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Cottonwood Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Cottonwood Personal Injury LawyerCottonwood is a small town, with just over 3,300 people calling it home. Originally it was a stagecoach town and was first established as a settlement in 1849. Located right in the middle between Red Bluff and Redding, Cottonwood was a popular spot for making movies from the 1960s through the 1990s, including the last movie that actor Chris Farley made. 

Because it's a small town and the larger shopping and dining options are a few minutes away, people drive around and through Cottonwood a lot. That raises the chances for accidents, and as a Cottonwood car accident lawyer and personal injury attorney, I see the risk of people getting hurt in vehicles and through other means. But I'm here and ready to help when serious accidents happen.

Happy to Serve Cottonwood and Shasta County

Hi there! I'm Ed Smith, a personal injury attorney who serves Cottonwood and the surrounding areas. Together with the team at my law firm, I represent people who have been seriously injured in accidents. If you've been hurt, or if you've lost a loved one, reaching out to a Cottonwood personal injury lawyer could be the right step for you to take. I may be able to help you receive compensation for your injuries, or for the harm a loved one sustained. We handle a lot of accident types, such as:

Giving Personal Service as a Personal Injury Attorney

I understand what my clients are going through because I have experienced major injuries in an accident myself. It helped me realize how difficult it can be to recover, and how long it can take. It's not just physical recovery that's important, either. It's also mental, financial, and emotional recovery. Since I've experienced that, I empathize with clients and help them work toward their recovery. 

My clients are treated like family, as is the team at my law office, and I focus on a more holistic approach. You just won't get that with the majority of attorneys. As your Cottonwood auto accident attorney, I will give you the compassion and kindness you need so you can start recovering from your injuries or from the loss of a loved one.

Your Cottonwood Wrongful Death Case Advocate

It can be very painful to lose someone you care about to a fatal injury or an accident. You may feel confused and overwhelmed, along with hurt and depressed. Even everyday life tasks can be hard when you're struggling, but you still have to make decisions. 

All of that going on makes it even more difficult to recover damages, but you don't have to deal with that alone. I will work with you, just like I've worked with a lot of other people in that situation. As your Cottonwood personal injury attorney, I will focus on recovering damages for you so you can focus on the recovery you need in the other areas of your life.

Do You Really Want to Choose a Sacramento-based Lawyer?

Yes, you really do! I live in Sacramento, and my office is there, too. Why? Because it's a large city with a big client base, which helps my practice succeed and lets me help more people. I'm also very selective when I take on new clients, and with a Sacramento location, it's easier for me to specialize. 

You deserve compassion and experience, and to offer that to all my clients, I needed a good, reliable location. If you're having a hard time traveling because of your injuries or other obligations, call me anyway. We can work out a place where we can meet.

I Take My Cases on a Contingency Basis

Strong legal representation matters, but you might be concerned that you can't afford it. I take cases on contingency, which means you don't need to pay me anything upfront. I will collect my fee once your case is resolved successfully. If I can't do that for you, you don't need to pay me at all. So there's no financial risk to you by hiring me.

Getting the Right Attorney for Your Needs Matters

Attorneys are always advertising. Billboards, TV commercials, internet ads, and more all tell you that a particular attorney can help you. It seems as though a big line of attorneys is just waiting to take on your specific case. But that's not reality, and a lot of these attorneys won't keep the promises they seem to be making. 

They may say they have high success rates, for example, but that doesn't mean they got the best level of compensation for their clients. I don't consider your case a success unless your compensation is enough for you to fully recover. That means financially, but also physically and emotionally, too.

Am I the right attorney for you? I don't know, because that's for you to decide. But I do know that you want to find a good Cottonwood personal injury attorney who can meet your needs. To do that, you should know what you need to look for. Here are some of the most important things to consider when choosing an attorney to represent you.

  • Read Reviews to See What Clients Think - It's important to read the reviews of any attorney you're thinking about hiring. Some reviews can be biassed or inaccurate, but there's also a lot of good information available to you. Seeing what past clients have to say about their experience can help you in making a hiring decision for your case.
  • Check Out Verdicts and Settlements - Many attorneys put their verdicts and settlements on their website, for potential clients to take a look at. If you don't see that, don't be afraid to ask. You should know the type of success an attorney has experienced.
  • Understand the Attorney's Experience - Personal injury is one of the more complicated areas of the law, and any attorney you choose should have the experience to handle your type of case properly. Without good experience, and without the knowledge of how best to argue a case in court, an attorney may not be able to give you what you're looking for as far as legal representation.
  • Consider Whether an Attorney is Established - Established attorneys have the financial ability to take on big cases. If your attorney doesn't have that ability, you could lose out on adequate representation and compensation. Pursuing a case is often costly, and that's especially true for cases that go to trial. An attorney with good resources will be better equipped to help you.

The video below provides more insight on how to choose the right personal injury attorney for your case.

Cottonwood Personal Injury Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, and I'm a Cottonwood car accident lawyer. If you've lost someone you love in an accident or through a fatal injury, or if you've been injured, call me at (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400. I'm to provide you with free, friendly advice that may help.

Starting in 1982, I have helped people throughout Shasta County with personal injury and wrongful death cases. My Settlements and Verdicts page will give you information on the compensation I've been able to get for others.

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.

Photo by David Bartus from Pexels

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

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.