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Angels Camp Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

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Angels Camp is a California Historical Landmark, and for a good reason. Mark Twain set his famous story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” in the city, which is the only incorporated city in all of Calaveras County.

The population in Angels Camp has been booming over the past 20 years, growing by nearly 50-percent. People flock to enjoy our beautiful weather and employment opportunities, as well as for the small-town feel. If you don’t already live in the area, you just might consider moving here!

Angels Camp Auto Accident Attorney

For such a small town, Angels Camp sees more than its fair share of car accidents. According to state statistics, seven people were killed or injured in car accidents in 2016, which includes one pedestrian death. These numbers are lower than what people see in nearby Sacramento, but there are also far fewer people in Angels Camp, so these numbers are pretty high considering our size.

The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith represents victims injured in all kinds of car accidents. Whether you have been involved in a head-on collision, T-bone accident, or sideswipe, we can help. We also represent injured pedestrians and motorcyclists who have been hurt out on our roads.

Angels Camp Personal Injury Lawyer

One of the advantages we have found in 30+ years of practice is that it helps to focus your practice on one area of law. At our firm, we have spent our time representing injured victims who have suffered personal injuries in various accidents. We have broad experience with the following:

  • Vehicular Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Premises Liability claims
  • Dog Bite Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Drugs Products Liability
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workers Compensation

If you’ve been injured, chances are we can help. If we can’t, we’ll refer you to someone else in the area who can meet your legal needs.

Can I Negotiate with an Insurer on My Own?

This is a do-it-yourself culture, which we admire. People want to do their own home repair and might even tackle legal issues like getting a divorce on their own. But negotiating for a fair settlement after a car accident isn’t exactly the same as installing a new bathroom vanity. The stakes are much higher, and the risks that you might shortchange yourself are always there.

Here’s the deal about insurance companies: they make money, and a lot of it, by trying to nickel and dime injured victims who submit a claim for compensation. Don’t believe me? Look at the companies listed on the stock exchange and count how many of them are insurance companies. How do you think they grew so big?

To negotiate effectively, you need to do your homework before you start throwing numbers around. We’ve seen people leave money on the table because they didn’t know how much their injuries were worth, didn’t know that they could receive compensation for lost wages, and didn’t document their pain and suffering. They accept too little money and, even worse, sign away their ability to get any more in the future. Let an Angels Camp personal injury attorney look after you.

Why Should I Work With a Law Firm Based in Sacramento?

California is not hurting for attorneys. So why should you choose to work with my firm instead of one of the thousands of other attorneys in Northern California? Let me give you three reasons:

  • Experience matters. I’ve tackled car accidents and personal injury cases my entire career. Some injury lawyers do slip and fall on the side while focusing more on divorce or criminal matters. I’ve made this area of law the focus of my entire career.
  • Knowledge counts. The law is always changing, and your attorney needs to keep up with it. California courts issue opinions on important matters nearly every day of the week. If you don’t keep up with cutting-edge changes in the law, then you’ll never get the compensation you need. Take a look at my website to see the legal articles I’ve written.
  • Money talks. Lawsuits are expensive. Many attorneys in the state will pressure a client to accept a settlement from an insurance company because they don’t have the resources to bring a case to trial. We do.
Aren’t We Too Far Away?

If you’ve been looking at our website, you might have seen that we have our central office out of Sacramento. We’ve found that it is more convenient to have a central location that is reachable from several communities around the state.

But we are very experienced in the local courthouses and know all the state’s giant insurance companies quite well. We’ve found that our clients have no problem staying in touch with the latest developments in their case because we keep the line of communication open. Call us today to find out more about how we can help you get compensation.

Can I Afford an Angels Camp Personal Injury Lawyer?

You might think hiring an experienced Angels Camp car accident lawyer with my kind of experience would be too expensive. You’re wrong. We handle all my car accident and personal injury cases on contingency, which basically means you won’t owe me any attorneys’ fees upfront for the work we do until and unless we win your case. If for some reason you don’t win, then you owe us nothing. It’s a risk-free approach to hiring an attorney that has worked for countless clients.

If we win your case, we then take a percentage of your settlement or jury award. We’ll negotiate ahead of time how much so there are no surprises. You also are responsible for some of the costs of the litigation, such as mail and expert witness fees. We can also discuss how much those will come out to roughly and how you will pay them.

The video below provides more information on what you can expect when meeting with an attorney in the free consultation.

Personal Injury Attorneys in Angels Camp, CA

I’m Ed Smith, an Angels Camp personal injury lawyer. Dealing with the aftermath of an accident is not always easy. If you have been injured after a car crash in Angels Camp, call our injury lawyers at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400 to receive free, friendly advice on your best legal options for recovery. You can fill out and submit our contact form.

Proud members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 2.26.21]

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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.