Truckee Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer


Truckee, CA 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. But even a small town like Truckee sees its share of accidents.

If you or someone you love was involved in a car accident in Truckee or anywhere else in Nevada County and sustained severe injuries, please contact our personal injury attorneys at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for a free case evaluation.

Experienced Truckee Personal Injury Attorney 

Our experienced injury lawyers at focus on offering our services to victims who have suffered serious injuries. If you were injured in a car accident but only suffered minor or soft tissue injuries, we are willing to help you by referring you to a Truckee auto accident attorney who handles less serious cases.

Types of Injury Cases We Handle

Our experienced injury lawyers help victims that were injured in Truckee car accidents, as well as other types of crashes, including:

Not all serious injuries are the result of an accident. 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.

Common Personal Injury Cases

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

If you have suffered any of the injuries listed above in an accident that was someone else’s fault, we want to help you. Call our legal team today for free and friendly advice at (530) 392-9400.

Finding the Best Truckee Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case

There are so many personal injury lawyers to choose from, many of whom 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.

Take a look at the YouTube video below for tips on finding the best Truckee personal injury lawyer for your case. 


  • Choose an accident attorney who seems to genuinely 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 Truckee auto accident attorney who exclusively handles personal injury cases. Don’t settle for a Truckee car accident lawyer who is caught up in handling many 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 – severe 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 low settlement amount, and the other is to take the case to trial. To go to trial, you will need a lawyer familiar with courtroom procedures and processes regarding personal injury and 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 the 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? Severe 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.
About the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith

Our law firm has been advocating on behalf of Truckee residents and other Northern Californians since 1982. If you or a loved one is in need of expert legal help with a personal injury or wrongful death matter, we would be happy to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We offer several options - we can meet in person, or over the telephone. We also frequently conduct initial consultations via Zoom. We will make it work according to your preferences and your convenience. Additionally, with e-sign software, the initial paperwork can be completed electronically.

Truckee Traffic Accident FAQ

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 Road & McIver Crossing
  • Ponderosa Road & Tamarack Way
  • Route 267 & Route 80
  • Northwoods Boulevard & Lausanne Way
  • Northwoods Boulevard & Swiss Lane
  • Ponderosa Drive & Palisades Drive
  • Route 89 & Rainbow Drive
  • Alder Creek Road & Fjord Road
Call Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Truckee, CA

We want to help you to realize the positives in what might be an emotionally trying time. We love doing what we do, and we take immense pleasure in helping clients and their families work through this challenging and trying experience. Call our experienced Truckee personal injury lawyers at (530) 392-9400 or 800.404.5400 for free, friendly advice.

We are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

See our client reviews on AvvoYelp, Google, and our past verdicts and settlements.

Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 1.11.23]

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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.
"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.