Fairfield Truck Accident Lawyer (707) 564-1900

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Welcome to my Fairfield truck accident page. I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield personal injury and truck accident lawyer. I am also the founder of www.AutoAccident.com and I aim to educate victims of truck accidents so they can get the best legal representation they can find.

For those who have never been to Fairfield, it’s one of those places that you will quite easily fall in love with the moment you encounter it. Like other California cities, Fairfield is decorated with the telltale palm trees that let you know, beyond a doubt, that you are in California. If you plan to visit, don’t forget to stop by Anheuser-Busch and Jelly Belly, and be sure to plan some time for Six Flags.

For those who are residents of Fairfield, finding ways to pass the time isn’t difficult at all. In fact, the gorgeous weather allows for plenty of outdoor activities, including festivals and golfing, and the water park is open during the summer. The close proximity to the Napa Valley Wine Country means that you can get a tasting of wine just about any time your heart desires.

Were You Injured in a Fairfield Truck Accident?

If you have landed on this page, there is a good chance that you have already been involved in a truck accident in Fairfield. There is also a good chance that you do not know any personal injury attorneys.

I am aware that choosing an attorney who can truly help you and your loved ones with your personal injury case can be an intimidating mission. If you are worried that you are not going to be offered an appropriate settlement amount from the insurance agency, then you are right to start looking for legal representation now.

Maybe you are already getting the run-around from the negligent truck driver’s insurance company. You may even be getting the run-around from your own insurance company.

You were injured. It was someone else’s fault. You deserve to be compensated fully for your injuries. You need someone who can make that happen.

I’m Ed Smith. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident in Fairfield, please call me at (916) 921-6400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice. I have been handling serious personal injury cases for over 30 years now, and I would be happy to discuss the details of your case with you today.

Truck Accidents in Fairfield

Fairfield is seated almost directly between San Francisco and Sacramento, and with

Highway 80 running through, the city sees a ton of traffic, including commercial trucks carrying goods. Carrying truckers south, toward Walnut Creek, is Interstate 680, which is another place where heavy traffic is found. And, when there is heavy traffic, you can rest assure there will be truck accidents.

Common Causes of Fairfield Truck Accidents

While truck accidents are referred to as “accidents,” they usually are not accidents. Truck accidents are caused by unsafe acts that are committed by truck drivers.

Unsafe truck driver behaviors:

  • Inadequate training pertaining to safety concerns, driving technique, or defensive driving.
  • Compensation systems that encourage truckers to drive faster.
  • Companies requiring truck drivers to work hours of consecutive driving that are not normally advisable.
  • Unrealistic schedules and expectations of trucking companies.

Sometimes, the load is not loaded onto the truck accurately, causing the weight of the goods to be lopsided. This can cause an accident if the trucker takes a turn faster than he or she should. Other times, there are vehicle malfunctions that occur in trucks that are not inspected on a regular basis that cause accidents, as well.

Tips for Finding an Attorney for Your Fairfield Truck Accident Case

I have put together a YouTube video to help truck accident victims find an attorney for their case.

You can watch my video here:

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Just to recap:

  • Look for a personal injury attorney who exclusively practices personal injury law.
  • Trust your gut feeling about the attorneys you talk to.
  • Check out reviews about the personal injury attorneys you are considering on Avvo, Google Plus, and Yelp.
  • Find an experienced trial lawyer.
  • Inquire about past verdicts and settlements. (For the record, you can check out my past verdicts and settlements)

You can meet my staff here and read more about me here.

I am a proud and longstanding member of the following groups and associations:

Fairfield FAQ

Do you know where the most dangerous intersections in Fairfield are?

Yes. According to TIMS Berkeley, the most dangerous intersections are:

  • Airbase Parkway and Heath Drive
  • Alaska Avenue and Heath Drive
  • Gateway Boulevard and Travis Boulevard
  • Acacia Street and Texas Street
  • Beck Avenue and State Route 12
  • Texas Street and Travis Boulevard
  • Air Base Parkway and Dover Avenue
  • Air Base Parkway and Texas Street
  • Air Base Parkway and Clay Bank Road
  • Airbase Parkway and Waterman Boulevard

Can you recommend a good auto repair place in Fairfield?

Yes. The following auto repair shops in Fairfield have good reviews:

FactorySpecific
420 Union Ave.
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 427-2705

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!
    Sincerely, 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. ★★★★★