Carpinteria Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Carpinteria Personal Injury LawyerCarpinteria is a gorgeous coastal community that is valued by the residents and visitors alike. The city exudes small-town charm with breathtaking ocean and mountain views that would hardly be considered dangerous. Anyone raising a family here is fortunate to be able to enjoy the beauty of this city.

Carpinteria is home to Monte Vista Park, which yields spectacular views of the Santa Ynez Mountains, a children’s play area, barbecue sites, restrooms, and a passive recreation area set on 4 acres. Other parks include Carpinteria Creek Park, Viola Fields, Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, and many others. Carpinteria is certainly a part of California that I would recommend visiting if you have never been there before.

Even though I would not call Carpinteria a dangerous place to live or visit, accidents still happen, and other people’s negligence is often a major role in accidents that result in serious injuries, and sometimes death. Injuries that result from accidents on the roads and highways of Carpinteria are sometimes catastrophic, throwing the lives of the victims and their families in directions that they never saw coming. It does not matter if you are driving a car, a truck, a motorcycle, an SUV, a bus, or simply riding your bicycle or walking across the street; unfortunate collisions occur here.

The Edward A Smith Law Offices

Hello, my name is Ed Smith and I am the founder of, as well as a Carpinteria personal injury attorney. I have been handling serious personal injury cases exclusively since the 1980s.

My roots stem from Brooklyn, New York, but I have been honored to be a Californian for over three decades now. During those three decades, I have helped victims of California recover the compensation they deserve as a personal injury attorney. You can read more about my background on my biography page. Feel free to read about my staff, as well.

Past clients of mine have taken the time to review my services on Yelp, Google, and Avvo. Feel free to click on the links and read what they have said about me and my staff. My Avvo rating, by the way, is a 10, which is the highest rating you can have.

Helping Seriously Injured Victims in Carpinteria

My law firm handles the more serious personal injury cases - cases in which victims have endured catastrophic and life-changing injuries or lost someone they loved to wrongful death. My law firm does not necessarily focus on car accidents, either. Past clients have also been injured by dangerous or defective products, dog bites, or a hazard that made them slip and fall on another person’s property.

How to Find the Right Personal Injury Attorney in Carpinteria

It is imperative to find the right lawyer to represent you for your serious personal injury case. You only get one chance to obtain the compensation that you deserve, so you need to make sure you find a Carpinteria auto accident attorney who will fight for the maximum amount of compensation for your specific case. The difference between having the right attorney for your personal injury case and having the wrong attorney could be hundreds of thousands of dollars. In some cases, the difference could be millions of dollars.

You should spend time, face-to-face, with potential attorneys to get a good idea if they are a good fit for your needs. Like most other injured victims, you will probably start searching for a personal injury lawyer online. Look them up on Avvo, Google, and Yelp, for starters.

Don’t forget that you should look for a Carpinteria car accident lawyer who practices personal injury law solely – that usually means that they have extensive knowledge of personal injury law, rather than bits and pieces of several types of law. You also want to find someone who makes you feel like they truly care about you, your family, and the outcome of your personal injury case – someone who makes you feel like family.

The following video will provide more information on how to choose a Carpinteria personal injury lawyer.

Past Settlements & Verdicts

Researching a potential attorney’s past settlements and verdicts are like looking at their resume. If you are not completely stunned by a lawyer’s past verdicts and settlements, move onto the next choice. You can take a look at my past verdicts and settlements here to find out what you should be looking for.

Carpinteria FAQ

Do you know which intersections in Carpinteria have the highest rate of accidents?

Yes. The following list includes the most dangerous intersections for accidents in 2013 in Carpinteria, according to TIMS Berkeley. Dangerous intersections are marked by accidents in which one or more victims were injured in one incident:

  • Carpinteria Ave and Holly Ave
  • Carpinteria Ave and Santa Ynez Ave
  • Carpinteria Ave and Reynolds Ave
  • Linden Ave and Ogan Rd
  • Via Real and Cravens Ln
  • Rincon Rd and Rt 101
  • Santa Ynez and Via Real
  • Linden Ave and El Carro Ln
  • 7th St and Yucca Ln

Can you recommend a good auto repair shop in Carpinteria?

Yes. The following auto repair shops in Carpinteria had several great reviews on Yelp:

Bob’s Garage
4492 Carpinteria Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-2312

Tom Watts Automotive
5292 Carpinteria Ave Ste C
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 745-1224

Can you recommend a couple of good chiropractic clinics in Carpinteria I could check out?

Yes. The Carpinteria chiropractic clinics listed below have excellent Yelp reviews:

DeSandre Chiropractic Wellness Center
1101 Eugenia Place
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-0404

Carpinteria Wellness Center
550 Maple St
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 232-4001

Carpinteria Personal Injury Lawyer

I'm Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Carpinteria. I handle only serious personal injury cases. If you are suffering serious injuries right now, take the time to call me at (805) 372-0200 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

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

See our past verdicts and settlements and our reviews on Avvo, Yelp, Google.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 8.14.20]

Photo by Eric Saunders on Unsplash

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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.
"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
"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.
"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.
"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.