Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer

Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer

Hi, I'm Ed Smith, a California car accident lawyer. My law firm not only represents clients who have suffered personal injuries or property damage in auto accidents but also accidents involving motorcycles, trucks, and buses.

My firm also handles other motor vehicle accidents including those involving drunk drivers or hit-and-run drivers, uninsured or underinsured drivers, as well as rollover accidents occurring from a motor vehicle, SUV or semi-tractor trailers.

We also represent those injured in accidents resulting from defective products or design in automobiles and trucks, such as defective seat belts, tires or gas tanks.

Handling Lifelong Injuries

Injuries suffered as a result of these types of accidents can be severe and life-altering. You may have suffered whiplash or burns to your head or neck, have nerve damage or spinal cord paralysis, broken or dislocated a bone or limb, or even have lost the use of a limb.

My firm understands that your immediate goals after going through such trauma are to get your medical bills paid and covered, make sure you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injury.

What You Can Expect

When you call, we'll discuss your situation and go over all the options available to you - and as a California auto accident attorney since 1982, I am very familiar with all that will apply to your situation.

I will also work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.

I've put together a video below to explain what you can expect when you meet with me in our initial consultation.

Getting the Other Party to Admit Fault

If your accident happened on a busy freeway, presume there were witnesses and that you will find them. Often, these efforts are successful. If not, an experienced Sacramento car accident attorney would file suit on your behalf and immediately take the deposition of the other driver. By skillfully asking questions, often, even a lying or evasive party can be led into admitting total or partial fault.

Car Accident FAQs

Q: Can a car accident cause scoliosis?

A: Auto accidents can cause many types of serious injuries. The spine and back are very vulnerable when you experience a sudden trauma resulting from an auto accident. One type of injury to the spine that is sometimes caused by a car crash is scoliosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. An individual with scoliosis has an abnormally shaped spine. It is usually curved forming an S or C shape. Other causes of scoliosis include degenerative conditions like muscular dystrophy, congenital conditions in which the bones fail to form properly, and degeneration of spinal disks occurring in advanced aging.

If you are experiencing discomfort in the back region after a car accident, please watch for these signs of traumatic scoliosis and seek medical attention promptly:

  • Uneven shoulders
  • Tingling or numbness in the legs and/or arms
  • Shoulders appear uneven
  • Rib cage seems uneven
  • One hip feels higher than the other, or both hips seem higher than usual

Q: I was in an accident on Highway 80 driving my motorcycle. I had changed lanes from the middle lane to the slow lane preparing to exit the freeway. I had made the lane change and was in the slow lane for about 10 seconds when I was rear-ended by a driver who simply wasn’t paying attention to the road. I suffered serious injuries as a result. I was immediately taken to UCD and when the police interviewed the driver that struck me, she lied and told the officer that I swerved in front of her at the last minute and could not avoid me. This is entirely true, but I'm wondering how I might combat her testimony?

A: Unfortunately, I see this type of accident frequently. Someone is seriously injured, and the police only interview the party who is uninjured who gives self-serving testimony. Sad but true. I never can understand why people just don’t tell the truth about these situations. It’s why we all carry insurance. One thing I would do as a lawyer is run ads in the Sacramento Bee as well as in Sacramento Craigslist under the Community Section, General Subsection. Something like: “Did you witness a motorcycle-car collision on December 2nd near Marconi Avenue?" In the ad, we'll let them know you were seriously injured and would ask for any helpful witnesses to come forth and call you.

Car Accident Lawyers in Sacramento

I'm Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. Car accidents can leave you with lifelong complications. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Sacramento or surrounding areas, contact us online or call us at 916.921.6400 or 800.404.5400 for free, friendly legal advice.

I have been helping Sacramento-area residents receive fair compensation they deserve for personal injury and wrongful death cases since 1982.

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 Avvo, Yelp, Google.

If your auto accident has left you in need of quality auto parts, please see our friends at carpart365 who have been in the auto parts industry for 20+ years, and have the ability to locate any part anywhere in the United States.

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 12.24.19]

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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.