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One thing you cannot fail to do on a visit to Ripon is tasting some California almonds. As long as droughts do not undermine the local agriculture of Ripon, almonds should be plentiful. If you happen to be around or passing by the area in February, consider stopping for the annual Almond Blossom Festival, which is the big event each year in this small community located in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley. 

Even in a small town like Ripon, accidents can still occur. If a negligent party caused you serious injury, you need an attorney who knows the ins and outs of personal injury law. You need a Ripon personal injury lawyer who is compassionate, someone who cares about the predicament you are in, and honestly wants to help you get back on your feet, both financially and physically.

Choosing the Right Ripon Personal Injury Attorney 

You are probably wondering where to start when looking for the right attorney for your case. This can be an intimidating task for those who have never needed a lawyer before. There are thousands of personal injury lawyers who handle cases for California clients and plenty who will take on cases in Ripon. Where do you start?

Watch the Youtube video below for some pointers on how to select the right attorney to represent you:

In basic terms, you should take the following into consideration:

  • Choose an attorney who makes you feel like you, your family, and what you need and want is important.
  • Select a lawyer who handles personal injury cases exclusively.
  • Pick an attorney who can show you a long history of successful trial verdicts.
  • Find a lawyer who has a proven track record of successful and high settlement and verdict amounts.
Why Travel All the Way to Sacramento?

We are sure you wonder why we would take on cases in Ripon if my office is in Sacramento. We exclusively take on clients who have suffered catastrophic, life-changing injuries. We believe that my job as an attorney is to help you get the compensation you deserve, as well as recover financially as you heal your mind, body, and soul. We call it a holistic approach to practicing law.

We have been referred to as the “personal” personal injury attorneys. We are personally involved with your case, taking the time to get to know you and your family and all of your dreams, hopes, and worries. We work diligently to obtain the compensation you are entitled to and help you get back on your feet. If you have been involved in a car accident or sustained a personal injury in Ripon, call 209-227-1931 to schedule a free consultation with us.

Dangerous Intersections in Ripon 

Although Ripon is a quiet, small-town type of area, people are still injured in accidents, just like anywhere else. Whether you are driving to work or taking the kids to Mavis Stouffer Park for a family fun day, accidents happen on the roads of Ripon.

According to the Tims Berkeley website, the most common car accidents in Ripon in 2013 are rear-ended accidents and drivers who ran into objects with their cars, at 25.7 percent and 22.9 percent, respectively. Route 99 and Jack Tone Road were the scenes of the majority of accidents in 2013.

The most dangerous intersections in Ripon in 2013 were:

  • N Acacia Ave and W Milgeo Ave
  • West Main St and S Highland Ave
  • East Main St and Route 99
  • S Acacia Ave and 2nd St
  • N Ripon Rd and Clendenin
  • West Main St and Acacia Ave

Not all serious injury cases we handle are a result of a car accident. Serious injuries can occur from a wide variety of accidents. Some of the types of personal injury cases we handle are:

  • Dog and other animal bites
  • Defective medical devices
  • Defective drug liability
  • Food poisoning lawsuits
  • Medical malpractice
  • Mesothelioma and asbestos
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Premises liability (slip and fall, swimming pool, and other property accidents)
  • Products liability (dangerous or defective products)
  • Traumatic injuries (head & brain injuries)
  • Workers’ compensation claims
  • Wrongful death lawsuits

Call our injury lawyers today for risk-free and friendly advice on your case. If we can help you, we will pay for your overnight stay in Sacramento so you can rest after the long drive before heading back to Ripon.

Ripon Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Ripon Car Accident Lawyer. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident in or around Ripon, call us at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400 for our free, friendly advice.

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We are a proud member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Consumer Attorneys of California, The Brain Injury Association of California, and the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association.

Go to our Verdicts and Settlements page to browse a list of our prior case results.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 4.21.21]

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"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.