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Gridley Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Gridley Personal Injury Lawyer

Gridley, California is a small town of just under 7,000 people. State Route 99 runs through it, and you can find State Route 70 and Interstate 5 nearby, as well. The town has few traffic accidents but does average at least one fatality per year, as well as injuries. Agriculture and farming are important industries there, along with manufacturing and general services companies. As the economy has grown, Gridley has attracted more large and small employers, along with some healthcare companies. That has led to the growth of housing, and the revitalization of the beautiful and historic downtown area.

The area continues to grow but keeps that small-town, cozy feel that many residents and visitors to the area love and appreciate. The downside to this is that more traffic and more people out doing things means the chance for more accidents, as well.Types of Accident Cases We HandleOur law firm focuses on the representation of people who were seriously injured in many different types of accidents. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a car accident, or in some other kind of accident, you may need a Gridley personal injury attorney. We handle a lot of different accident types, including:

  • Bicycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Plane accidents
  • Slip and fall cases
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Trucking accidents
  • Wrongful death
Putting the "Personal" in Personal Injury Lawyer is Important

We treat our clients and staff like family and offer a more holistic approach than many attorneys. Compassion is a big part of the process when trying to recover for a client in a serious injury case, and our team is careful to practice that compassion every day, with every client. We all understand how essential it is to be kind during a process like this.

Wrongful Death Cases are Easier With an Advocate

When an accident causes a fatal injury to a loved one the people who are left behind can feel lost, confused, and overwhelmed with the decisions they have to make and the day-to-day life that is forever changed. Trying to recover damages during the grieving process can add an extra layer of stress and difficulty to an already delicate situation. We have worked with many families who have lost a loved one to an accident, and we am here to help. We will handle your case so you can focus on the things you need to do. That can help you begin to heal and recover both financially and personally.

Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney Based in Sacramento?

You might wonder why you would hire an attorney who isn't local to you. Wouldn't that be inconvenient? There are several good reasons why a Gridley car accident lawyer based in Sacramento is actually a good idea. The first reason is that you want a quality attorney who can handle your case properly and meet all your needs. The majority of these attorneys are in larger cities. They have relocated there due to the size of the client base, so they can keep their law firm up and running.

The second reason is that we are selective about the clients we work with and the cases we take. We only handle severe personal injury cases, and by remaining in Sacramento, we can more easily specialize our practice. That means all our clients get the care and compassion they need and deserve, along with a Gridley auto accident attorney who has the extensive skills and experience required to address your case and help you seek just and adequate compensation for your or a loved one's injuries.

If you have been injured and have difficulty traveling, don't let that stop you from calling me. We can talk about your case over the phone, and arrange to meet at a location that will be convenient for you.

I Take Cases on Contingency

People who have been seriously injured need quality legal representation, but not all of them can afford to pay legal fees upfront. That's why we work on a contingency fee basis. We only collect fees if we resolve your case, and those fees come from the settlement you receive. You will never be asked to pay anything upfront, and if your case is not resolved successfully, you won't be asked to pay us at all.

Selecting the Right Gridley Personal Attorney for Your Needs

You can find attorneys advertising their services just about anywhere. Billboards offer help for accident victims, internet ads say the same, and TV commercials show that there are plenty of attorneys in your area with time on their hands, just waiting to help you. Unfortunately, these big promises often are not kept as well as many injury victims would hope. It is easy to make a commercial with grand promises and high success rates, but a lot of attorneys really aren't prepared to do everything it takes to make sure you get full compensation for your or a loved one's injuries.

Keep in mind that a high success rate could mean a lot of settlements, and those settlements are often for a lot less than the client should have really received. Unless our client receives enough to fully recover from their injuries, we don't count the case as a success, and that recovery includes the physical, financial, and emotional aspects.

Are we the right attorney for you? Maybe not, but no matter who you select to represent you it's a good idea for you to know what to look for when choosing a Gridley personal injury lawyer. Here are some of the most important considerations, so you can find an attorney who is a good match for your case and your specific needs.

  • Make Sure You Know the Attorney's Experience Personal injury law can be complicated, and you want your attorney to have experience handling cases like yours. If they don't, they may not be right for you. Any attorney you pick should also have experience with arguing cases in court, in case your particular situation results in a trial where this will be necessary.
  • Understand the Settlements and Verdicts a Lawyer HasAttorneys generally make their verdicts and settlements available on their website, so potential clients can see how the attorney has helped past clients. If you can't find that particular information for an attorney you're considering, ask them about their successes. Most are happy to talk about how they have helped people.
  • Read Reviews of Attorneys You're ConsideringWhile not all reviews are completely accurate, reading reviews about an attorney can help you decide if they might be right for you. It's important that you locate an injury lawyer who has good reviews so you can get the quality representation you deserve.
  • Determine Whether an Attorney is EstablishedAny attorney you choose should be well established and should have the financial means to take on your case. It can be costly to pursue a personal injury case, especially if it goes to trial, and you need to know your attorney truly has the resources to help you.

The following video explains how to really choose a Gridley personal injury lawyer for your case.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Gridley, CA

I’m Ed Smith, a Gridley car accident lawyer. If an auto or another type of accident has harmed you or a loved one, call us at (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400, so we help you with free and friendly advice.

Since 1982 we have been helping people in Gridley and all over Butte County with personal injury and wrongful death cases. You can learn about how we’ve helped clients on our Settlements and Verdicts page.

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

See our client reviews on Avvo, Google, and Yelp, and our past cases on our Verdicts and Settlements page.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 1.14.21]

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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.