Mono Vista Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Mono Vista Personal Injury LawyerI’m Ed Smith, a Mono Vista personal injury lawyer and the attorney who founded this website. My job is to help people from Mono Vista claim the payments they deserve after major traumatic accidents. My firm only handles cases that involve one or more severe injuries. While we focus solely on major accidents, we take on cases from a wide variety of accident types. 

Types of Accidents Cases We Handle The “Personal” Personal Injury Attorney

Throughout more than three decades of representing people in serious injury cases, I have earned the above nickname. People think of me as the “personal” personal injury lawyer because of the way I choose to operate my practice. I make it my priority to connect with my clients on a personal level and understand the intimate details of their daily lives. I frequently make visits to my clients’ homes so that I can spend time with them and their families and gain a better understanding of how their injuries have affected them.

This is a different approach than some lawyers take. Many attorneys prefer to maintain a strictly professional relationship with the people they represent. This can work in some cases, but I have found that by engaging with my clients personally, I can more effectively communicate the important details of their case during negotiations and trials. I like to think of my law firm as a family, and the people we represent are an indispensable part of it.

Wrongful Death Cases

Unfortunately, serious accidents often have tragic consequences. I have worked with many families who’ve lost a loved one because of a deadly accident and have witnessed first-hand the emotional and financial damage that people suffer after a sudden death in their household. During such difficult times, it can be difficult for people to focus and the thought of taking legal action often seems far off. However, I believe that people deserve to have financial stability while they are learning to cope with their loss and that negligent parties should be held responsible for the damage they cause. My job is to work compassionately with my wrongful death clients to help them recover personally and financially.

Representing Mono Vista Residents

Mono Vista is a small community in western Tuolumne County with a population of just over 3,000 people. Located right at the base of the Sierras, Mono Vista offers residents easy access to some of the most beautiful areas in Northern California including breathtaking hiking areas around the Phoenix Reservoir and Stanislaus National Forest. In addition to access to nature, residents also enjoy a wonderful, easygoing community nestled in mountain greenery.

While Mono Vista is a great place to live, it can sometimes see vehicle traffic and, as with anywhere with traffic, accidents can easily happen. While roads in Mono Vista are generally calm, reports from researchers at UC Berkeley show that there have been almost 4,000 traumatic collisions in Tuolumne County during 2007-2018. While many of these accidents only involve minor injuries, all it takes is a single crash to leave people with a trauma that affects them for the rest of their lives.

Why Would I Hire a Sacramento Lawyer?

Although I love to visit Mono Vista and the surrounding area, my home and law office are both located in Sacramento. Many people wonder why they would hire a lawyer who is located two hours away when they could seek help from someone in their immediate area. While it may seem like it makes sense to hire a local attorney, there are a couple of important things to keep in mind when searching for a lawyer.

Firstly, if your injury was serious, it is important to have a lawyer who specializes in cases like yours. Having experience handling major injury accidents is often critical in ensuring that your client receives the full amount of compensation they are owed. However, major injury cases are rare, and it is very difficult to run your practice if you are located in a rural area. Running my law firm out of Sacramento means that I have been able to focus exclusively on severe injury claims for over three decades.

Secondly, severe injury cases can be expensive and often require a lot of manpower. If an insurance company is refusing to settle for a fair amount, it may be best to take your case to trial. If this happens, it will take even more resources and time to make successfully resolve your case. Even though there are many excellent small-town lawyers, very few are truly prepared to do everything they can for a major personal injury case.

What Can I Recover?

Injuries can have a serious impact on many different aspects of our lives. People who suffer injuries are often faced with a variety of medical bills including hospital stays, ambulance rides, surgeries, and more. Any of these can be expensive and, together, they can add up to an overwhelming amount. On top of this, injured people are frequently unable to continue working because of their injury. This can make dealing with medical expenses even more difficult.

In addition to financial issues, injuries can affect people emotionally as well. Facing a long recovery process can be stressful, and injuries often leave people with emotional issues that affect them as well as the people who love them. Because the damages that accident injuries cause can be so far-reaching, personal injury cases can include payments for a wide variety of losses. However, every case is different, and the types of payment available depend on the specific details of your situation. The best way to learn about what damages you can recover is to call a Mono Vista auto accident attorney and talk with them about your case.

Finding the Right Lawyer

Many people know that they should get in touch with a lawyer, but don’t know how to find a Mono Vista personal injury attorney that they can trust. The following video contains some useful information about easy ways to make sure your lawyer has the necessary skill and experience to take on a severe injury case:

Mono Vista Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Mono Vista car accident lawyer. If a crash has caused you or a loved one injuries, please call me at either (800) 404-5400 or (209) 227-1931. During our call, I will be happy to give you my free, friendly legal advice.

I have helped people in Mono Vista with personal injury and wrongful death claims since 1982. See how I’ve been able to help my clients obtain payments by visiting my Settlements and Verdicts webpage.

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

See a list of our past cases on our verdicts and settlements page and our client reviews on Avvo, Yelp, Google.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 8.26.20]

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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.