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If you have been injured in a traffic accident in or near Davis due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and damages. 

At, our Davis personal injury attorneys are committed to holding at-fault parties accountable for their wrongdoing and the harm that they have caused to others. We understand the challenging legal issues that may arise when proving liability in an accident and dealing with difficult insurance claims adjusters.
Our personal injury lawyers in Davis are ready to protect your best interests and stand up for your legal rights against negligent drivers and their insurance companies. To set up a free personal injury case evaluation, call our legal team today at (530) 392-9400.

About the City of Davis, CA

Davis, originally called Davisville, is a city divided by two major highways. There are six districts within the city and smaller neighborhoods in each. It has the privilege of being the second-highest city nationwide in terms of education. Above all, it has a vibrant population made up of people of diverse backgrounds and heritage.

Davis is also a city that protects the environment. From 1973 on, it increased energy efficiency and decreased its use at night with its “Dark Skies” ordinance enacted in 1998. It also became part of the Cool Roof initiative, further protecting energy use by reflecting heat and lessening the use of air conditioning. 

Davis celebrates nature's beauty at the UC Davis Arboretum with acres of gardens, a lake, and trails. Its Toad Tunnel, which allows the toads to safely cross beneath the Pole Line Road overpass without being hurt, shows the residents’ commitment to protecting wildlife.

Bicycling in Davis

Davis has long been a city that favors bicycles and is home to the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame with its many antique bikes and various trophies. Davis became a bicycling paradise beginning in the 1960s, and today boasts more biking facilities, bike paths and lanes, and crossings than most other cities.

The city was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as the first platinum city in the country, and Bicycling Magazine called it the best small city for the sport. One of its main four-lane roads was cut down to two, so bicyclists could get around easily and safely.

Most Accident-Prone Intersections in Davis

Some people in Davis, especially UC Davis students, commute primarily via bicycle but at some point find themselves in a vehicle. People commute to Sacramento for shopping, work, and entertainment. Lakes, wineries, ski trips, beaches, and more are just an hour or two away. Unfortunately, sometimes someone’s negligent actions can make these commutes a life-changing experience.

Some of the accidents which take place in Davis occur on larger roads such as Covell Blvd, Russell Blvd, or 5th St. Other highly trafficked roads include California State Route 113 and Interstate 80. Regardless of where the accident occurred, our Davis personal injury attorneys can help.

Types of Accident Cases Handled by an Injury Attorney

As a law firm that practices California personal injury law exclusively, our accident attorneys work with many types of traumatic injuries. Bus accidents involving Unitrans, truck accidents, bike, motorcycle, pedestrian accidents, and more are handled here with care. If you have been injured, call one of our Davis car accident lawyers today for a free consultation.

About Our Davis Personal Injury Law Firm

The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith focuses exclusively on personal injury law. We personally recommend that you take a moment and select an injury lawyer who cares about you, your family, and your specific needs.

We also suggest working with a Davis personal injury lawyer who practices personal injury law exclusively, who can take your case to trial as needed, and has a history of obtaining full and fair compensation on behalf of their clients. 

To learn more about what to look for when searching for a top-rated personal injury lawyer in Davis, watch the YouTube video below.

Davis Accident FAQ

What are some of the most dangerous intersections in Davis?

According to data reported by local officials, the following intersections saw the highest number of collisions in Davis between 2008 and 2020: 

  • Anderson Road at Covell Boulevard
  • B Street at Shepards Lane
  • Chiles Road at Ensenada Drive
  • County Road 104 at County Road 32
  • Covell Boulevard at F Street
  • Covell Boulevard at Pole Line Road
  • Exit 72 at Richards Boulevard
  • Oak Avenue at Russell Boulevard
  • Olive Drive at Richards Boulevard
  • 5th Street at Pole Line Road
Contact a Davis Personal Injury Attorney Today

Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident is not always easy, especially when there are catastrophic injuries and losses incurred. If you or a family member has been injured after a motor vehicle collision in the Davis area and someone else is to blame, please call our injury lawyers at (530) 392-9400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 to receive free, friendly case advice.

We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

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Visit our Verdicts and Settlements page to view a selection of past case results obtained by our Davis personal injury lawyers.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 4.23.21]

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