Elk Grove Truck Accident Lawyer


Elk Grove has become a bustling urban metropolis in its own right. A recognizable and popular suburb of Sacramento, Elk Grove’s population has grown 250% since 2000. Many Sacramento residents left the city searching for more affordable and quiet housing in the suburbs, and Elk Grove slowly began to fill. Now, Elk Grove is hardly recognizable as the quaint country town of a few years ago.

Truck Accidents in Elk Grove

As a suburb, most Elk Grove residents commute to Sacramento for work. Roadways like Interstate-5 and State Route 99 have become increasingly congested as they absorb local commuter and long-distance traffic. These two roadways are California’s main arteries and see tens of millions of drivers each year.

Unfortunately, with a booming population and highway congestion, traffic accidents increase. Semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks use Interstate-5 and State Route 99 as the primary connection point between northern and southern California. During high traffic, such as rush hour, navigating these main roadways with a sea of large trucks makes driving especially stressful.

Truck accidents are responsible for a large number of vehicle-related injuries and fatalities. Have you ever wondered why so many news stories focus on multi-car pile-ups on the interstate, all caused by an at-fault truck driver? These accidents tend to cause more severe injuries than car accidents.

We’re the “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyers

If you or someone you loved suffered injuries due to a negligent truck driver, we may be able to assist you with seeking compensation. The Elk Grove Edward A Smith Law Offices has been providing satisfied clients with quality representation and service since 1982.  Our seasoned personal injury attorneys understand how traumatizing a truck accident can be for you and your family. One minute, you are concentrating on getting to work on time despite rush hour traffic, and the next, your family is praying by your hospital bedside that you will make a full recovery.

I know how difficult it can be to choose a personal injury lawyer when you are constantly bombarded with “BEST THIS” and “BEST THAT” advertisements on television. Please take a moment to read what some of our clients have said about our law firm to decide if The Edward A Smith Law Offices is right for you.  If you are interested in scheduling a free and friendly initial consultation, call our Elk Grove office at (916) 694-0002.

Truck Driver Negligence

Just shy of 500,000 semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other large trucks will be involved in an accident each year. Approximately one-third of these accidents result in serious injuries or death. Our law firm has obtained multiple million-dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of serious truck accidents.

The laws surrounding trucks vary from those concerning regular cars. Truck drivers, trucking companies, and trucks face steeper regulation and oversight, including the number of hours a truck driver may spend on the road, special licensing requirements, and mandatory inspections.

A truck driver owes a duty to other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians to exercise reasonable care and caution while driving. Negligence law requires this minimum standard of carefulness to keep drivers safe on the road. A driver violates this duty of care when they are careless, negligent, or reckless. This includes failing to obey posted signs, violating traffic laws, or drinking and driving. A truck driver and the trucking company may be liable for damages if the driver is found to be negligent.

It is critical to contact an experienced truck injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. Trucking companies and their insurers have rapid response teams that visit the accident team, interview witnesses, and otherwise try to create a defense. You need someone in your corner working on your case before the critical evidence is lost.

The video below provides more information on how you can retain a truck accident lawyer.

Elk Grove Truck Accident FAQ

Who can file a lawsuit in a truck accident injury or death case?

The injured victim can file a claim. In the case of wrongful death, the spouse or family member can file a lawsuit against the truck driver or the truck company.

How soon should I contact a lawyer after my truck accident?

You should contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. Most lawyers offer a free consultation, so you have nothing to lose. If you wait too long to contact a lawyer, evidence could be lost or destroyed at the accident scene. The sooner you talk to a lawyer, the sooner the lawyer and his investigation team can piece together the facts to help you win your settlement.

How do I find the right truck accident lawyer for my case?

You should look for a lawyer who practices personal injury law exclusively. Not all lawyers are created equal. That's why it's essential to choose a lawyer who understands what you are going through and can meet your individual needs. Choose a lawyer who has a history of taking cases to trial and the resources to take your case seriously. Find out what other clients are saying about the attorney. Go online and check out the attorney's client reviews on Google, Yelp, or Facebook. 

Truck Accident Lawyers in Elk Grove, CA

If you were hurt in a trucking accident caused by negligence, call our experienced Elk Grove truck accident attorneys for free and friendly advice at (916) 694-0002 or (800) 404-5400.

See our client reviews on AvvoGoogle, and Yelp and our verdicts and settlements case history.

We are a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.


Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 4.22.22]

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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.