Georgetown Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer


Georgetown is a small community that sits at the Northern edge of the California Mother Lode in El Dorado County. As a unique and picturesque community in one of the State’s most breathtaking natural areas, Georgetown was given the nickname “Pride of the Mountains” and is an ideal choice for Californians who want to live in a peaceful and beautiful community. While Georgetown is a lovely place to visit or live in, the area does see many auto accidents, especially as motorists are winding up and around some of the more difficult sections of Highway 193.

If you have been injured in an accident due to negligence in Georgetown or elsewhere in El Dorado County, call our injury lawyers today at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for a free case evaluation.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You

When you have suffered an injury in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver, ensuring that you have an experienced Georgetown car accident lawyer by your side is essential. People injured in crashes can often claim money from negligent parties for damages like hospital bills, lost wages, totaled vehicles, etc. Having an experienced accident attorney you can trust means that you know your case is being handled properly.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Accidents caused by the negligence of another party or entity constitute a personal injury. Our firm exclusively handles cases that involve severe injuries. However, because people often don’t know whether their case is severe or not, it’s a good idea to call us for a free case examination. Although we focus on serious injuries, we handle many different types of accidents. 

Below are some of the types of personal injury cases that we commonly handle:

Types of Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Many different damages can be involved in personal injury cases. Two of the most significant losses people often face are medical expenses and wages lost from taking time off work. In just a matter of seconds, a person can be left unable to do their job either temporarily or permanently, all while facing steep medical expenses. Other losses commonly involved in accidents include psychological and emotional trauma, loss of use, therapy costs, etc. In some cases, punitive damages may be sought in crashes caused by criminal negligence.

Insurance companies will often make offers that don’t fully cover these damages. Your lawyer will negotiate with insurers to raise the settlement offer when this happens. However, if a settlement can’t be reached, your attorney should be ready to defend your right to fair compensation by presenting your case in front of a judge or jury. It is essential to have a Georgetown personal injury attorney familiar with the various losses that injured people suffer and committed to focusing on their clients’ needs.

We Take Cases on a Contingency Fee Basis

We take serious personal injury and wrongful death cases based on contingency. This means we don’t ask clients to pay any initial fees and only ask for lawyers’ fees if we can successfully resolve your case. Operating our law firm allows us to work with families and individuals who would not otherwise afford a top-rate lawyer to help them claim the compensation they deserve.

What to Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer

People sometimes don’t know where to begin looking for a reputable personal injury attorney. Many lawyers are making flashy advertisements and promising high success rates, but how do you know you can trust these attorneys? There are a few good ways that people can check to see if a lawyer is accomplished. First, check out their ranking on Avvo. Avvo is a website made specifically for rating attorneys among their peers. A lawyer’s rating on Avvo is an excellent indication of whether or not they are an effective advocate and how well they are respected in their community.

Experience matters. You should find a Georgetown auto accident attorney who handles personal injury cases. This is important because personal injury law is relatively complex, and cases sometimes need a trial. You should know that your lawyer has plenty of experience handling severe injury cases and is comfortable going to court to argue your case. You can check a lawyer’s work history by looking at their verdicts and settlements. Most attorneys will have a page on their website where you can see what cases they have resolved and the amount of compensation their clients received. Take a look at mine here. Check for high dollar amounts while looking at a verdict and settlement history. It’s essential that your lawyer will make sure that you aren’t shortchanged and that all of your damages are fully paid for.

As an injury lawyer who has worked successfully in the personal injury field since 1982, we’ve found that these methods are reliable ways of determining whether a lawyer can be trusted to handle your case. If you would like to learn more about the process of finding an excellent personal injury attorney in Georgetown, watch this video:

Call Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Georgetown, CA

Being hurt in an accident can dramatically affect your life. If you’ve been injured in a severe accident caused by a negligent party, please call our experienced Georgetown personal injury attorneys at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice regarding your case.

We have been working with Georgetown and El Dorado County residents since 1982. We are proud to have helped many people receive the compensation they justly deserve. You can learn more about my history of injury advocacy by looking at our past verdicts and settlements.

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

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 12.5.22]

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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.