Ukiah Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer


As the largest city in Mendocino County, Ukiah is the center of activity for the county. It was recently cited by a top travel guide as the 6th best small town in California. Ukiah boasts a population of about 16,000 people. 

If you or a family member has been injured in an accident in Ukiah or elsewhere in Mendocino County, contact our experienced injury lawyers at (707) 564-1900 for free, friendly advice.

Personal Injury Legal Services for Ukiah Residents

An accident attorney's area of focus is personal injury law since we began practicing law in the early 1980s. A specific focus on an area of law is an outstanding quality that prospective clients should examine when looking for legal representation. It indicates an intimate knowledge of a particular area of law, along with the nuances and special procedures involved.

We offer this type of seasoned legal counsel to clients. We are well-versed in the necessary arguments to establish a defendant's liability, collect substantial evidence to support a case, and advocate aggressively for clients before insurance corporations who do not have their best interests at heart.

Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney

Even if you decide not to pick us to help you with your accident claim, please take a moment to watch this video that will help you select the best Ukiah personal injury attorney for your case.

Types of Vehicle Crashes

There are many kinds of vehicle crashes, and the potential severity of injuries depends on each situation.

  • General Vehicle Crashes -In 2020, California reported over 3,700 motor-vehicle fatalities, an increase from the year before. Most deaths from traffic accidents in California involve passenger cars, with light trucks and motorcycles accounting for a smaller portion of such deaths.
  • Pedestrian Accidents - In California, pedestrian fatalities accounted for 697 deaths in 2014. Traffic fatalities in motor vehicle crashes have dramatically decreased over the last two decades but still comprise 15 percent of all crash fatalities. There were 4,884 pedestrian fatalities in 2014, 35 percent lower than in 1975 and 2 percent more economical than the previous year.
  • Motorcycle Accidents - Motorcycle accident deaths rose to 519 in California in 2014, compared with 463 in 2013. Nationwide, 4,295 motorcyclists died in vehicle crashes, and Motorcycle fatalities comprised 13 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths in 2014. Although motorcycles are capable of high performance, they tend to be less visible than other vehicles and offer less stability. Motorcycles do not provide riders the protection of an enclosed vehicle, so motorcyclists are more likely to be killed or suffer injuries.
  • Truck Accidents - The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that California has recorded the most truck accidents in the last ten years. Nearly nine percent of all fatal crashes in California involved at least one large commercial truck. Data from DOT reveals that most fatalities in large truck crashes involve occupants of passenger vehicles. The primary issue is that individuals traveling in smaller vehicles are more vulnerable to large truck crashes.
Ukiah Traffic Accident FAQ

Where are the most dangerous intersections in Ukiah?

The following intersections had the most accidents in Ukiah.

  • Brush Street and Mazzoni Street
  • Clara Avenue and Myron Street
  • East Perkins Street and Pomeroy Avenue
  • East Perkins Street and Rt 101
  • North Bush Street and Arlington Drive
  • North State Street and Brush Street
  • North State Street and Low Gap Road
  • North State Street and Magnolia Street
  • North State Streett and Norton Street
  • North State Street and West Stanley Street
  • Oak Manor Drive and El Rio Street
  • Oak Manor Drive and Mohawk Drive
  • Rt 101 and Perkins Street
  • School Street and Stephenson Street
  • South Orchard Avenue and Peach Street
  • West Clay Street and S. Barnes Street
Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Ukiah, CA

If you or a family member has been seriously hurt in an accident, please call our skilled Ukiah personal injury lawyers at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

Our legal team at has served clients in Ukiah and throughout the California coast with their personal injury and wrongful death cases since 1982.

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

See our client reviews on AvvoGoogle, and Yelp and our past cases on our Verdicts and Settlements page.

Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 1.20.23]

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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.