Benicia Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

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Benicia is a historic waterside city located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its small-town charm attracts a population of nearly 28,000 who call the city home. Benicia's waterfront area, near downtown, is bustling with shops, restaurants, and other amenities that attract visitors year-round.

With the number of people in the area, there's always a chance of an accident. If you have suffered injuries in an accident in Solano County due to negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Call our experienced Benicia injury lawyers today at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400 for a free case evaluation.

We Only Handle Serious Personal Injury Cases 

We represent accident victims who suffer severe injuries resulting from auto, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents. These injuries may fall into various categories of damages for which plaintiffs are entitled to receive compensation. Such compensation received in a personal injury case should repay the monetary, physical, and mental cost of an accident caused by someone's negligence. It may even serve to punish the most egregious kinds of conduct in some cases. These damages may include the following:

  • The cost of medical treatment. This damage award includes all costs associated with any treatment of injuries stemming from the accident, including reimbursement for treatment that the victim has already received and compensation for future medical care that the victim must accept.
  • Lost income or earning capacity. This damages award deals with the impact of the crash on a person's ability to earn a salary and wages. It is not limited to income that the individual has already lost, but the potential income they would have been able to make in the future. This lost income is also known as the person's loss of earning capacity.
  • Property losses. One form of the damages award that a plaintiff may receive is the cost of repairs to personal property such as vehicles or other damaged items due to the accident. If repairs are not feasible, then a plaintiff should receive compensation for whatever the fair market value of the lost property is.
  • Pain, suffering, and mental or emotional distress. When it comes to more severe accidents, injuries may include any psychological impacts that the crash may have on an individual. A person may receive compensation for such effects as anxiety, fear, loss of sleep, or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Additionally, individuals are entitled to compensation for any pain and discomfort that they went through because of the accident and immediately after and ongoing pain due to recurring or persistent medical issues.
  • Loss of consortium. These damages usually refer to the impact that a person's injuries may have on their relationship with a spouse or domestic partner. In this case, the award is generally made to the affected family member instead of the plaintiff.
  • Punitive Damages. If the conduct of the negligent or reckless party is particularly outrageous, a court may award punitive damages, which are meant to punish the defendant for such behavior, as well as for deterrence.
Finding the Right Benicia Personal Injury Attorney 

It is critical for people looking for a Benicia car accident lawyer to analyze a prospective attorney's practice area to see if they can provide the skilled and dedicated representation you need. Some lawyers practice in various areas of law that are sometimes unrelated to each other, such as family law, criminal defense, and business transactions. The problem with hiring general practice attorneys is that they usually cannot offer the kind of experience and nuanced knowledge that you need in a severe personal injury or wrongful death case. Our legal practice is entirely devoted to serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, and we have done so for nearly four decades.

There is no good substitute for a face-to-face conversation with a prospective attorney to determine if the representation would be a good fit. However, to get to that point, people usually start out by conducting an online search for local Benicia auto accident attorneys. Plenty of information is available online regarding attorneys, including any pending disciplinary actions or have been taken by a state bar association against a lawyer. Such disciplinary action should be the first red flag, and potential clients should consider this an absolute standard in finding representation.

Always Check Client Reviews and Testimonials

Another method of screening search results for local attorneys is reading any testimonials provided by current and former clients. Some attorneys offer these testimonials on their law firm websites. Our website includes an extensive list of testimonials from clients who believe we have provided them with excellent legal representation. Attorneys may also post a summary listing of prior verdicts and settlements that a law firm has recovered on behalf of clients. This may prove informative in choosing an attorney.

Check Review Sites

We have a proven track record of achieving good results in my personal injury cases. Current and former clients have expressed their satisfaction regarding the legal services in various ways. They have provided high praise and recommendations in legal services websites such as Avvo or other social media rating websites such as Google or Yelp. We have received excellent Avvo ratings (10 out of 10). Those who have received legal representation from our firm have received excellent reviews (5 stars out of 5) on Yelp. Our Google profile has also received similar accolades from former and current clients. These ratings speak for the kind of advocacy and seasoned representation we provide in personal injury cases.

Past Verdicts and Settlements

Our website maintains a long list of past judgments and settlements that we have secured for our clients. These favorable outcomes include million-dollar settlement and judgment amounts as high as $25 million. We belong to the Million Dollar Forum, a group consisting of personal injury attorneys who have successfully recovered settlements and verdicts over a million dollars. A track record of successful verdicts shows that we are comfortable with the courtroom and will not hesitate to proceed to trial if necessary. Often, personal injury attorneys who are only experienced with settlements but not with verdicts cannot effectively advocate for clients in the courtroom, which may be required if insurance companies fail to make reasonable and just settlement offers.  

Even if you decide not to select us today, please watch this helpful video we put together that will assist you in finding an experienced Benicia personal injury attorney.

Benicia FAQ

What intersections in Benicia have the highest occurrence of accidents?

Here is a listing of the most dangerous intersections for accidents in Benicia:

  • Columbus Parkway and Rose Drive
  • Rt 780 and Benicia Road
  • Rt 780 and Columbus Parkway
  • Rt 780 and Military West
  • Rt 780 and Miller Road
  • Rt 780 and Park Road
  • Rt 780 and South Hampton Road
  • Military West and W 11th Street
  • Military West and Plaza De Oro
  • West K Street and W 14th Street
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Benicia, CA

If you or someone in your family has been seriously hurt in an accident, please call our experienced Benicia personal injury lawyers today at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

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

See our past verdicts, settlements, and client reviews on AvvoYelp, and Google.  

Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 6.22.22]

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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.
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"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
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"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.
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"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.
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"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.