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Shingle Springs Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Shingle Springs Car AccidentsShingle Springs grew from a mining camp set up during the California Gold Rush and is now a community of around 5,000 people. Residents of the city enjoy plenty of open space and fresh air as well as easy access to both the Sierra Nevadas and the major metropolitan area of Sacramento. While the community is relatively small, Shingle Springs boasts a unique and friendly atmosphere in one of California’s most beautiful regions.

While Shingle Springs is a great place to live in or visit, it is also located on Highway 50. This roadway serves as the main route for people traveling between El Dorado County and Sacramento and can sometimes see heavy amounts of traffic. Additionally, the highway is the site of multiple severe accidents every year. Residents usually drive carefully but are still at risk of being involved in one of these accidents.

Representing Shingle Springs Residents

I’m Ed Smith, a Shingle Springs personal injury lawyer. My firm represents people in Shingle Springs who have been seriously injured in accidents.

We focus on severe injuries and only take on cases that involve major trauma. However, there are many different types of accidents that we handle. These include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Dog Bite Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Trucking Collisions
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Vehicle/Pedestrian Accidents
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Premises Liability Cases
  • Products Liability Cases
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
The “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyer

I make it a priority to work with my clients on a personal level. Because I have suffered major injuries myself, I know first-hand how accidents can cause severe emotional and personal issues for individuals and families. It is important to me to empathize with the people I represent and to have real compassion for their situation. I think of my law firm as a family, and the people we work with are an indispensable part of it.

Many injury lawyers prefer to maintain a strictly professional relationship with their clients. While this can work for some individuals, I find that it is much more effective to understand my clients as people. Knowing about my clients’ lives and families helps me to fully understand how their injuries have affected their lives. In turn, this understanding helps me to effectively negotiate their case with insurers and argue for their rights in front of judges and juries. Because I run my firm this way, I have been called the “personal” personal injury lawyer.

Why Should I Hire a Sacramento Lawyer?

You may be wondering why it would make sense to hire a lawyer from Sacramento when you live 40 miles away from their office. This is a common question, and there are a few good reasons for hiring an out-of-town attorney.

Firstly, it is difficult for small-town attorneys to run a successful practice in an area with a low population. For this reason, many quality lawyers from small communities choose to relocate their practices. This can make it hard to find an attorney with the necessary skills and experience in areas without many residents. Secondly, if you have suffered a serious injury, it is essential to have a Shingle Springs auto accident attorney who focuses on major accidents. Being based in a major city means that I can be selective about cases that I take and concentrate exclusively on accidents involving major trauma. Having a lawyer who has ample experience handling cases like yours can be critical when seeking compensation through an injury claim.

Will My Case Go To Court?

One of the questions that my clients often ask me is whether or not their injury case will go to trial. The large majority of cases are settled during private negotiations with insurers and are never heard by courts. This means that there is only a small chance that your case will involve a trial. However, insurance companies sometimes make offers for amounts that don’t fully cover a claimant’s damages. While it is usually possible to negotiate, insurers may refuse to pay the amount that people deserve. When this happens, your Shingle Springs personal injury attorney will advise you on whether or not going to trial is a good option.

What Can Be Recovered in a Personal Injury Case?

Accident injuries can have far-reaching effects on people’s lives. Going through the recovery process can be painful and emotionally difficult. During this time, it’s important to focus on recovering your health. However, financial issues can make this problematic. Medical care can be expensive, and many accident survivors need to pay for multiple surgeries, medicines, therapy appointments, and more to fully recover. On top of this, people also need to take time off work or can no longer continue performing their job at all.

Because accidents can affect so many different aspects of our lives, people who file injury claims are often able to recover for a wide variety of damages. These damages are typically grouped into economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses are things that cost a simple dollar amount such as medical care, lost income, or property damage. Non-economic damages are harder to define and are often related to emotional issues like depression, loss of quality of life, and more.

How Do I Find a Good Lawyer?

Many people are aware that they should get help from a Shingle Springs car accident attorney but aren’t sure how to find a lawyer they can trust. Fortunately, there are a few tried and true ways that you can make sure your attorney has the necessary skills and experience to take on your case. These include:

  • Reading ReviewsIt’s important to see if your attorney has the respect of their community. To find out if a lawyer has a good reputation, check out their online reviews on sites like Yelp or Avvo.
  • Checking ExperienceYour attorney should have a solid understanding and intimate knowledge of how cases like yours work. To see if your lawyer has successfully handled cases like yours, take a look at the verdicts and settlements they have obtained. These are usually listed on a lawyers’ website, but you should always feel free to ask about an attorney’s past successes.
  • Personal ComfortYou should always be personally comfortable with the lawyer who is going to represent you. Make sure that you and your attorney understand each other personally and don’t settle for anybody that you feel isn’t a match. Having a positive relationship with your lawyer can be very helpful in resolving your case.

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Shingle Springs Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Shingle Springs car accident lawyer. Being hurt in a crash can leave people in a difficult situation. If an accident has caused your injuries, get in touch with me at either (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400. During our call, I’ll give you my free, friendly case advice.

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 AvvoYelp, Google.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 9.10.20]

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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.