Sloughhouse Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer


Sloughhouse is located in the southern part of Sacramento County and is an unincorporated community along State Route 16. Although it is a small and peaceful rural area, local residents must take Highway 16 to get around.

Accidents that occur along this roadway can cause serious injuries or fatalities. An experienced injury attorney can help obtain compensation for damages or the loss of a family member when tragedy strikes.

If you or a loved one has suffered devastating injuries in an accident caused by another person's negligence, please reach out to our experienced Sloughhouse personal injury lawyers at (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly, and compassionate advice.

Getting Legal Help from a Sloughhouse Personal Injury Attorney

Sacramento County has many accidents yearly that cause injuries and fatalities, including those living in Sloughhouse. The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) reported 11,753 accident injuries and deaths in the county in 2017. Almost 3,000 fatalities and injuries were due to speeding, and 1,283 involved alcohol use.

Our legal team at has the experience and dedication to help you if you or your loved one is injured by a negligent driver. No one who suffers an injury through someone else's negligence should have to pay the cost, and we work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

Tips on Choosing the Best Personal Injury Lawyer

It can be difficult for someone seeking legal advice to choose a Sloughhouse auto accident attorney with all the choices out there. Some of the following tips might help:

  • Select an attorney who exclusively practices personal injury law. This means they have a broader knowledge of this area.
  • Find a Sloughhouse personal injury attorney who is comfortable dealing with the insurance company or taking a case to court.
  • Talk to the lawyer to ensure they perceive you as more than just a case.
  • A more prominent law firm will have the financial resources to investigate your case and carry it through to a successful conclusion.
  • Find out if the attorney has written articles or books on subjects relevant to your case. This shows experience and knowledge.
  • Ask about the lawyer's case record to see if they included verdicts and settlements with high figures.
  • Look up the attorney on Yelp, Google, and Avvo. This will give you a good idea of whether previous clients were satisfied with the results of their cases.
  • Ask whether the attorney can perform accident reconstruction, if necessary, and employ expert witnesses for a trial. Not all injury attorneys can afford to do that.
Dealing With the Insurance Company

Most people have no problem settling with an insurance company after a minor accident. However, it is different when costs are involved, such as hospitalization and lost wages. Insurance companies want to pay the least they can get away with. After all, they are in business to make a profit.

Our law firm understands all the tricks and pitfalls insurance companies use to deny your claim or force you to take a lower settlement. We know how to negotiate for you and calculate what your accident is worth.

Gathering Evidence in a Personal Injury Case

To place a claim for injuries in a personal injury case, negligence by another person or entity must be shown. This is where engaging the services of an experienced Sloughhouse car accident lawyer is valuable. We send our investigators to look for that evidence at the crash site immediately, and they check for errors in the police report and talk to the witnesses. Area traffic surveillance cameras and businesses sometimes capture the accident on tape.

The investigators also look for problems with road maintenance, which means the government agency in charge may be held liable if a pothole, non-functioning traffic light, or other obstacle contributed to the crash. Once all the evidence has been compiled, our lawyers build a strong case for our client. The evidence is used to negotiate with the insurance company or prepare a court case.

Getting Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim

We've practiced exclusively as personal injury lawyers since 1982 and chose this field because we realized how unjust it was for an injured person to suffer financial harm in an accident that was someone else's fault.

Facing high medical bills, losing work time, and enduring the pain and suffering of a crash caused by negligence is bad enough without the financial loss adding stress. Your first consultation is free, and you owe nothing until we have won your case.

We Handle Other Serious Personal Injury Cases

Most people think of traffic accidents when considering a personal injury claim. However, accidents can occur in many areas, and damages are recoverable in all of them. Some areas that can cause an injury are:

Watch the YouTube video below for tips on choosing the best personal injury lawyer to handle your claim.

Call Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Sloughhouse, CA 

Those injured through someone else's fault may obtain compensation to pay their lost wages, medical costs, and pain and suffering. Call our experienced Sloughhouse personal injury lawyers for free and friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400.

Since 1982, our law firm has helped Sloughhouse area residents in car accidentswrongful deaths, and other traumatic injuries.

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

See our client ratings on AvvoGoogle, and Yelp and our past cases on our Verdicts and Settlements page.

Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 12.15.22]

Photo Attribution: by jplenio on Pixabay

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