Olivehurst Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Northern California is an area with a wide variety of cities, towns, and communities that each have unique features and benefits to set them apart from one another. One community that is particularly intriguing, to both visitors and residents, is Olivehurst. While not technically an incorporated city, it is a census-designated place with a population of 13,600 as of the 2010 census.
Whether you are shopping around looking for a new community to call home, planning a trip to beautiful Northern California or you already hang your hat in Olivehurst, we look forward to sharing a bit more about what makes this community unique and appealing.Where is Olivehurst Anyway?
Located in Yuba County, California, Olivehurst is in the north-central part of the state. Olivehurst is approximately 4 miles south of Marysville and just a short drive from Sacramento. The drive is only 37 miles due south, making it driveable for those willing to take a longer commute to work or for residents who want to go check out what the “big city” has to offer. Beale Air Force Base is also located nearby--only a short drive east.Living in Olivehurst
Many who live in Olivehurst do so because it offers the perfect balance between being “away from it all” yet still allows them to live close enough to major hubs of commerce that it’s never an inconvenience.
Olivehurst has a few small stores and restaurants in the “town” area, but many residents prefer to drive to nearby Marysville for any serious shopping and dining.
When it comes to important things, like education, Olivehurst has residents covered. Students in Olivehurst attend schools in the Marysville Joint Unified School District--the two high schools that support the area are Lindhurst and South Lindhurst High school. All the schools in the area have average to above average ratings. There are a few nearby private schools for those who are looking at other alternatives.A Few Fun Facts About the Community
So, what makes Olivehurst unique? Here are a few fun facts about Olivehurst that may surprise you!
- The community is growing. As of the 2010 census, there were just over 13,000 residents, while the most recent estimate has the population at 14,293.
- Living in Olivehurst can be more affordable than living in other nearby areas. A home in the community is on average less expensive than the national average, which is rare in most areas of California.
- Olivehurst was once called Denniston and didn’t get its first post office until the 1940s.
- Olivehurst is well-known for its diversity--which is an excellent benefit for those who enjoy exploring other cultures at restaurants, shops, and local festivals.
One of the prime benefits of Olivehurst is its convenient location. Many people who live in the community work in Sacramento or even nearby Marysville. What this means is that within a short drive away there is actually a lot to see and do. Check out a few of the local attractions that are located just a few miles from Olivehurst.
- Sutter Bike Trail - Located in nearby Yuba City, the Sutter Bike Trail is an excellent place for trail riding. Those who have reviewed this trail online comment on how flat and smooth the surface is, making it a great choice for youth or those who are new to the sport.
- Mary Aaron Memorial Museum - Located in Marysville, this museum highlights the history of Marysville and the surrounding communities. It offers a small collection of local artifacts that are a must-see for any interested local or traveler.
- Thunder Valley Casino Resort - You’ll find this resort in nearby Lincoln, California. While Thunder Valley is probably best known for being a gambler’s paradise, there are plenty of other reasons to check out this hot spot. You’ll find a world-renowned buffet and a showroom that brings in many conferences and popular musical acts.
- Sacramento - The state capital is only a short drive from Olivehurst. There are plenty of museums, fine dining options, some of the best hotels in the state and even professional sports. Olivehurst residents will often come to check out what’s happening in Sacramento for a touch of big-city living before heading back to the quiet roads of Olivehurst.
While there are obviously fewer accidents in a smaller community like Olivehurst than there would be in a major metropolitan area like Sacramento, there are still dangers to avoid. One of the biggest areas of concerns for most drives in Olivehurst is Highway 70. This is the highway that most people use to get in and out of this part of the county. Not only are there high speeds in play, but traffic can actually get quite congested during rush hours.
Plus, even in the smaller and less-populated parts of California, there are issues such as distracted driving and driving under the influence that can lead to auto accidents. Finally, it is important to note that many tractor trailers frequent the area roads, which can lead to dangerous conditions for all drivers when care isn’t taken to assure safety.What Should You Do if You Are Involved in an Auto Accident in Olivehurst?
If you’re involved in an auto accident and are able, contact the police right away so that you can get a police report drawn up and assistance with moving your vehicle--if necessary. You should make sure to seek any medical treatment necessary right away too. Even if you think an injury is minor, going to get checked out at a hospital is always a good idea.
If you’re able, gather any information you can about the accident, including info on the other driver. Also, if possible get witness information. If you are overwhelmed or too injured to obtain this information, having a bystander do this for you is highly recommended.
Once you’re safe and have received medical attention, make sure you immediately contact a qualified and highly-respected personal injury attorney. You should not speak directly to the insurance company as your lawyer will want to take care of this step for you, if possible. A personal injury attorney will keep your best interests in mind and may be able to help you receive what is owed to you by your insurance or the other driver, if applicable.
Even if you had an accident some time ago, a lawyer may be able to help. Just gather any information you have available and make an appointment so a lawyer can look over things and see if you may have a case.Tips for Choosing an Olivehurst Personal Injury Attorney
When choosing a personal injury attorney in Olivehurst, you may be overwhelmed by the options. Should you choose a local “jack-of-all-trades” attorney or look to the options in Sacramento for a better option? It may surprise you to find that the best Olivehurst Personal Injury Lawyer is someone based in the “big city.”
First and foremost, working with a lawyer that specializes in auto accidents and other personal injury cases is a smart option. Only a specialist will have the experience and expertise you need to help you work through the difficulties of such a case.
Next, take the time to read the reviews a lawyer has--both on his or her own website and on review databases like Google, Facebook, and Yelp. These reviews give you a good glimpse at how former clients have felt the lawyer served their needs.
Another tip is to call the lawyer’s office and speak with either the lawyer or his or her staff and see if you like the level of professionalism and friendliness you receive. The best firms will be well-staffed with friendly and knowledgeable staff members.
Finally, set up a time for a consultation. The Law Offices of Edward Smith will be happy to set up an appointment to look over your case and talk about what kind of assistance you need. Best of all, you can feel assured that if I feel I can’t serve your needs to the best degree possible, I’ll be happy to refer you to another Olivehurst Auto Accident Attorney who can. That’s a sign of great service and means you're working with someone you can trust.
For more tips on how to choose a personal injury lawyer for your case, check out the short video below:Ed Smith: My Background
Although I was born and raised from New York City, I moved to beautiful California after my service in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. I graduated from UC Davis, and I was awarded a law degree from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. I was able to begin practicing as an attorney in 1982, and I have never looked back.
It’s important that you understand that I see clients as more than just a case or numbers on a page. Every client I’ve worked with is an individual with hopes and dreams for a bright future. This is why we are proud to state that our practice is a “personal” personal injury law firm. I will take the time to get to know you and your family and am excited you have the opportunity to work with me and my top-notch staff.
While working as an Olivehurst Car Accident Lawyer, I was also a participant in a cable TV “Ask a Lawyer,” show which ran successfully for around 10 years. I was able to help people with their legal questions who may have otherwise never gotten the help they need. I am also the author of two books--Olivehurst Car Accident Lawyer Ultimate California Accident Handbook and The California Motorcycle Accident Handbook. These are available through Amazon where you can download them for your Kindle for around one dollar.Olivehurst Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers
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