Fairfield Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
When a person has suffered injuries in a motor vehicle collision in Fairfield, they may be entitled to financial compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An experienced car accident lawyer can help seek the full and fair settlement to which the injured party rightfully deserves.
If you were seriously hurt in a car accident in the Fairfield area, call our personal injury attorneys for free, friendly advice at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400. Our law firm will work diligently to obtain the fair compensation you deserve by handling your case from start to finish.
The unfortunate reality is that the insurance company may not offer a fair settlement after a motor vehicle collision caused by their insured. Most auto insurance carriers will do everything in their power for claimants to receive less than what they deserve. However, our injury attorneys are experienced in navigating the personal injury claims process with difficult insurers and defense counsel to ensure our clients are fairly compensated for their injuries and damages. If you or a loved one were hurt in a crash in Solano County, contact our law firm today for a free consultation regarding your potential claim.Why Should I Hire an Attorney for a Car Accident?
Being involved in a motor vehicle collision can turn your life upside down. It can be challenging to figure out how to make ends meet if you are out of work because of painful injuries. If someone else was at fault for the incident, you may be able to seek financial compensation for your injuries and losses incurred. Under California law, an individual or entity may be held financially accountable for damages resulting from negligence.
Not to mention, you will also have to deal with difficult insurance companies looking to protect their bottom line. Insurance carriers often do so by using any defense tactic possible to limit your recovery or even deny your bodily injury claim. Even if the insurer makes a settlement offer, it may not be enough to cover damages incurred. Retaining an experienced personal injury attorney in Fairfield allows you to level the playing field.
Watch this YouTube video for advice on what to look for when selecting the best personal injury lawyer to handle your car accident case.Why Is Your Office in Sacramento?
Our legal team handles cases in one area, and that is personal injury law. We do not dabble in anything else. We have focused continuously on severe personal injury cases. Our law firm's founder, injury attorney Ed Smith, has over three decades of experience to bring to the table. If you have been hurt in an accident and suffered less than serious injuries, you may still call our law office, and we will refer you to another attorney who can help with your case. Whether you were on 2, 4, or 18 wheels, we know how to handle these types of serious personal injury claims.
Although our office is in Sacramento, we visit Fairfield clients frequently. Attorney, Ed Smith, has been previously employed in a Fairfield law firm and is very familiar with the area and its residents.
If you have a serious injury, our suggestion is to contact our legal team and find out if this is a case we can help you with. If it is, we will 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 Our Personal Injury Law Firm
Our legal team only handles 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
- Wrongful Death
Throughout attorney Ed Smith's career, he has worked hard at building strong, personal connections with our clients and their family members. Many of our clients have become like family to us. Some even go so far as referring to our attorneys as the “Personal” personal injury lawyers. Our legal team takes the time to get to know you and how your injuries have impacted your life.
Attorney, Ed Smith, is from Brooklyn. He will talk straight to you and tell it like it is. He hopes you will reciprocate. If your case is a solid one, he will tell you that. And if your case has holes in it, he will let you know that too.
He is a believer in brutal honesty. He is 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 serious injury and the other party is at fault in your case, he is the one you want on your team.Importance of Finding the Right Attorney for Your Personal Injury Case
Not everyone is a good fit for everyone else. Not every attorney is ideal for every client. Some Fairfield auto accident attorneys keep their clients at arm’s length. That works for some people and cases, but it does not work well for our law firm. Our personal injury lawyers cannot explain to a jury the true nature of your trauma unless we get to know you and your family personally. In most of our large cases, we come out to your home and spend hours getting to know you and your family. Our legal team really needs to know you to present your case well.
It is important for our Fairfield personal injury attorneys to know your dreams, challenges, disappointments, and loves. And it goes both ways. We will open up with you about our own lives as well. If you are not comfortable with personal attention, we are probably not the right law firm.
Our philosophy is you have the ultimate say so. When it comes to denying or accepting an offer on your bodily injury claim, you are in charge. We will tell you if we think the insurance settlement offer is too low and may counsel you to mediate or go to trial. When we feel an offer is in the ballpark and fair, we will tell you why. We are good navigators of the legal thicket, but it is your personal injury case, and we work for you.
We have been trial attorneys since 1982. We are not afraid of the inside of a courtroom. We have the resources to take a case to trial when an insurance company plays a low ball.Motor Vehicle Accidents in the Fairfield Area
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. Our legal team wants to help you and your loved ones get back on your feet as soon as possible. Call our law firm today, and we will 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 represent you, we will obtain your traffic accident report for you. If there were no injuries and you simply need a vehicle collision report, you can get it from:
Fairfield Police Department Records Division
1000 Webster St, Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone Number: (707) 428-7362
If possible, bring your case or report number. Fairfield PD accepts cash, Visa, and Mastercard. Traffic incident reports start at $5 and cost a little more, depending on their page length. It is best to call before going down to the department to ensure your police report is ready.
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
If you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in Fairfield, you should not have to face difficult insurance companies alone. Our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience handling cases like yours. To learn how we can help, call today at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.
Our legal team will go over the details and complexities of your injuries and keep you well informed throughout the personal injury claims process.
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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 5.7.21]