Elverta Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Elverta is a town in Sacramento County that blends country and city in an atmosphere from days gone by but with the conveniences of modern times. The population is 5,791 as of 2019, which gives locals a chance to know their neighbors, unlike metropolitan areas. However, it isn’t far to travel to Sacramento, Roseville or Arden-Arcade. Conveniently located between California State Route 99 and Interstate 80, local residents can enjoy the offerings of the cities surrounding it as well as Yosemite National Park and two of California’s best national forests. Since nearby urban areas are becoming more congested, accidents are more common. As an injury lawyer who represents clients in Elverta and surrounding Northern California, I believe the financial cost of an accident should be paid by the negligent party. It is my honor to protect my clients’ legal rights to compensation for their injuries.History of Elverta
Elverta was named after Elverta Dike. Her husband generously donated the land to build a local church in the unincorporated community, which was part of an 1844 land grant. The Fruit Land Company, out of Minneapolis, purchased 12,000 acres of this grant. The area was divided into smaller pieces in 1912.Sacramento County Accidents
Sacramento County recorded 12,851 traffic collisions in 2016 that resulted in both deaths and injuries. Excess speed was deemed a contributing factor in 3,309 of those accidents, which placed the county third out of all the others in California that year. Alcohol consumption contributed to 1,311 accidents with 51 of those drivers under the age of 21. There were 556 accidents that involved motorcycles and 584 involving bicycle riders. Eighty-one of the bicycle riders were under age 15. In 2016, there were 644 pedestrians involved in traffic collisions. In 2016, Sacramento County ranked number one in the number of injuries and fatalities to bicycle riders who were children compared to the rest of the state.Information About Personal Injury Lawyer Ed Smith
I was born in New York City in Brooklyn. People from this area are straightforward about both their thinking and their manner of speech. This is something I am proud of as an injury lawyer because I believe my clients want to know what’s what. When you’ve been involved in an accident, you want someone who will be forthcoming and fight for your rights. That’s exactly what I do. As an attorney for those who’ve suffered a personal injury, it isn’t just the case. It’s the people, and my clients often end up as my friends because of my holistic approach.
I am honored to be a Vietnam War vet who served in the military in a flight unit with the Air Force. Afterward, I headed to California to attend the University of California at Davis. Working hard, I graduated with honors and followed up by attending McGeorge Law School. I decided to enter into personal injury law because it was important to me to see that people would be compensated for another’s negligence.My Memberships
I am honored to belong to a number of organizations such as the Sacramento County Bar Association and State Bar of California. In addition, I belong to the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association. The organization, Consumer Attorneys of California, works to provide accountability for negligence caused by defective products and insurance companies that go back on their promises. In addition, I joined the National Association of Distinguished Counsel by their invitation. Only attorneys dedicated to legal excellence are invited and represent less than 1 percent of the attorneys in the country. Avvo, the peer-reviewed site, has awarded me a rating of 10.0, which is only given to lawyers who display to their clients an exceptional commitment.Books to Help the Average Citizen
The law can be complex, so I have written two books to help people understand what their rights are and how accidents are handled. One is about motor vehicle collisions and is called The Ultimate California Auto Accident Handbook. The other is geared to motorcyclists and is called the California Motorcycle Accident Handbook. You can download either of these books onto your Kindle for free on Amazon. Both books tell you what happens following an accident. I also had a cable television show called “Ask the Lawyer” which ran for around 10 years. In addition, my website has comprehensive information on many different types of personal injuries and the laws that govern them, so readers can look up the topics that interest them.Family Life
I may lead a busy life with a heavy schedule but enjoy nothing more than spending time with my family. My wife and I have been married since 1978 and have a son named Brant and grandson named Mason. My hobbies are listening to music, reading, hiking, and snorkeling. I also enjoy chatting with my clients to know them better. Many of my clients become my good friends, which is a plus for my staff and for me. They are welcome to visit and have a cup of coffee, while we catch up on their families and other news.
Enjoy the following video from Attorney Ed Smith on how to chose a personal injury lawyer:Personal Injury Types
Basically, a personal injury refers to injuries a person experiences that shouldn’t have occurred. This can include accidents caused by negligence and intentional acts that were on purpose. Some categories of accidents include:
- Auto accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Livestock incidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Pedestrian injuries
- Road defects
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful deaths
Some questions have been commonly asked over the years. The answer to those asked about Elverta include:
Q: Can you recommend a mechanic near Elverta if my car has damage from an accident?
A: Reviews on Yelp carry some excellent mechanics in the Elverta area, including:
220 Elverta Rd
Elverta, CA 95626
170 Flocchini Cir
Lincoln, CA 95648
649 W Elkhorn Blvd, Ste B2
Rio Linda, CA 95673
Q: Where can I find a good agency to rent a car in the Elverta area?
A: Good reviews can be found on Yelp that are close to Elverta:
4107 Northgate Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone Number: (916) 927-8900
7407 Roseville Rd
Sacramento, CA 95842
Phone Number: (916) 339-3600How an Elverta Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If an intentional act or negligence by another person or entity caused your injury, an experienced lawyer may be able to help. Whether dealing with the insurance company for you or taking your case to court, an Elverta auto accident attorney can obtain the compensation you need to pay your medical costs, lost wages and other expenses. A seasoned Elverta car accident lawyer can investigate the accident and determine who was at fault.Elverta Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers
I’m Ed Smith, an Elverta personal injury lawyer. If you or your loved one has suffered an accident injury, I have free and friendly advice to offer. I can be reached at (916) 921-6400 in the Sacramento area or through my toll-free line at (800) 404-5400. Some clients prefer to contact me online and can do this by using the contact form here on my website, AutoAccident.com.
Over my many years as an injury lawyer, I’ve assisted many Northern California residents to get the compensation they deserve and need for wrongful deaths, brain traumas and many varieties of motor vehicle accidents.
I belong to the Million Dollar Advocates. This organization is for trial attorneys who have garnered either a verdict or settlement of more than $1 million for a client.
When you need legal advice, it can be difficult to know what lawyer to call for help. You can look over remarks and reviews by my former clients and how our previous cases were resolved at the following links:
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