Discount Fees for Accident Victims

The Law Office of Edward A. Smith treats our clients well. 

Instead of charging 1/3 or 40% on Injury Cases, our office charges only 29% on injury cases settled before we file suit.
 
Even if the cases do go to litigation, we help save you more money than other personal injury firms.
 
One of the Key Factors in how much a personal injury client nets, is the amount of medical liens and bills that must be repaid out of the recovery. Our Office has great expertise in handling ERISA, Blue Shield, Kaiser, Medpay and other health liens and can most always negotiate the medical liens down substantially. 

Results—More money in the clients pocket.
 
Additionally, at our firm, we never take more money in pocket than the client gets in pocket so long as the client is cooperating and following our advice.
 
For example, lets take a case with a settlement  before litigation of $500,000. In a serious Injury case, the client may well have $250,000 in medical bills.
 
Many attorneys calculate their fees as follows:
 
$500,000 in Recovery
Less: 1/3 Attorney Fees of $166,666
Equals $333,334
Less Reimbursement of Medical Bills $250,000
Equals Net to client:  $83,334
 
(Note: Our Office would never, in this situation take more in fees ($166,666) than the client received in recovery ($83,334). We would split the difference so that $41,666 would be added to clients recovery...so the attorney and client both obtain approximately $125,000 each).
 
In our office, if we settle a case before Litigation we charge only 29%
 
$500,000
Less:  Attorney Fees at 29% or $145,000
Equals $355,000
Less Reimbursement of Medical Bills $162,500 ( This would be a typical Reduction we’d be able to obtain due to our extensive knowledge of Federal and California Liens)
Equals  $192,500 to client. A Result much more beneficial to our clients.

We cannot guarantee the above illustrated reduction because the laws on lien reduction vary, but it is a typical result.
 
Our Office Never takes more attorney fees than the client nets in pocket
 
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident in Sacramento or surrounding areas, contact us online or call us at 916.921.6400 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

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.
★★★★★