Roseville Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Thank you for visiting my Roseville, CA Auto Accident page. I'm Ed Smith, a Roseville Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer, and founder of www.AutoAccident.com. I have been serving the legal needs of Roseville area residents since 1982. If you have been injured in an accident please feel free to schedule a free consultation now by calling 916-921-6400.

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Roseville Personal Injury Attorney

If you shop around you will quickly discover that I am one of the highest rated attorneys representing clients in Placer County and that I have been practicing personal injury law in the area since 1982.

I take all cases very personally and always get the best possible outcome for my clients and keep their best interest in mind at all times. You can see our reviews on YelpAvvo, and Google Plus. Also, we are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group of trial lawyers who have won multiple million dollar verdicts and settlements.

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Roseville car accident lawyer

My office specializes in car accidents. Rear-enders, broadside accidents, head on collisions, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and more. Below are just some of the ways Roseville residents are injured in car accidents.

Congested roads. Car accidents often take place on congested roads. A congested traffic area in Roseville is the Interstate 80 and State Route 65 interchange. Designed in the 1980’s, this interchange is struggling to keep up with the growing amount of traffic received these days. On evening commutes, traffic on Eastbound I-80 is backed up over 1 mile back from SR 65.

Intersections. Sometimes a distracted driver slams in to the rear of a stopped car causing a rear end accident. Broadside and head on collisions are also common types of accidents which often take place at intersections. Some of the more trafficked roads in the area where intersection accidents occur include Washington Blvd, Foothills Blvd, Blue Oaks Blvd, Junction Blvd, Pleasant Grove Blvd, and Douglas Blvd.

Regardless of how or where the crash took place, I can help.

Other types of injuries

We focus exclusively on personal injury law. This encompasses these types of injuries, and many, many more:

Call me anytime at 916-921-6400 for free, friendly advice.

FAQ

Q. I’ve noticed a lot of horseplay in the Roseville Galleria, and I’m just wondering whether a shopping mall like the Galleria would be responsible if someone were injured in their mall?

A. Good question, and the answer is that it depends.

The first question would be how the injury arose. Some of the injuries that occur in shopping malls are slip and fall cases, falling object cases, shopping cart injuries, overcrowding injuries and parking lot claims. Injury claims are more frequent when shopping malls are more crowded. More injuries occur on Black Friday and the frenzied Christmas Season.

If an injury occurs in a shopping mall, there must be some negligence on the part of the mall owner or a store owner that causes your injury. A store or mall must act reasonably and do whatever they can to abate dangerous or potentially dangerous conditions. For example, if a store knows that

Crowds of people are running pell mell thru a mall and causing a commotion which might lead to the fall, and if the mall does not correct that situation, that likely is a situation where an injury would be compensable.

Another situation might be where there is a wet floor because someone mopped and failed to put up a WET FLOOR sign.

In general, an injured party must prove the mall or shops in the mall had notice of a dangerous condition (Or would have had notice if they had done reasonable inspections), that the store failed to correct the condition, and the failure resulted in an injury.

If the shopping mall or a store therein is responsible, they must pay damages including medical bills past and future, lost earnings past and future as well as pain and suffering damages.

If you have been injured in  a shopping mall in Roseville, call me anytime for free, friendly advice. I’m Ed Smith, and I handle Roseville personal injury claims. My telephone number is 916-921-6400.


Q. I have really bad luck. Believe it or not, I had 2 accidents within 15 minutes of each other. I had an accident with over $10,000 damage to my car first. Then, on the way to the hospital, the ambulance I was in  was struck and overturned and I was hurt even worse. By the time I got to the hospital, and was diagnosed, I had a fractured tibia , a torn meniscus and several fractured ribs. I’m not sure how I can prove what injury happened in the first accident and what injury happened in the second. A friend of mine in law school said I’m out of luck unless I can prove beyond a reasonable doubt who caused which injury. Am I out of luck?

A. Listen to your law school buddy about who’ll win Sunday’s football game, but please ignore him and get someone who knows personal injury law  to answer your accident and injury questions. That’s me.. and glad you asked.

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville personal injury lawyer and I’ve been handling serious injury cases since 1982. In California, when there are two back to back accidents like you were in, the burden shifts to the defendants to try to prove which of your injuries came from each accident. If they can’t do this (and they can’t) then they are both responsible for your injuries and damage.

So, if the first driver had $15,000 per person insurance coverage and was driving a car owned by a friend that also had $15,000 coverage, there would be $30,000 available for your injuries from the first accident.

If the ambulance had $100,00 per person (A normal ambulance coverage) there would be another $100,000 in coverage for a total of $130,00 in possible coverage.

Additionally if you had higher limits than that of Underinsured Motorist coverage, you’d be able to tap into that as well.

You have some serious injuries. Call me if you like at 916-921-6400. Always free, friendly advice.


Q. Where are the most frequent auto accidents and car crashes in Roseville?

A. Cirby Way at Sunrise Avenue has the most accidents in recent years followed closely by Sunrise Avenue and Melody Lane.

Other locations in Roseville where there are a lot of crashes are Blue Oaks Boulevard at Washington Boulevard and Foothills Boulevard and Pleasant Grove Boulevard.

Douglas boulevard at Eureka Road and Sunrise Avenue at Douglas also see a lot of accidents.

If you were in a serious accident at one of these locations, its always wise to seek an experienced lawyer to see if there are any design defects in those roadways that caused or contributed to your accident.

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!
    Sincerely, 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. ★★★★★