Vallejo Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Vallejo Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Our firm focuses exclusively on helping seriously injured people recover maximum compensation for their vehicle accidents, serious personal injuries or sudden loss of a loved one. I’ve been called the “personal” personal injury lawyer, because I genuinely care about you, your needs and the needs of the members of your family. 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. I also understand the grief associated with wrongful deaths.

Serving the Vallejo Community 

Vallejo is the largest city in Solano County. It is situated in the northern portion of the East Bay. Vallejo is a Central California city.

Handling Vallejo Cases from My Sacramento Law Office

Perhaps you are wondering why I handle Vallejo cases from my Sacramento law office? 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.

We Handle Serious Injury Cases Only

I handle only serious personal injury cases. These serious injury cases may have happened as a result of:

  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Car Crashes
  • Dog Bite Cases
  • Farming Accidents
  • Head and Brain Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability (Slip and Fall)
  • Product Liability (Dangerous and/or defective products)
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
Vallejo Residents Seeking Strong and 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 on 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.

Injured by a Drunk Driver?
Anyone who causes a motor vehicle accident while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is negligent. Sadly, this is of little comfort to a person who has suffered injuries 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. We help people injured by drunk drivers.
Injured by a Hit and Run Driver?

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 the Right 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 the right lawyer in Vallejo can be challenging, especially when you are experiencing pain from your injuries.

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

Choose a personal injury attorney 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 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.

Here is a Youtube video I made entitled: How to Really Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contingency Fee Basis

My law office will handle your case on a contingency fee basis. This means I don’t get paid unless you win 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 and/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 FAQs:Q: Do you have a list of the most dangerous intersections for traffic accidents in Vallejo?

A: Yes. This list was compiled in 2013 by TIMS Berkeley Accident Data of the most dangerous intersections in Vallejo:

  • Admiral Callaghan Ln & Redwood Pky
  • Alameda St & Curtola Pky
  • Amador St & Florida St
  • Amador St & Georgia St
  • Alameda St & Tennessee St
  • Broadway St & Tennesse St
  • Camino Alto & Redwood St
  • Columbus Pky & Hilary Way
  • Corcoran Ave & Fairgrounds Dr
  • Fairgrounds Dr & Taper Ave
  • Florida St & Sonoma Blvd
  • Foothill Dr & Redwood Pky
  • Georgia St & Oakwood Ave
  • Georgia St & Sonoma Blvd
  • Georgia St & Steffan St
  • Mendocino St & Solano Ave
  • Mini Dr & Sonoma Blvd & SR 29
  • Mini Dr & Stanford Dr
  • Monterey St & Tennesse St
  • Nebraska St & Tuolumne St
  • Rollingwood Dr & Springs Rd
  • Sacramento St & Tennessee St
  • 14th St & Florida St
Q: Do you know of a good auto repair shop in Vallejo?

A: 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

Q: Do you know of a good rental car agency in Vallejo?

A: 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

Affiliations & Memberships

I belong to the Capitol City Trial Lawyers AssociationI belong to the Brain Injury Association of California, and I am a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

I am an author who has published thousands of helpful articles related to personal injuries.  Those articles can be viewed here.

I’ve also published two books about personal injury law. They can be purchased on My books include The Ultimate California Auto Injury Handbook and The California Motorcycle Accident Handbook. 

Vallejo Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer. If you have suffered serious personal injuries due to someone else’s negligence, please call me at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400, for free friendly advice. Let’s go over the details of your serious injury case. If I can help you with your case, I’ll invite you to visit my office in Sacramento. If I think we are a good fit, I’ll put you up overnight in a motel. This way I can better understand how your injuries have affected you. If you stay overnight, you won’t have an exhausting drive to Sacramento and back. 

View my past Verdicts and Settlements page.

I have a long and steady track record of favorable reviews you may read here on Yelp and Avvo and Google.

video of my client testimonials may be viewed here.

Photo by Ketan Kumawat from Pexels

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 5.2.19]

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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.