Ojai Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Ojai Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Welcome to AutoAccident.com. I’m Ed Smith, founder of this website and a personal injury and car accident lawyer in Ojai. 

I was raised in Brooklyn, New York. I served in an Airborne flight unit during my time in the Air Force and relocated to California after discovering how beautiful it is here. I graduated from UC Davis in 1982 and then started my own personal injury law office. When I am not busy working with my clients, I enjoy reading, gardening and hiking.

Living in Ojai

Ojai gets its name from a Native American word that means ‘nest.’ Ojai is well known for its natural beauty and emphasis on health and spirituality.

Set in the Ojai valley northwest of Los Angeles, the city has a healthy population of around 7,500. Ojai, which is within Ventura Country, is home to numerous small businesses with an ecological focus. The landscape around the city features hills and mountains with many hiking trails, along with a couple of golf courses and some beautiful places to camp and picnic.

Serving Ojai Accident Victims and Their Loved Ones

My office handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. If you find yourself in an auto accident in downtown Ojai, or in a motorcycle crash on one of the many winding mountain roads in the area, please don’t hesitate to give me a call.

Dealing with Pain

I know what pain does to a person. I have experienced physical pain myself as a result of numerous injuries during my life. I’ve had four near-death experiences. The physical pain, financial stress, anxiety and even grief from an accident can be overwhelming. It takes its toll on a person physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.

Holistic Approach to Healing

I have taken a holistic approach as an attorney. I not only work hard to recover maximum compensation for my clients, but I also focus on helping them heal emotionally, psychologically and spiritually while recovering from their financial and physical injuries.

How to Select an Ojai Personal Injury Attorney

A simple internet search for an Ojai personal injury lawyer can easily get overwhelming due to the sheer amount of possibilities out there. Trying to select an attorney can be tough, especially if you or someone you love is in physical and emotional pain.

Be Sure To Check Yelp and Google Reviews
A legal firm’s social media presence is one of the best ways to see if they are a good fit for your specific needs. Please see the reviews our office has received here: Google and Avvo.

Check for an AVVO Rating
AVVO ratings are another great resource to determine if a lawyer is right for you. AVVO uses a mathematical model which uses public information like personal websites to tell you what an attorney’s background is like. These ratings are useful because they are not able to be purchased and they evaluate all attorneys with the same unbiased and objective metrics. Some Ojai auto accident attorneys only have a few reviews on AVVO. Our AVVO account has numerous positive reviews, and a perfect 10 out of 10 rating overall.

Look For Client Testimonials
Actual client testimonials are one of the most important factors to consider as you are deciding on the right personal injury attorney. Testimonials give you first-hand evidence about the quality of service a firm can provide. My website has a wide variety of written, audio, and video testimonials from many satisfied clients. Please view them here.

Select an Attorney Who Publishes and Speaks In His or Her Field of Expertise
Many experienced lawyers can be found writing and speaking to the public about the work they practice. Do the personal injury attorneys you are considering publish articles, or have videos of themselves speaking with the media? Have they presented at universities, or at seminars with other professionals? I used to host a talk show about personal injury, and I am always happy to share my experiences and knowledge with others. I also have published Amazon books about car accident personal injury and motorcycle accident cases.

I Practice In Personal Injury Law Exclusively
My website is filled with my past Verdicts and Settlements, and I am proud to have represented numerous clients during my work as a personal injury attorney. Some of my clients have seen recoveries up to $25 million, which has admitted me to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This is a group of US trial attorneys who have obtained verdicts and settlements exceeding 1 million dollars. It is important to note that taking a case to trial is usually very expensive. Therefore, you will want an attorney who is willing to fight for your case in court against callous insurance companies who often do not act in good faith. I am always ready to stand alongside my clients and ensure that their rights are respected.

Choose an Attorney Who Is Active in the Legal Community
I am in good standing with the California State Bar, and I am currently active in numerous other legal associations. I always enjoy networking with others in the legal community, and I am also a member of both the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Watch This Video I Created
To make your search quick and fruitful, I created this YouTube video that walks you through on how to select a qualified personal injury attorney that best fits your needs.

Severe Personal Injury and Wrongful Death in Ojai

The work that my office provides is always focused and professional, and we only handle serious personal injury matters in the Ojai area. These include the following type of cases:

  • Serious Motor Vehicle Accidents: My office focuses on accidents like head-on collisions, crashes involving a motorcycle, and serious pedestrian accidents, all of which can lead to severe injury or death.
  • Premises Liability: Poorly built walkways or a lack of warning can lead to slip and fall accidents. I can work with you to build a premises liability case if you find yourself injured in this manner.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): TBI usually drastically affects the livelihood of a person, and does not always manifest right after someone gets hurt. I work with qualified experts to prove a case of traumatic brain injury.
  • Wrongful Death: If a person passes away due to the negligence of another party, families can file claims and get compensation for expenses like medical bills and funeral fees.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Ojai

Q: Do you know of a good chiropractor in Ojai?

A: Yes, below is a chiropractor in the area with good reviews.

Deborah Murphy Ojai Chiropractor
111 W Topa Topa St #3
Ojai, CA 93023

Q: What are some good auto repair shops in Ojai?

A: The repair shop below has several positive ratings on Google.

Ojai Valley Imports
996 E Ojai Avenue
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-6106

Q: What are some of the most dangerous intersections in Ojai?

A: These locations have some of the highest accident rates.

  • Signal St. & Santa Ana St.
  • Ojai Ave. & Ventura St.
  • Ventura St & Ojai Ave.
Ojai Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers

I’m Ed Smith, an Ojai car accident lawyer. Call my office immediately at (805) 372-0200 or (800) 404-5400 if you have been injured or someone you love has been killed in an accident. I’m always ready to give you free, friendly advice.

I’ve been assisting families with their personal injury and wrongful death cases for over three decades.

I am a member of the California section of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We are a group of top trial lawyers in the United States with multiple million dollar case verdicts and settlements.

See my long history of successful case verdicts and settlements.

Please take some time to look up my client reviews on AvvoGoogle, and Yelp.

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Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 3.29.19]

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.