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Eureka Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer


Eureka is a gorgeous community that could hardly be considered treacherous. Being the largest coastal city between Portland and San Francisco, the waterfront city offers incredible ocean views. Eureka is certainly a great place to be home to the headquarters of both the North Coast Redwoods District and the Six Rivers National Forest of the California State Parks System.

Still, accidents happen, and other people’s negligence often plays a role in incidents that result in injuries and even death. Serious injuries from these accidents are sometimes catastrophic, changing the lives of the victims and their families forever. Cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, buses, pedestrians, and bicyclists are all involved in catastrophic collisions.

Providing Seasoned Legal Services in Eureka, CA

The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith is a Sacramento-based personal injury law firm that provides seasoned legal services for Eureka victims who have sustained serious injuries due to the recklessness of others. We also represent family members who want to pursue wrongful death claims on behalf of a deceased loved one who died because of someone else's negligence. Contact us today if you are seeking a Eureka car accident lawyer.

Serious Eureka Personal Injury Lawyer

California law requires motorists whose negligent actions – or lack of action – cause accidents to compensate victims for the losses that they incur. The law also requires all California drivers to carry auto insurance policies that include coverage for property damage and bodily injury if an accident occurs. Auto insurance policies provide drivers who are at fault with a means to pay for any damages on vehicles or injuries that other drivers and passengers sustain.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of drivers in Eureka who carelessly and sometimes even intentionally fail to obey traffic laws, which results in accidents every day. Many accidents result in little to no property damage, while other car accidents are unbelievably catastrophic, leaving cars totaled and victims with life-threatening injuries. Some of these accidents result in death.

We handle the more serious cases when victims have suffered life-altering injuries or lost a loved one to wrongful death. Not all of my cases are vehicular accidents, either. Our clients may have sustained injuries from defective or dangerous products, a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property that was not maintained properly, or from a dog that bit them.

If you have suffered minor injuries in an accident that was someone else’s fault in Eureka, we may be able to refer you to an attorney who can handle your case. 

Finding the Right Eureka Personal Injury Attorney

It is crucial to find the right attorney to handle your case. You will only get one shot to get the compensation you are entitled to, and the difference between the wrong and right attorney for your case could be the difference between settling for an unfair, low-ball settlement offer from an insurance company and getting the full compensation you deserve.

How do you choose the right personal injury lawyer in Eureka for your case? Watch YouTube below to help you make the right decision.

Remember, you want to find a lawyer who solely practices personal injury law - someone who makes you feel like you are their only client and that they care about the outcome of your case.

Before you choose a lawyer, be sure to spend face time with the attorneys you are interested in to find out if they feel like a good fit. Of course, you will probably start your search online. Take a look at reviews on potential attorneys on Google, Avvo (the lawyer review website), and Yelp. You can also find out if any disciplinary actions have been taken against a lawyer online, as well. Disciplinary action should be a huge red flag to pass on to that lawyer.

Past Verdicts & Settlements & Your Gut Feelings Are Crucial

Find out about their previous verdicts and settlements. If their past verdicts and settlements do not make you say, “Wow!” you most likely want to continue your search for an attorney who has the exciting verdict and settlement amounts. 

Once you have done your research online, you will probably make a few phone calls and chat with potential attorneys. Of course, the face-to-face meeting will be the tell-all. You will get an instinctive feeling at that meeting that will let you know whether the attorney is a good fit for you or not. Pay attention to your gut feelings and choose a lawyer who makes you feel your needs and wants are important.

Eureka Traffic FAQ

Do you know which intersections in Eureka have the highest occurrence of accidents?

Yes. The following list includes the most dangerous intersections for accidents in 2013 in Eureka:

  • 14th St & G St
  • 1st & 6th St
  • 1st & 7th St
  • 1st & 14th St
  • 1st & Buhne St
  • 1st & Del Norte
  • 4th 7 R St
  • 5th & H St
  • 6th & 1st
  • 7th & J St
  • Buhne & C St
  • Buhne & H St
  • Dolbeer St & Hemlock
  • H St & 7th St
  • H St & 6th St
  • H St & Henderson
  • H St & Hodgson
  • Harris & F St
  • Harris & W St
  • Hodgson & K St
  • Hodgson & M St
  • M St & 11th
  • Myrtle & Bay St
  • Rt 101 & F St
  • Rt 101 & R St
  • Rt 101 & T St
  • Rt 101 & V St
  • Union & Del Norte
Personal Injury Lawyers in Eureka, CA

We provide free, no-hassle consultations to victims who have been in serious accidents. If you or a member of your family is currently suffering from severe injuries, you more than likely have lots of questions. Give our Eureka personal injury lawyers a call today at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice.

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

See our past verdicts and settlements and our reviews on AvvoYelp, Google.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 8.13.21]

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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.