Cutten Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Cutten Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Cutten is an unincorporated area of Eureka in Humboldt County, which lies east of Rosewood and south of Arcata Bay. Set among a rural area of tall trees, its convenience to Sequoia Park and the zoo makes it a great place to live and raise a family. U.S. Highway 101 is the primary route for those traveling along the coast. The total population in 2019 was 3,108, which gives residents the opportunity to know their neighbors, a commodity not found in many towns. While this lifestyle offers the best of both worlds, accidents still happen. If you are involved in an accident caused by negligence, I hope you will keep me in mind. An experienced Cutten auto accident lawyer can help you recover fair compensation for injuries or the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death.

A Brief History of Cutten

The town was referred to early on as the Cutten-McDonald Tract, and its first post office was established in 1929. The Cutten family had lived in Humboldt County since the early 1850s. The father of the family, R.D. Cutten, was connected with the timber industry and operated both shingle mills and sawmills near Eureka. David Page Cutten, his son, was born in Nova Scotia, and it was he and his family the town was named after. 

Choosing a Cutten Personal Injury Lawyer

Most people don’t think about a lawyer until they’ve been injured or have lost a loved one due to negligence. Googling a lawyer in your area can turn up countless choices. However, whenever you are in need, some of the following suggestions might help:

  • Choosing a lawyer who only practices personal injury law is essential.
  • Looking over their settlements and verdicts can be helpful.
  • Ensure the lawyer doesn’t only settle with the insurance company. Some cases have to be taken to trial to obtain needed compensation.
  • Choosing a lawyer who is personally interested in you and your family matters. 
  • Make sure the lawyer has experience in handling your type of case.
Cutter Personal Injury Lawyer

I’ve worked for more than 37 years upholding my clients’ rights to fair compensation because of motor vehicle accidents caused by distracted, drunk, and other negligent drivers. My staff and I strive to provide service that is unparalleled because we firmly believe that no one should have to pay for their financial loss and pain and suffering caused by another. 

All of our clients have different interests and their own unique goals. We explain to them options that are available in their cases and possible outcomes. I, as well as my staff of investigators, attorneys, and paralegals try our best to be compassionate and understanding as we help you. 

My Background

I’m originally from Brooklyn in New York where people are straightforward and open. This is an attribute that I have carried through to my law practice. I served in a flight crew in the Air Force during 1969 and 1970. I headed to California afterward to attend UC Davis. After graduating summa cum laude, I headed to McGeorge School of Law, where I was proud to attain my law degree. I married in 1978 and have a son and grandson I’m very proud of.

I can’t say that I have a lot of free time, but there are things I enjoy doing. I enjoy hiking up around Lake Tahoe and snorkeling. I also enjoy reading and listening to music such as the blues and rock and roll for those times when you just want to kick back and relax.

Personal Injury Information for Others

Understanding something about personal injuries can be valuable information for those who have not studied the law. This helps them learn their rights, how a case is handled, and what they can expect. For around 10 years, I was on a cable television show called Ask the Lawyer, where people could ask their questions. I also wrote two books. Both of them can be downloaded on Amazon for Kindle free of charge. The Ultimate California Auto Accident Handbook answers questions such as choosing a lawyer, time limits for filing, and many others. The other book is called the California Motorcycle Accident Handbook. It answers common questions such as what mistakes can be made when evaluating a motorcycle accident and how a hit and run crash is handled.

The Types of Cases My Law Firm Handles

My office specializes in all types of motor vehicle accidents and traumas but also handles other cases equally well. We have a good track record of obtaining fair compensation for our clients. In addition, we are called the “personal” Cutten personal injury attorneys because we care about our clients and their families. Having a good outcome for a client is essential to me, and many of our clients become friends. They are always welcome to drop in for a chat and a cup of coffee. We like to see how they are getting along. Some of the types of personal injuries my law firm handles include:

A Holistic Approach Helps 

I understand the impact a severe injury can have on the entire family, and I use a holistic approach in handling personal injury cases. I have also suffered pain from accident injuries and am familiar with how it affects a person’s life and everyone around them. The family not only faces the financial loss of an accident such as mounting medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering of those injured.

They can also face the emotional and psychological trauma that an accident can cause. We help our clients not only obtain compensation but find the positive after a medical or emotional injury. This is why we understand the trauma that you’ve gone through and know how to help you overcome or deal with your injuries so you can go forward.

Watch the following video for more on my holistic approach to personal injury law.

Cutten FAQs

Many clients have the same questions when calling. Some of them are listed below:

Q: Where can I find a good auto repair shop near Cutten?

A: According to Yelp, the following auto mechanics have good reviews:

Wayne’s Auto Repair

509 Commercial St

Eureka, CA 95501

Phone number: (707) 442-9277

Broadway Automotive

1330 Broadway St

Eureka, CA 95501

Phone number: (707) 441-1101

Q: Are there any good car rental agencies near Cutten?

A: Yelp reviews say that the following car rental agency has a good reputation:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

110 5th St

Eureka, CA 9550

Phone number: (707) 443-3366

Cutten Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Cutten car accident and personal injury lawyer. When your accident or that of your loved one was caused by a negligent person or entity, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation. This can be used to pay your medical bills and other costs. Please give me a call at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400 for my free and friendly advice. An online contact form is also available for your convenience.

Client reviews and a list of some cases and how they concluded can be found at:

I can also be found at the Million Dollar Advocates Forum as a California member and the National Association of Distinguish.

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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.