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Suisun City Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful DeathIf you’ve landed on this webpage, you may have recently lost a person that you care about due to a sudden, preventable accident. Suffering such a traumatic loss can be very painful and often leaves families in a challenging situation emotionally and financially. In many cases, people feel overwhelmed and unsure how they can move forward with their lives following such a major loss.

As Suisun City wrongful death lawyers, it’s our job to help people who have been affected by fatal accidents to recover their personal and financial wellbeing.

We Focus Exclusively on Major Accident Cases

Our law firm focuses exclusively on cases that involve severe or fatal injuries. Such cases are often very valuable because of the extent of both non-economic and economic damages involved. For this reason, negligent parties and/or their insurance companies are likely to commit a considerable amount of resources toward defending themselves from financial responsibility. These aggressive legal defenses can make it very hard for families to obtain the compensation that they need.

With nearly four decades of experience handling high-value cases, we are experts when it comes to negotiating with insurance companies and arguing cases in court to ensure our clients receive fair payments for their damages.

Types of Cases We Handle

While we only take cases that involve major injuries, some of the types of accidents that our Suisun City wrongful death lawyers cover include:

  • Boat Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Trucking Collisions
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Wildfire Injuries
About Our Wrongful Death Firm

Ed Smith, the founder of our law firm, and our team of attorneys have been helping people in the Suisun City community since 1982. During this time, Mr. Smith has gained a reputation as the “personal” personal injury lawyer. This nickname reflects how we run our practice holistically and focus on relating to our clients personally. We treat our clients like family and make an effort to provide care, compassion, and guidance throughout the wrongful death claim process.

Many lawyers prefer to operate differently and maintain a strictly business-like relationship with their clients. While this approach can work for some, we believe that learning about our clients’ lives helps us to better understand how they have been affected by accidents. By gaining this personal understanding of the claim, we can be more effective when we’re up against insurance companies during negotiations or proving your case in court.

Fatal Accidents in Suisun City and Solano County

According to data reported by the California Highway Patrol, the Suisun City Police Department, and the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, there were 20,190 injury-causing car accidents across Solano County between 2009 and 2020. About 411 of these collisions caused fatal injuries. In Suisun City alone, there were 448 collisions, and 15 were fatal. This data shows that crashes in Suisun City were nearly twice as likely to cause a fatal injury compared to collisions countywide.

The most common causal factors for fatal Suisun City accidents were driving while under the influence, right-of-way violations, and speeding. Together, these three factors accounted for nearly three-quarters of deadly Suisun City car accidents. Additionally, 20 percent of these collisions involved a pedestrian, while around 13 percent involved a bicyclist.

Coping With Grief

The death of a family member or friend is never easy. Losing somebody without any warning can make grieving even more difficult. It’s common for mourning individuals to feel an intense and even confusing mix of emotions, including anger, sadness, anxiety, or even shock. While coping with your grief may seem impossible, many people can heal by seeking support from family members, friends, and communities.

If you would like to learn more about the grieving process as it relates to fatal accidents, take a look at this article written by our firm or take a short moment to watch the informative YouTube video below:

Wrongful Death Damages

Losing somebody in your family can cause sudden, serious financial issues for you and your loved ones. In many cases, families lose the main income earner in their household and aren’t sure how they’ll afford their bills. In others, families suffer because their loved one is no longer around to perform critical services like childcare, cleaning, home maintenance, or cooking. These services are often vital and can be very expensive to replace.

Besides coping with grief, these issues can leave families feeling completely overwhelmed. However, all of these losses can potentially be recovered through wrongful death claims. Holding at-fault parties and their insurers financially responsible makes it possible for families to claim the compensation they need to have financial security in a difficult time.

Not only are families able to seek compensation for their economic losses, but wrongful death cases also often include payments for non-economic damages related to personal suffering. These damages can include loss of companionship, loss of parental guidance, and other issues related to your personal wellbeing.

Suisun City Wrongful Death Lawyer

Families who have lost loved ones in preventable accidents deserve to get professional help. For our free, friendly legal advice about your wrongful death claim, please reach out to us at either (800) 404-5400 or (707) 564-1900.

Our law firm has been practicing in the Suisun City area since 1982, and we’ve obtained many high-value settlements and verdicts for our clients. To find honest reviews of our work, you can read what our clients have said about us on:

We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Top One Percent.

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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.
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"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.