Stockton Personal Injury Lawyer
I'm Ed Smith, a Stockton Personal Injury Lawyer. I have been serving the people of Stockton, California since 1982. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident or sustained a personal injury, contact our office right away for a free consultation at 209-227-1931.
My law firm handles all types of personal injury claims, especially auto accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and SUVs.
Stockton is home to more than 300,000 people and has several life-blood highways passing through it, including State Route 99, State Route 4, and Interstate 5. These highways allow millions of vehicles every day to travel up and down the west coast and from Stockton to San Francisco and back. With so many cars on the road, accidents are inevitable.
On average there is a fatal auto accident in Stockton once every few weeks. In late February of 2016, a 31-year-old man was killed when his vehicle crashed into a tree on Robert Road. One month before that, on January 29th, a 53-year-old man was killed on Farmington Road while riding his bicycle in an apparent hit-and-run. And in early October 2015, a 16-year-old boy was killed in another hit-and-run on Highway 4 in East Stockton. Nonfatal accidents are even more common, causing countless injuries, and millions of dollars in damage to personal property.
After a vehicle accident in Stockton, injured individuals and their families often need resources and support. No matter how drastic or severe the collision, it's difficult to recover from the injuries while also dealing with medical bills, damaged property, and insurance claims. Fatal accidents are even more of a burden on families and loved ones as they deal with these problems while coping with their loss.
A car accident lawyer who is familiar with Stockton is a huge benefit in each and every case, especially when it comes to dealing with auto insurance companies.Stockton Personal Injury Lawyer
Selecting a personal injury attorney is not an easy task. There are thousands of personal injury attorneys and auto accident attorneys in California, many of whom offer to accept cases in Stockton.
A few things for you to consider:
- Select an attorney that cares about you, your family, and your needs.
- Choose a lawyer that practices personal injury law exclusively
- Make sure the lawyer has a history of taking cases to trial if necessary.
- Pick an attorney with a proven history of high verdicts and settlements.
For more tips on selecting an attorney to represent you, read Tips to finding a great personal injury lawyer, or watch the video I made on YouTube.About You and the Law Offices of Edward A Smith
We work for you and your case to get the best outcome for you possible. My firm is known as the "personal" personal injury law firm because we take the time to get to know you, your background, your hopes and your dreams. We take satisfaction in helping you and your family find positives in what could otherwise be a medical, emotional and economic disaster. That said, here is a little more information about us.
- I have been handling ONLY personal injury cases since 1982.
- I believe in a holistic approach to personal injury cases.
- Our staff is like a family here.
- I am a member of Consumer Attorney's of California, The Million Dollar Advocates, The Brain Injury Association of California as well as the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association.
- You can see our ratings on Yelp and Avvo.
- I've written several books on personal injury law including The Ultimate California Auto Injury Handbook and The California Motorcycle Accident Handbook.
- Here are some of our past verdicts and settlements.
- To see all of our testimonials, please go to our testimonials page.
Why do I say I'm a Stockton Personal Injury Lawyer when my main office is in Sacramento?
Stockton has always had a deep resonance in my heart. When I attended Law School, I worked almost full time at my first legal job as a law clerk at the Stockton County Counsel's Office.
I was lucky to have some great attorney's there who took me under their wing and taught me Trial Law. Mike Garrison, who later became a San Joaquin County judge taught me much. Pat Friedrich was another great Stockton Lawyer who tutored me.
I worked several years in the San Joaquin County Counsel's Office and learned the ins and outs of San Joaquin County from experts. That knowledge has served me well as my legal career progressed.
I also fell in love with a Stockton girl who forever changed my life.
I've handled every kind of personal injury case imaginable in San Joaquin County, from cases involving drunken boaters in the Delta to chain collisions in the fog on I5.
I've worked many cases in Stockton with the world famous mediator, Dan Quinn.
I love to eat at the Market Tavern or the Abby Trappist Pub and drive down to visit often.
I really do love Stockton and Stocktonians.Stockton Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers
I'm Ed Smith, a Stockton Personal Injury Lawyer. If you need a personal injury lawyer, who knows Stockton, loves Stockton, please give me a call. Yes, my office is located in Sacramento some 45 minutes away but if you come up here and tell me about your case. I'll give you straight advice that other, less experienced lawyers can't offer, and I'd never invite you to visit me up here without buying you lunch!
I like to talk while I eat, that's how I learned to do it in Brooklyn.
So give me, Ed, a call today at 209-227-1931.
Our Stockton address is:
Law Offices of Edward A. Smith
235 N. San Joaquin St
Stockton, CA 95202
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We also represent clients in Stockton involved in bicycle accidents, farm accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, people who have suffered brain injuries, dog bites, and loved ones left behind after a wrongful death.
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Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 10.30.18]