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Rancho Murieta Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer


Rancho Murieta is a growing populated community of 6,122 with over 3,500 gently rolling acres with various recreational activities. When driving into the quiet North or South Rancho Murieta, you immediately have a sense of peace and tranquility with the numerous lakes and fountains, beautiful parks, and an obvious slower pace of life. But no town, regardless of its size, can protect everyone from traffic accidents. Just one unsafe driver can cause irreparable damage to many people.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in or near the Rancho Murieta area, call our experienced personal injury lawyers at (916) 921-6400 for a free consultation.

Serving Rancho Murieta Residents

When you’ve suffered severe injuries in Rancho Murieta due to another person's negligence, your life can change in an instant. You may be unable to work or hospitalized and are probably worried about making ends meet. This can add additional stress to an already challenging and painful situation. 

Since 1982, our law firm has served residents in Rancho Murieta and northern California with their personal injury and wrongful death cases. At, our experienced attorneys handle the daily tasks of our clients' ​personal injury claims so that they can focus on recovering after an accident.

Common Injuries in a Car Accident

Injuries sustained in a car accident can range from minor to severe. Some common injuries that could happen in a traffic collision include:

The trauma of a motor vehicle accident can take a toll emotionally, physically, and financially on injured victims and their families. 

If you or a family member has been injured in an accident, our experienced Rancho Murieta personal injury lawyers can help you during this difficult time. We provide free, friendly legal advice on what you should do after your accident and how to protect your best interests from difficult insurance companies.

Deadly California Highway

If you're on your way to Sutter Creek, or Jackson in Amador County, you pass the North or South gated communities off Hwy 16, the notorious Jackson Highway. The highway is known for being one of the most dangerous highways in California. Each year there are several serious car accidents with fatalities caused by excessive speeding, icy and foggy roads, and passing on this narrow two-lane highway. 

Here are just a few stories of the many accidents on this dangerous road:

  • September 2, 2015 - Two Drivers Killed
  • November 22, 2015 - Car leaves Jackson Highway and hits Sound Wall
  • December 22, 2013 - Multiple Vehicle Accident near North Gate

The list goes on and on. In the meantime, the State of California writes reports of plans of what it needs to do, such as this concept report, but nothing is done when sending men with shovels and asphalt to widen, fix, and modernize this highway. As can be seen, because of dense fog, bad highway planning, and inadequate maintenance, Highway 16 remains a deathtrap.

Recent Car Accidents in Rancho Murieta:

The “personal” Personal Injury Lawyer

Our firm is known as the "personal" personal injury law firm because we take the time to understand you, your family, and your life. Thoroughly understanding this better positions us to understand your injuries, how they have impacted you and your loved ones and helps us deliver the best possible outcomes. We will discuss the details and complexities of your injury and keep you well informed throughout the entire process.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Rancho Murieta, CA

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in a car crash, you may be eligible for compensation. Call our experienced Rancho Murieta personal injury lawyers for free, friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400.

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

See a list of our past cases on our verdicts and settlements page and our client reviews on AvvoYelp, Google.

See some additional reviews in the following video.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 7.26.21] 

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Client Reviews
"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
"Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything." Annie T.
"Very professional. Great team, staff and service all around. Mr Smith was very honest, straight forward with his advice. He gives the word "attorney" an honest reputation. I will seek his council anytime, and would recommend him at the drop of a dime." Jeremy M.
"I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone." Shannon D.
"Edward Smith law offices provide competent, thorough, and personable help for victims of personal injury. When you first meet the staff you know you contacted the right office. This law office treats clients like people. I recommend this office to anyone seeking representation regarding personal injury." David M.