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People who are fortunate enough to live in Pollock Pines know that the area offers residents easy access to some of the most beautiful natural scenes in all of California. Situated on the western slope of the Sierra Nevadas, Pollock Pines is an ideal community with a friendly atmosphere.

However, the community is situated on Highway 50, one of the most accident-prone roads in Northern California. Due to twisting roads and inclement weather in the winter, the area sees many accidents every year. Because accidents can easily happen on these roads, residents of the area usually practice extra caution when driving. However, not all collisions preventable, and crashes almost always take drivers by surprise.

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. During this time, it can be hard to focus on daily tasks, 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 that the people responsible for the accident should be held accountable for their negligence.

Why Should I Hire a Lawyer Based in Sacramento?

You are likely wondering if it would make sense to hire a Pollock Pines auto accident attorney who lives over an hour away from you. However, there are a few good reasons why having a Sacramento lawyer is a good option for Pollock Pines residents.

First of all, the unfortunate reality is that recent economic issues have forced many good small-town lawyers to relocate to areas that have larger client bases. Because of this, it can be hard to find top-quality legal representation in an area with a low population. Secondly, if your injuries are severe, it is important to have a lawyer who has ample experience dealing with major accidents. Basing our practice in Sacramento allows us to have a large enough client base to focus exclusively on serious injury cases.

Recoverable Damages for Your Injuries

Accident injuries can affect people's lives in many different ways. Because of this, there are a wide variety of 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 obvious dollar amount. This includes things like ambulance fees, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, and other medical costs. Economic damages can also cover medical expenses that you will have to pay in the future, such as physical therapy, in-home care, or accessibility modifications to your house. Another important 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 types of losses are sometimes referred to as "pain and suffering" damages and include things that affect a person's well-being. Examples of non-economic damages include loss of quality of life, emotional trauma, and more. These losses are important and try to reflect the full scope of the damage that accidents cause. However, insurance companies will sometimes attempt to undermine the importance of non-economic losses. When this happens, it is important to have a Pollock Pines car accident lawyer who will advocate for your right to claim recompense.

Choosing a Quality Pollock Pines Personal Injury Lawyer

Selecting the right 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 experience with injury cases, they may not be comfortable dealing with major trauma. Other lawyers will keep their clients at arm's length and insist on maintaining a strictly professional relationship.

While this approach can work for certain individuals, it isn’t the type of relationship our firm tries to foster. We have found that it is more effective to advocate for our clients in front of courtrooms if we truly understand the impact of the accident on their lives. We try to gain this understanding by developing a meaningful personal connection. 

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

  • Reputation - You should know that your lawyer has a good reputation in the community he or she serves. You can check this by reading reviews on sites like Google, LinkedIn, Yelp, and Avvo.
  • History - While a lawyer must have enough experience, it’s also essential that they have a history of success. Most lawyers will have a list of their past case resolutions available on their website. If this isn’t listed online, you should feel free to ask attorneys about their recent successes. Good lawyers will be happy to share details about how they’ve helped their clients.
  • Finances - You should know that your lawyer is ready to do everything he or she can for your case. Some law firms are simply 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 the idea.

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

Pollock Pines Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Pollock Pines car accident lawyer. Auto accidents have severe consequences. If you or a family member was hurt in a wreck, contact our injury lawyers at (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400 for free and friendly legal 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.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 4.12.21]

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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.
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"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.