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Palermo, CA Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Palermo Personal Injury LawyerPalermo is a small town, and there are just under 5,400 people who call it home. Those people and the businesses and facilities in Palermo are spread out over nearly 30 square miles of California beauty. The summers are warm, and it's easy to be outside and enjoying the climate just about any time of year. 

Palermo is also a wonderful place for growing olives and got its first post office in 1888. Since that time, Palermo has been home to gold mining, the railroad, a brickyard, country clubs, stores, schools, and much more. It continues to grow, but that growth and the tourist population that comes with it also means the chance of more car and other types of accidents.

Proudly Serving the People of Palermo and Butte County

I'm Ed Smith, and I founded I'm also a Palermo personal injury attorney. My entire law firm is focused on representing people who have sustained significant injuries in an accident. If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident, including auto accidents, it may be time for you to contact a Palermo personal injury lawyer. Along with my team, I may be able to help you. Some of the accident types we handle include:

  • Bicycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Plane accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Trucking accidents
  • Wrongful death
I Put the "Personal" in Personal Injury Attorney

I have had the misfortune of experiencing major injuries, and I know how difficult the recovery from those injuries can be. It's not just physical, either. There are mental, emotional, and financial areas that also require recovery. My own experience has definitely helped to prepare me for understanding what my clients are going through. I try to treat all of my clients and my staff like family, and my approach is much more holistic than you will get with other lawyers. When you're recovering from any kind of serious injury, compassion is needed. It's a large part of the process, and my team practices that each day, with each client. It's important to be kind during the process of recovery.

You Need an Advocate for Your Wrongful Death Case

Losing a loved one to a fatal injury or accident is very painful in many different ways. The people left behind often feel overwhelmed with all the day-to-day life that has changed and the decisions they have to make. They can also feel confused and lost quite easily. In the midst of all of that, they may also be trying to recover damages, and that means more difficulty and stress that they should not have to deal with. The situation is delicate enough without all that. I work with families who are in that situation and am here to help you, too. With a Palermo car accident lawyer handling things, you can focus on other requirements. You will begin to heal and can recover with less stress.

Why Choose a Sacramento-based Attorney?

My office and my home are both in Sacramento. That might seem like an odd choice when you are in Palermo, but there are many good reasons to hire a Palermo auto accident attorney who isn't actually in Palermo. You want to make sure you get an attorney who can offer you quality and value, and who can meet all the needs of your case. Most of these attorneys are found in big cities, instead of small towns. They need a bigger client base, so they go where the clients are. It keeps their law firm running, and ensures that they have what it takes to help their clients properly.

I am careful and selective about the cases I take and the clients I work with. Only severe personal injury cases are accepted by my office, and my Sacramento location helps me specialize in those cases properly. Every client I work with gets compassion and experience, so adequate compensation can be sought. Even if it's hard for you to travel, don't hesitate to contact me. We can talk on the phone and find a location to meet that works for both of us.

I Will Take Your Case on Contingency

You or your loved one will need good legal representation to recover financially from your serious injuries, but you might not be able to pay upfront for your legal fees. I only collect a fee when your case is resolved successfully, and that fee comes from the amount you receive from the other party. You won't pay anything upfront, and if I don't settle the case in your favor, you won't pay at all.

The Right Attorney to Meet Your Needs

Attorneys advertise their services everywhere. You'll see accident victim billboards, pop-up ads online, and commercials on TV. It looks like every attorney in your area is sitting around, just waiting to take on your case. Unfortunately, many of these promises are not kept as well as they should be. It's very easy to tout high rates of success, but that doesn't mean the attorney will really do everything it takes to ensure you are getting appropriate compensation for your injuries or the injuries of a loved one.

A high success rate could mean settling a lot of cases but for less than the client could have or should have received. I don't count cases as successes unless my client gets enough compensation to fully recover — and that includes emotional, physical, and financial recovery.

I may not be the right attorney for your needs, but no matter which Palermo auto accident attorney you choose you should know what to look for. Am I am the right attorney for you? Maybe not, but no matter who you select to represent you it's a good idea for you to know what to look for when choosing a Palermo personal injury lawyer, so you can choose an attorney who will be right for you.

  • Know the Attorney's Experience - Personal injury law is complicated, and your attorney needs experience handling cases that are like yours. Without that experience, and without experience arguing cases in court, they might not be the right lawyer for you.
  • Understand the Verdicts and Settlements - Attorneys make verdicts and settlements available on their website in most cases. If your attorney doesn't, don't be afraid to ask. You need to know what kinds of success your potential attorney has experienced.
  • Read Reviews of Potential Attorneys - Reading attorney reviews can help you decide if they're a good choice for quality representation. Not all reviews are 100 percent true, but it's usually easy to spot people who are leaving legitimate reviews about their experiences.
  • Determine How Established an Attorney Is - Any attorney should be well established, and have the financial means to take on large cases. Pursuing a case is expensive, and that is especially true if it goes to trial. Your attorney needs the resources to help you properly.

The following video can explain further on how to select a personal injury lawyer.

Palermo Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Palermo car accident lawyer. If you have been injured, or a loved one has been hurt or killed, in an auto or another type of accident, call me at (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400. I can help you with advice that is both free and friendly.

Since 1982, I have helped people all over Butte County, including the Palermo area, with personal injury and wrongful death cases. My Settlements and Verdicts page will give you information on how I've helped others.

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.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 9.3.20]

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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.