The town of Lake Elizabeth received its name from a slip and fall accident. In the middle of the 19th century, a young woman named Elizabeth Wingfield was walking along a log that extended into the lake, carrying buckets to fill with water for cooking and drinking while she was visiting the area on a camping trip with her family. Ms. Wingfield slipped and fell into the water, though she was fortunately not hurt. Other campers who saw the accident jokingly named the lake after Elizabeth, and with the passage of time the name ended up sticking.
During the times when California was under Spanish and Mexican rule, Lake Elizabeth saw a large volume of traffic traveling up and down the Old Road, with travelers passing through on trips between Southern and Northern California. More recently, however, it has turned into a quiet rural community, and the shared area of Lake Elizabeth and Lake Hughes are now relatively safe and peaceful. Accidents, however, continue to happen, with traffic traveling through on Elizabeth Lake Road and Pine Canyon Road, as well as the winding mountain thoroughfares of Lake Hughes Road and San FrancisquitoCanyon Road.
If you have been injured in an accident in Lake Elizabeth, or if you live here and were hurt in an accident somewhere else in the region, contact us at Accident Attorneys for a free consultation to discuss your options for taking legal action and to find out whether you have grounds for a personal injury claim.
Our Lake Elizabeth personal injury lawyers represent clients who have been injured or lost loved ones in car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents. We also assist clients with their workers' compensation claims for construction accidents and other types of workplace injury cases, as well as product liability lawsuits over dangerous drugs and other defective products. Whether you have personally suffered catastrophic injuries or want to sue for the wrongful death of a family member, contact our office now for a free case evaluation to find out how much your claim for damages may be worth.
If your accident was caused by the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to claim monetary damages to offset the economic burden of your injuries. This can include compensation for your medical expenses in the present and future, as well as for your lost income and reduced earning capacity. You can additionally claim noneconomic damages for the pain, suffering and emotional distress that you have been forced to experience, or for your loss of companionship and support in a case of wrongful death. There is no guarantee of results in any case, but you can greatly improve your chances of success by hiring an attorney from our team!