Arbuckle Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, an Arbuckle personal injury lawyer. I represent residents of Arbuckle who have suffered serious accident injuries.
My law firm focuses solely on severe injury cases and we only work with people who have suffered major trauma. However, we handle cases involving many different types of accidents. Some of the types of cases we take include:
- Auto Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Dog Bites
- Trucking Accidents
- Vehicle/Pedestrian Crashes
- Motorcycle Collisions
- Workplace Injuries
- Slip and Fall Cases
- Products Liability Cases
- Airplane Accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Bicycle Accidents
- Wrongful Death
I’ve been called the “personal” personal injury lawyer. This is because of the way I choose to run my practice. I make it a priority to work personally with my clients and believe that the best way to deal with injury cases is through developing a relationship with the people I work with. Because I have suffered serious injuries myself, I understand the stress and emotional issues that being injured can cause. I like to think of my law firm as a big family and the people we represent are considered members.
Many attorneys prefer to have a strictly professional connection to the people they represent. This approach works for some people, but I have found that it is a more effective approach to get to know my clients as people. Being familiar with my clients’ families and day-to-day lives helps me to truly understand the impact that their injury has caused. With this understanding, I can more effectively bring their case to insurers and argue for their rights in the courtroom.Representing Arbuckle Residents
Arbuckle is a small town of about 3,000 residents that sits in the heart of the Sacramento Valley, one of the largest agricultural areas in the United States. Surrounded by orchards, fields, and streams, the residents of Arbuckle enjoy a friendly, relaxed atmosphere as well as a short drive to both the Sacramento metropolitan area and the San Francisco Bay. Residents can just as easily visit Clearlake for a hike as they can attend a show in Sacramento or take a dip in the nearby Yuba River.
While Arbuckle is an idyllic town in many ways, it’s also located on one of the state’s main roadways for travel up and down the coast, Interstate 5. Additionally, being in in an agricultural hub like the Sacramento Valley means that Arbuckle residents see a large volume of semi-trucks hauling goods up and down the state. For these reasons, accidents happen all too frequently.Why Should I Hire a Lawyer from Sacramento?
My office and home are both located in Sacramento. It’s likely that you are wondering why you would seek help from a Sacramento lawyer when you live an hour away. While it may seem like a good idea to have a lawyer who lives closer to you, there are a couple of important things to consider when deciding who should handle your injury case.
The first reason why you should consider hiring a Sacramento-based lawyer is that it can be difficult to find quality representation in rural areas. Sadly, economic pressures mean that many good small-town lawyers have to relocate to cities with larger client bases. This means that finding a lawyer with the right skills and experience can be hard outside of larger cities. Secondly, if your case involves a severe injury, it’s very important to have a lawyer who specializes in handling major accidents. Running my practice in Sacramento means that I have the ability to be selective about my clients. This means that I have decades of experience working exclusively on serious injury cases.I Take My Cases On Contingency
Many people are unsure of how they will be able to afford the legal help they need. I believe that finances shouldn’t keep people from getting the money they deserve for the damages they have suffered. For this reason, I take my cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that I do not ask my clients for an up-front payment and only charge lawyers’ fees if I am able to successfully resolve their case. Running my law firm this way allows me to help people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford a top-rate Arbuckle car accident lawyer.What Can Be Recovered in a Personal Injury Case?
Injuries can dramatically affect people’s lives. Recovering from an injury can be both emotionally and physically difficult. On top of this, medical care is often expensive and accident survivors frequently have to pay for hospital stays, medicine, surgeries, therapy, and other medical costs. Additionally, being injured can make it difficult or impossible to continue working, which means a serious loss of income.
Because accidents affect lives in so many different ways, injury cases often seek payment for a wide variety of losses. The types of damages that are available to injured parties are typically grouped into economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses include things that come with a specific dollar amount such as medical bills and lost income. Non-economic losses are more difficult to define and involve things such as loss of quality of life, emotional issues, and more. The best way to get an idea of what you may be owed for your injuries is to speak with an Arbuckle auto accident attorney directly.Finding a Quality Lawyer
Many people know that they should seek help from an attorney, but are unsure of how they can find a lawyer who has enough experience and skill to ensure success. Having a lawyer you feel comfortable with is a big deal and the quality of your attorney is a critical part of claiming the payments you are owed. Thankfully, there are a few tried and true methods that you can use to make sure your attorney has what it takes to handle your case. These include researching an attorney’s history of case resolutions, reading reviews of their practice, and seeing whether or not he or she is comfortable taking your case to court. You can learn about these methods by watching this video produced by my firm:Arbuckle Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, an Arbuckle personal injury attorney. If an accident has caused serious injuries to you or a person you care about, get in touch with me by calling my office at (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400. I’ll be happy to provide you with free, friendly advice about your case.
My law firm has represented people from Arbuckle and nearby areas since 1982 in personal injury and wrongful death cases. See how my clients have been able to obtain payments for their losses at my Settlements and Verdicts page.
Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 10.21.19]
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