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Were you involved in an Elk Grove Car accident?


Were You Involved in an Elk Grove Car Accident?

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of premature death in Elk Grove, California. With access to numerous interstates and busy roadways, Elk Grove is a bustling suburban center located in Sacramento County. Each day, hundreds of thousands of vehicles traverse Elk Grove’s roads. Every driver is required to pass a driving test and written exam, both of which require a fairly in-depth understanding of California traffic laws. However, many drivers intentionally or carelessly fail to heed these rules of the road, causing countless accidents each day. While some of these auto accidents result in only minor property damage, many are absolutely catastrophic, totaling cars, injuring passengers, and often times resulting in wrongful death.

California personal injury law requires drivers whose negligent driving causes accidents to reimburse victims for their losses. The law also requires that each driver carry insurance to cover property damage and bodily injury. Car insurance provides a means for at-fault drivers to pay for damages in a personal injury lawsuit.

We Are the ‘Personal’ Personal Injury Attorneys

At my law firm, I have spent the past 33 years advocating for my clients’ right to compensation due to auto accidents caused by drunk, distracted, speeding and otherwise unsafe drivers. I have developed a close and personal relationship with many of my client and strive to provide an unparalleled service. Our clients receive representation tailored to their unique goals and interests. The possible options and outcomes will be carefully explained, and my team of personal injury attorneys, paralegals, investigators, and support staff will always strive to be thorough, compassionate, and understanding.

I provide free, no hassle consultations to prospective clients. If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you, contact my Elk Grove law firm today at (916) 921-6400 locally or (800) 404-5400 toll free.

The Anatomy of a Car Accident

Negligence occurs when a driver is careless on the road and causes an accident. Each car accident is different. However, most traffic collisions can be attributed to a couple of simple factors. To prove negligence, you will have to show:

• The driver’s carelessness caused the accident; and
• The accident caused damage.

Carelessness includes but is not limited to the following:

• Failing to brake in time
• Speeding
• Executing an unsafe turn
• Failing to yield
• Running a stop sign
• Texting or eating while driving
• Driving under the influence
• Falling asleep while driving
• Tailgating

If you believe your car accident was caused by another’s negligence, my law firm can help you investigate the cause of your crash. We have a team of experts and investigators who will dissect the evidence, recreate the collision, and conduct expert analysis to determine what happened.

Common Elk Grove Auto Accident Injuries

The consequences of an auto accident can be dire. Many auto accidents, especially those involving motorcycles and big-rigs, involve fatalities. In addition, hundreds of thousands of auto accidents each year result in serious injuries that require hospitalization. Common auto accident injuries that occur in Elk Grove every day include:

• Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
• Spinal cord, nerve, and neck injuries
• Chest injuries
• Broken bones
• Lacerations and bruises
• Burns
• Amputations

In addition, many auto accidents cause severe emotional trauma. You might have a right to compensation for your emotional injuries in the form of pain and suffering, emotional distress, and diminished quality of life.

Finally, victims also suffer financial injuries. When you are severely injured, you may be unable to work because of pain or other forms of debilitation. Time off work means no paycheck. The at-fault driver might be responsible for compensating you for lost work so that you can continue to provide for your family.

Contact Us Today for Free and Friendly Advice in Elk Grove

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove auto accident attorney with the most informative accident website available –

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If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of another, please call me at (916) 694-0002 for free, friendly advice. If you are outside the Elk Grove/Sacramento area, you can call us at (800) 404-5400.

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