Auto Accident Lawyer in Grass Valley and Nevada City
Whether you are a resident injured in town or while commuting to Auburn or Sacramento, or a tourist just visiting, I can answer your questions about car, truck, bus and motorcycle accidents whether they were fender benders or involved serious injuries or fatalities.Common Causes of Grass Valley and Nevada City Accidents
Accidents in this area occur for a wide variety of reason. These include: defects in the road, road hazards like people swerving to avoid deer, running red lights, distracted (texting) drivers, drunk drivers and other forms of negligence. They occur on Main Street, at intersections, rural roads, and on Highway 20.
Historic State Route 49
Accidents also occur on California State Route 49. From Grass Valley to Nevada City, SR49 is known as the Golden Chain Highway (aka Golden Center Freeway in Grass Valley). The name speaks to its history as a main highway to towns linked along the famous Mother Lode gold mining area. In fact, 49 received its designation in honor of the 49ers, as in 1849, during the gold rush.
Dangerous Curves and Fatal Head on Crashes
In this strip of Highway 49 there are dangerous curves and fatal head on collisions occur when vehicles cross in to oncoming traffic. Many of these fatalities could likely be avoided with barriers and center dividers which Caltrans has yet to install despite the requests of several local residents and accident victims.
Weather Related Car Accidents
Other car accidents occur in snow, especially the first snowfall of the year. Tourists may not be used to driving on slick roads and cause accidents. Other drivers simply make a mistake or negligently speed, drive too fast, or follow too closely given current visibility and road conditions.
We handle all types of personal injury claims. A personal injury attorney is not required in every injury case, but it is best to contact us today for a free consultation. We have a long track record of verdicts and settlements.
Below are some pages detailing areas of practice which we specialize in:
- Vehicular Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Defective Medical Devices
- Drug Products Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- Mesothelioma and Asbestos
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Products Liability
- Traumatic Injuries
- Trucking Accidents
- Workers' Compensation
- Wrongful Death
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I'm Ed Smith, a Grass Valley personal injury lawyer. If you or a loved one has been injured in Grass Valley, Town Talk, Nevada City, or anywhere in Nevada County California please feel free to contact me today for free, friendly advice. I am a highly rated personal injury attorney who has been practicing Personal Injury Law exclusively since 1982.
Contact me today at (530) 392-9400 or toll free (800) 404-5400.
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