Fairfield Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Welcome. I'm Ed Smith, a Fairfield personal injury lawyer and founder of www.AutoAccident.com, the leading and most comprehensive accident and personal injury information site.

Fairfield Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York and have made beautiful Northern California my home since my discharge from the Air Force in 1970.

For 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.

Injured in an Accident?

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 a good lawyer. 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”.

Here’s a Youtube video I made that can help you select an excellent personal injury lawyer.

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 serious 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 what to do in these types of serious injury cases.

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.

We handle only serious personal injury cases involving:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Dog Bite Injuries
  • Slip and Fall Injuries

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 injuries 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 lawyers 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 in order 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 mediate or go to trial. When I think 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 low ball.

Here is a listing of my past verdicts and settlements.

Accidents in Fairfield, CA

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 grow, 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 Personal Injury Lawyer
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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 obtain without one and is not afraid to take a case to trial if needed.

If you or a member of your family have been seriously injured in Fairfield, California you more than like have lots of questions. Contact me today for free and friendly advice. I can be reached at (707) 564-1900

We have a long history of excellent verdicts and settlements. Please feel free to see our reviews on Yelp, Avvo, and Google.


Q. How do I get a vehicle collision report after a car accident in Fairfield CA?

A. If we are representing you we will obtain your report for you. If there were no injuries and you simply need a vehicle collision report you can obtain 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.

Q. What are the most dangerous intersections in Fairfield?

A. The following is a ranking list for the most dangerous intersections in Fairfield from www.Tims.Berkeley.Report website which has captured dangerous intersection statistics for the time period between January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2014.

  • 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

Q. Can you recommend a good chiropractor in Fairfield?

A. 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

Directions: 1/4 of a mile west of I-80 on Waterman, between Barbour Drive and Capitola Way

Office Hours - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
8:30 am to 12 pm
2:30 pm to 6 pm
Tuesday and Friday
9 am to 12 pm

Q. Can you recommend a good repair shop in Fairfield?

A. 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


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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.