Angels Camp Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
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!An Angels Camp Car Accident Lawyer
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.Why Can’t You Negotiate with an Insurer on Your Own?
This is a do-it-yourself culture, which I 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. I’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 You Pick My Law Firm?
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 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.
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 You Afford Us?
You might think hiring an experienced Angels Camp car accident lawyer with my kind of experience would be too expensive. You’re wrong. I 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 I do until and unless we win your case. If for some reason you don’t win, then you owe me 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.Angels Camp Auto Accident Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, an Angels Camp personal injury and car accident attorney. I’ve spent my entire professional career helping injured victims just like you receive the money you need after an accident. I know how to bring these cases the right way and how to negotiate with an insurance adjuster who doesn’t want to pay top dollar for your injuries.
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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 1.13.19]