Marysville-Yuba City Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured due to someone’s negligence or hurt in a car crash in Marysville-Yuba City please call me today for free, friendly advice. I am a highly rated personal injury attorney who has been helping victims in Sutter County, Yuba County and throughout California since 1982 and you can see my reviews here on YelpAvvo, and Google.

Contact my law firm today at (530) 392-9400 locally

Edward A. Smith
Marysville-Yuba City, California Auto Accident Lawyer

Accidents in Yuba City can take place on any roadway. Some of the more traumatic and deadly accidents occur on Highway 99. In Yuba City 99 is built to freeway standards, but it does contain people commuting from Sacramento or Chico, sometimes at high rates of speed. Drunk drivers, distracted drivers, negligent truck drivers and more cause crashes on 99, or at the 99/20 interchange. State Route 20 crosses the 10th Street Bridge over the Feather River into Marysville. While there are not many high speed roads in Marysville, accidents can and do occur, and serious injuries can result from low speed impacts such as disc herniation. Of course, not all accidents in Marysville or Yuba City take place on these roads; accidents happen on 113 and at major intersections, in parking lots, at convenience stores, and schools.

If you were injured in a motorcycle, car, or a big rig, you may be in pain and feeling some uncertainty and trying to make sure that you are treated with fairness. The truth is, the parties involved in the crash, insurance adjusters, and even some car accident lawyers often have their own best interest in mind.

Here we take a very personal and holistic approach to all auto accidents. Much of my staff has been here over 20 years and is made up of individuals with great skill sets who care about each client.

Marysville-Yuba City, California Personal Injury Attorney

My firm is known as the "personal" personal injury law firm because we take the time to get to know you, your background, your hopes, and your goals. We practice personal injury law exclusively, we have a history of taking cases to trial if needed, and we have a long track record of verdicts and settlements.


Q. I was in a car accident where my car was damaged severely and possibly totaled. Is it better to go thru my own insurance to get the car fixed or should I go through the party’s insurance who was at fault?

A. It is almost always better to get your car fixed by the other party’s insurer even if you have a deductible on your own insurance. The reason why is that your own car insurance has a duty of good faith to fix your car or total your car in a fair manner. The other insurance has no such duty, and often delays or even cheats people on property damage. If responsibility for the accident is clear, have your insurance get the car fixed. The at fault party’s insurance will reimburse you for your deductible, typically within 2 weeks.

Q. I was in a car accident in Marysville, but have no medical insurance. How can I see a Doctor?

A. First, make sure you really have no medical insurance. Many people are not aware of it but most auto insurance policies have coverage called Medical Payments or Med-Pay that provides coverage up to a certain sum (Often $5,000) to people injured in the owned car regardless of fault. If there is Medpay coverage, then every person in the car has $5,000 in coverage to use on medical treatment.

If there is no Medpay coverage, an experienced personal injury lawyer can often arrange treatment with a chiropractor or doctor on a lien. That means the chiropractor or doctor won’t charge visit by visit, but is willing to be paid at the end when the case settles.

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.