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Davis Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

bicycles on campusIf you have been injured after a motor vehicle accident in Davis or elsewhere in Yolo County due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and damages. 

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

History of 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.

What is it Like Living in Davis, California?

Davis is also a city that protects the environment. From 1973 on, it worked to increase energy efficiency and decrease 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. The residents’ love of the environment is displayed by the variety of festivals held in the city every year, including the Whole Earth Festival. Theater and the Arts are blossoming in Davis with Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, the Davis Transmedia Art Walk, and the Mondavi Center. Davis also celebrates the beauty of nature 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.

About Our Davis Personal Injury Law Firm

The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith focuses exclusively on personal injury law. When choosing a Davis auto accident attorney, I personally recommend that you take a moment and select an injury lawyer who cares about you, your family, and your specific needs. I also suggest working with an accident attorney who practices personal injury law exclusively, is able to take your case to trial as needed, and has a history of obtaining full and fair compensation on behalf of their clients. 

For information on what to look for when searching for a top-rated personal injury lawyer in Davis, watch the video below.

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 the 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.

Davis FAQ

Can you provide a recommendation for a reputable car repair shop in the Davis area?

The highest-rated mechanics in Davis according to Yelp are:

Vickers Automotive Repair
975 Olive Drive, Davis, California
(530) 750-1900

Davis Import Auto Service
638 Cantrill Drive, Davis, California
(530) 297-6600

Which is the best company to rent a car from in Davis, California?

The following receives a high Yelp rating:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car | Davis Car Rental
5055 Chiles Road, Davis, California
(530) 753-1300

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: 

  • Exit 72 at Richards Boulevard
  • County Road 104 at County Road 32
  • Covell Boulevard at F Street
  • 5th Street at Pole Line Road
  • Olive Drive at Richards Boulevard
  • Oak Avenue at Russell Boulevard
  • Covell Boulevard at Pole Line Road
  • Chiles Road at Ensenada Drive
  • Anderson Road at Covell Boulevard
  • B Street at Shepards Lane
Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers in Davis, CA

I’m Ed Smith, a Davis personal injury lawyer. 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 me at (530) 392-9400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 to receive my free, friendly case advice.

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

See client reviews of our personal injury law firm on AvvoYelp, Google. Visit our Verdicts and Settlements page to view a selection of past case results obtained by our Davis injury lawyers.

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 7.15.20]

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