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Florin, CA Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

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Florin, California, is a census-designated area in Sacramento County that also includes Arden-Arcade and Roseville. Its population increased in the 2010 census from that of the one taken 10 years earlier. As of 2010, the population was 47,513 while it was listed as 27,653 in 2000. This diverse population has a predominant number of people under 18. Individuals between 25 and 44 make up the second-largest group. 

Bordered by Highway 99, the town is an easy commute to Sacramento something roughly 15 percent of the population does daily. However, the proximity to this busy highway often results in major car and truck accidents. Florin Road in old Florin Town is a busy traffic hub as well. Traffic accidents can be financially devastating. 

As a Florin personal injury lawyer, I believe that no one should pay for another driver’s mistakes. I fight to protect the rights of my clients in Florin as I’ve done in Sacramento since 1982.

Dangerous Intersections in Florin, California

Several intersections in Florin are the common sites of car accidents. According to the Federal Highway Administrationintersections are dangerous for motorists, pedestrians, and bikers. Of the millions of car accidents that happen annually, 50 percent occur at intersections. One reason is that considerable traffic passes through intersections daily. The main cause of intersection accidents is that, amid this congestion, some drivers run a red light or pass through stop signs. This reckless behavior causes about 165,000 accidents every year. Fatal accidents due to motor vehicle operators who run a red light are estimated at between 700 and 800. Some large intersections include Florin Road at Stockton Boulevard and Elk Grove Florin Road at Gerber Road.

Highway 99

Highway 99 runs along the westernmost boundary of Florin. In 2017, this stretch of the highway had been the site of 183 collisions. Five people were killed, and 269 were injured in these crashes. There were 10 motorcycle accidents. Of all injuries, 12 percent were serious, 41 percent were minor to severe, and 121 people complained of pain after the collision. There was one head-on collision in 2017 and 88 rear-end accidents. The remainder includes the following:

  • 18 sideswipe accidents
  • 13 broadside collisions
  • 46 crashes were due to hitting an object in the road
  • rollovers
  • Three involved a vehicle and a pedestrian
Causes of Highway 99 Accidents in the Florin Area

Reasons that accidents happened in Florin on Highway 99 are:

  • 47 percent of the crashes were due to speeding
  • 48 percent of the accidents were caused by improper turning
  • Drinking and drug use accounted for 26 percent of the collisions
  • Unsafe lane changing caused 6 percent of the accidents
  • Two percent were due to driving on the wrong side of the road
When Most Collisions Happened on Highway 99

The vast majority of accidents happen on weekdays, Tuesday through Thursday. The crashes usually occur before and during the evening rush hour, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Types of Cases We Handle

I’ve been in practice since 1982, and have handled many different types of personal injury cases, including:

  • Car accidents: This category includes all varieties of motor vehicle accidents, including rollovers. A Florin car accident lawyer is equipped to recover the damages suffered in such accidents.
  • Catastrophic injury cases: These are serious injury cases that often exceed the amount of insurance coverage available.
  • Motorcycle crashes: Such crashes often involve serious injuries to the motorcycle rider or passenger. It is necessary to obtain the compensation that covers the financial loss associated with such injuries. A Florin personal injury attorney can help with this.
  • Truck accidents: Truck accidents can be devastating for those in passenger vehicles. This is due to the size and weight discrepancy between cars and big trucks. A Florin auto accident lawyer who is experienced in truck/passenger car accidents can recover necessary damages.
  • Bicycle crashes: Cyclists have little protection when a collision occurs. Due to this, many bicyclists suffer catastrophic injuries or are killed.
  • Pedestrian accidents: The rate of pedestrian injury and death due to accidents with a motor vehicle is escalating. Speed plays a large part in the severity of the injuries. A Florin personal injury lawyer can help obtain the necessary compensation.
  • Defective product liability: Companies are expected to produce safe products. When consumers are hurt, they can file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer.
  • Dog bites: There are 4.5 million dog bites annually in this country. California is the number one state for dog bites. When bitten by a dog, a person can file a lawsuit against the dog’s owner.
  • Boating accidents: Boating is an enjoyable pastime in California. However, boating accidents are plentiful. Letting a Florin personal injury lawyer advocate for you is often essential to obtain financial damages.
  • Traumatic brain injury: The number of traumatic brain injuries has increased in the past 10 years. These injuries can have devastating consequences for a person and his or her family.
  • Medication errors: There is no excuse for medication errors in a hospital, pharmacy or due to a doctor’s mistakes. Such errors have caused numerous deaths.
  • Wrongful death cases: When a family member dies due to negligence by another person it is labeled a wrongful death. The family can file a lawsuit to obtain the necessary compensation for the loss of a loved one.
  • Defective medical devices: Defective medical devices cause many problems for patients, including severe physical illness. It is necessary for a Florin personal injury lawyer to take the case to civil court to obtain damages in many cases.
Holistic Approach to the Law

I believe in a holistic approach to the practice of law. I love practicing law, and it has been a source of great satisfaction throughout my life. My clients are more than just an accident case, and many have become great friends over the years. They are people whose lives have been turned upside down and who are suffering. They worry about how they will pay for the necessary treatment and how their family will cope if something happens to them.

My staff and I get to know our clients, and we are here for them when they need us. Stress can worsen physical symptoms. We do everything we can to take the burden of dealing with your case of you, giving you time to heal. We strive to bring justice to the situation as you or yours get back on their feet after a harrowing experience.

To hear me discuss this, listen to the video below:

Florin, CA Frequently Asked Questions

Some questions are frequently asked of a Florin personal injury lawyer. They are:

Q: Who are the recommended mechanics in the Florin area?

A: Some mechanics who have good to excellent reviews around Florin in Yelp are:

Florin Auto Centre

2770 Florin Rd

Sacramento, CA 95822

Phone number: (916) 393-1819

Air Tech Auto Repair

2700 Florin Rd

Sacramento, CA 95822

Phone Number: (916) 422-2024

Florin Automotive Repair

7232 Frasinetti Rd

Sacramento, CA 95828

Phone Number: (916) 383-2076

Q: Can you recommend some good car rental agencies?

A: Some car rental agencies in the Florin area with good reviews are:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5941 Power Inn Rd

Sacramento, CA 95824

Phone Number: (916) 381-3300

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6327 Franklin Blvd

Sacramento, CA 95824

Phone Number: (916) 428-1800

Florin Car Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Florin personal injury lawyer. Accidents can turn your life upside down. During this turbulent period, the insight an injury lawyer can provide is invaluable. Call me at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice. You can reach out to me online also.

I’ve practiced personal injury law since 1982 and handled all types of car accidents along with other personal injury cases. I work hard for clients to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.

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

See our past verdicts and settlements and our reviews on AvvoYelp, Google.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 5.12.20]

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Client Reviews
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"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.
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