Brentwood Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Brentwood is a city of approximately 51,500 residents in Contra Costa County. Its population has grown rapidly over the past 25 years due to its farms and orchards being developed into suburban neighborhoods. It is a fairly affluent city and because it is so close to San Francisco, a new route of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is scheduled to open in Brentwood in 2017.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, I first came to California to attend UC Davis once I completed my service in the United States Air Force. After becoming acquainted with the beauty here, I decided to stay for good. I founded my personal injury law firm in 1982.
If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to recover compensation through a civil claim. I have experience in many types of serious personal injury cases in Brentwood; for example:
- Auto accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Dog bites;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Brain injury cases;
- Wrongful death claims.
When you are researching personal injury firms in Brentwood, look for the following three things:
- Trial experience;
- Reviews on third party websites; and
- Social media presence.
Although it can be easy to disregard social media as an unprofessional space for family disagreements and party photos, do not underestimate it as a tool through which a law firm can market itself and connect with its clients. A law firm's social media presence shows that it is able to adapt to our changing ways of connecting with each other.
Trial experience is also important. Look on a firm's website to see if its lawyers have gone to court with their clients' claims. If the website lists the firm's past verdicts, this means the firm has trial experience. Although many personal injury claims are settled out of court, there is the possibility that yours will need to go to trial. Work with a lawyer who can go to court for you.The Best Ways to Select an Attorney
Watch the following video before you interview prospective lawyers.
Remember this information when meeting with prospective lawyers:
- Your lawyer should have trial experience. Do not assume that your claim will be settled out of court;
- Your attorney should be able to talk to you about his or her past case successes, but he or she should not make any guarantees to you. Do not work with an attorney who guarantees a settlement for a certain amount – there is no way to tell if a case will settle and if so, for how much;
- Your lawyer's office should be responsive to your phone calls and emails. Even if you receive responses from a secretary, you should never feel like you are being ignored.
Brentwood is about an hour and a half's drive from Sacramento, but do not allow this to discourage you from working with The Law Offices of Edward Smith. If I feel you have a solid case and that you are a good fit, I will pay for your transportation and lodging costs while you are in Sacramento to discuss your case with me. Do not simply choose the lawyer whose firm is closest to your home; choose the lawyer who can best handle your claim.Additional Info About Me
I am part of the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Brain Injury Association of California, and the Consumer Attorneys of California.
Some previous verdicts and settlements for our office are listed below:
- $800,000 for a woman whose spine was severely injured in a collision between an SUV and pickup truck;
- $1,697,273.26 for a victim who suffered disc protrusions and spinal cord compression after a rear-end accident; and
- $1,208,401.52 for a victim of a crash with a big rig logging truck who suffered disc disruption and multiple complications from the injury.
Yelp shows a number of good reviews for this chiropractor:
8157 Brentwood Blvd
Brentwood, CA 94513
Phone number (925) 516-1395
Where is a good auto repair shop in Brentwood?
Yelp shows many good reviews for this repair shop:
Keep It New Auto Service
550 Harvest Park Dr
Brentwood, CA 94513
Phone number (925) 626-7960
What are the most dangerous intersections in Brentwood?
Yes. Balfour Road is one of the most dangerous roadways in Brentwood. Many collisions occur at intersections between Balfour Road and the roads that connect to it, such as Minnesota Avenue and Foothill Drive. Other dangerous intersections in Brentwood include Sand Creek Road and Fairview Avenue and Central Boulevard and Fairview Avenue.
I'm Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer who works hard to seek the compensation clients from Brentwood and other areas of California deserve. If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident caused by another party's negligence, contact me at 916.921.6400 for free and friendly advice.