Crescent City, California Personal Injury Lawyer (707) 564-1900

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.

Harbor

Crescent City was named for the shape of the harbor it lies next to.

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:

Tips on Finding the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

How to find a 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 lawyer who only handles personal injury cases helps ensure that the attorney is up-to-date on current personal injury laws. An 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 you case will be represented.

Reviews from clients and other lawyers are important. You can find mine at Avvo, Yelp and Google Plus.

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is open to only 1 percent of attorneys in the United States. I am pleased to be a member. This organization is for lawyers with multiple verdicts and settlements of over 1 Million Dollars.

Choosing a lawyer to represent you who has a good track record of Settlements and Verdicts is important. Feel free to look over my record.

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Breach

A jetty along a breach in Crescent City.

FAQs

Where can I find reliable auto repair in Crescent City?

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

Where can I find a rental car agency in Crescent City?

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

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Crescent City Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Crescent City 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 toll free at (800) 404-5400.

Photos:

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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!
    Sincerely, 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. ★★★★★