Anderson Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Anderson Personal Injury Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer in Anderson, California. When you’ve suffered serious injuries due to someone’s negligence, your life can change in an instant. You may be hospitalized or unable to work, and you are probably worried about paying your bills. This adds additional stress to an already difficult and painful situation. My office handles the daily tasks of your personal injury case so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

Anderson, California

Anderson is located among the green rolling hills of Shasta County with a spectacular view of Mount Shasta. South of Redding, it blends the ease of life found in this welcoming town just off Route 273 with the convenient travel along Interstate 5. Its mild winters and opportunities for outdoor adventures, such as hiking and boating at nearby Lake Shasta or along the Sacramento River, make it a pleasant place to live.

Wildfire Lawyer 

California has been devastated by recent wildfires. Thousands of residents have been left homeless as dozens of wildfires rage through the state. We help people who have suffered losses from the wildfires with their injury, property or business damage claims.

Dangerous Roads Around Anderson

Traffic in Anderson matches the town’s easy pace. On the highways, it is a different matter. Accidents frequently occur along I-5 between Anderson and Redding, where some people work. The area is also known for hazardous driving conditions due to inclement weather.

My Background

Although originally from New York City, I moved to California after I served in Vietnam with the U.S. Air Force. After graduating from UC Davis, I was awarded my law degree from McGeorge School of Law and began practicing as an attorney in 1982.

My views are simple. I have found that a holistic approach is beneficial for both myself and my clients, who are much more than just accident victims to me. They are individuals with hopes and dreams for a bright future. That is one of the reasons our office is referred to as the “personal” personal injury law firm. We get to know you and your family personally.

I participated in a hosted TV show on cable called “Ask a Lawyer,” which ran for about 10 years. In it, I helped people with their legal questions. I also authored two books, the Ultimate California Accident Handbook and The California Motorcycle Accident Handbook. Both of these are available through Amazon. You can read them free online, or download copies onto your Kindle for about a dollar.

What Is a Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury cases are those where an individual suffers an injury due to someone’s negligence. The negligence may be on the part of another driver, a company producing a faulty or dangerous product, a misdiagnosis by a physician or a store owner who does not take precautions preventing slip and fall accidents. Following are a few of the areas covered by personal injury laws. For a complete list of my practice areas, you can investigate my website for more information.

Advice on Choosing a Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Case

Choosing an attorney can be difficult. One thing an individual injured by the negligent actions of another does know is that he or she wants to recover damages, including medical costs and lost time from work. One tip is to choose an attorney whose practice is solely focused on personal injury cases. He or she knows how to deal with insurance companies who often offer much less than the victim deserves. It is also possible to check out an attorney's track record by looking at their verdicts and settlements. You’ll see how many cases have been won and the settlement value. Finally, personal injury cases are paid on a contingency basis. This means that the client pays nothing until the case is won. In order to do that, attorneys have what is called a war chest from which expenses are paid. An attorney who has won consistently high settlements is more than likely to have this flexibility.

Watch the following video for more on how to choose a personal injury lawyer for your case.

Anderson Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers

I'm Ed Smith, an Anderson car accident and personal injury lawyer. Because of my years of experience, I am far too aware of the devastation accidents can make in someone’s life. That’s why I use every available tool to examine fault, determining evidence and recovering maximum damages, so my clients can go on with their lives with peace of mind. Call me for a free consultation, and I will answer your questions and offer friendly advice. You can contact us online, or if you prefer, call (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400. We are here for you any time of day or night.

Client reviews are important, and I invite you to see mine on Yelp, and Avvo.

I belong to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which limits membership to attorneys who have received judgments of $1 million or more for clients.

To see previous case settlements for clients, feel free to review my Verdicts and Settlements page.


Q: Where can I find a good auto repair shop in Anderson?

A: The following two businesses have favorable reviews on Yelp:

Anderson Automotive
2966 Oak St.
Anderson, CA 96007
Phone: (530) 365-6838

Fairway Tire and Auto Repair
8340 Airport Road
Anderson, CA 96007
Phone: (530) 365-0261

Q: I need a rental car. Where can I find one locally?

A: The following agency has favorable reviews on Yelp. It is in Redding, which is approximately 15 minutes from Anderson:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
217 Cypress Ave
Redding, CA 96002
Phone: (530) 338-0142

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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.