Oakley Personal Injury & Auto Accident Lawyer

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Oakley is a city of just more than 35,000 residents in Contra Costa County. It is part of the Bay Area. Although Oakley was only incorporated as a city in 1999, its history goes back to prehistoric times. The city contains four prehistoric sites, one of which is a shell mound that was discovered in the early 20th century.

As a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento, I assist many clients from Oakley. I have operated my firm here since 1982. After I served in the United States Air Force, I attended college at UC Davis. After graduating, I chose to make California my home.

Victims of accidents caused by negligence and survivors of victims to these accidents can recover compensation for their damages through personal injury and wrongful death claims. I work on serious personal injury claims, such as:

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Today, everybody is on social media. Do not underestimate the power of using social media to connect with others and review companies. Work with a law firm that has a substantial social media presence. This shows that the firm is willing to adapt to our changing world to connect with its clients and prospective clients effectively.

Social media is just one element of a firm's online presence. The firm should also have reviews on third party websites like Avvo, Yelp, and Google Plus as well as a well-developed website of its own. Work with a law firm that has invested the time to develop its website and lists client testimonials and makes public its past verdicts and settlements. This shows that the firm wants to share information about its successes with prospective clients, not hide potential embarrassments.

The third party websites discussed above show client testimonials in a format that the firm cannot control. Although this serves a similar purpose to social media, review sites often feature more in-depth reviews of companies. Use the reviews you find online to guide your search for a personal injury law firm.

Watch My Helpful Video - How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

Use the following video as a guide to speaking with potential personal injury lawyers.

Use the following guidelines to choose the best lawyer to handle your case:

  • Select an attorney who focuses on personal injury law, not a lawyer who has multiple practice areas;
  • A good lawyer should be responsive to your inquiries. Do not work with a firm that does not return your calls or emails;
  • Work with a lawyer who has trial experience. Although you might not need to go to court to resolve your claim, it is good to be prepared to do so if necessary; and
  • Your lawyer should be somebody you feel comfortable speaking with, rather than somebody who intimidates you or makes you feel anxious.
Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Helping Community of Oakley

Oakley is more than an hour away by car from Sacramento. Because of this, you might not initially consider working with a personal lawyer in Sacramento. But it is important that you choose a lawyer based on how well they can handle your claim, rather than their proximity to your home. If I feel we are a good fit, I will pay your transportation and lodging costs for you to stay overnight in Sacramento when you come to discuss your case with me.

More Information About Me

I am a member of the following organizations:

Read what people in our community think about me on Avvo, Yelp, and Google Plus.

I am the founder of the California’s leading personal injury website: www.autoaccident.com.

Take a moment to read a listing of my past verdicts and settlements.

Oakley FAQ

Can you tell me the best way to find a good chiropractor close to Oakley?

Oakley We noticed Oakley Chiropractic has numerous good reviews on Yelp!

Oakley Chiropractic
3478 Main St
Oakley, CA 94561
Phone number (925) 625-1881

How about the name of a good auto repair shop in Oakley?

MJ Automotive also has lots of good reviews on Yelp!

MJ Automotive
5780 Main St
Oakley, CA 94561
Phone number (925) 625-8303

What intersections have the most occurrences of accidents in Oakley?

In Oakley, Main Street and its intersections are the most dangerous roadways. Main Street and Empire Avenue is one intersection where multiple collisions have been recorded. The intersection of Empire Avenue and Oakley road is another area where a collision has occurred. At any intersection, drivers are at a greater risk of being involved in an accident than they are on straight roadways because they need to adjust their speed, merge, and sometimes, stop when entering an intersection.


I'm Ed Smith, an experienced personal injury lawyer. If you have been seriously injured in an accident that could have been avoided had another person exercised greater care, call me for fast, free and friendly advice at no obligation to you. Give me a call today at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400.

Take a minute to read my reviews on Yelp, Google Plus, and Avvo.


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. ★★★★★