Modesto Auto Accident and Personal Injury Attorney (209) 227-1931

Modesto, California Arch

Thank you for visiting my Modesto page. If you have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision in Modesto or the surrounding communities, please call me today at (209) 227-1931 for free, friendly advice.

I love Modesto and its rich agricultural history. You can’t beat the fruits, vegetables, and nuts available at the early spring Farmers Market.

Modesto is in close proximity to the mountains, world-renowned parks, and the ocean. It is an easy day trip to drive from Modesto to visit Sacramento, San Francisco, and the lovely Yosemite National Park.

Law Offices of Edward A. Smith

You might be wondering why I handle Modesto cases from my office in Sacramento.

Poor economic times have forced many good law firms to leave Modesto and surrounding cities.

This leaves the community with few established law firms that can properly take on serious personal injury cases. 

Modesto Residents Looking for Strong and Established Legal Representation

I’ve had clients from Modesto come see me in my Sacramento office out of a genuine need to find the best personal injury lawyer to handle their serious injury and wrongful death cases.

Finding the Right Attorney with the Financial Resources to Take Your Case to Trial

Did you know it can cost an attorney over $150,000 to bring a personal injury case to trial? Many law offices do not have the resources to properly prepare a serious injury case.

My office has the financial resources and trial experience that it takes to bring a case to a trial.

We take your case on a contingency fee basis which means we don’t get paid unless you win your case.

My office is about 79 miles from Modesto. It’s about a 90-minute drive.  If you have serious injuries due to the negligence of someone else, please call me at 916.921.6400. If I can help you with your case, I’ll invite you to visit my office in Sacramento and even put your family up in a motel overnight so you don’t have an exhausting ride to Sacramento and back.

The Personal “Personal Injury Lawyer”

I’m known as the “personal” personal injury lawyer. I take the time to get to know you personally. This helps me to understand how your severe injuries have affected your life. It’s important for me to meet your family as well. This way I can better understand how your injuries have impacted the lives of those you support and hold dear. 

I handle serious personal injury and wrongful death cases only. If your case does not involve these types of losses, I still want you to call me as I can likely help you locate an attorney who can help you on less serious injury cases.

How to Select the Right Personal Injury Attorney

Choosing an experienced personal injury lawyer can be overwhelming. Especially, when you’ve been seriously injured and are experiencing pain and anxiety.

There are so many personal injury lawyers to choose from. Here are some things for you to consider:

Choose a lawyer who truly cares about you, your needs and the needs of your family members.

Choose a lawyer who practices ONLY personal injury law. Not one dabbling in multiple areas of law.

Make sure the lawyer you choose has a long track record of taking cases to trial if necessary.

Be sure to pick a lawyer with a successful and proven history of high settlements and case verdicts.

Watch this Youtube video I made on How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Attorney for You:

At the Law Office of Edward A. Smith we work for you!

I work for you and your family members. It is important to me that your energy is focused on your recovery and rehabilitation from your serious injuries. My staff and I work together to get you the best possible outcome for your injury claim. I take the time to get to know you, your background, hopes and your dreams. I receive great satisfaction in helping you and your loved ones find the positives in what could have otherwise been a medical, financial and emotional disaster. That said, here is a little more information about me:

I’ve been handling serious personal injury cases exclusively since 1982. I have a long history of high case verdicts and settlements.

My past verdicts and settlements can be viewed here

I have numerous favorable reviews you can read here on YelpAvvo and Google Plus.

My staff and I are like members of a family. Learn more about each one of us here.

I am a believer in a holistic approach to personal injury cases.

I am a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Consumer Attorneys of California. As well as the Brain Injury Association of California and Capital City Trial Lawyers Association.

I've authored thousands of interesting articles on personal injuries that can be viewed here.

I’ve published books relating to personal injury law which can be found on The books include The Ultimate California Auto Injury Handbook and The California Motorcycle Accident Handbook.

To watch my client testimonials please follow this link.

Accidents and Injuries within Modesto

Sadly, people involved in traffic accidents quickly find out that the person who caused the incident has their own best interests in mind.

 Motor vehicle accidents of all types happen in Modesto. With State Route 99 and Interstate 5 providing motorists with access to and through Modesto, the area is considered heavily trafficked. Unfortunately, the area sees its fair share of automobile, motorcycle, and big rig accidents.

There has been major highway construction taking place in Modesto recently which put drivers and their passengers at a higher risk for motor vehicle collisions. The State Route 99 - Pelandale Avenue Reconstruction Project has been reconstructing the Pelandale Avenue overcrossing. The project has included the realigning of the on and off ramps along State Route 99. Although the project has caused multiple detours and huge time delays for commuters, this project was sorely needed to relieve congestion and improve the safety for all motorists using the highway.

Dangerous Intersections in Modesto

Other types of injury accidents occur at Modesto intersections. Here is a listing of the most dangerous intersections in Modesto:


Some common intersection collisions involve autos, big rigs, bicyclists, pedestrians, motorcycles, and buses. This can include motorists who run stop signs and red lights, wrong way drivers, rear end crashes, head on collisions and T-bone accidents. I help those who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries such as:

  • Shattered, fractured or broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Head and Brain Injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Burns and lacerations
Other Serious Personal Injuries in Modesto

I also assist clients with obtaining compensation for injuries and damages resulting from:

  • Sports and Recreational Accidents (ATV, Boat, Jetski)
  • Farm Accidents
  • Dog and Animal Bites
  • Defective Products
  • Dangerous Products
  • Slip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death
Contact a Modesto personal injury and car accident lawyer today

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto car accident and personal injury lawyer. If you’ve been seriously injured in Modesto or surrounding areas, please give me a call today for free, friendly advice.

(209) 227-1931

Office Location:

Law Offices of Edward A. Smith
1900 Point West Way, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95815

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!
    Sincerely, 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. ★★★★★