A " PERSONAL" PERSONAL INJURY LAW OFFICE
Have You or A Loved One Been Injured In An Accident?
My name is Ed Smith. I'm a Sacramento Injury Lawyer and owner of the Law Offices of Ed Smith.
And I understand what you are going through. I've been helping residents of Sacramento and surrounding areas cope with serious injuries - even the loss of a family member - for almost three decades.
I'm familiar with what your concerns are. And I know you have many, many questions, such as:
- How do I pay for an attorney?
- How I am going to replace my lost wages if I miss work?
- Can I receive compensation for my lost wages?
- I have large hospital bills - How am I going to pay for them?
- How will I make my house or rent payment?
- Who will take care of my children?
- If I can't work, will I lose my job?
- What am I supposed to do if I've lost a spouse or family member?
If these are the types of questions keeping you up at night, I'd like to help answer them. Contact my office at 916.921.6400 or toll-free at 1.800.404.5400. If you prefer e-mail, then use our contact form.
The facts don't speak for themselves - you want a lawyer who can bring the facts of your accident to life.
Why is it that movies and novels can tear at our heartstrings while the most horrific facts of an accident can leave us cold?
It's because movie makers and novelists know how to present not just the accident, but the whole person. We care about what happens to fictional characters because we feel we know them.
Free consultation Click Here to Contact Us Yet many Personal injury lawyers treat their clients like lottery tickets rather than real human beings. I call myself a "holistic" personal injury attorney. This doesn’t mean I advise you to rub peppermint oil on yourself after a car accident. Rather, in order to get you the settlement or judgment you deserve, I have to get to know you as a whole person.
Insurance companies want to keep you anonymous, impersonal and insignificant. Just a statistic in an actuarial table.
It's my job to take the facts of the case, mix in the applicable law, and then craft a picture of the impact of that accident on your life....as compelling as any Hollywood movie. That’s what moves juries.
That's what frightens big, powerful, insurance companies into fair settlements.
My job, if you hire me, is to give you back your voice. I want everyone to see the real truth about the impact of the accident on your life and your family's well being. Not just numbers - not just facts - but the story as you live it every day.
As a result, I do some unorthodox things. Things other lawyers won’t or can’t do.
Here is what you can expect when you contact my offices.
I really do welcome your call.
I often visit my clients at home. I spend time with them, getting to know them as real human beings.
I will gladly talk with you over the phone or in person, without charge.
During the day, I'll return your call promptly if I'm not available when you call.
I will not pressure you in any way.
If you have a condition I’m not familiar with, like a particular fracture or surgical procedure, I’ll read books, medical articles and even watch movies on how people cope with the condition.
No, I'm not a frustrated novelist, I’m a top-producing personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. But the skills of research and empathy and caring are necessary in both careers.
And if for some reason I can't help you, I will put you in touch with the very best attorneys in town...that's my promise to you.
Our firm is built on close relations between me, my staff and our clients. And if I have the chance to help you, I'll make sure you get to meet - and get to know our staff well. While we're a business and are very serious about our clients' cases, we will work together closely.
We all take great pride in getting to know who you are, how you lived your life before your injury and how your injury has affected you, your family, your work, and social activities.
We have to work closely with you because insurance companies rarely offer fair settlements early in a case, no matter how serious the injury. You are a claim number to them and they're more likely to worry about their bottom line than your injuries.
To counter this mentality, we have to know how your injuries have impacted you or your family so we can effectively pursue your case.
You can expect that we will treat you with respect, help you find support groups to help with healing and understanding, and be by your side all the way....either through settlement or through trial.
I do want you to keep in mind that I do not accept every case presented to our firm. I am very selective....because that enables my law firm to offer you a level of personal attention unmatched in our business. But again, if I can't help you, I know some of the best law firms in the area that can.
How Can I Afford a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney?
My offices accept California personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis only. What that means is that we are only paid a fee for attorney services when we actually collect money on your behalf. The fee we receive is a specific percentage of the money recovered.
Unlike some Sacramento Injury Lawyers, if I take a case, I do not normally charge a fee on any of the property damage monies recovered.
And under no circumstances do I ever net more in fees than you net after medical bills and costs. This is not the practice at the vast majority of other personal injury firms. 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 willing to let you know how we handled their case - all you have to do is ask to speak with some of them and we'll put you in touch with them.
I look forward to hearing from you. Just call me at 916.921.6400 or e-mail us now by using our contact form and we'll set up a prompt, no obligation appointment. Let us help you...and we'll put every resource we have to work for you.
Injury And Accident Areas
Just below, you'll see a large number of the common injury and accident areas I can help you with. Keep in mind, these are just some of the areas we help with. If you do not see the injury or accident area that applies to your situation, rest assured, we can still help.
If you would like to discuss your accident or personal injury matter, please call me at 916.921.6400 for your free consultation. If the call is long distance, please use my toll-free number at 1.800.404.5400.
Established in 1982, the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith handles serious personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout the State of California. I am a member of AAJ and CTLA, the premier National and California Trial Lawyer organizations.
I am also a member of the Million Dollar Forum, a prestigious organization of attorneys who have resolved cases for over 1 Million Dollars. I am a published writer and often lectures to other attorneys at Continuing Education of the Bar workshops.
In my spare time, I am a hiker, a photographer, an avid reader and enjoy art, travel, music and snorkeling. Sacramento Injury Attorney Alex Lichtner, who has worked closely with me for years is a former tri-athlete and serious biker.