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Vallejo Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

landscapeOur Vallejo personal injury law firm focuses exclusively on helping people injured in accidents recover financial compensation for losses incurred. We also help families who have lost loves ones in wrongful death car accidents.

We have been called the “personal” personal injury lawyers, because we genuinely care about getting your life back on track after an accident to focus on what matters most, your family, and your future.

I understand how physical pain and suffering, brought about by a traumatic event, can turn your world upside down. I understand the pain, anxiety, grief and financial stress associated with being injured in a motor vehicle or other serious personal injury accident.

Serving the Vallejo Community 

Vallejo is the largest city in Solano County. This waterfront city is located in the northern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Perhaps you are wondering why I handle personal injury accident claims from my law firm in Sacramento. With the sinking economy of the past decade, many good law firms were forced to move out of Vallejo. This leaves Vallejo with a limited number of established law firms which can properly take on cases involving serious personal injuries and wrongful deaths.

Types of Serious Personal Injury Cases We Handle

At AutoAccident.com, our Vallejo personal injury lawyers only handle traumatic accident cases. Serious injuries and damages from these types of personal injury claims may have occurred as a result of:

  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Car Crashes
  • Dog Bite Cases
  • Farming Accidents
  • Head and Brain Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability 
  • Product Liability 
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
Vallejo Residents Seeking Established Legal Representation

When Vallejo clients come and see me at my Sacramento office, it is out of a need to find the best personal injury attorney possible. They need someone with the resources and experience to obtain a fair and just recovery for their serious injuries.

I take on cases involving serious personal injury or wrongful death. If your case does not involve serious injuries, I will likely refer you to an attorney who can help with smaller cases. I’ve been handling serious personal injury and wrongful death cases exclusively since 1982. I’ve worked long and hard to build a strong and established law firm.

Drunk Driving Accidents Resulting in Injuries?

Anybody who causes a collision while operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs is negligent. However, this alone offers little comfort to a person who has suffered trauma or lost someone close to them in an alcohol-related traffic accident. The motorist convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is responsible for paying you for all your damages. Our Vallejo personal injury lawyers help people injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk drivers.
Recourse for Hit and Run Accident Cases

You may still be able to recover compensation for your injuries and damages if you have uninsured motorist coverage. This type of auto insurance coverage is optional. It is typically offered by your car insurance carrier. If you are involved in an accident with a hit and run driver or with a motorist who doesn't have auto insurance, then damages can be paid to you under your own uninsured motorist coverage.

How to Choose a Top-Rated Vallejo Personal Injury Lawyer

You’ve likely come here because you have been seriously hurt in an accident. Maybe you don’t know any personal injury attorneys. Choosing a top personal injury lawyer in Vallejo for your case can be challenging, especially when you are experiencing pain from your accident injuries.

There are many accident attorneys to choose from. Even if you decide to not choose me, here are some things you should consider:

Choose a personal injury attorney in Vallejo who does not dabble in multiple areas of law. You want to select someone that practices personal injury law exclusively.  It doesn’t make sense to have your serious injury case handled by someone who also handles family law cases, bankruptcies or employment issues. You want someone with a solid personal injury experience who has worked exclusively in that field for many years. You are looking for experienced representation, not someone who is a jack-of-all-trades and master of none. Besides, you wouldn’t go to the mechanic to also have your haircut, would you?

Make sure the personal injury lawyer you select handles only personal injury and has a solid and lengthy track record of taking cases to trial if necessary. Sadly, some attorneys have never been on the inside of a courtroom and prefer to settle all cases out of court. What if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement? You don’t want to be forced to accept a low offer. The lawyer you choose to handle your serious injury case must also have years of trial experience and just as important the ability to properly prepare a case for trial which can typically cost as much as $150,000. Does the attorney you are considering have trial experience and financial resources? Look at his or her office, its furnishings, etc. Be sure you select an attorney with trial experience and a long history of high verdicts and case settlements.

My law office has the trial experience and financial resources that it takes to bring your case to trial if that becomes necessary.

To learn how to choose the best personal injury lawyer in Vallejo for your case, watch the video below.

Handling Personal Injury Cases on a Contingency Fee Basis

Our Vallejo personal injury law firm will handle your accident case on a contingency fee basis. Under a contingency fee agreement, our injury lawyers will not get paid unless we recover fair financial compensation in your case.

My philosophy is I work for you and your family. I want your energy focused on the task of getting well. Your recovery and rehabilitation are of paramount importance to me. While medical teams are helping to restore you to the condition you were in before the accident, my staff and I are working together to get you the best possible outcome you and your family deserve. I will be taking the time to get to know you and your family members very well. I need to know your background, your dreams, and your struggles. This way I can better present your case to the insurance company or jury.  Nothing inspires me more than helping injured victims, and their families find the positives in what could have been a financial, medical and emotional disaster. 

Vallejo FAQWhere are the most dangerous intersections for traffic crashes in the City of Vallejo?

Yes. This list was compiled in 2020 by UC Berkeley researchers and includes the most dangerous intersections in Vallejo: 

  • Mini Drive at Sonoma Boulevard and State Route 29
  • Diana Drive at Mini Brive
  • Redwood Street at CA-29
  • Admiral Callaghan Lane at Redwood Parkway
  • Admiral Callaghan Lane at Rotary Way
  • Broadway Street at Sereno Drive
  • Redwood Street at Tuolumne Street
  • Admiral Callaghan Lane at Humboldt Street and Tennessee Street
  • Curtola Parkway at Lemon Street
  • Alameda Street at Tennessee Street
Can you offer a recommendation for a reliable auto repair shop near Vallejo, CA?

Yes. The following shops have many good reviews on Yelp:

Milt's Service Garage
515 Tuolumne Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 643-7548

Vallejo Car Care Clinic
320 Mississippi Street,
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 553-2495

Can you provide a suggestion for a good rental car agency in the Vallejo area?

Yes. The following rental car agency had several good reviews on Yelp:

Enterprise Rent-a-Car
3270 Sonoma Boulevard
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 647-4545

Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers in Vallejo

I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo personal injury attorney. If you have suffered a serious injury after a car accident in Vallejo or elsewhere in Solano County, please call me at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly legal advice.

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

See our client reviews on Yelp, Google, Avvo, and past verdicts/settlements.

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Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 7.15.20]

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Client Reviews
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"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.
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"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
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"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.
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"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.
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"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.
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"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.