Sacramento, California Personal Injury Law Firm
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Law Firm OverviewThe Law Offices of Edward Smith's primary area of practice is California personal injury law, which makes up just over 95% of our practice. We have the foremost web site in the United States dealing with vehicular accidents.
We handle trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, livestock accidents as well as auto accidents and uninsured motorist claims.
Founded in 1982, we have a 5-star rating on Yelp. Additionally, we are a member of the Million Dollar Forum, an organization of injury attorney's with multiple million dollar verdicts.
Ed has also written several personal injury books on Amazon including The Ultimate California Personal Injury Handbook and The California Motorcycle Accident handbook. He is currently at work on a book on the way that attorney's evaluate and value personal injury cases. For 10 Years, Ed was on local TV as the Personal Injury Lawyer on the "Ask a Lawyer" series.
Our past clients would tell you that we are not a stodgy, impersonal law firm. We treat every client with respect, help you find support groups to help with healing and understanding and we will be by your side every step of the way. We have over 2400 Fans on Facebook and have active board on Pinterest.
We accept Sacramento and Northern California personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. That means we only collect a fee if we are successful in collecting on your behalf. The actual fee is a percentage of whatever money we recover for you. Unlike a lot of Sacramento injury attorneys, when we take a case, we do not normally charge a fee on any of the property damage monies recovered. And we never net more in fees than our clients net after their medical bills and costs are paid. At our law firm, our clients' needs come first, not our fee.
We'll be straightforward about the positives and possible challenges in your case and our past clients are always available to let you know their positive experiences with us. All you have to do is ask.
Year this Office was Established: 1982
Languages: Spanish, English
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Vehicular Accidents; Auto Accidents; Drunk Driving Accidents; Livestock and Animals Collisions; Uninsured/Under-insured Motorist Arbitration; Dog Bites; Defective Medical Devices; Drug Products Liability; Swimming Pool Negligence; Hearing Loss; Impaction Fractures of Lower Tibia; Jaw Fracture; Meniscal Tears of the Knee; Pelvic Fractures; Renal Trauma; Throat Injuries; Vertebral Fractures.
Areas of Law Description
We provide professional legal representation and personalized service in the following areas of personal injury & accident law:
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- Wrongful Death
Wrongful death as a legal term is a death that has been caused by the fault of another person. For example, deaths caused by drunk driving, the manufacture of a defective or dangerous product, the construction of an unsound structure or building, or failing to diagnose a fatal disease may be considered under the law as "wrongful deaths".
- Swimming Pool Injuries
If you or your child has been seriously injured in a swimming pool accident, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit or lawsuit for damages against the pool owner. In California, it is the responsibility of the pool accident victim to prove that the owner was negligent and that this negligence was the cause of serious injuries and damages.
- Drunk Driving Accidents
"Driving under the influence", or "Driving while intoxicated", is the term for alcohol-related driving behavior. It is responsible for nearly 1/3 of all traffic deaths in this country. Many of these impaired drivers are repeat offenders. Drunk drivers cause a heavy burden of death and/or injury to themselves and to innocent drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
- Car Accidents
Our firm represents clients who have suffered personal injuries or property damage in automobile, motorcycle, truck, or bus accidents. Such motor vehicle accidents include those involving drunk or hit and run drivers, uninsured or underinsured drivers, as well as accidents occurring from motor vehicle, SUV and semi-tractor trailer collisions and rollovers.
- Motorcycle Accidents
Our firm represents clients in the Sacramento area who have suffered personal injuries or property damage from a motorcycle accident. Such accidents include those involving drunk or hit and run drivers, uninsured or underinsured drivers.
- Trucking Accidents
Our firm is committed to making highways safer by forcing the negligent truckers and their employers to take responsibility for their actions. With the number of semis on the highways exploding, many are the number of cases involving injuries and damages caused by negligent truck drivers.
- Workers' Compensation
Even as you read these words, you probably know someone dealing with a work injury. The effects can be devastating both financially and emotionally as an injured workers’ livelihood is placed on hold while he or she struggles to find his or her way through an extremely complicated system of benefits.
- Products Liability
Products liability is an area of personal injury law that focuses on dangerous and defective products. Our firm represents plaintiffs in matters against corporations or manufacturers who have sold or manufactured unsafe products to consumers.
- Animal & Dog Bites
Owners of dogs, not the breed or the individual dogs, are responsible when bites or attacks occur. If you live in the Sacramento area and have suffered injuries after being bitten or attacked by a dog or other animal, it is important to know your legal rights.
- Boating and Water Accidents
Boating injuries usually occur because of a reckless or careless operator, boat malfunctions or an inexperienced operator. The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith have handled numerous lawsuits against the owners and operators of private boats and personal watercrafts.
- Medical Malpractice
When you, or a family member, is in the hospital you expect the care you receive to be top-notch, because the staff treating you is highly trained and paid very well. But even with all the expertise surrounding you, mistakes can happen....sometimes with devastating consequences.
- Nursing Home Negligence
The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith is a personal injury firm, member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and handles select California nursing home abuse and elder abuse cases. The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith are committed to protecting the rights of the elderly and enforcing elder law.
- Pedestrian Injuries
Among the most serious traffic incidents that can occur are those which involve pedestrians. Lacking any protection whatsoever, a pedestrian is completely vulnerable to serious injuries when struck by a moving vehicle. Even a relatively slow-moving vehicle can cause fractures and other major injuries to a pedestrian due to the significant momentum of the vehicle's mass and the hardness of the vehicles outside surfaces in comparison to human flesh.
- Slip & Fall Accidents
At the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith, we have experience handling slip-and-fall incidents of all types, including slips on food and foreign substances in restaurants and supermarkets, trips over badly aligned sidewalk edges and other dangerous surfaces, and falls down stairs that are in poor condition and/or not built to code.
- Neck, Back & Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries can be severe and life altering. Our firm understands that your immediate goals after going through such trauma are to get your medical bills paid and covered, make sure you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injuries.
- Head and Brain Injury
Edward A. Smith is a member of the Brain Injury Association of America. He has handled many TBI cases and is well experienced in the legal steps of proving and evaluating brain injury cases. If you believe that you or a family member may have suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of another person's negligence, you should seek immediate medical care for the injury and you should seek the advice of an attorney experienced in these cases.
- Premises Liability
When an accident or injury occurs to a visitor or tenant living on another person's property, the owner of the property may be liable (legally responsible) if it can be proved that their negligence led to the injury. If you've suffered an injury of this type which you believe may be a result the negligence of another person, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover the costs involved to pay for your medical bills, any lost earnings or other pain, disfigurement, emotional distress or permanent physical disability you have suffered.
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