American Canyon Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer (707) 564-1900

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American Canyon is a city in Napa County, California. It is home to approximately 19,400 residents. It is a relatively new city. The city, previously known as Napa Junction, was incorporated in its current form in 1992. It is approximately 35 miles from San Francisco. After Napa, American Canyon is the second-most populous city in Napa County.

As a personal injury lawyer serving California, I work with many clients from American Canyon. I was raised on the East Coast and first fell in love with California when I attended UC Davis after serving in the United States Air Force. More than 30 years later, I am still here, proudly operating my personal injury law firm and calling Sacramento my home.

When an individual is injured or killed because of another party's negligence, the individual or his or her loved ones may seek compensation for their damages through a personal injury or wrongful death claim. I handle a variety of serious personal injury cases in American Canyon, such as the following:

  • Auto accidents;
  • Motorcycle accidents;
  • Truck accidents;
  • Bicycle accidents;
  • Pedestrian accidents;
  • Dog bites;
  • Slip and fall accidents;
  • Accidents caused by vehicle malfunction;
  • Brain Injury Cases, and;
  • Wrongful death claims.
Why Work with Me on your American Canyon Personal Injury Case?

When you are suffering from an injury because of another party's negligence, you might consider working with a personal injury lawyer to pursue your personal injury claim. Use the tools at your disposal, such as review sites like Google Plus, Avvo, and Yelp, to help you select the right lawyer to handle your case. Although there are a lot of personal injury law firms in American Canyon, not all of them have reviews available to read online. A lack of objective reviews on third party sites can make it impossible for you to determine if a particular lawyer could be right for you. The Edward A Smith Law Offices has been reviewed on all three of these sites.

Avvo, Yelp, and Google Plus are useful because they showcase objective reviews. But look to a law firm's own website for more descriptions of the work the firm has done in its “Client Testimonials” section. These are testimonials from actual clients who have worked with the firm.

Also be sure to select a firm that has substantial experience working with injury victims and pursuing compensation on their behalf. Choose a firm that has a track record of success and can list its previous successes, whether these successes were recent or if they happened decades ago. Edward A Smith Law Offices has been in operation since 1982.

How to Select a Personal Injury Lawyer

I’ve created a Youtube video that will guide you through the process of selecting a good personal injury lawyer.

Keep the following tips in mind when interviewing prospective lawyers:

  • Your lawyer should focus on personal injury law, not simply dabble in it;
  • Your lawyer should be willing to speak openly about how he or she will bill you and give you a quote for his or her services. Do not work with a lawyer who is not forthcoming about money; and
  • Your lawyer should have experience going to trial. Although many personal injury claims are settled out of court, you cannot count on this happening with your claim. You want to choose someone who has the financial resources and trial experience necessary to take your case to trial should the need arise.
Why Should I Have my American Canyon Personal Injury Case Handled by a Sacramento Law Firm?

Although another law firm might be closer to your home in American Canyon, they might not be right for you. If, after we first speak, I feel that you have a solid case and that we are a good fit for each other, I will pay for your transportation and lodging overnight here in Sacramento so we can go over your case in detail. This way you won’t have to endure a long ride to Sacramento and back in the same day.

More Information About Me

I am a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association, the Brain Injury Association of California, and the Consumer Attorneys of California.

I am also a published author. Two books I have written are: The CA Motorcycle Accident Handbook and The Ultimate CA Auto Injury Handbook, which you can find on

You can read reviews of my firm on Avvo, Yelp, and Google Plus.

Previous verdicts and settlements from The Edward A Smith Law Offices include:

  • A settlement in excess of $25,000,000 for a construction accident victim who suffered from paraplegia;
  • A $1,900,000 settlement for an individual who was injured in a rear-end accident with a school bus at high speed; and
  • A $1,450,000 settlement for a motorcycle accident victim who suffered a fracture of the right tibial plateau.
American Canyon FAQ

Do you know a good chiropractor in or near American Canyon?

Yes. This chiropractor has several good reviews on Yelp:

American Canyon Chiropractic
4381 Broadway St
American Canyon, CA 94503
Phone number (707) 980-2754

Do you know of an auto repair shop in American Canyon?    

Yes. The repair shop below has multiple good reviews on Yelp:                        

MacVitie Auto Repair
701 6th St
Napa, CA 94559
Phone number (707) 255-2922

Do you know the most dangerous intersections in American Canyon?

Yes. In American Canyon, a substantial number of collisions occur at the intersections where local roads meet Route 29, especially the junction of Route 29 and Rio Del Mar. Route 29 is a busy, divided highway where vehicles travel at high speeds. Merging onto or off this highway can be quite dangerous for a motorist.

I'm Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer who proudly represents clients from American Canyon and other parts of California. If you or somebody you love have been suffering from an injury related to an accident caused by another party's negligence, contact me at (707) 564-1900 for free and friendly advice.

Read reviews of The Edward A Smith Law Offices on Yelp, Google Plus, and Avvo.

I am a Million Dollar Advocates forum member.

For a look at my track record see my Past verdicts and settlements page.

Client Reviews
Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed! Alex & Dinah M.
Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation. Beverly
Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything. Annie T.
Very professional. Great team, staff and service all around. Mr Smith was very honest, straight forward with his advice. He gives the word "attorney" an honest reputation. I will seek his council anytime, and would recommend him at the drop of a dime. Jeremy M.
I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone. Shannon D.
Edward Smith law offices provide competent, thorough, and personable help for victims of personal injury. When you first meet the staff you know you contacted the right office. This law office treats clients like people. I recommend this office to anyone seeking representation regarding personal injury. David M.