Pollock Pines Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

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Residents fortunate enough to call Pollock Pines home are well aware of the area's unparalleled access to some of California's most breathtaking natural landscapes. Nestled on the western slope of the Sierra Nevadas, Pollock Pines embodies the essence of an idyllic community, fostering a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Nevertheless, it is essential to note that the community is positioned along Highway 50, renowned as one of Northern California's most accident-prone highways. Winding roads and unpredictable winter weather contribute to many accidents each year. Consequently, residents exercise heightened caution when navigating these roads. Despite their best efforts, however, not all collisions can be prevented, often catching drivers off guard.

If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in an accident within Pollock Pines or elsewhere in El Dorado County, do not hesitate to contact our team of skilled injury lawyers at (530) 392-9400. We offer a complimentary consultation to discuss your case and assist you during this challenging time.

We Handle Wrongful Death Cases

It's difficult to accept, but some accidents end in tragedy. When accidents cause fatal injuries, people are often left with overwhelming grief. Feelings of anger, sadness, anxiety, and more can be overwhelming after losing a loved one. Focusing on daily tasks during this time can be challenging, and taking legal action can seem out of reach.

Since 1982, we have learned just how devastating these accidents can be. However, we believe that families deserve financial security after fatal accidents. We also believe the people responsible for the accident should be held accountable for their negligence.

Recoverable Damages for Your Injury Accident

Accident injuries can affect people's lives in many different ways. Because of this, there are various losses involved in personal injury cases. These losses can be divided into two main categories, economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are losses that have an apparent dollar amount. This includes ambulance fees, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, and other medical costs. Economic damages can also cover medical expenses you will have to pay in the future, such as physical therapy, in-home care, or accessibility modifications to your house. Another necessary type of economic damage is the loss of income. Because injuries can leave people unable to work, claimants can pursue payment for the earnings they would have made if it weren't for the traumatic accident.

Non-economic damages are more difficult to define with a single dollar amount. These losses are sometimes called "pain and suffering" damages and include things that affect a person's well-being. Non-economic damages include loss of quality of life, emotional trauma, etc. These losses are substantial and try to reflect the full scope of the damage that accidents cause. However, insurance companies sometimes attempt to undermine the importance of non-economic losses. It is essential to have a Pollock Pines car accident lawyer who will advocate for your right to claim recompense when this happens.

Choosing a Quality Pollock Pines Personal Injury Lawyer

Selecting the best personal injury attorney for your specific case can be critically important to the outcome of your case. Even if a lawyer knows about injuries like yours and has experience with injury cases, they may not be comfortable dealing with significant trauma.

Other lawyers may keep their clients at arm's length and try to maintain a professional relationship. While this approach can work for specific individuals, it isn't the type of relationship our firm tries to foster. We have found that advocating for our clients in front of courtrooms is more effective if we truly understand the accident's impact on their lives. We try to gain this understanding by developing a meaningful personal connection. 

You might think we're just not the right lawyer for your needs. This is fine, but we would still offer advice about finding an accident attorney with the skill and experience necessary to handle your case. Some of the best ways to research if a Pollock Pines personal injury lawyer is right for you include the following:

  • Reputation - You should know that your lawyer has a good reputation in their community. You can check this by reading reviews on Google, LinkedIn, Yelp, and Avvo.
  • History - While a lawyer must have enough experience, having a record of success is also essential. Most lawyers will list their past case resolutions available on their websites. You should ask attorneys about their recent successes if this isn't listed online. Good lawyers will happily share details about how they've helped their clients.
  • Finances - You should know that your attorney is ready to do everything they can for your case. Some law firms are too small to afford a full trial, and finances shouldn't stand between you and the payments you deserve. Asking lawyers if they are ready to take your case to court can usually give you a good idea of whether they are comfortable with it.

You can get more information about choosing a good Pollock Pines personal injury lawyer by watching this video:

Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Pollock Pines, CA

Auto accidents have severe consequences. If you or a family member was hurt in a wreck, contact our Pollock Pines personal injury lawyers at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly legal advice. See a list of our verdicts and settlements page.

Editor's Note: updated 10.31.23 Photo by: the_nautilus on Pixabay ms cha [cs 944]

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.