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Clearlake Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Clearlake Personal Injury LawyerClearlake, California is an amazing place that sits on the edge of California’s largest natural freshwater lake. The lake itself spans 68 square miles and may just be the oldest lake in North America.

Clearlake was ranked the number one best bass lake on the West Coast and took the number three spot for best bass lake in the country in Bassmaster Magazine’s top 100 rankings in 2016. Who doesn’t love spending time in a place where fishing for bass, crappie, and bluegill, and enjoying watersports on an incredibly expansive and crystal blue lake is a way of life?

Serving the Seriously Injured in Clearlake

My name is Ed Smith. I’m the founder of the website, the most comprehensive accident and personal injury website on the internet. I also legally represent people who have been seriously injured in accidents.

I empathize with those who are suffering from physical pain and emotional trauma brought on by a catastrophic event because I have been through several injuries and traumas of my own. I understand the agony, the angst, and the financial pressure that comes with being injured in a serious accident. I also understand the overwhelming grief that comes with losing a loved one to wrongful death.

Why Would Clearlake Clients go to Sacramento for a Lawyer?

People often ask why seriously injured individuals come all the way to Sacramento when there is a wide array of lawyers between Clearlake and my office who handle personal injury cases. My answer is simple: I hand-select only the most serious personal injury cases. Many of these cases arise from:

  • Automobile accidents;
  • Commercial truck accidents;
  • Auto accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists;
  • Motorcycle accidents;
  • Bites from various animals (mostly dogs);
  • Farm accidents;
  • Accidents involving dangerous or defective products;
  • Slip and fall accidents; and
  • Wrongful death.

When potential clients visit my Sacramento office, it is typically because they want to find a personal injury lawyer who has a vast amount of experience. They want to find an attorney who understands what they are going through; someone who will fight all the way to a trial, if necessary. They need to know that the lawyer they choose has the financial resources and experience that is required to obtain a fair amount of compensation for the injuries they have suffered.

Choosing the Right Clearlake Personal Injury Attorney

Searching for and selecting the right personal injury attorney is incredibly daunting, especially if you have never needed a lawyer’s assistance before. On top of the confusion you are experiencing with the thousands of choices to pick from, you are also trying to recover from your injuries and handle your everyday life.

Even if you do not think I am the right Clearlake personal injury lawyer for you, here are some crucial things to consider when searching for the right legal representation for your case:

  • Select someone who has extensive – and exclusive - experience in personal injury law. Think of it this way: Would you prefer to have a primary physician who has had some surgery experience perform surgery on your brain or do you want a brain surgeon who has performed successful surgeries every day for decades to do your surgery?
  • Do extensive research on any Clearlake car accident lawyer you are interested in. Check out Avvo, Yelp, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media and review platforms to find out what past clients have said about the lawyers you are considering. The information is at your fingertips, so there is no reason not to be informed about your choice.
  • Check to see if the Clearlake auto accident attorneys you are researching have taken cases to trial or not. One way to do this is to check out their past settlements and verdicts page on their website. If they do not have one on their website, ask them about their past cases. Most lawyers will be more than happy to share their successes with you.

If a lawyer is hesitant to talk about past verdicts and settlements, simply pass them by. If a lawyer only has settlements on their resume, it may mean that they are only comfortable with negotiating with insurance companies. It may also mean that they do not have the financial means to take cases to trial, which could significantly limit the compensation you will receive.

What if the final settlement offer is unfair? A single case can cost upwards of $150,000. If I take your case on and the insurance company is not being fair, my office knows how to properly prepare for a trial and I also have the financial resources to do it, if necessary.

Watch the video below for more on how to choose the right personal injury lawyer for your case.

Clearlake FAQ:

Do you know which intersections are the most dangerous in Clearlake?

Yes. The following intersections in Clearlake were accident sites in 2013:

  • Davis Ave and Cedar Ave
  • Lakeshore Dr and Golf Ave
  • Lakeshore Dr and Rt 53
  • Lakeshore Dr and Emory Ave
  • Old Highway 53 and Ridgeview Dr
  • Old Highway 53 and Cass Ave
  • Old Highway 53 and Davis Ave
  • Old Highway 53 and Olympic Dr
  • Old Highway 53 and Putnam Ln
  • Big Valley Rd and Thomas Dr
  • Rt 53 and 18th Ave
  • Rt 53 and Lakeshore Dr

Can you recommend a reputable auto repair shop in Clearlake?

Unfortunately, there were not any auto repair shops in Clearlake with reviews on Yelp, but the following auto repair shop in Kelseyville had good reviews on Yelp:

Riviera Auto
9759 Broadmoor Way
Kelseyville, CA 95451
(707) 277-9582

Clearlake Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Clearlake car accident lawyer. If you or your loved one has experienced a serious personal injury in Clearlake, please call me at (707) 564-1900 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.

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 7.24.20]

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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.