Napa Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Napa Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Napa Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer. Napa is one of the most tranquil and lovely regions of Northern California. Napa is best known for its beautiful terrain, vineyards and excellent wine.

I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York. In 1969, my service in the Air Force brought me to Northern California. I loved it so much that I’ve made it my home.

If you or someone close to you has been involved in a traffic collision and suffered a serious injury, you have likely arrived at my website because you need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer but are not exactly sure how to proceed in locating one.

Experienced Lawyer Handling Serious Injury Cases

I handle cases of serious personal injury in Napa. If you have been in a car accident involving soft tissue or other minor injuries, I will likely be able to refer you to a personal injury attorney in Napa who handles less serious cases.

Handling Multiple Types of Vehicle Collisions

My office assists seriously injured victims of car accidents and other types of vehicle collisions such as:

  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Auto Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents

We also help with these types of injuries:

  • Animal or Dog Bites
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Slip and Falls
  • Unsafe or Defective Products
  • Farm Accidents
  • Wrongful death

If you’ve suffered an injury in any of the above ways, I can help.

Client Focused Lawyer 

I am a client-focused lawyer. I don’t believe in keeping my clients at arm’s length. I prefer to sit down together and go over your case with you using clear language that you can understand. I’m going to be very honest with you about your injury case. If there are issues with it, I’ll let you know that. When you have a good and solid case, you’ll hear that from me as well.  If you and I are a good fit, my staff and I will begin working hard on your case. Our goal is to help you recover fair compensation for the injuries you sustained.

How Do I Choose The Right Napa Personal Injury Lawyer?

Here are some important tips for choosing an experienced Napa personal injury attorney:

  • When deciding on a personal injury lawyer, it is crucial to find one that really cares about you, your injuries, your needs and desires and also the needs of your family members;
  • It is equally important to select an attorney who practices personal injury law exclusively. You don’t need an attorney who is a jack-of-all-trades and master of none. Attorneys who dabble in multiple areas of law are generally unable to provide you with the personal injury expertise required in cases of a serious nature.
  • Selecting an attorney who is familiar with the inside of a courtroom is essential if your case goes to trial;
  • Choosing a lawyer who has a long history of success, including high verdicts and settlements should be a high priority when picking someone to represent you.
  • Be sure the lawyer you select can take your case to trial if necessary. Preparing a case for trial can cost upwards of $150,000. You should select a firm that has trial experience and the financial resources available to take your case to trial should the insurance company not deal fairly with you.

Watch this video I created to help you Choose the Personal Injury Lawyer that is right for you.

Auto Accidents Occurring in Napa, CA

CA-29 is a highway that passes through Napa. It connects to Vallejo and the East Bay Region to the south and the Napa Wine Country to the north. CA-12 is situated to the south of Napa. It connects to Fairfield and Interstate 80 toward the east and Sonoma and US-101 toward the west. Napa is a major Northern California tourist attraction. Accidents frequently occur along the highways, but they can also happen on the streets of Napa as well.

Crashes involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, and bicyclists often occur at heavily trafficked intersections. These can be the result of motorist’s failure to pay attention to their surroundings, failure to follow traffic laws, and sometimes due to distracted or drunk driving.  Traffic collisions can cause life-altering and catastrophic injuries including broken and shattered bones and head and brain injuries as well as other traumatic injuries. The road to recovery can be long, hard and require months and years of rehabilitation and surgeries.

What About Other Types of Accidents?

Not all personal injuries are the result of a traffic collision. Our office also handles essential slip and fall accidents, especially where a victim has hit their head and suffered a concussion or a seriously broken bone. Personal injuries can also result from hot air balloon accidents, train accidents, farming accidents, animal or dog bites and from unsafe and/or defective products. If you’ve suffered one of these injuries or any serious injury, please call me for free, friendly advice at 916.921.6400.

The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith

You may be wondering why a Sacramento personal injury lawyer handles cases in Napa. The economic downturn forced many good firms out of Napa. This has left only a handful of lawyers who have good trial experience and the financial resources to prepare a case for trial.

Please give me a call so we can go over the details of your personal injury case. It’s free to call, so what do you have to lose?

If We are Good Fit I’ll Even Pay for Overnight Lodging

If I can help you, I’ll invite you to come visit me at my law office in Sacramento. If I think we are a good fit, I’ll even put you up overnight in a hotel. This way I can take the time to fully understand the nature of your injuries and how those injuries have impacted your life. If you stay overnight you won’t have to worry about a tiring drive back to Napa all in one day.

I Don’t Get Paid Unless You Win Your Case

I will handle your case on a contingency fee basis. This means if you don’t win your case I don’t get paid.

My Work Philosophy

During your case, my philosophy is that I work for you and your family. It is very important to me that all your energy is spent on getting well.

We Work on Your Claim So You Focus on Recovering 

My staff and I will handle the day to day tasks of your personal injury claim. We will keep you up to date and informed as your case progresses. During this time, my staff and I will get to know you and your family well. We need to do this to present your case to the insurance company. It is necessary that we learn as much about you as possible. We need to understand your background, your condition before the accident, your hobbies and dreams, and your current struggles. This way we are better able to present an accurate picture of your injuries to the insurance company and/or jury.

Obtaining the Best Possible Outcome for You and Your Family

While your medical providers are helping you recover, my staff and I are working tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome on your case that you deserve.

I will help you to discover the positives in what could have been a medical, emotional and financial ruin. This is why I love doing what I do. I take great pleasure in helping you and your family pass through this difficult experience.

Learn more information about my staff and me:

An active member of the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association and Brain Injury Association of California.

I have written and published two books about personal injury law. They are available for purchase on Amazon.com.

Napa FAQs:

Q. Do you have a list of the most dangerous intersections in Napa?

A. Yes. Some of the major injury accidents occurring in Napa happen at the following intersections:

  • California Blvd and Lincoln Ave
  • California Blvd and Trancas St
  • Claremont Way and Jefferson St
  • Freeway Dr and Old Sonoma Rd
  • H Street and Jefferson St
  • Imola Ave and Jefferson St
  • Imola Ave and Minahen St
  • Jefferson St and Pine St
  • Jefferson St and Trancas St
  • Jefferson St and Trower Ave
  • Lincoln Ave and Marin St
  • Lincoln Ave and Soscol Ave
  • Saint Helena Hwy & State Rt 29 and Trower Ave
  • Shelter Ave and Shurtleff Ave
  • Solan Ave and Trower Ave
  • 1st St & Arnold Dr and California Blvd
  • 1st and Coombs St
  • 3rd and Franklin St
  • 3rd St and Coombs St

Q: If I am injured in an accident, what’s the next step I should take?

A: The very next step is to see a doctor.  If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident, it is crucial to receive medical attention right away. Your health and well-being should be of maximum importance to you. Don’t assume that you will be okay. It is very important to have a qualified medical doctor evaluate your condition -- even if you feel okay after a crash. Many times symptoms do not appear right away. Waiting too long to be evaluated can put your life in danger and sometimes negatively affect your personal injury claim.

Q: Do you know of a good auto repair shop in Napa?

A: Yes. The following business has good reviews on Yelp:

Ray’s Auto Repair
1200 Central Ave
Napa, California 94558
(707) 253-7102

Q. Do you know where I can rent a car in Napa?

A. Yes. The following car rental company has good Yelp reviews:

Enterprise Rent-a-Car
230 Soscol Avenue
Napa, California 94559
(707) 253-8000

Napa Auto Accident Attorneys

I’m Ed Smith, a Napa Car Accident Lawyer. If you or a member of your family has been seriously hurt in an accident due to the negligence of someone else, please call me at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

Look at our client reviews here:  YelpAvvo, and Google.

I belong to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Members in this forum are successful trial lawyers with multimillion-dollar verdicts.

I'm also a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

View our long history of winning high Verdicts and Settlements.

Founder of the leading personal injury information website: autoaccident.com

Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 3.28.19]

Photo by Roland Dumke from Pexels

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.
★★★★★