Diamond Springs Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer

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Diamond Springs is a small town in El Dorado County and part of the metropolitan statistical area, including Arden-Arcade, Roseville, and Sacramento. It is listed as a California Historical Landmark. Drawn by the rural beauty and charm of the city, many people are relocating to Diamond Springs. 

Unfortunately, as the population increases, accidents are on the rise. Our law firm represents clients in all types of accidents, working to protect their legal rights and obtain the compensation they deserve. We believe no one should pay financially for damages caused by a negligent party.

If you or a family member has sustained injuries in an accident in or near Diamond Springs, call our experienced injury attorneys at (530) 392-9400 for a free case evaluation. 

Accident Statistics in Diamond Springs and El Dorado County

In 2016, El Dorado County registered the following:

  • 954 accidents involving injuries and deaths. Of these, 169 involved the use of alcohol. 
  • The accidents where alcohol usage occurred revealed that 10 drivers, who were impaired, were under the age of 21. 
  • There were 107 accidents in Diamond Springs involving a motorcycle and 25 that involved a bicycle. 
  • 25 pedestrians were injured or died in a collision with a motor vehicle. 
  • The age of pedestrians injured or killed in a motor vehicle/walker accident ranged from under 15 to 64. Only one was 65
  • About 205 of the 954 motor vehicle accidents involved speeding.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

A personal injury is an umbrella term for damages against a person that never should have happened. These can include accidental and intentional injuries. Some of the accidents include the following:

What To Do Following an Auto Accident

Traumatic accidents occur in the blink of an eye, and a person's response is often instinctual. But what if you took time and learned what should be done before an accident happens? When and if the time comes, you'll be ready for it. Here are a few tips about what to do after a car crash you may find helpful:

  • Be calm: Don't let your emotions get the better of you. Focus on what you need to do and do it.
  • Don't leave: Leaving the scene of an accident can have grave consequences. If there are injuries involved, you can be charged with a felony hit and run. Even if no one is hurt, you can still be charged with a misdemeanor. The law in California states that if you are in an accident with another vehicle, you need to stay where you are and exchange information with the other driver.
  • Check for injuries: Check the occupants of your vehicle and others involved in the crash to see if anyone is injured and if you can do so safely. If there are injuries, call 911, and tell them what happened.
  • Call the police: Call the California Highway Patrol if you are on the highway or in a rural area. It is best to call the local police to report the accident in the city. Having the numbers for both in your glove compartment and on your smartphone is a good idea.
  • Take pictures: Take photos of all cars, including your own, that was involved in the car wreck. Take special note of damage and marks on the road. Some skid marks could inform investigators if the other vehicle attempted to stop before hitting you. The absence of skid marks means they did not brake, a possible sign of drunk driving. If the driver braked too hard, the mark will be pronounced and could indicate the driver was speeding. Your attorney can employ experts in reconstructing the accident who will use the length and intensity of the skid mark and other factors. You might want to take a picture of landmarks or street signs to get a precise location.
  • Exchange information: Exchanging information such as contact information, registration, and driver's license numbers with the other driver. Obtain the other driver's information and the contact info of the other occupants in the vehicle.
  • Talk to witnesses: Simply ask if they saw the accident and obtain their contact information. Your lawyer will do the rest.
  • Call your insurance company: You are obligated to let the insurer know you had an accident and where it occurred. You can tell them your attorney will be calling them soon on your behalf.
  • Call an accident lawyer: The sooner they start investigating the crash, the less likely evidence will be lost.

Watch the following video for tips on choosing the best personal injury lawyer for your case.

What a Diamonds Springs Auto Accident Attorney Can Do for You

When you or someone you care about has been injured through negligence or an intentional act, an experienced Diamond Springs personal injury attorney may be able to help you get the compensation you require and deserve. From dealing with the insurance company on your behalf, negotiating a settlement, or taking the case to civil court, the injury lawyer will work hard to obtain the funds you need to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs.

Call Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Diamond Springs, CA 

When someone close to you is injured in a car accident, you may suffer severe injuries and experience financial difficulties. Concentrating on your health is most important at this time, and an experienced attorney can give you the help you need to recover damages. The attorney can investigate the accident, review police reports and/or medical records, and work with experts to determine how the accident happened. Call our experienced Diamond Springs personal injury lawyers for free and friendly advice at (530) 392-9400 locally or (800) 404-5400. Some clients are more comfortable contacting us through our convenient contact form on our website, AutoAccident.com.

Since 1982, we've helped numerous Diamond Springs and Northern California residents obtain the compensation they need and deserve for various car accidentswrongful deathsbrain trauma, and other types of injury.

Proud members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

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Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 1.9.23]

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