Auburn Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Auburn Pedestrian Accident LawyerAuburn is a relatively small city, and its residents enjoy a relaxed, small-town atmosphere. This means Auburn locals don't typically deal with crowded sidewalks or busy streets. However, Auburn is located right on one of the largest highways in the country and sees plenty of commuting traffic as a result. As with any place with vehicles on the road, people getting from place to place on foot are vulnerable and are liable to be involved in auto accidents.

As an Auburn personal injury lawyer with nearly four decades of representing people who've been injured in pedestrian accidents, I've seen first-hand just how devastating collision injuries can be for crash survivors and their families. My job is to help these people recover the compensation they deserve for damages they've suffered during serious accidents.

The "Personal" Personal Injury Lawyer

Accidents can have a significant impact on your life, and dealing with an injury claim can be stressful. For this reason, I make it a point to show compassion to my clients. I treat my firm as a big family and consider the people we represent an essential part of it. Many lawyers choose to have a more strictly professional relationship with their clients. However, I've found that by getting to know my clients on a personal level, I more effectively represent their needs. Because of this style, I've gained the nickname the "personal" Auburn personal injury lawyer.

Auburn Overview

Auburn is considered a part of the Sacramento metropolitan area and is one of 24 cities in Placer County. The town was originally a camp for a group of French gold miners heading for Coloma, California, who named the area Auburn Ravine. Later on, a mining camp known as North Fork Dry Diggings was established in the area, and by 1849, the city was officially founded and named Auburn. Two years later, the city was chosen as the seat of the government of Placer County.

Accidents in Auburn

UC Berkeley research groups have released data based on information from the Auburn Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, and other area agencies about car accidents in Auburn. These statistics show that there were 490 total traumatic vehicle accidents in the city of Auburn between the beginnings of 2008 and 2019. Out of the total number of accidents, 27 (about 5.5 percent) involved a pedestrian. In comparison, Placer County as a whole saw 13,183 traumatic accidents, of which 472 (3.6 percent) involved pedestrians. These numbers show that Auburn's number of injury-causing accidents per capita was only slightly higher than for the entirety of the county.

Out of the 27 pedestrian-involved collisions in Auburn, three involved a fatal injury and four involved severe trauma. The remaining 20 involved either minor or moderate injuries. Altogether, these accidents left 26 people injured and cost three their lives.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrians aren't protected by walls of steel, seatbelts, airbags, or other safety features. Furthermore, they typically aren't wearing safety gear like motorcyclists or bicyclists. For these reasons, they are very vulnerable in the event of a crash and often suffer serious injuries even in low-speed collisions. Some of the common serious injuries that pedestrians suffer during accidents include the below:

All of these injuries can range in severity, and many can leave people with lasting health issues. The recovery process for a severe injury can be complicated and often takes months or even years. In severe cases, accident survivors are left with symptoms that affect them for the rest of their lives.

Not only is being injured painful and mentally stressful, but having limited mobility or cognition issues due to an accident can affect your ability to participate in activities you love or do your duties at work. For many, this can mean suffering a sudden, serious loss of income as well as cause major issues related to mental health.

Staying Safe

To get valuable information about how to stay safe while walking on local roads, watch this video from the NHTSA:

Recovering Damages with the Help of An Auburn Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Altogether, medical bills, lost income, property damage, and other effects of vehicle accidents can leave survivors feeling like they don't know what to do. However, most damages people suffer in auto accidents can be claimed in a personal injury case. By working with an Auburn pedestrian accident attorney, many crash survivors can claim compensation for a wide variety of losses, giving them the financial security they need during a difficult time.

Do I Really Need an Attorney?

Many people are unsure if whether or not they need an attorney to help them with their case. With minor injuries, you may not need help from a lawyer. However, with serious injury cases, it's imperative to have an attorney that will be able to make sure you are fully compensated. Often, insurance companies will make low-ball offers, and negligent parties may try to disclaim responsibility. When these things happen, it's vital to have an experienced attorney who can negotiate with insurers and defend your right to compensation.

Even if you are unsure whether or not you need an attorney, it's still essential to get professional advice. Because most injury lawyers will happily give you a free phone consultation, there's no downside to reaching out for the help you need.

Auburn Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

I'm Ed Smith, an Auburn pedestrian accident lawyer. If you were injured during a pedestrian-involved auto accident, call (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 so that I can provide you with free, friendly case advice.

My team and I have helped people in Auburn with serious injury claims for nearly four decades. During this period, we've achieved several high-value settlements and verdicts on behalf of the people we represent.

You can find honest reviews of my practice on these sites:

I am proud to be included in a group called the Million Dollar Advocates. This organization is an association of US attorneys that have successfully settled or won a case for which their client was awarded at least one million dollars. I am also part of the Top One Percent.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 8.12.20]

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Client Reviews
"Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed!" Alex & Dinah M.
"Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation." Beverly
"Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything." Annie T.
"Very professional. Great team, staff and service all around. Mr Smith was very honest, straight forward with his advice. He gives the word "attorney" an honest reputation. I will seek his council anytime, and would recommend him at the drop of a dime." Jeremy M.
"I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone." Shannon D.
"Edward Smith law offices provide competent, thorough, and personable help for victims of personal injury. When you first meet the staff you know you contacted the right office. This law office treats clients like people. I recommend this office to anyone seeking representation regarding personal injury." David M.