Colusa Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer


With just around 6,000 individuals, Colusa is genuinely one of the Sacramento Valley's hidden gems. Situated between the Colusa National Wildlife Refuge and the Sacramento River, the town offers easy access to beautiful natural scenery. 

Like other cities in California, Colusa sees its fair share of auto accidents. According to data from UC Berkeley research, the city saw 129 traumatic accidents between 2007 and 2018. Colusa County was the site of nearly 1,400 injury-causing collisions, many of which involved severe or fatal trauma. Although the area does not usually see heavy traffic, and drivers tend to be cautious, it isn't always possible to avoid a crash, and accidents can happen at any time.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in an auto accident in or around Colusa or anywhere in Colusa County, call our injury lawyers today at (530) 392-9400 for a free consultation. 

Serving Residents of Colusa and Colusa County

Our law firm represents people from Colusa who have sustained severe injuries in accidents. However, we also help those who have been injured in many different types of accidents. These include:

The "Personal" Personal Injury Attorney

We are known as the "personal" personal injury attorneys. This is because our practice is run holistically, and we always try to establish a meaningful relationship with our clients. We can be more effective attorneys if we understand our clients personally. This helps us communicate to insurers and courtrooms how severely their injuries have affected their lives.

Many lawyers prefer to keep an arm's length from the clients they represent. While this can work for some, we make it a point to visit our clients and their families. Most people who have a personal injury claim are in a challenging situation, and our job is to help them recover financially and personally.

We Help with Wrongful Death Cases

Tragically, some accidents cost people their lives. Fatal accidents can be devastating, and families are often left with overwhelming grief and dire financial problems. It can be hard to focus during this time, and taking legal action often seems out of reach. However, we believe that people deserve compensation from the parties responsible for their loved ones' death. We have compassion for our clients and their families and do everything we can to ensure they are financially secure after suffering such a traumatic event.

What Is Recoverable in a Personal Injury Claim?

Accident injuries affect people's lives in many different ways. For this reason, there are various types of compensation available to people who have suffered injuries. While these losses vary widely and are far-reaching, they can be divided into two main categories. These categories are economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages have a substantial dollar amount. They include the following:

  • Vehicle damage
  • Medical expenses
  • Therapy
  • Lost income
  • In-home care
  • Home modifications

Non-economic damages are more complicated because they do not readily have value, such as loss of quality of life and emotional trauma. Insurance companies will sometimes low-ball their offers for these types of damages, undermining the actual damage caused by an injury. When this happens, it is critical to have a Colusa car accident attorney who knows how to negotiate an injury case to ensure you get the payments you deserve.

Choosing The Best Injury Attorney for Your Case

You may think that we're not the right attorney for your needs. This is totally understandable, and it is essential to feel comfortable with the person handling your case. Regardless, we would like to offer you some advice about how you can make sure an injury attorney is skilled and experienced enough to take on your claim. Some things to keep in mind are:

  • Reputation - Your lawyer should have the respect of their peers and clients. You can see what people think of a lawyer by reading reviews on their online profiles. Check sites like Avvo, Yelp, Google, and LinkedIn.
  • History - One of the best ways to see if a lawyer knows what they are doing is to look at their verdicts and settlements. Most lawyers will have these listed on their websites. You should also feel free to ask an attorney about this in person. A good lawyer will be happy to tell you about their past success.
  • Preparedness - A negotiation can't be reached in some cases, and a case must be taken to court. You should check to see if your lawyer is comfortable arguing your case before a judge or jury. If an attorney doesn't seem satisfied with the idea, they may settle for less than you deserve during negotiations.

If you want more information about choosing the best Colusa Personal Injury Lawyer to represent you, see this helpful video:

Call Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Colusa, CA 

If you have been seriously hurt in an accident, reach out to our Colusa personal injury lawyers for free, friendly advice. You can call (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400.

We've assisted Colusa residents with claiming fair compensation in personal injury and wrongful death cases since 1982.

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 AvvoYelp, Google.

Editor's note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 1.6.23]

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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.
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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.
"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.