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Plumas Lake Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer


Plumas Lake is surrounded by nature and agriculture, but it is only a short drive from the big city life. Located just 30 minutes north of Sacramento, it is convenient for Plumas Lake residents to drive out to the city for a change of scenery.

When those traveling through this area are involved in an injury crash, it is important to know who to turn to for help when dealing with difficult insurance companies.

If you or a family member has suffered serious injuries in a traffic accident or any other type of accident in Yuba County, please reach out to our experienced Plumas Lake personal injury lawyers at (530) 392-9400 for a free consultation.

Serving Seriously Injured Individuals in Plumas Lake

We represent residents of Plumas Lake who have been severely injured in accidents. Our personal injury law firm handles a wide variety of cases, including:

  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Dog Bite Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
The "Personal" Personal Injury Lawyers

We are known as the "personal" personal injury lawyers. This is because we always make sure to put our clients first. It is essential to show empathy to the people we work with who have suffered physical pain and emotional trauma because of an accident. We know that the anxiety, emotions, and sadness caused by significant accidents are tough to deal with.

Wrongful Death Cases

We're also well aware that losing somebody you love can mean overwhelming grief and that these feelings can practically paralyze you after such a tragic loss. It's not a mistake that these tragedies are called "wrongful death" cases. We are here to help you recover both financially and personally.

We Take All Cases On a Contingency Fee Basis

We take severe injury cases based on contingency. This means that you are not responsible for paying me any lawyers' fees unless we can successfully resolve your matter. Taking cases on contingency means that we can help people who have been seriously injured but don't have the money to afford a lawyer.

Finding the Right Plumas Lake Personal Injury Lawyer For You

You have seen all the television commercials, internet ads, and billboards; personal injury lawyers are everywhere. Many of the advertisements that you see will make huge promises, but, in reality, very few of these lawyers are adequately prepared to do everything possible to help you get the full amount of compensation you deserve.

Many personal injury attorneys who advertise high success rates will negotiate settlements with insurance companies for less money than their clients should actually be paid. While others may consider this a victory, we make sure that our clients are compensated for the full amount of money they owe.

You might be thinking that we're not the best attorney for your needs, and that is fine. Regardless, below are some of the essential things that you should consider before choosing a lawyer to represent you in your case:

  • Experience - Does your lawyer have a history of experience with personal injury law? Do they focus exclusively on personal injury cases? Beyond this, does the attorney have much courtroom experience, and are they comfortable bringing a case to trial? Often, all you need to do is ask a lawyer whether or not they are comfortable taking a case to court if an insurance company is giving low-ball offers. Their response can give you a good sense of whether or not they are ready to argue your case in court. They should be able to answer 'yes' to all the questions above.
  • Reputation - Is the lawyer well-respected in their community and by their clients? You can easily see what people think of a lawyer by checking out their review pages on Yelp, Facebook, Avvo, LinkedIn, and Google. On these pages, people who've hired the attorney speak about their experiences. These reviews will give you an honest picture of the personal and professional merits of an attorney.
  • Settlements and Verdicts - One of the best ways to see if a lawyer is good at what they do is to look at their work history. Feel free to question potential lawyers about how they've been able to settle cases in the past and how much money they have won their clients. Your lawyer should be proud of their successes and pleased to be able to share them with you. 
  • Financial - Does your lawyer have the financial ability to take your case to trial if it becomes necessary? Some law firms are simply too small to afford a full trial. You should be sure that when it comes to fairly resolving your case, money won't be an issue that stands between you and the compensation you need.

Watch the following video to understand what to look for in a Plumas personal injury lawyer.

Plumas Lake FAQWhat Are the Most Dangerous Yuba County Intersections?

The intersections in unincorporated Yuba County with the highest rate of traumatic accidents over the past decade are:

  • Beale Road and Feather River Boulevard
  • Beale Road and Lindhurst Avenue
  • Beale Road and Hammonton Smartville Road
  • Beale Road and Park Avenue
  • Beale Road and Woodland Drive
  • Chestnut Road at Olivehurst Avenue and Powerline Road
  • Erle Road and Lindhurst Avenue
  • Exit 20A and Feather River Boulevard
  • Feather River Boulevard and State Route 70
  • Grove Avenue and Hammonton Smartville Road
Personal Injury Lawyers in Plumas, CA

Accidents are often severe. If you or someone you care about was severely injured in an accident, please reach out to our Plumas personal injury lawyers at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

See a list of our past cases on our verdicts and settlements page and our client reviews on AvvoYelp, Google.

Our website is the top site in the Northern CA region for news, statistics, and information about local accidents and topics related to personal injury.

Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 11.19.21]

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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.