Oroville CA Personal Injury and Auto Accident Lawyer

Dedicated Advocate with Focus on Serious Injuries and Wrongful Death in Oroville

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, trip and fall, construction accident or other incident resulting in severe injuries, the challenges posed by intense pain, grueling rehabilitation, and anxiety might make it difficult to focus on insurance claims and legal procedures.  However, the financial recovery you obtain in a personal injury lawsuit can be used to replace lost income, cover medical expenses, repair your vehicle, and maintain your family’s standard of living.

When you pursue a legal claim for an Oroville car accident, semi-truck collision, motorcycle crash, or other incident where the negligence of another party causes severe injury or wrongful death, you need an experienced lawyer to represent your interests.  My commitment to residents of our community is reflected by the fact I am truly a local attorney.  I have lived in Northern California since 1969 and represented personal injury victims in Oroville for nearly a quarter century.  When selecting a personal injury attorney, you will benefit from representation by a lawyer who has successfully obtained large jury verdicts and settlements against negligent individuals, governmental entities and companies.  We are committed to providing tenacious representation and advocacy for personal injury and wrongful death victims and their families, so we can obtain the monetary recovery our clients need to rebuild their lives.

While my office offers the sophisticated legal services that allow our law firm to compare favorably to the most prestigious Sacramento law firms, we offer the personalized service, prompt feedback, and close-knit attorney-client relationship of a small Oroville law firm.  While you might be able to obtain similar personal attention from law firms based in Oroville, we have the resources, experience, and proven track record to set my law firm apart. 

Edward A. Smith

Because of my long tenure as a personal injury lawyer in Oroville and surrounding areas, my law firm is capable of handling the full range of personal injury cases in the local areas, including but not limited to the following:

  • Potentially fatal motorcycle crashes
  • Tractor-trailers colliding with smaller vehicles
  • Car crashes caused by intoxicated, distracted, speeding or otherwise negligent drivers
  • Severe injuries incurred by pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Wrongful death caused by negligent parties or defective products
  • Negligent security claims
  • Swimming pool and spa drain entrapment
  • Defective products (product liability claims)
  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents
  • Mass transit accidents (rollovers, road departures, etc.)

My law firm’s primary offices are located in Sacramento, but I represent individuals who have sustained catastrophic injuries and families that have lost loved ones throughout Northern California, including Oroville. I offer an initial free consultation where we can talk, so you can decide whether you think we are a good fit for your case because you must determine whether I am the attorney you want to go to war against the defendants’ insurance companies.  You will learn more about my experience handling a vast range of types of personal injury settlements and judgments.  My law office has successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars for accident victims in Northern California.  My law practice is dedicated to cases involving catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.  Some of the serious injuries involved in legal claims that our law firm can handle include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries (e.g. quadriplegia, paraplegia)
  • Massive burn injuries that could require skin grafts
  • Debilitating injuries and loss of limbs
  • Shattered bones, fractures and broken bones
  • Destruction or impairment of internal organs
  • Wrongful death

In my decades-long legal career, I have worked extremely hard to form authentic, special bonds with my clients and their loved ones. Through meticulous preparation, diligent investigation, and persuasive pursuit of our clients’ rights during negotiations and in the courtroom, we have successfully taken on large corporate defendants and the massive insurance companies hired to protect their interest.

Choosing an Advocate

Even an attorney who is a proven civil litigator will not necessarily be the ideal advocate for any one client. There are a few attorneys who keep their clientele at an arm’s length. Many attorneys work hard to ensure the relationship between them and their clients are strictly professional. That may be of benefit in some client-attorney situations, but that is not the type of working situation that I flourish in. When I understand my clients’ motivations, goals, concerns, injuries and other aspects of their lives, my law office can more effectively pursue the best financial recovery. In the many personal injury and accident cases that I have handled, I have met with clients in their homes, which allows me to spend plenty of time with my clients and their families.

To determine whether or not my law office is the right fit for your case, we invite you to contact us to discuss relevant facts and circumstances associated with your personal injury claim.  You also might want to view this video that I recently published regarding how to select a qualified personal injury lawyer.  This video provides practical advice for screening a prospective personal injury lawyer because this consultation is your chance to conduct an interview and decide if I am the attorney who you want by your side when taking on large insurance carriers.

My clients also recognize that my explanations and legal advice is not couched in “legalese” and vague ambivalent comments that make it difficult for you to determine how you should proceed.  My goal is to deliver candid and concise legal advice and to thoroughly explain your alternatives so you can make informed decisions as a valuable member of your own legal team.  When presented with a settlement offer, I will give you my candid opinion regarding whether it is fair and the relative merits of accepting or rejecting the proposed settlement.

My objective is to assist clients in navigating the complex matrix of relevant statutes and case law, legal deadlines, and procedural requirements that might affect your injury case. My staff and I are committed to providing you with outstanding service and communication, so we can determine the best way to protect your rights and maximize your recovery.

Experience and Achievements

Since 1982, I have represented clients in the practice of law. I attended the University of California-Davis for my undergraduate degree before obtaining my J.D. from the McGeorge School of Law.  I served our country honorably in Vietnam with the Airborne Unit in 1969 to 1970. I have also aired a TV program offering legal information to the public entitled, “Ask a Lawyer,” which was broadcasted on a local cable channel for over a decade. My approach to educating my clients is evidenced by the books I have published on Amazon, such as The Ultimate California Auto Accident Handbook and The California Motorcycle Accident Handbook

Contact an Oroville Personal Injury Lawyer for Help Today

The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith has focused exclusively on personal injury law since 1982. Our firm’s dedication to our clients is evident through our collective achievements that include:

  • We have won multiple large verdicts and settlements for our clients.
  • Our clients have enthusiastically praised our services.
  • You can find excellent reviews for our firm on Google Plus, Yelp, and Avvo.
  • The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious organization that recognizes lawyers who have multiple jury verdicts of a million dollars or more.

Please feel free to call my office to see if we can help you. For your free initial consultation, you can contact our firm by calling (530) 392-9400 locally or (800) 404-5400. You may also visit our website, www. AutoAccident.com. We have worked hard to turn our website into one of the most comprehensive personal injury resources in California. If you are curious about our firm, you also can learn more about me as well as my staff if you visit our site.

Oroville Injury FAQ's

How can I get a duplicate copy of my police report in Oroville?

A police report of the accident can provide important information and evidence regarding your case. You can obtain a duplicate copy of your police report after an accident in Oroville. For more information on how to do so, you should visit the Oroville Police Department at 2055 Lincoln Street, Oroville, CA 95966 or call them at 530-538-2448, or contact the Police Records Division at 530-538-2455.

I have chronic muscle pain after the accident. Are you able to recommend any chiropractors in Oroville?

Yes. Customers have posted good reviews on YELP for the chiropractor listed below on YELP.

Chiropractic Office of James W Roettger
1940 Feather River Blvd., Ste F
Oroville, CA 95965
Phone number: (530) 533-7827

What suggestions do you have for a quality mechanic to repair my automobile in Oroville?

Yes. The following car repair shop has a solid rating on YELP:

Joe's Auto and Truck Repair
Address: 2765 Feather River Blvd, Oroville, CA 95965
Phone:(530) 533-6336

Could you recommend a car rental company in Oroville?

Yes. You can get a rental car from:

Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Address: 1665 Oro Dam Blvd E, Oroville, CA 95966
Phone:(530) 534-8891

Where are the “more dangerous” intersections located in Oroville?

These following intersections in Oroville have a higher instance of motor vehicle accidents.

  • FEATHER RIVER BLVD & ORO DAM BLVD E
  • LINCOLN ST & ORO DAM BLVD E
  • MITCHELL AVE & WASHINGTON AVE
  • ACACIA AVE & ORANGE AVE & ORO DAM BLVD
  • MESA AVE & SPENCER AVE
  • FAY WAY & OLIVE HWY
  • 10TH ST & ORO DAM BLVD W
  • FLYING CLOUD DR & TABLE MOUNTAIN BLVD
  • HUNTOON ST & ROBINSON ST
  • 5TH AVE & ORO DAM BLVD E
  • MESA AVE & MYERS ST
  • 5TH AVE & MONTGOMERY ST
  • ACACIA AVE & ORO DAM BLVD E
  • MYERS ST & ROBINSON ST
  • MYERS ST & ORO DAM BLVD E
  • MYERS ST & PARK AVE
  • ORO DAM BLVD E & PINE OAKS RD
  • ORO DAM BLVD E & SPENCER AVE
  • 20TH ST & LARKIN RD & ORO DAM BLVD W
  • BROOKDALE DR & FOOTHILL BLVD
  • BROWN AVE & CURRIER CT & ORO DAM BLVD E
  • OLIVE HWY & ORO DAM BLVD E & WASHINGTON AVE
  • ORO DAM BLVD & ORO DAM BLVD E & STANFORD AVE

If you are in a motor vehicle accident, you must talk to an attorney before speaking with any insurance companies to ensure that you protect your interests. If you fail to do so, you risk damaging your claim and jeopardizing your ability to recover full compensation for your injuries, property damage, lost wages, and more.

What other serious auto accidents have occurred recently in Oroville?

Yes. Late last year, a single car crash resulted in an Oroville teenager being ejected from his vehicle and taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Also, a wreck that occurred during Memorial Day of last year resulted in an elderly Oroville woman’s death.

Could the City of Oroville be found responsible for my injuries?

If the City of Oroville has failed to fulfill its obligations to maintain streets and traffic lights in proper working condition, it may be liable for your injuries. The city must follow certain requirements for traffic devices. An experienced car accident attorney in Oroville should engage an expert to figure out whether or not Oroville was negligent in its duties, which may have caused your accident.

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. ★★★★★