Port Hueneme Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer

Port Hueneme

Situated in Ventura County, Port Hueneme is an old, small beach city sandwiched between the Santa Barbara Channel and the city of Oxnard. Port Hueneme is one of three operating facilities for the Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC). The sandy beach that faces the south is nearly a mile long, and it has a long pier that reaches into the ocean for those who love fishing. Port Hueneme offers some of the best surfing around.

As a personal injury attorney serving the people of California, I have worked with a few clients from Port Hueneme. Although I was born and raised in New York, I fell in love with the West Coast more than 30 years ago, after I served in the U.S. Air Force and came to attend UC Davis. Now, over three decades later, I am still in California, and have a successful personal injury law office.

Port Hueneme Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Claims

When someone is injured because of the negligence of another party, the injured individual can seek compensation for their expenses by filing a personal injury claim. If the individual is not just injured, but rather dies because of the negligence of another party, then the family or loved ones of the decedent can file a wrongful death action. I am able to handle various types of personal injury matters in Port Hueneme, including the following:

  • Car accidents;
  • Truck collisions;
  • Motorcycle crashes;
  • Bicycle accidents;
  • Pedestrian/vehicle-related accidents;
  • Dog bites;
  • Premises liability accidents;
  • Defective/dangerous product injuries;
  • Brain injuries, and
  • Wrongful death.
Finding the Right Attorney for Your Port Hueneme Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Case

I have spoken to many clients who have admitted that the last thing they wanted to do was to filter through potential attorneys when they are still dealing with pain, doctor appointments, and frustrating insurance companies in the wake of an accident. It all seems daunting, if not impossible, because there are so many personal injury attorneys out there who promise people the world.

Do your research, just like you would for a product or service you are interested in purchasing. Search Avvo.com (the attorney rating site) and Google Plus for reviews about the attorney or attorneys you are thinking about contacting. Those sites alone should provide you with enough reviews, or testimonials, to make your decision easier.

If you go to a lawyer’s website, they are going to showcase the best of their work - the best client testimonials, the highest achieved settlements and verdicts, and happy, smiling clients. If you want to hear unbiased testimonials, however, Google Plus, Yelp, and Avvo are the sites where you will find them. Those testimonials are written by actual clients who were represented by the lawyers, and many of them are not as shining and glowing as the attorneys would like you to think. Feel free to check out what my past clients have said about me on Google Plus, Yelp, and Avvo.

Speaking of settlements and verdicts, the settlements and verdicts that a law firm has achieved is another aspect you should research. Obviously, you want to find a lawyer who has the ability to obtain a fair settlement for your case. And if, for whatever reason, your personal injury attorney believes that the only way you will get compensated fairly is to take the case to court, you will want a law firm representing you that not only has the resources to handle a trial financially, but also an attorney who has the confidence that is necessary to win your case in a trial.

With that said, it is important to find an attorney who has a substantial amount of experience working on personal injury cases, negotiating with insurance companies, and pursuing compensation in court for injury victims. Do not hesitate to ask law firms to show you their track record of successful personal injury cases, settlements and verdicts. You can check out my previous settlements and verdicts here.

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I am also a published author. You can find two of the personal injury books that I have written on Amazon: The Motorcycle Accident Handbook and The Ultimate Auto Injury Handbook

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Port Heuneme Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyers

I’m Ed Smith, a Port Heuneme personal injury lawyer. If your or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, please call me at (805) 372-0200 or toll free at (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice. Just ask for Ed.

Port Hueneme FAQ

Do you know of a chiropractor in Port Hueneme?

Yes. This particular chiropractor has several good reviews on Yelp:

Knight Chiropractic Health & Massage
521 W Channel Islands Blvd
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 984-1500

Do you know when I can take my car to be repaired in Port Hueneme?

Yes. The repair shop listed below has good reviews on Yelp:

Brat Motors
510 E Pleasant Valley Rd
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
(805) 488-1098

Do you know what intersections are considered dangerous in Port Hueneme?

Yes. In 2013, Port Hueneme experienced a total of 45 collisions in which 61 victims were injured. Several of those collisions occurred at intersections. The intersections that had the most accidents were Hueneme Road and Surfside Drive and Channel Islands Boulevard and Wheelhouse Avenue. In fact, one person lost their life at the intersection of Channel Islands Boulevard and Wheelhouse Avenue that year, so it is important to be extra careful while you are driving through that intersection.

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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!
    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. ★★★★★