Susanville CA Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Welcome to AutoAccident.com. I am Ed Smith, the founder of this website and a Susanville CA personal injury and wrongful death attorney.
A little information about me
I am formerly from Brooklyn, New York. However, after serving in an Airborne flight unit during my service in the Air Force, I relocated to Northern California. It’s so beautiful here, I decided to stay. After graduating from UC Davis in 1982, I started my own personal injury and wrongful death law firm. When I manage to get away from the office, I enjoy hiking, reading and gardening.
Living in Susanville
Those who live in Susanville are able to enjoy small-town, rural living, where everyone seems to know each other by name. The quaint downtown, the Susanville Golf Course and the Susan River all add to the picturesque scenery around town.Serving Susanville, CA Accident Victims through Physical and Financial Recovery
If you are suffering serious injuries from an accident, your quality of life has definitely decreased.
My goal is to educate the general public about their rights regarding personal injury matters, as well as help victims who have been seriously injured in accidents recover maximum compensation so they can focus on their total well-being. I am often referred to as the “personal” personal injury attorney, because I have a genuine concern for people who have suffered serious injury, their family members, and their needs and desires.
I Have Personally Dealt With Pain and Near-Death Experiences
I understand what physical pain can do to a person, because I have personally experienced numerous injuries during my life. I have also had four near-death experiences. I am well aware of how pain, anxiety, financial stress, and even grief, can wear on a person, not only physically, but also psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Holistic Approach to Healing
That is why I take a holistic approach as a lawyer. I not only work to obtain the maximum compensation my clients are entitled to, but I also focus on helping them heal psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually as they recover from their financial and physical injuries.
Author and Publisher of Personal Injury Books and Articles
Feel free to browse through my published articles on personal injury. I also have two personal injury books published on Amazon, as well:
Call me today. Let’s go over the details of your case by telephone. I can be reached at (530) 392-9400 locally or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice. Ask for Ed. I can let you know over the phone if I can help you with your case. The call is free and there is no obligation involved.Advocating for Susanville Victims with Serious Injuries
I have tackled serious personal injury and wrongful death claims exclusively for over 30 years.
Many of the clients I have handled cases for suffered from injuries resulting from:
- Vehicle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Dog or animal bite accidents
- Farming accidents
- Products that were dangerous or defective
- Slip and fall incidents (or other premises liability incidents)
Other cases I have successfully handled include:
You may be wondering why I would expect victims who have suffered serious injuries to come all the way to my Sacramento office for legal representation. After all, it is a 185-mile trip and there are plenty of personal injury lawyers in Susanville, as well as between Susanville and Sacramento, to choose from.
For starters, I have done some quick research and only one of the lawyers in the Susanville and surrounding areas has a review on Yelp – and that lawyer only has one review. Additionally, the average ratings of personal injury lawyers in the local area of Susanville on Avvo is between a 6 and a 7. Furthermore, I have not found many lawyers in your area who list their successful settlements and verdicts, which, in my opinion, would be something to get excited about on a personal injury attorney website.Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer to Handle Your Serious Injury Case
If you are suffering from serious injuries right now, you need to find a good lawyer as quickly as possible. It is difficult enough to handle your day-to-day life with the added stress of doctors’ appointments, bills stacking up to the ceiling, and your injuries complicating everything. However, that does not mean that you should make a hasty decision and hire just any attorney.
In fact, you should do extensive research on potential personal injury lawyers if you want to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries. Before you choose anyone to take on your case (including myself), you should consider the following questions:
- Does the attorney focus solely on personal injury and/or wrongful death cases? You want to select a lawyer who has solid experience in personal injury law, not someone who dabbles in multiple areas of law, especially if your injuries are serious. You wouldn’t go to a dentist for foot surgery, would you?
- Does the attorney have an extensive online reputation? Check out Avvo, Google Plus, and Yelp reviews before settling on a personal injury lawyer. Most people check out reviews before they buy a $10 product. It would make sense to do similar research when choosing a lawyer.
- Does the lawyer show a solid track record of successful trial verdicts? Check out the lawyer’s website to see if they list settlements and verdicts. If there is not a list on their website, ask them for a list. This is not an unusual question for a potential client to ask an attorney, so don’t be scared to ask. Most lawyers will be proud to brag about their successes.
- Does the attorney have extensive trial experience? Unfortunately, a lot of personal injury lawyers prefer to settle cases with the insurance companies, rather than take claims to court. What happens, though, if the insurance company refuses to offer you a fair deal? The last thing you want to do is settle for an unfair deal because you hired an attorney who is intimidated by – or unfamiliar with – the trial procedures.
If I Think Your Case Is A Good One and We Are A Good Fit - I’ll Pay For Transportation and Overnight Lodging
If I think we are a good fit and you have a solid case, I will pay for your overnight lodging and travel to come to Sacramento and meet with me. That way you don’t have to make the trip to Sacramento and back all in the same day. If you are seriously injured and unable to travel, we will discuss other options.
Here is a Youtube Video I made called How to Select the Right Personal Injury Lawyer.Meet Me & My Staff:
I have an extensive online presence, including favorable reviews on Google Plus, Avvo, and Yelp. You can also watch the video of my client testimonials and read the list of my past verdicts and settlements to give you a good idea of what I can do for you.
Read a little more about me on my biography page, and I also have an introduction to my staff here. My law office not only has the experience and the knowledge to handle serious personal injury cases, but we also have the financial resources and the ability to take your case to trial and win, if necessary.
I am proud and honored to say that I am a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is an elite group of trial lawyers who have achieved million and multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for their clients.
I am also a member of the:
Like most other personal injury attorneys, I take my cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that I don’t get paid unless I am successful with your case.Susanville FAQs:
Do you know which intersections in Susanville are the most dangerous for traffic accidents?
Yes. These were the most dangerous intersections in Susanville in 2011, 2012, and 2013:
- Rt. 36 and S McDow St
- Rt. 36 and Riverside Dr.
- N Roop St and Rt. 36
- Rt. 139 and Spring Ridge Dr.
- Ash St. and Paul Bunyan Rd.
- Russell Ave. and Paul Bunyan Rd.
Can you recommend a good rental car agency in Susanville?
Yes. The following rental car agency received a 5-star rating on Yelp:
Hertz Rent A Car
755 Alexander Street
I’m Ed Smith, a Susanville personal injury and wrongful death attorney. If you or a member of your family has been severely injured in an accident, give me a call today at (530) 392-9400 locally or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.
Verify my excellent Past Verdicts and Settlements.
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