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Fairfield Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

landscapeFor those lucky enough to live in or near Fairfield, California, finding ways to enjoy life isn't very hard. The beautiful weather provides for lots of outdoor activities, including golf, festivals, and even a water park during the summer. 

For those that live elsewhere, there are many good reasons to come visit. Jelly Belly and Anheuser-Bush both call Fairfield home. Fairfield is a close neighbor to the Napa Valley Wine Country.

Fairfield Car Accident Lawyer

You are likely visiting my page because you’ve been seriously injured in an automobile accident. Perhaps you don’t know any injury lawyers. Choosing a lawyer in Fairfield who can really help you and your family with your personal injury matter can be a daunting task. If you’re searching for an injury attorney, more than likely you are in pain. You’re probably feeling uneasy about whether or not you will be treated fairly by an insurance company. You might already be experiencing frustration from your conversations with the negligent person’s insurance adjuster. You might even be frustrated with your own insurance company as well.

So you have started searching the internet for the “best personal injury attorney near me. When I looked, I found, for example, a couple of large law firms in Fairfield practicing personal injury law exclusively but had no Yelp or Google reviews. I found smaller firms with some Yelp reviews, but they practice in multiple areas of law, like family, DUI, and immigration, in addition to personal injury law. There is this old saying “jack-of-all-trades and master of none.”

Watch this YouTube video for advice on what to look for when selecting a top-rated personal injury lawyer in Fairfield, CA.

Why Is Your Office in Sacramento?

I specialize in one area, and that’s personal injury law. I don’t dabble in anything else. I have focused continuously on severe personal injury cases. I have over three decades of experience to bring to the table. If you have been in an accident and have suffered less than serious injuries, you may still call me, and I will refer you to someone who can help with your case. Whether you were on 2, 4 or 18 wheels, I know how to handle these types of severe personal injury claims.

Although my office is in Sacramento, I visit with Fairfield clients frequently. I have been previously employed in a Fairfield law firm and am very familiar with the area and its residents. My suggestion if you have a serious injury is to call me at 916.921.6400 and find out if this is a case we can help you on. If it is, I’ll come to Fairfield to talk to you, or you can take a day trip to Sacramento where we will discuss your case and the best way to proceed over lunch or dinner.

Types of Cases Handled by a Personal Injury Law Firm in Fairfield

We handle only serious personal injury cases involving:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Dog Bite Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Trucking Accidents
My Background as a Fairfield Personal Injury Lawyer

Throughout my career, I have worked hard at building strong, personal connections with my clients and their family members. Many of my clients have become like family to me. Some even go so far as referring to me as the “Personal” personal injury lawyer. I take the time to really get to know you and how your injuries have impacted your life.

I’m from Brooklyn, I’ll talk straight to you and tell it like it is. I hope you will reciprocate. If your injury case is a solid one, I will tell you that. And if your case has holes in it, I’ll let you know that too.

I’m a believer in brutal honesty. I am going to be very transparent with you, the court and the jury. The last place to play “hide the ball” is in the legal arena. If you are a solid individual with a genuine injury and the other party is at fault in your case, I’m the one you want on your team if we are a good fit.

What Do I Mean, “If We Are a Good Fit?”

Not everyone is a good fit for everyone else. Not every attorney is ideal for every client. Some Fairfield auto accident attorneys keep their client’s at arm’s length. That works for some people and cases, but it does not work well for me. I can’t explain to a jury the true nature of your injuries unless I get to know you and your family personally. In most of my large cases, I come out to your home and spend hours getting to know you and your family. I really need to know you to present your case well.

It’s important for me to know your dreams, challenges, disappointments and loves. And it goes both ways. I’ll open up with you about my own life as well. If you are not comfortable with personal attention, then I’m probably not the lawyer for you. My philosophy is you have the ultimate say so. When it comes to denying or accepting an offer on your case you are in charge. I will tell you if I think the offer is too low and may counsel you to meditate or go to trial. When I feel an offer is in the ballpark and fair, I’ll tell you why. I am a good navigator of the legal thicket, but it is your injury case, and I work for you.

I have been a trial attorney since 1982. I am not afraid of the inside of a courtroom. I have the resources to take a case to trial when an insurance company plays a low ball.

Accidents in Fairfield

Being directly between San Francisco and Sacramento on Highway 80, it's no surprise that the roads in Fairfield see quite a lot of traffic. Interstate 680 also travels through the Fairfield city limits, which carries traffic south towards Walnut Creek, just across the Suisun Bay. And sadly with heavy traffic always come motor vehicle accidents. In 2013 there were six fatal car accidents in Fairfield, and as the city grows more popular, that number may rise, too.

When tragedy strikes, it's hard to know where to start picking up the pieces. Medical bills start mounting up, and insurance companies never offer enough help when you need it. I want to help you and your loved ones get back on your feet as soon as possible. Call my office today, and we'll discuss what steps we can take to make sure your rights are protected, and those at fault are held accountable.

Fairfield Accident FAQ

How do I get a vehicle collision report after an auto accident in Fairfield, CA?

If our Fairfield personal injury lawyers are representing you, we will obtain your traffic report for you. If there were no injuries and you simply need a vehicle collision report you can get it from Fairfield Police Department’s Records Division at 1000 Webster St, Fairfield, CA 94533 or call them at (707) 428-7307. If possible, bring your case or report number. Fairfield Police Department accepts cash, Visa, and Mastercard. Reports start at $5 and can cost a little more depending on their size. It’s best to call before going down to the department to make sure your report is ready.

Which intersections are the most dangerous in the City of Fairfield?

The following is a ranking list for the most dangerous intersections in Fairfield between 2009 and 2019, listed next to the number of accidents that occurred at the locations during this period: 

  • Air Base Parkway at Texas Street, 106
  • Air Base Parkway at Dover Avenue, 91
  • Beck Avenue at State Route 12, 79
  • Air Base Parkway at Heath Drive, 74
  • Air Base Parkway at Clay Bank Road, 71
  • Alaska Avenue at Heath Drive, 66
  • Gateway Boulevard at Travis Boulevard, 62
  • Pacific Avenue at Texas Street, 62
  • Oliver Road and Rockville Road at Texas Street, 61
  • Acacia Street at Texas Street, 54

Can you provide a recommendation for a reputable chiropractor in the Fairfield area?

Yes. This chiropractor has an excellent rating on Yelp.

Brian McEvilly
Doctor of Chiropractic, Qualified Medical Evaluator & Sports Physician
Solano Chiropractic Health Center
2801 Waterman Boulevard, Suite 170
Fairfield, California 94534
Telephone (707) 427-1772

Can you recommend a good repair shop in Fairfield?

Yes. This repair shop has good ratings on Yelp.

Guaranteed Auto Repair
1748 N Texas St Ste D
Fairfield, CA 94533
Telephone (707) 425-0363

About Our Fairfield Personal Injury Law Firm

I'm Ed Smith, a Fairfield personal injury lawyer. If you or a member of your family have been seriously injured in Fairfield, you more than like have lots of questions. Contact me today for free and friendly advice. I can be reached at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400.

Together with my staff, we will discuss with you the details and complexities of your injury and keep you well informed throughout the entire process. An experienced personal injury attorney can usually help you obtain significantly more compensation for your injuries than you would receive without one and is not afraid to take a case to trial if needed.

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

Learn more about us. See our past verdicts and settlements and client reviews on AvvoYelp, Google.

Image by David Mark from Pixabay 

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 6.25.20]

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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.