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Rancho Murieta Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Rancho Murieta Personal Injury LawyerRancho Murieta is a growing populated community of 6,122 with over 3,500 gently rolling acres with a variety of recreational activities. The townhouses and single-family homes are tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Sacramento region. Shhh, its a secret!  If you're on your way to Sutter Creek, or Jackson in Amador County, then you pass the North or South gated communities located off of Hwy 16, the notorious Jackson Hwy.

Rancho Murieta Auto Accident Lawyer

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.  The speed limit is 25 miles an hour, many people are seen out on their golf carts either enjoying a round of golf or seen picking their children up from the Elk Grove School bus stops.  It's not uncommon to wait for wild turkeys or deer to stroll across the roads, and many residents report seeing bald eagles, fox, coyotes and an occasional mountain lion. 

Many people enjoy living in small towns like Rancho Murieta because they seem quieter and less dangerous when compared to a larger, more highly populated city. Rancho Murieta is about as quaint as you can find, even offering its own country club, golf course, and an airstrip. But no town, regardless of its size, can protect everyone from traffic accidents. Equipment failures can cost lives. Wildlife on the road can injure more than just the animal. Just one unsafe driver can cause irreparable damage to many people.

Deadly Highway

Jackson Hwy is known for 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 when it comes to sending men with shovels and asphalt to widen, fix and modernize this highway, nothing is done. As can be seen, because of dense fog, bad highway planning, and inadequate maintenance, Highway 16 remains a deathtrap.

The “personal” Personal Injury Lawyer

My 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. Together with my staff, we will discuss with you the details and complexities of your injury and keep you well informed throughout the entire process.

Rancho Murieta Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Rancho Murieta Car Accident Lawyer. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in a car crash, you may be eligible for compensation. Call me 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 Avvo, Yelp, Google.

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 12.9.20]

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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
"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.