Burney Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Burney isn't big, but with a population, just over 3,000 it's a very cozy and comfortable place to call home. There are nearly six square miles of town to enjoy, but with a small town also comes limited resources. That means people drive to nearby areas to shop and eat and engage in activities. That driving is more common in the summertime, but the comfortable temperatures nearly year-round mean people travel at all times of the year. The driving and activities can, unfortunately, both indicate that there is an increased risk of accidents and injuries.Serving the People of Burney and Shasta County
I'm Ed Smith, a Burney personal injury lawyer. My law firm and I are focused on the representation of people who have significant injuries from an accident. If you've been hurt in an accident, or if someone you love has been hurt or killed in an accident, it might be time to reach out to a Burney personal injury attorney. Along with my excellent legal team, I can potentially help you to receive fair and just compensation for the harm you have sustained. We handle many different accident types, including:
- Wrongful death
- Trucking accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Slip and fall
- Plane accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dog bites
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
I know what it's like to experience major injuries, and that's not just from talking with clients. It has actually happened to me, and it made me very aware of the difficulty in recovering from those injuries and the time it takes to do so. The recovery is not just a physical one, but financial, mental, and emotional, as well. Because I've had that experience, I really understand what my clients go through as they work toward their own recovery. I treat my clients like family, and I offer a holistic approach that you won't see with too many attorneys. As your Burney car accident lawyer, I'll focus on the kindness and compassion you need to fully recover from your injuries.
The video below will give you an idea of my holistic approach to personal injury law.Your Advocate in a Wrongful Death Case
Losing someone you love to an accident or a fatal injury is extremely painful and can leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused. Even daily life tasks can seem too difficult, and it's hard to make decisions. With all that going on, trying to recover damages is just one more thing you have to deal with. A delicate situation is made worse, but you shouldn't have to deal with that. I work with people in those situations, and I want to help you, as well. As your Burney auto accident attorney, I can focus on the recovery of damages while you focus on recovery in other areas of your life.Why Should You Consider a Sacramento-based Lawyer?
Yes, I really do live and work in Sacramento. That might seem strange, but it's done for a couple of reasons. First, a larger city means a bigger client base, so my practice can succeed and help more people. Second, I am very selective about who I take on as clients, and I can specialize more easily with a Sacramento location. I want to make sure you get experience and compassion, and I had to choose a good location to offer that. If you have trouble traveling, call me. We can work out a meeting place.I Take Cases on a Contingency Basis
You or your loved ones require strong legal representation to financially recover from your injuries. But being able to pay for that representation upfront might not be possible or realistic. I work on contingency, which means that you won't pay me anything upfront. I only get paid when your case is successfully resolved. If I don't settle your case in your favor, you won't owe me anything.You Want the Right Attorney for Your Needs
Attorneys advertise everywhere. You see accident billboards, pop-up ads, and TV commercials all the time. It appears as though all the attorneys in your area are just waiting for you to contact them. But unfortunately, a lot of these attorneys don't really keep those advertised promises. They may list high success rates, but they aren't necessarily doing everything possible to get the most compensation for their clients.
Instead, that high success rate could mean that they're settling plenty of cases, but not for as much as their client really should have received. I won't count your case as a success unless you get enough compensation to fully recover, and that means financially, emotionally, and physically.
I don't know if I'm the right attorney for your needs, but no matter which Burney auto accident attorney you decide to hire you'll want to know what you should be looking for in your legal representation. That could keep you from making the wrong choice when you focus on what an attorney has to say and don't take a look at what that attorney has actually done. Here are some things to look for, to make the best choice for someone to properly represent your case.
- Know the Experience the Attorney Has - Personal injury is a complicated area of the law, and the attorney you select needs experience in handling cases like yours. Without that, and without experience arguing in court, they might not have what you need, and they won't be the right lawyer for your case.
- Check Out the Verdicts and Settlements The Attorney Has Reached - Attorneys often make their verdicts and settlements available on their firm's website. If you don't see that from an attorney you're considering, there's no harm in asking for that information. You have a right to know what kind of success your attorney has seen in the past.
- Read Reviews of Attorneys to See What Past Clients Think - Reading attorney reviews is important. Even though some reviews can be inaccurate or biased, many of them provide good information you can rely on when considering a particular attorney. Past clients often leave reviews about their experience, especially if that experience was negative.
- Determine Whether an Attorney is Properly Established - You want an attorney you choose to be established and have financial means to tackle big cases. It can be costly to pursue a case, especially if it ends up going to trial. An attorney who can help you properly will be an attorney with resources.
I’m Ed Smith, a Burney personal injury and car accident attorney. If you've been hurt or you've lost a loved one through some type of accident or fatal injury, give me a call at (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400. I can give you free, friendly advice.
Since 1982, I have been helping people all over Shasta County with personal injury and wrongful death cases. My Settlements and Verdicts page can give you useful information on the help I've been able to provide to others.
Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 12.5.19]
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