Truckee Auto Accident and Personal Injury Attorney

Edward A. Smith

Welcome to www.AutoAccident.com! I’m Ed Smith, the founder of this website and a Truckee auto accident and personal injury attorney.

I love the town of Truckee, which offers amazing views of the Sierra Nevada crest and sits along the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. It is the epitome of quaint, small-town, tranquil living, with a five-member Town Council and an elected mayor that merely presides over official events and town meetings.

I’m originally a Brooklyn, New York native. In 1970, I moved out to Northern California, following my discharge from the U.S. Air Force. I fell in love with the West Coast and decided that I would make it my new home.

You are likely visiting my website because you or someone you love was involved in a car accident and sustained serious injuries. If so, you need the help of an experienced California personal injury attorney.

Experienced Truckee, CA Attorney – Serious Injury Cases

I focus on offering my services to victims who have suffered serious injuries. If you were injured in a car accident, but only suffered minor or soft tissue injuries, I am willing to help you by referring you to a Truckee, CA attorney who handles cases that are less serious.

My staff and I help victims that were injured in Truckee car accidents, as well as other types of crashes, including:

  • Motorcycle collisions;
  • Commercial truck crashes;
  • Bicycle accidents; and
  • Pedestrian accidents

Not all serious injuries are the result of a collision. Some of our clients were injured in construction accidents, dog bite incidents, farming accidents, defective or dangerous products, food poisoning, slip and fall accidents, and other life-altering tragedies.

Our past clients have suffered a wide variety of serious injuries. Some of the most common injuries that we have recovered compensation for include:

  • Bites from dogs and other pets;
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI);
  • Cervical spine injuries;
  • Broken or fractured bones, including vertebrae;
  • Burns;
  • Loss of limbs; and
  • Internal injuries.

If you have suffered any of the injuries listed above in an accident that was someone else’s fault, I want to help you. Call me today for free and friendly advice at (530) 392-9400 locally or (800) 404-5400.

How to Find the Right Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case

There are so many personal injury lawyers to choose from, many who advertise their services on billboards, television, and internet marketing, and choosing just one can be overwhelming. You want someone who will fight for your rights and get you the compensation you are entitled to, not someone who is just looking for a piece of the pie, at any cost to you.

That is why I have put together tips to help you find the right lawyer for your case. Take a look at my YouTube video:

Remember:

  • Choose an attorney who seems to truly care about you and your family - someone who sits down with you and listens to you about your injuries, your desires, and your needs;
  • Just as important is to seek a lawyer who exclusively handles personal injury cases. Don’t settle for a lawyer who is caught up in handling a multitude of cases in several areas of law. Those types of lawyers typically do not have the skill and experience that is necessary to take on – and win – serious injury cases.
  • If the insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement for your injuries, you will have two choices. The first is to take the unfair settlement amount and the other is to take the case to trial. In order to go to trial, you will need a lawyer who is not only familiar with courtroom procedures and processes regarding personal injury, but also someone who is not afraid to fight for your rights in a trial procedure.
  • Find an attorney who can prove a history of personal injury case successes. Ask about verdict and settlement amounts that they have won. This should be a high priority for you when choosing the right attorney for your case.
  • Can the attorney afford to take the case to trial? Serious personal injury trials can cost a significant sum of money. Make sure to seek out an attorney who has the resources to take your case to trial.
The Law Offices of Edward A. Smith

At this point, you may be wondering why I would expect Truckee victims to travel the nearly two hours from Truckee to my Sacramento office to see me when there are plenty of personal injury lawyers between here and there. Here’s the deal: most personal injury attorneys in Truckee and the surrounding areas do not have the experience, financial resources, and ability that I have to win serious injury cases.

Call me and we will discuss the details of your case. If I think that your case is a good fit for me and my staff, I will personally invite you to come visit me at my Sacramento office so I can get to know you and your family better and get more in-depth information about your case. I will even pay for your travel expenses and put you up in a hotel overnight so you can spend some time in Sacramento and drive back to Truckee the next day.

You can read more about me on my biography page. Members of my staff are featured here, and our verdicts and settlements page speaks for itself.

I am proud to say that I am a member of the:

Be sure to check out reviews on attorneys before you decide on one. You can read what my past clients have said about me and my staff on Yelp, Avvo and Google Plus.

These are my books on personal injury law, published on Amazon:

I want to help you to realize the positives in what might be an emotionally trying time. My staff and I love doing what we do and we take immense pleasure in helping clients and their families work through this challenging and trying experience.

Call my office today at (530) 392-9400 locally or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice. I look forward to talking with you.

Truckee FAQs:

Do you have a list of the most dangerous intersections in Truckee?

Yes. Some of the serious injury accidents that occurred in Truckee happened at the following intersections:

  • W River Rd & McIver Crossing
  • Ponderosa Rd & Tamarack Way
  • Rt 267 & Rt 80
  • Northwoods Blvd & Lausanne Way
  • Northwoods Blvd & Swiss Lane
  • Ponderosa Dr & Palisades Dr
  • Rt 89 & Rainbow Dr
  • Alder Creek Rd & Fjord Rd

Can you recommend a good auto repair shop in Truckee?

A: Yes. The following auto repair shop has excellent reviews on Yelp:

Ward & Son’s Automotive
10296 Old Brockway Road
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 550-7827

Can you recommend a good chiropractor in Truckee?

Yes. The following chiropractor has great reviews on Yelp:

Truckee Mobile Chiropractic
10371 White Fir Road
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 582-7420

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!
    Sincerely, 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. ★★★★★