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North Highlands Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

North Highlands Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a North Highlands personal injury lawyer.  I called North Highlands home since I was stationed at McClellan AFB, 552nd Airborne Squadron in 1969. I have many happy memories of my time living there. Late-night runs to Marie’s donuts while living in the barracks, long conversations after a flight at Marash’s and teaching kids to swim at the Airman’s pool. Since 1982, I’ve been a personal injury lawyer representing North Highlands residents involved in serious accidents.

North Highlands, CA

North Highlands is a blue-collar community, with hard-working people who can't afford to take off work. It is a part of the metropolitan statistical area that also includes Sacramento, Roseville and Arden Arcade. The population in 2010 was over 42,000. McClellan Air Force Base was converted to McClellan Business Park and a civilian airport. Main Streets are Walerga Road, Elkhorn Boulevard and Watt Avenue.

California Traffic Accident Statistics

Traffic accidents can occur at any time and in any place. Based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System's 2017 data, there were 3,304 fatal car accidents in California.

The majority of fatal accidents in California occurred in urban areas. There were 2,195 deaths on urban roads compared to 1,404 fatalities on rural roads.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration found that alcohol-impaired driving played a huge role in fatal crashes. There were 1,120 people killed in car accidents that involved a driver with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher.

"Personal" Personal Injury Lawyers

I’m the founder of, the most comprehensive auto accident website in California and lecture and write on auto accidents often. You can find my books, The Ultimate California Auto Accident Handbook and the California Motorcycle Accident Handbook on Amazon.

We call ourselves the “personal” personal injury lawyers because we give individualized attention to our clients. Whether it’s a truck accident, motorcycle accident, car accident or pedestrian accident, our office can help you.

My law firm consists of unique individuals with different backgrounds and skillsets who truly care about our clients. Some of my employees have been with my firm for over 20 years and we are like a family here. We welcome you and your family to work with our family as we apply a holistic approach to all our personal injury cases.

Watch the video below to learn more about our holistic approach to personal injury law.

More About Me

I was born in a community like North Highlands in spirit called Brooklyn, New York before I came to California, so I understand hard working people and the hardships they undergo when they are involved in serious accidents. My family members were blue-collar workers too and said what was on their mind. I do the same, and my clients can be sure that what they hear is what I mean.

Education and Career

After I finished serving my country, I was able to go to college at the University of California in the city of Davis. After graduating at the top of my class, I attended the McGeorge School of Law, graduating in 1982. Shortly afterward, I opened my own practice, which is dedicated to personal injury law. I was married in 1978 and have a son named Brandt and later a grandson, Mason. I enjoy practicing the law and could not tell you what I would do otherwise.

Organizations I Belong To

I am a member of the:

  • State Bar of California
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Capital City Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
North Highlands FAQs 

Q: Are there any traffic cameras in North Highlands?

A: As far as I know, the only traffic camera in North Highlands is located at Elkhorn Boulevard and Watt Avenue. If anyone is aware of other traffic cameras in North Highlands, please let me know.

Q: Are there good mechanics in North Highlands?

A: Some of the highly-rated mechanics in the area are:

J&T Auto Repair

Address: 6315 Watt Ave # 124

North Highlands, CA 95660

Phone: (916) 332-7560

BH Auto Restoration and Repair

Address: 4631 Auburn Blvd #3

Sacramento, CA 95841

Phone: (916) 308-0085 

Ed’s Auto Care

Address: 6305 Watt Ave #108

North Highlands, CA 95660

Phone: (916) 338-3420

Q: Where are there good places to rent a car?

A: One of the most highly rated rental car agencies is:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Address: 4732 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA

Phone: (916) 349-8100

North Highlands Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a North Highlands Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in or around North Highlands, call me today at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for my free, friendly advice.

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

See our verdicts and settlements as well as our client reviews on AvvoYelp, and Google.

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 1.17.20]

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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.