Crescent City Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer in Crescent City. Welcome to my Crescent City page. I appreciate your giving me the opportunity to introduce myself and tell you how I may be of assistance if you receive a serious accident injury caused by another’s negligence.
Injuries, such as those caused by a car accident or medical malpractice, can cause extensive hospitalization for the victim, with high medical bills, the inability to work and a long recuperation. The attorney you choose to represent you is important and can make a big difference in whether you receive full compensation for your injury, or continue to face mounting bills.Crescent City, California
Del Norte County is the home of Crescent City, a small town popular with tourists and residents alike. Punctuated by Battery Point Lighthouse and stunning beaches, Crescent City is a great place for nature lovers and those who want to be surrounded by beauty in a tranquil setting.Dangerous Roads Around Crescent City
Although Crescent City itself is the scene of few accidents, Highway 101 runs through the middle of town and is the route to Oregon in the north and the town of Eureka in the south. Route 199 takes residents to Grants Pass in Oregon. Traffic, especially during tourist season, can cause accidents that result in serious injuries or deaths. When this happens, a personal injury lawyer can help by recovering damages to pay for the expenses associated with the accident.Personal Information
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, where people tend to say what’s on their mind, I’ve naturally brought this way of speaking directly to my practice. It has served both me and my clients well. I went to California after my stint in an airborne unit in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Vietnam. After I graduated summa cum laude from UC Davis, I received my law degree from McGeorge School of Law. I married in 1978 and have a son and grandson, who are both special to me, just as your children and grandchildren are to you. It has been my pleasure to serve the people of California as a trial attorney since 1982. I believe in a holistic approach. People are more than the injury damages they come to me for. Knowing what they do for a living, things about the family itself and many other aspects help me to represent them better.What Exactly Is a Personal Injury?
Personal injury encompasses a wide area. The one central theme is that an individual becomes injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. You can find a complete list of my practice areas by clicking this link. Some of the injuries covered by personal injury are as follows:
- Wrongful death
- Motor vehicle accident injuries
- Truck accident injuries
- Traumatic injuries
- Motorcycle accident injuries
- Dog bite injuries
- Medical malpractice injuries
- Food poisoning injuries
How to find a Crescent City personal injury attorney who will do a good job representing you isn’t as difficult as some might think. Collecting damages to cover current and any future expenses due to your accident is important. However, there are ways to investigate if an attorney is right for you.
Choosing a Crescent City car accident lawyer who only handles personal injury cases helps ensure that the attorney is up-to-date on current personal injury laws. A Crescent City auto accident attorney who is accustomed to working with insurance companies and familiar with their tactics is also vital because insurance companies tend to lowball when it comes to settlements.
Because investigations of an accident and acquiring expert witnesses when necessary costs the lawyer money up front, ensuring that the firm can handle those expenses can mean the difference between winning or losing a case. An attorney’s knowledge can also be measured by what an attorney does. Has the attorney written articles or books on the subject? Is the attorney active in relevant associations? Is the attorney well thought of by his or her peers? The number of clients an attorney has represented and successful verdicts and settlements can also forecast how well your case will be represented.
Watch the video below for more tips on how to choose a personal injury lawyer.Crescent City FAQs
Q: Where can I find reliable auto repair in Crescent City?
A: We found the following good reviews on Yelp:
Kyles Auto Repair and Restoration
1728 Northcrest Dr.
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: (707) 464-1900
Wilson’s Auto Repair
380 E. Adams Ave.
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: (707) 464-6737
Q: Where can I find a rental car agency in Crescent City?
A: My staff searched on Yelp and found the following:
Hertz Rent A Car
202 Dale Rupert Road
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: (707) 464-5750
I’m Ed Smith, a Crescent City car accident and personal injury lawyer. Accidents due to someone else’s negligence can do more than make a physical and emotional impact. It can devastate the injured person’s financial situation through no fault of their own. Getting reimbursed for those damages can help an individual get on with his or her life. Call me for friendly advice, and I will be happy to answer the questions you have about your accident. This consultation is always free. Even if I take your case, you owe me nothing until your case reaches a positive resolution. Contact us online and I will get back to you promptly, or call (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400.
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Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 3.8.19]