Meadow Vista Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Meadow Vista Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Non-Californians sometimes make the mistake of thinking of the state as one huge sprawling city, or perhaps one permanently crowded north-south freeway. But there are actually all sorts of wonderful communities all around the Golden State, such as Meadow Vista, many of which are all the perfect size to raise a family and generally enjoy life.

With a population of right around 3,200, this close-knit community outside of Sacramento is near enough to the big city to so you can easily visit anytime for some fun (a Kings game, anyone?) but still a decent distance away from all of the crowds, the round-the-clock chaos, and general hubbub. It’s much easier to enjoy the peacefulness of a place that’s significantly smaller.

Meadow Vista

Even though Meadow Vista isn’t officially a city it’s technically a “Census Designated Place” it sure feels like one with some enjoyable annual traditions such as the community Easter Egg hunt and the Mother’s Day Breakfast in the spring, Pioneer Day in the summer and Oktoberfest in the fall. There’s an awful lot to do in the official CDP boundaries of 5 square miles.

Residents and visitors also enjoy easy access to fishing and water fun on nearby Lake Combie, along with various activities on the American River and the Auburn State Recreation area. There’s also plenty of hiking nearby and lots of other outdoor recreation options. Lake Tahoe also isn’t too far away, considered one of the more scenic lakes on the West Coast.

Unfortunately, while smaller communities do generally see less crime, less traffic and fewer legal proceedings overall, there’s still a need for an experienced Meadow Vista personal injury lawyer or a Meadow Vista car accident lawyer.

That’s where we can help! Having access to effective representation and experts in legal matters by your side can go a long way in helping you understand and navigate the state’s complex legal system to ensure you’re treated fairly and receive whatever compensation you deserve.

Why We Love it Here

Every community has a need for law firms, and we know a lot of great colleagues all around the country. California itself has more than 168,000 registered members of the state bar, stretching from the top of the state to the bottom.

Although our firm could do well anywhere, we have learned to love living and working in Northern California. Here, we’re always happy to help people throughout Placer County and the Greater Sacramento metro area with their legal needs.

This means, as a Meadow Vista personal injury attorney, we will likely be even more effective representing you, rather than someone unfamiliar with the whole region and the unique character of the community.

Knowing our region is something we pride ourselves on, whether we’re representing victims of auto accidents, personal injury lawsuits or other legal matters.

The fact that the area is now also considered one of the fastest growing metro communities in the country doesn’t hurt the need for our being here either.

What We Might See

Although Meadow Vista is generally considered fairly tranquil, there are definitely challenges getting in and out of town. The area is right off of Interstate 80, which is one of the busiest roads in the state, if not the country. Visitors are always passing by to do business in the state capitol area, or they may keep going south into the rest of the state, north to Oregon or Washington or east to Nevada. It’s also not far from Highway 49, considered another one of the state’s busy roadways.

From a legal perspective, we’re expecting to see a variety of traffic conditions, including:

  • More commuters. As home prices rise in the Bay area, more and more people are beginning to move north to find something affordable for them and their families and then driving south each day. This puts more people on the road each day and increases the possibilities of accidents. Shift workers also might be more tired at the start and end of the day, which further can increase the risk of accidents.
  • More residents. Census data shows that the Sacramento metro area is expected to grow more than 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, making it one of the largest regions in the state.
  • More alternative transportation. California has a well-deserved reputation for embracing different ways of getting around. This means many residents use public transportation when possible, drive fuel-efficient vehicles like hybrids or motorcycles, as well as non-motorized transportation such as bicycles. While this philosophy is great for the environment, it can sometimes lead to more conflict on the road with drivers and more serious, even fatal accidents when these different types of vehicles collide --- and the car pretty much always wins.
  • More trucks. Freight is again booming, so a greater number of larger trucks are on the road. Driving one skillfully is a challenge, and it’s also a challenge to people around you.
  • More traffic fatalities. The California Office of Traffic Safety said traffic deaths rose 7 percent from 2015 to 2016, the last year that data was available. This included more deaths due to alcohol- and drug-impaired driving, people not wearing their seat belts, and riding motorcycles. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic deaths also grew. This might be due to simply more people on the road as the region grows, but it’s more important than ever to be aware of your surroundings and follow all traffic laws. And, in the event that an accident does happen, make sure your legal rights are protected.
  • More distracted driving. We love our mobile devices, but it’s hard to put them down on the road, even if there are higher fines and large penalties for talking or texting. It’s definitely risky behavior that can lead to accidents.
How We Can Help

I’ve been representing clients since the early 1980s, and my office has helped thousands of clients involved in auto accidents or personal injury cases. As an effective Meadow Vista auto accident attorney, our firm offers our clients plenty of expertise when they or a family member is injured or killed on the road.

We’ve also represented people injured on bicycles and motorcycles, in collisions with big trucks or industrial vehicles, even situations where pedestrians are injured.

The collision experience and its aftermath can be scary and confusing for someone not familiar with the process. Even a simple fender-bender is frightening enough, but things can get crazier if there are injuries, serious vehicle damage, possible arrests or discussions and investigations with multiple insurance companies.

That’s why the perspective of an experienced Meadow Vista personal injury attorney can be valuable. We especially are able to help clients through the aftermath of, especially serious auto accidents. Even if your accident is more of a fender-bender with minor damage, we still can make recommendations for other effective personal injury attorneys in your area.

As an experienced Meadow Vista auto accident attorney, we have experience working with local law enforcement and the judicial system. We also can offer recommendations about other health and wellness resources in our area that our clients might benefit from, including chiropractors, health care providers or other specialists.

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer for your case is the first step. Watch the YouTube video below for tips.

Meadow Vista Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers

I'm Ed Smith, a Meadow Vista Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call me for free, friendly advice at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400.

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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.
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
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