Ojai Personal Injury and Auto Accident Attorney
Welcome to AutoAccident.com. I’m Ed Smith, founder of this website and a personal injury and wrongful death lawyer in Ojai.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured, or even killed in an auto accident or motorcycle accident, please give me a call at (805) 372-0200 for free, friendly advice.My Background
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 comfortable 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 nice 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 a Personal Injury Attorney
A simple internet search for a personal injury attorney in Ojai 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.
Watch This Video I Created
In order 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.
Be Sure To Check Yelp and Google Plus 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 Plus 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 in order 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. There are some Ojai based personal injury attorneys who 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 oftentimes 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.
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 in order 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 (FAQ) for Ojai
Do you know of a good chiropractor in Ojai?
Yes, below is a chiropractor in the area with good reviews.
Deborah Murphy Ojai Chiropractor
111 W Topa Topa St #3
Ojai, CA 93023
What are some good auto repair shops in Ojai?
The repair shop below has several positive ratings on Google.
Ojai Valley Imports
996 E Ojai Avenue
Ojai, CA 93023
What are some of the most dangerous intersections in Ojai?
These locations have some of the highest accident rates.
- Signal St. & Santa Ana St.
- Ojai Ave. & Ventura St.
- Ventura St & Ojai Ave.
I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer in Ojai, California. Call my office immediately at (805) 372-0200 if you or someone you love has been injured or 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 3 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.
Image Attribution – Ken Lund, via Wikimedia Commons