Thermalito Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Thermalito is a census-designated place in Northern California. Located in Butte County, Thermalito has a population of nearly 7,000 and is located directly next to Oroville. However, it is not a long drive from nearby Sacramento. In fact, many people who live in Thermalito travel to and from the city for work or to enjoy the culture and amenities.Auto Accidents in Thermalito
The town area of Thermalito is on the smaller side, meaning that fewer accidents occur in this area. However, on occasion, there are accidents caused by driving while distracted, drunk driving or just by mistakes. Plus, being a little further from the city, there are many tractor-trailers and other large vehicles passing through the area on a day-by-day basis. In addition to accidents that occur in the city, residents have to think about the possibility of auto accidents when commuting to Sacramento or other larger towns in Northern California.What to Do If You’re Involved in an Accident in or Around Thermalito
The first thing you should do is sit back and take in the situation. A car accident can be quite frightening, but if you are calm and handle things smartly, it doesn’t have to be a disaster. Make sure you call the police and needed medical services. Even if you don’t think you are seriously hurt, it makes sense to have yourself checked out--just in case. If there are injuries that present themselves later, this simple step could help you with obtaining any judgment you deserve.
After the police have written a report and you have gotten medical care, call a Thermalito car accident lawyer. Don’t discuss your case with the insurance company or the other driver. You deserve to be paid for any injuries or damages you received that are not your fault. Letting a Thermalito personal injury lawyer take charge right away can be the most important step you take.Choosing a Thermalito Auto Accident Attorney
When it comes time to choose a lawyer, the options can be overwhelming. There are ads on TV, websites on the internet, and faces plastered on local billboards. The ads often make big promises, however, the reality is that few attorneys can deliver on them. You need someone who can to make sure you recover everything you are owed after an accident.
The lawyers that tout high success rates may have actually settled with the insurers for less than their clients deserve. On the other hand, I don’t consider a case as a success unless my client’s claim covers all injuries--physically, financially, and emotionally.
You may think that I’m just not the right lawyer for your case. That’s okay! Even if we’re not a match, I want to help you know what to look for in a good Thermalito auto accident attorney. Here are a few tips to help you make sure an attorney is fully prepared to handle your case.
Check Multiple Reviews - Find out what others think of the attorney you are considering. Thanks to the internet, this is easy to do. Visit the profile of the attorney on websites such as Avvo, Yelp, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google. These reviews will give you an honest picture of a lawyer’s merits as well as how other former clients felt about his or her services.
Look Into Their Experience - Make certain that your lawyer has experience working with cases like yours. Personal injury law is different than other types of law and the attorney should have experience working with insurers. Additionally, find out if the lawyer has much courtroom experience. While your lawyer may want to avoid court if possible, and that’s great, you want someone who has “real courtroom experience” in case the situation finds its way to the courtroom.
Review Their Settlements and Verdicts - Results matter more than anything else when it comes to a Thermalito personal injury attorney. Review the case resolutions of your chosen lawyer. You should be able to find this information on his or her website. If it’s not publicly posted, ask. This information should be available for you to review.
Make Sure They are Established - Finally, you should make sure that your lawyer has the financial backing to fight your case to the end. Trials can become expensive and some firms may not have the means to take a case to court. However, a lawyer’s lack of money shouldn’t be what stands between you and the payments you deserve for your car accident case.
Check out the following video for more tips on how to really choose a personal injury lawyer:Why Work With Us?
You’ve seen what you should be looking for in a Thermalito auto accident attorney, so why should you contact Edward Smith? First, we know auto accident law. This is our specialty and we will go the extra mile to get you what you deserve. Secondly, the lawyers and staff in our office are passionate about Northern California--including the lesser-known, but much-loved areas like Thermalito. Finally, we get results. Check out our site and our off-site reviews, and you’ll see that we mean business. Our former clients appreciate the work we put in to help them resolve their cases and get back to life as normal.
One worry many of our clients have is that we are located in Sacramento--not in Thermalito. The reason for this is that we are 100% devoted to auto accident and personal injury cases. You want a lawyer that knows this type of case backward and forwards, rather than one that handles general law. Even though we may be a little further, we are prepared to offer you the best possible assistance on your major case. You can feel confident that if we do not think we are the best firm for your case, we’ll let you know--and provide references to other lawyers (perhaps located a little closer) that would be a good choice for you. That’s what makes us different.Thermalito Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
I'm Ed Smith, a Thermalito car accident and personal injury lawyer. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident in or around Thermalito, call me for free, friendly advice at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400.
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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 12.26.19]