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Fillmore, CA Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Fillmore Personal Injury LawyerFillmore, California is located in the Santa Clara River Valley and nearly right smack in the middle of the historic part of Ventura County, below the San Cayetano Mountain peak. If you live there, you are used to seeing an abundance of oranges, lemons, and avocados. If you visit there, you should definitely check out the fresh fruits that primarily drive the town’s economy.

To give you an idea of how small the town is, the Fillmore Unified School District is the town’s largest employer, and there are four elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools. In 2010, the U.S. Census reported 15,002 residents in the small town of Fillmore.

As a personal injury attorney who serves the victims of Southern California, I have helped residents of Fillmore recover from serious injuries both financially and physically. I opened my law firm in 1982 after serving in the United States Air Force and moving from Brooklyn, New York. I have lovingly called California my home ever since.

Dealing with Serious Injuries and Death

When a preventable accident causes an injury or death, the victim and their family – or survivors – have legal rights to seek compensation through either a personal injury or a wrongful death lawsuit, depending on the circumstance. I have handled thousands of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout California, including, but not limited to:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents
  • Animal and Dog Bite Injuries
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

If you or someone you love has suffered catastrophic injuries in an accident in Fillmore, call my office today at (805) 372-0200 for free, friendly advice. My name is Ed – be sure to ask for me personally.

Why Choose My Law Firm?

There are plenty of attorneys in and around the Fillmore area to help victims who have been seriously injured, so why would you skip over them and come to me? My answer is simple. You need to find a personal injury attorney who deals exclusively in personal injury: A lawyer who not only has the right experience to handle a serious injury lawsuit, but also who will fight diligently to get the compensation you are rightly entitled to, rather than one who will quickly settle for the first offer the insurance company tosses your way.

You also need an attorney who can afford to financially support a case to the finish line. Personal injury cases are expensive to pursue in court. That is why most personal injury attorneys are happy to negotiate with insurance companies for you and are quick to recommend that you settle with the insurance company, rather than exhaust their financial resources to take your claim to court, which could cost upwards of $150,000 if a case goes to trial. Many attorneys do not have the funds to advance that kind of money.

Remember, most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis – they don’t get paid unless, or until, you do. I have the financial resources to take your case to court, and I also work on a contingency basis, which means that I don’t accept payment until you get paid.

Selecting the Right Personal Injury Attorney
  • Choose an attorney who focuses on personal injury cases
  • Your attorney should feel comfortable telling you about his past cases, whether they have been successful or unsuccessful. He should be able to explain what went wrong in unsuccessful cases, rather than make excuses. He should also be able to exhibit verdicts and settlements that are impressive.
  • Your attorney should have trial experience. While the majority of personal injury cases will be settled out of court satisfactorily, some cases need to go before a judge and jury to come to a fair verdict.
  • You should feel comfortable with your attorney, whether you are talking about your case, your personal life, or your family. And your attorney should be one who takes a particular interest in you as a person, not just a case number.

The following video provides more tips on how to choose the right personal injury lawyer:

More Information about My Law Firm

My law firm has been reviewed numerous times by clients on Yelp, Google, and Avvo. The wonderful thing about those websites is that clients are able to express their true feelings about lawyers, companies, products, and services so that consumers can make educated decisions. These websites are forums with unbiased opinions, whereas client testimonials on lawyer websites can be hand-picked, leaving the bad ones out.

I am a proud member of several associations, including the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Brain Injury Association of California, and the Consumer Attorneys of California.

Fillmore, California FAQ

Do you know of a good auto repair shop in Fillmore?

The following auto repair shop in Fillmore, has multiple good reviews on Yelp:

Ernie’s Automotive Service
460 W Ventura St
Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 524-4477

Do you know the most dangerous intersections in Fillmore?

In 2013, the majority of accidents occurred on intersections along Route 126.

  • Route 126 at Central Ave.
  • Route 126 at Fillmore Street
  • Route 126 at B Street

Central Avenue and Route 126 was an intersection in which multiple accidents occurred that year. Route 126 and Fillmore Street was another dangerous intersection, as well as B Street and Route 126. If you are traveling on Route 126, you need to be aware that the intersections on that strip of the road can be danger zones, and therefore we should be more careful when crossing through them.

Fillmore Personal Injury Lawyer

I'm Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer who proudly represents clients from Fillmore and other areas of Southern California. If you or somebody you love has been injured in a Fillmore accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, contact me at (805) 372-0200 or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice.

I’ve been assisting families with their personal injury and wrongful death cases since 1982.

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 Avvo, Yelp, Google.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 8.18.20]

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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.