Santa Ynez Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer


Our Santa Ynez auto accident and personal injury attorneys at take pride in helping injured victims in California collect the compensation they are entitled to.

We have practiced personal injury law since 1982 in California and have served injured clients in Santa Ynez for the past three decades.

Our personal injury 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.

Your "Personal" Personal Injury Lawyer

We have been called "personal" personal injury lawyers because we spend time with and connect with our clients individually. 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 clients.

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

If you find that high personal attention makes you uncomfortable, we will most likely not be your best attorney. Many personal injury attorneys will take the reins and guide you through your case without little knowledge or input from you as their client, family, and friends.

Hiring the Right Santa Ynez Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case

Feeling confused and lost after being seriously injured in an accident is not abnormal. Injury victims go through many emotions, 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.

However, you must move forward to obtain fair compensation for your injuries. Time limits for personal injury cases 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.

The video below provides more information on choosing the right personal injury attorney.

Handling Serious Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Cases

We handle the more serious personal injury cases, so if you have suffered minor injuries, we may be able to refer you to another personal injury attorney who can help you with your case. We hope you will call us at your earliest convenience if you have suffered minor or severe injuries. You can reach us at (805) 372-0200.

Santa Ynez FAQ

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

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

Personal Injury Lawyers in Santa Ynez, CA

If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured or passed away in an accident, please give our experienced Santa Ynez personal injury lawyers a call anytime at (805) 372-0200 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice. See our past verdicts and settlements.

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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.