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 to 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 collisions.

If you have suffered severe injuries in an accident caused by negligence, contact our experienced Shingle Springs injury lawyers at (530) 392-9400 for free, friendly, and confidential advice.

Helping Injured Residents of Shingle Springs and El Dorado County

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 major trauma cases. However, there are many different types of accidents that we handle. These include:

We Put the “Personal” in Personal Injury Lawyers

Our injury attorneys make it a priority to work with clients personally. Empathizing with the people we represent and having genuine compassion for their situation is essential. 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, understanding our clients as people are more effective. Knowing about our clients’ lives and families helps us understand how their injuries have affected them. 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 are known as the “personal” personal injury lawyers.

Will My Case Go to Court?

One of the questions that clients often ask is whether or not their injury case will go to trial. Most cases are settled during private negotiations with insurers and are never heard by courts. This means there is only a tiny chance your case will involve a trial. However, insurance companies sometimes offer amounts that don’t cover a claimant’s damages fully.

While it is usually possible to negotiate, insurers may refuse to pay the amount 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 must 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 aspects of our lives, people who file injury claims can often recover from various damages. These damages are typically grouped into economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses, such as medical care, lost income, or property damage, cost a simple dollar amount. Non-economic damages are harder to define and are often related to emotional issues like depression, loss of quality of life, etc.

How Do I Find a Good Personal Injury Lawyer?

Many people know 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 lawyer 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 Yelp or Avvo.
  • Checking ExperienceYour accident attorney should have a solid understanding and intimate knowledge of how cases like yours work. Look at the verdicts and settlements obtained to see if your lawyer has successfully handled cases like yours. These are usually listed on a lawyer’s 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 will represent you. Ensure 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 personal injury lawyer, see this helpful video:

Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Shingle Springs, CA

Being hurt in a crash can leave people in a difficult situation. If an accident has caused your injuries, contact our experienced Shingle Springs personal injury lawyers today at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly case advice. You can also contact us through our online form.

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, and Google.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 1.20.23]

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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.