Elk Grove Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Elk Grove, CA is one of the fastest-growing cities in Sacramento County. The population of Elk Grove was estimated at nearly 171,000 in 2019. The Elk Grove Unified School District is one of the city's most significant aspects. As one of Elk Grove's largest employers, the school district covers 320 square miles in the county. A growing community means more traffic in the area.
Contact our law firm today if you suffered injuries in a car accident caused by a negligent driver. One of our Elk Grove personal injury attorneys can discuss your case and what legal options you may have for recovery when you call us for free, friendly advice at (916) 694-0002 or (800) 404-5400.
Our attorneys can gather compelling evidence to prove your case when you work with our personal injury law firm. We can help you by building a strong case for fair compensation, communicating with insurance companies on your behalf, and retaining expert witnesses, if necessary. This way, you can focus on recovering and getting your life back on track after a traffic collision. Contact our personal injury lawyers in Elk Grove today to discuss your potential case in a free consultation.Motor Vehicle Collisions in Elk Grove, CA
In 2018, there were 783 total injuries and fatal crashes in Elk Grove, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). Of these crashes:
- 193 speed-related wrecks
- 64 hit and run accidents
- 54 crashes involving alcohol
- 49 accidents involving cyclists
- 32 collisions involving pedestrians
- 17 wrecks involving motorcycle riders
The most dangerous intersections in the Elk Grove area are as follows:
- Bond Road and Elk Grove Florin Road
- Calvine Road and Elk Grove Florin Road
- Elk Crest Drive and Bond Road
- Elk Grove Boulevard and Emerald Oak Drive
- Elk Grove Florin Road and Elk Grove Boulevard
- Elk Grove Florin Road and Sheldon Road
- Emerald Vista Drive and Stockton Boulevard
- Private Road and Calvine Road
- Sheldon Road and Stockton Boulevard
- Stockton Boulevard and Bond Road
It is important to note these hazardous intersections because if a severe injury or wrongful death occurs nearby, there may be financial responsibility on the City of Elk Grove or other government entity for the negligent design or failure to adequately control such intersection.Types of Cases Handled by Our Accident Attorneys
Our experienced Elk Grove personal injury lawyers handle motor vehicle accident cases such as rear-end collisions, broadside accidents, or head-on collisions. We also handles other types of personal injury cases, such as:
- Bicycle accidents
- Dog bite incidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and Fall accidents
- Wrongful death cases
We call ourselves the "Personal" Personal Injury Lawyers because we take pride in connecting with our clients throughout their case, no matter how long it takes to resolve. We believe that a holistic approach to personal injury law is the best way to help you and your family find positives in a stressful time.
Typically, we meet with family members and friends throughout your case to better understand how the accident has impacted your life and your loved ones. If there is a catastrophic injury involved and the personal injury case is taken to trial, it is essential to have an experienced Elk Grove car accident lawyer who can explain to a jury how your life has changed after a serious injury.Why You Need an Attorney for Your Personal Injury Case
When you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to someone else's fault, you have the right to pursue compensation for your losses such as medical bills, loss of income, property damage, and pain and suffering. Auto insurance companies typically avoid paying the fair value of bodily injury claims. Here is what you can expect when you trust our law firm to handle your personal injury claim. We will advocate on your behalf by:
- Protecting your best interests from difficult insurance companies and their defense tactics
- Conducting independent investigations into the sequence of events leading up to the accident to pinpoint the cause
- Identifying all potentially negligent individuals and entities
- Consulting with expert witnesses to determine the value of your personal injury case
- Taking your case to trial in civil court, if necessary
Our goal is to hold negligent parties and their insurance companies financially accountable for the harm they have caused to others. We will handle insurance negotiations with the information and evidence necessary to obtain a fair personal injury settlement. You deserve fair compensation for your losses, and our legal team is here to help you recover them.Suggestions on How to Select the Best Attorney
Whether you are comfortable with our law firm or feel another attorney would better serve you, this article will provide suggestions on selecting the best lawyer to handle your personal injury case.
Below is a video that has suggestions on what to look for in the best personal injury lawyer in Elk Grove, CA.Elk Grove Injury FAQ
Where can you get a traffic accident report in Elk Grove?
My body is hurting. Where can I find a good chiropractor in Elk Grove?
The following two chiropractors have very high ratings and satisfied clients on Yelp:
Is there an urgent care center? Where can I get emergency care?
Where is a reputable body shop in Elk Grove?
By all accounts, these body shops do an excellent job.
My daughter was a pedestrian struck by a hit-and-run driver. We have not been able to identify the driver of the car that hit her. Is she just out of luck?
Not necessarily. There may be witnesses of the traffic accident that an independent investigation would reveal. Additionally, if she was a member of your household, she is likely protected by your car insurance coverage.
There's a dispute over which car ran the red light. Where are traffic cameras located in Elk Grove?
According to the Elk Grove Police Department (Elk Grove PD), red-light traffic cameras have been installed at these intersections:
- Bond Road and Elk Grove Florin Road
- Bruceville Road and Laguna Boulevard
- Elk Grove Boulevard and Bruceville Road
- Franklin Boulevard and Laguna Boulevard
- Laguna Springs Drive and Laguna Boulevard
How can I find out information on recent accidents in Elk Grove?
Latest Accident reports on Navbug.
Is there a website that reports fatal Elk Grove Accidents?
Yes, this website has info on fatal accidents in Elk Grove: City-Data.com.
I was riding a bicycle when injured in Elk Grove. Where can I find information on bicycle accidents?
You can find stats on dangerous bicycle accidents at Patch Stats.
Were there many serious accidents in Elk Grove?
Yes, there were many serious accidents in Elk Grove. Below are a few videos about some severe accidents in 2018 and 2019:
- Fatal Crash Involving SUV in Elk Grove
- Teen Dies from Injuries in Elk Grove DUI Crash
- 4 Injured After Car Drives into Oncoming Traffic in Elk Grove
Who do I contact if a traffic light is not working properly?
If there are any problems with traffic signals, you can report the problem to the City of Elk Grove Traffic Signal Maintenance Department at (916) 687-3005.
I was in an accident in Elk Grove and am confused about which insurance should pay my bills. The other party's insurance, my own auto insurance, or my health insurance through my work?
Typically, it is best to use your medical payments coverage (MedPay)for a few reasons. First, the wrongdoer's insurance will not advance fees to pay your medical bills. They will only pay you a lump sum when your case is over.
Whenever I drive on Laguna Blvd., the lights change so quickly only a few cars can pass at a time. If there is a traffic accident because of this, can the City of Elk Grove be responsible?
It appears that City Hall changed the timing on the lights around May of 2015, and ever since then, there have been problems. You can call Elk Grove Operations and Maintenance to complain at 916-687-3005.
A testimony from an expert witness will determine whether the traffic signals were set correctly and if defective traffic light settings contributed to a motor vehicle collision. Please be aware, however, that if there's an accident or injury caused by the City of Elk Grove's failure to correctly time or maintain traffic lights, someone injured by this must file a claim with the appropriate government agency (the City of Elk Grove or Caltrans or possibly other government agencies) within 180 days of the accident date. This is by the California Government Code Section 911.2.Contact an Experienced Elk Grove Personal Injury Lawyer
Our Elk Grove personal injury lawyers are dedicated to obtaining justice and fair compensation for clients hurt in car crashes and other types of motor vehicle accidents. Call our injury attorneys today at (916) 694-0002 or (800) 404-5400for free, friendly advice on your potential claim.
Our legal team has helped residents in Sacramento County and throughout Northern California with their personal injury accident cases since 1982.
Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 10.22.21]
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