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Shingle Springs Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer


In a community of around 5,000 people, residents of Shingle Springs enjoy plenty of open space, fresh air, and easy access to the Sierra Nevada and the central 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.

Shingle Springs is located near Highway 50. This roadway serves as the main route for people traveling between El Dorado County and Sacramento and can sometimes see heavy 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.

If you or a loved one has been sustained injuries in an accident in Shingle Springs, contact our experienced injury lawyers at (530) 392-9400 for free, friendly case advice.

Representing Shingle Springs Residents

Our personal injury law 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:

The “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyers

Our injury attorneys make it a priority to work with clients on a personal level.  It is important to empathize with the people we represent and to have genuine compassion for their situation. We think of our 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, it is much more effective to understand our clients as people. Knowing about our clients’ lives and families helps us fully understand how their injuries have affected their lives. In turn, this understanding allows us to effectively negotiate their case with insurers and argue for their rights in front of judges and juries. Because we run our firm this way, we have been called the “personal” personal injury lawyers.

Will My Case Go to Court?

One of the questions that clients often ask us 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 challenging. During this time, it’s essential 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 jobs.

Because accidents can affect so many different aspects of our lives, people who file injury claims can often recover from a wide variety of damages. These damages are typically grouped into economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses 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 Personal Injury 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 essential 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, 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 you feel isn’t a match. Having a positive relationship with your lawyer can be very helpful in resolving your case.

To learn more about finding the best Shingle Springs personal injury lawyer, see this helpful video:

Personal Injury Lawyers in Shingle Springs, CA

Being hurt in a crash can leave people in a difficult situation. If an accident has caused your injuries, get in touch with our experienced Shingle Springs personal injury lawyers at (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400 for 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 11.23.21]

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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.