining among other activities. It doesn't matter why you spend time in a busy city but walking around is obviously unavoidable.

Walking is a great way to experience an area while getting some exercise that will keep you happy and healthy.

Food poisoning injuries: Can I file a claim for damages?

Where you live and what you enjoy eating may determine how often you suffer from bouts of food poisoning in your life. If you live in Roseville, California, and you eat an average diet, your chances of getting food poisoning are rather slim -- that is, unless you eat food prepared or sold by a negligent restaurant, food manufacturer or food store.

There are different kinds of food poisonings depending on the type of foodborne bacteria that infects you. However, most instances of food poisoning are the direct result of:

Plane crashes on Interstate 405 in California

It's not everyday you hear about a plane landing on the freeway, but that's what happened in this news story out of California. The news reports that the Cessna 310 aircraft was flying over Interstate 405 near the local runway at John Wayne Airport when it put out a mayday call.

Air traffic controllers identified the call just moments before the crash. The pilot had been trying to signal the air traffic controllers that he was attempting to make it back to the airport. Unfortunately, he and his passenger did not make it to the runway and instead landed on Interstate 405.

Traumatic brain injury: The many treatment strategies

Many people are unable to make the best decisions regarding their care after suffering serious head injuries. With a variety of treatment strategies available, anyone with a traumatic brain injury will want to consider all of his or her treatment options with the help of a loved one and medical professionals.

The type of medical treatment a person receives for a TBI depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of the blow. Here are some of the top treatment strategies for a traumatic brain injury:

Can I claim loss of consortium damages?

When it comes to injuries in a car accident, most plaintiffs think about the extent and permanence of their injuries and the cost of medical care needed to get better. However, there are a wide variety of other injuries that plaintiffs will endure as the result of an injurious crash. In fact, even a plaintiff's spouse may suffer damages as a result of a car accident.

When a noninjured spouse claims damages relating to a car accident, they are usually related to loss of companionship, also referred to as loss of consortium. Loss of consortium refers to the harm that a spouse suffers indirectly as a result of his or her husband or wife's complete or partial incapacitation.

What can you do to prevent and treat firework injuries?

Burns are a risk to victims because they have the potential to cause permanent or long-lasting injuries. Scars, nerve damage and disfigurement are all possible. On the Fourth of July, it's highly likely that someone will get hurt as a result of using fireworks, either legally or not. July 4 is actually the busiest day of the year for emergency rooms and firefighters, showing just how likely fires are to cause problems on this holiday weekend.

The best thing you can do for yourself during the Fourth of July festivities is to prevent injuries by only setting off fireworks if you have a permit to do so or are in a permitted area. If you get hurt because someone doesn't follow those simple rules, you may be able to file a personal injury claim.

Can you be susceptible to road rage?

Independence Day weekend is widely regarded as one of the busiest times to be on the road. Even with California’s traditionally high gas prices (even though they are lower than in past years), it is expected that more people will be on the road. Nationwide, it is expected that more than 37 million people will travel at least 50 miles to a vacation destination.

Indeed, dealing with heavy traffic, especially on Interstate 80, can fray a person’s nerves. Traffic jams may lead to aggressive driving and even road rage. Yes, we may think that the people driving around us are crazy, but how can you tell if you are the problem? This post will identify some common factors. 

A 7th-grader dies after being hit by a speeding motorist

A 12-year-old Rancho Cordova girl was struck and killed by a motorist early in the morning on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The 7th grader was walking across the street en route to Cordova High School to attend summer school when she was struck. She was a 7th grader at W.E. Mitchell Middle School.

Dispatch with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department received a call shortly after 6:45 a.m., reporting that an accident had occurred at the intersection of El Manto Drive and Coloma Road. When they arrived at the crash scene, they found the young girl being tended to by a bystander.

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