Lake California Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Our law firm focuses on the representation of people who have been severely injured in accidents. If someone you love has been hurt or killed, or you have been seriously injured in an accident, contacting an attorney may be the right thing to do. We deal with car accidents, and other types of serious injuries, including:
- Boating accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Plane accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Slip and fall
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
If you have been severely injured in an accident, you and I have a personal connection. I, too, have had to face the recovery from major injuries that I sustained in an accident. Because of that, I know how difficult this type of recovery can be. I also understand that recovery is more than just physical. Financial, emotional, and mental areas of recovery are also needed.
Through my own experience, I have become much more prepared to help my clients and understand what they are facing. Clients and staff are both treated like family, through a holistic approach you won't see from other attorneys. When you need compassion and help as you recover from serious injuries, my team will be there.
The video below explains more about my holistic approach to personal injury law.
Losing someone to a fatal accident is painful, and those who are left behind can feel lost and overwhelmed. Trying to recover damages in the middle of all that adds to your stress, which is why you need a Lake California auto accident attorney on your side to help you. I focus on working with people in your situation so you can spend your time and energy on the things you need to take care of. Your healing can be done more efficiently with lower stress levels.I Proudly Serve the People of Lake California and Tehama County
Lake California is a great community to live in, and it's located between Redding and Red Bluff. Private and gated, this community offers many great amenities with over 2,200 lots where homes can be built. Many of these homes are already created, but there is still room for more. Mountain views and a community that is nearly 6,000 acres in size can be incredible, but there is also a chance for accidents and injuries to take place there. Lakes, pools, tennis courts, and even a landing strip are all within the community. Auto accidents and other injuries can occur, and I want to be there to help those who are seriously injured.Why Choose a Lawyer With a Sacramento Base?
My office and home are located in Sacramento, and that could seem strange if you're in Lake California. But having a big client base is essential for an attorney, and I can get that client base by working in a larger location. I am also selective about the clients I choose to work with, and being located in Sacramento helps me to specialize in the right way. All my clients get experience and compassion, to help them get adequate compensation for their injuries. Even if you have trouble traveling, call me. We can work out a location where we can meet.I Take Injury Cases on a Contingency Basis
Being seriously injured in an accident means you need legal representation you can rely on. By choosing me as your Lake California personal injury attorney, you will not have to pay anything upfront. I take cases on contingency, and I only get paid when your case has a successful resolution. If there is no successful resolution, you won't owe me anything.Choose an Attorney That Will Meet Your Needs
Attorneys advertise services all the time. There are online ads, billboards, TV commercials, and more which make it seem attorneys in your local area are waiting patiently to help you. A lot of the promises these attorneys make are not kept as they should be, and because of that, their clients don't receive the help or the compensation they really deserve. It can be easy for an attorney to say they have a high success rate, but the attorney still may not do everything necessary to fight for the right level of compensation.
High success rates can also come from settling a lot of cases for less than their clients could have or should have seen. I never count any of my cases as successful unless my clients receive compensation that allows for full emotional, financial, and physical recovery.
I am not the right attorney for everyone, and whether I'm the right Lake California car accident lawyer for you is something only you can decide. But no matter who you choose, I want you to make sure you know what to look for. That way you have the highest chance of getting the attorney that's going to be the best option for your situation. Here are some of the things you'll want to consider when you choose an attorney.
Know the Experience the Attorney Offers
Personal injury law is a complicated area, and it's imperative that you hire an attorney with experience in it. Additionally, the attorney should be familiar with cases that are very similar to yours. Without that, and without expertise arguing in court, an attorney may not be the right one for your particular case.
Understand the Value of Seeing Past Verdicts and Settlements
Many attorneys make their past verdicts and settlements available on their website. That can be very helpful when you're trying to see how successful an attorney has been at handling cases like yours. If you don't see that information, ask about it. You'll want to know about an attorney's past success before you hire them.
Read Attorney Reviews to See What Others Think
Reading reviews about attorneys is an excellent way of deciding which attorney might be right for you. They may be an excellent choice to represent you, but you want to make sure that other people who have used them in the past feel they received quality help and guidance. Not every review will have 100 percent accuracy involved, but spotting people who leave legitimate reviews is generally pretty easy.
Determine Whether an Attorney is Established
Any lawyer you hire should be established well in the legal community. They should also have the financial means to tackle bigger cases. When an attorney can't pursue cases due to a lack of funds, your case may not get the help and attention it deserves. That is especially true if your case goes to trial, as your attorney will need the proper resources to guide you and fight for you.Lake California Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Lake California car accident lawyer and personal injury attorney. If you've been injured, or a loved one has been killed or injured in an auto accident or other types of accident, give me a call at (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400. I can offer you friendly and free advice.
Since 1982, I have been helping people all around Tehama County. That includes Lake California and the surrounding area, where I have addressed personal injury and wrongful death cases. On my Settlements and Verdicts page, you can see information on how I've helped other people and how I may be able to help you.
What else do I have to offer? I’m a Million Dollar Advocates Forum member, which means I've won or settled at least one case in which my client received more than $1,000,000 in damages. I’m also a member of Top One Percent, which is an exclusive attorney's group, and I am here and ready to meet your needs for personal injury representation.
Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 12.17.19]