Sloughhouse Car Accident and Personal Injury 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.
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
- Dog bites
- Electric scooter collisions
- Pedestrian injuries
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
- Farming accidents
- Products liability
- Wildfire injuries
Check out these tips presented by attorney Ed Smith on choosing a personal injury lawyer to handle your claim.Sloughhouse FAQ
Where are reliable auto repair businesses near Sloughhouse?
Yelp offers good reviews on some auto repair businesses that include:
Angelo’s Performance Plus
11355 Folsom Blvd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Are there good car rental agencies near Sloughhouse?
The following rental car agency near Sloughhouse is among those with good ratings:
2757 Citrus Rd
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
I’m Ed Smith, a Sloughhouse car accident 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.
Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 9.10.20]
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