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Sloughhouse Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Sloughhouse Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Sloughhouse is located in the southern part of Sacramento County and is an unincorporated community located along State Route 16. The area was named by Jerod Sheldon, an early pioneer, who owned around 300 acres in the area and constructed a roadhouse there. Sloughhouse lies east of Rancho Murieta and about 17 miles from Sacramento. Although it is a peaceful, rural area, local residents must take Highway 16, and accidents occur along this roadway that can cause serious injuries or fatalities. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help obtain compensation for those injuries or loss of a family member when tragedy strikes.

Getting Legal Help from a Sloughhouse Lawyer

Sacramento County has many accidents every year that cause injuries and fatalities, including those who live in the area of Sloughhouse. The California Office of Traffic Safety reported 11,753 accident injuries and deaths in the county in 2017. Almost 3,000 of those fatalities and injuries were due to speeding, and 1,283 involved the use of alcohol. The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith 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 a Lawyer

With all the choices out there, it can be difficult for someone seeking legal advice for a personal injury to choose a lawyer. Some of the following tips might help:

  • Only choose someone who exclusively practices personal injury law. This means they have a broader knowledge of this area.
  • Find a lawyer who is comfortable both with dealing with the insurance company or taking a case to court.
  • Talk to the lawyer to ensure he/she perceives you as more than just a case.
  • A larger law firm will have the financial resources needed to investigate your case and carry it through to a successful conclusion.
  • Find out if the lawyer has written articles or books on subjects relevant to your case. This shows experience and knowledge.
  • Ask about the lawyer’s record of cases to see if they included verdicts and settlements with high-figures.
  • Look up the lawyer 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 lawyer can perform accident reconstruction, if necessary, and employ expert witnesses for a trial. Not all 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, when real costs are involved, such as hospitalization and lost wages, it is a different story. Insurance companies want to pay the least they can get away with. After all, they are in business to make a profit. My 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 can calculate what your accident is worth.

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 lawyer is valuable. We send our investigators to look for that evidence at the crash site right away. They check for errors in the police report and talk to the witnesses. Area traffic surveillance cameras and those from 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 work to build a strong case in favor of our client. This evidence is used either when negotiating on your behalf with the insurance company or preparing a case to go to court.

Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim

I’ve practiced exclusively as a personal injury lawyer since 1982 and chose this field because I 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. As always, your first consultation is free, and you owe nothing until I have won your case.

Personal Injury Claims

Most people think of traffic accidents when they consider what a personal injury claim is. However, personal injuries can occur in many areas, and damages are recoverable in all of them. Some areas that can be a personal injury are:

Bicycle accidents

Check out these tips presented by attorney Ed Smith on choosing a personal injury lawyer to handle your claim.

Sloughhouse FAQs

Q: Where are reliable auto repair businesses near Sloughhouse?

A: Yelp offers good reviews on some auto repair businesses that include:

Angelo’s Performance Plus

11355 Folsom Blvd

Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Phone: (916) 852-8799

Q: Are there good car rental agencies near Sloughhouse?

A: The following rental car agency near Sloughhouse is among those with good ratings:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

2757 Citrus Rd

Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Phone: (916) 852-1500

Sloughhouse Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sloughhouse car accident and personal injury lawyer. Those who are injured through the fault of someone else may obtain compensation to pay their lost wages, medical costs, and for their pain and suffering. For my free and friendly advice, call me at (916) 921-6400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400. 

I am a member of Million Dollar Advocates, a group that awards membership to lawyers who have obtained more than $1 million for a client. In addition, I am a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, which recognizes lawyers that uphold the highest levels of excellence.

Reviews by former clients and cases that were handled by my firm are located at the following links.

Since 1982, I have helped Sloughhouse area residents in all types of car accidents, wrongful deaths, and other traumatic injuries.

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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.