Santa Ynez Auto Accident & Personal Injury Attorney

Santa YnezWelcome to www.AutoAccident.com, the most comprehensive personal injury website on the internet, which was personally designed and written to help people like you understand their rights after they have suffered injuries in an accident. I’m Ed Smith, a Santa Ynez auto accident and personal injury attorney who takes pride in helping injured victims in California collect the compensation they are entitled to.

I have practiced personal injury law since 1982 in California, and have served injured clients in the Santa Ynez area for the past three decades. My clients have rated me and my law firm a 10, which is the highest rating you can have, on Avvo. I also have the highest rating on Yelp, as well.

I am a proud member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and have written and published several informational books on Amazon about California personal injuries and accidents to help injured victims, including:

The Ultimate California Auto Accident Handbook

The California Motorcycle Accident Handbook

The Law Offices of Edward Smith

If you are interested, you can read more about me on my biography page. My law firm concentrates our legal representation on victims of auto accidents, whether they were injured in a rear-end accident, broadsided, hit head-on, or hit while walking or bicycling, or injured in a motorcycle or truck accident.

I have been referred to as a “personal” personal injury lawyer because my staff and I spend time with our clients and connect with them on a personal basis. We treat them like family – or at least we try to. And, no matter how long a case takes to be resolved, we continue to stay connected with our client.

We will often meet with your family members and friends during the course of your case. If your case must go to trial, it is vital that we have plenty of people lined up that know you well and will explain how you, your life, and your family’s lives have changed since the accident.

If you find that a high level of personal attention makes you feel uncomfortable, I am most likely not going to be the best attorney for you. There are plenty of personal injury attorneys out there who will take the reins and guide you through your case without little knowledge or input from you, as their client, nor from your family and your friends.  

But, enough said about me. This is about YOU.

Hiring the Right Attorney for Your Santa Ynez Personal Injury Case

It is not abnormal to feel confused and lost after being seriously injured in an accident. There is a wide array of emotions that injury victims go through, so do not feel like you are abnormal – or alone. You may feel like you do not have the energy to look for an attorney to help you with your case. It is okay to feel the way that you do. Do not beat yourself up for feeling lost and inconsolable.

You do need to start moving forward if you want to obtain the fair amount of compensation for your injuries, however. There are time limits for personal injury cases that need to be adhered to. So, even though you may be in an emotional funk right now, you do have to start thinking about obtaining the services of an experienced personal injury attorney.

I wrote an article with a plan of action to help you start moving in the right direction to select a personal injury attorney. You can read it here. You may feel, for some reason, that my office cannot handle your personal injury case. Whether you choose me as your attorney or you want to look for someone else, the questions that I have posed in that article will help you to make that decision.

Handling Serious Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Cases

I handle the more serious personal injury cases, so if you have suffered minor injuries, I may be able to refer you to another personal injury attorney who can help you with your case. Whether you have suffered minor or serious injuries, I do hope that you will call me at your earliest convenience. You can reach me at (805) 372-0200 or toll free at (800) 404-5400. Ask for me, Ed. I offer injury victims free and friendly advice.

Santa Ynez FAQ's

My body feels like it has been knocked out of line.  Can you recommend a good chiropractor in Santa Ynez?

Unfortunately, you will need to travel a few miles to Solvang. We found this office had some good reviews:

Solvang Chiropractic Center
680 Alamo Pintado Road, #106
Solvang, California 93463
(805) 325-9698

Where can I get my car fixed in Santa Ynez?

When anyone has been involved in a car accident, one of their first worries is how fast is their vehicle going to be fixed and if it will be the same as it was before the accident. Unfortunately, you may have to tow your car to Solvang if it is not in drivable condition. The following auto repair place has good reviews in Solvang, CA:

Lunde Solvang Auto Repair
1675 Fir Ave
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-4716

What are some of the more dangerous intersections in Santa Ynez?

According to a 2013 study, the intersection of Route 246 and Edison Road was the most dangerous. The intersection of N Refugio Road and Mission Drive saw its fair share of accidents that year, as well. Quail Valley Road and Route 246 intersect in a strange, curvy manner, which is probably a factor in the accidents at that intersection.

Edward A. Smith
Santa Ynez Auto Accident & Personal Injury Attorneys

I’m Ed Smith, a Santa Ynez Personal Injury Attorney. If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured or passed away in an accident, please give me a call anytime at (805) 372-0200 or toll free at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

I’ve been helping California residents with their personal injury and wrongful death cases for over three decades.

I am a proud California member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This forum includes the nation’s top trial attorneys who have obtained multiple million dollar settlements and case verdicts for their clients.

Take a look at my results on our past Verdicts and Settlements page.

Check out my client ratings and reviews here: YelpGoogle Plus, and Avvo (the attorney rating website).

Founder of www.autoaccident.com, California’s leading website for information on auto accidents and other personal injuries.

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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. ★★★★★