Ventura Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

BeachI love Ventura, otherwise known as “the city of good fortune,” where I marvel at the views of the Santa Cruz and Anacapa Islands and enjoy time on the Pacific Ocean. I can see why Men’s Journal named Ventura one of The 10 Best Places to Live in the March/April 2015 edition and the USDA named Ventura County the most naturally beautiful county in the entire country.

One of the smartest ideas Ventura has brought to life is the Ventura Ventures Technology Center, which has not only created companies and jobs for the residents of Ventura but has also brought entrepreneurs into Ventura. With this influx of new people in the area and local residents bustling to their jobs, car accidents are bound to occur. In 2013, the California Office of Traffic Safety found that 531 victims were killed and injured in Ventura car accidents.

California Laws and Personal Injury

Sometimes, it is the action – or behaviors – of a motorist that results in traumatic car accidents. Other times, it is the lack of action of drivers that lead to catastrophic accidents. It does not matter whether the negligence was due to action or inaction when people are injured as a result.

California requires all motorists to carry auto liability insurance in the event a car accident occurs. When damages and injuries are the results of a crash, auto insurance policies provide a means for at-fault drivers to pay for the financial impact the accident incurs for other drivers and passengers. While the law requires drivers to maintain auto insurance, there are still motorists who operate vehicles without insurance. If you have uninsured motorist coverage or underinsured motorist coverage, you may still have recourse.

Who Can You Believe?

It is certainly understandable that you are confused and do not know where to turn. Indeed, there are so many lawyers in the area, most of whom will make promises of what they can offer you throughout your case.

It may be challenging to find a personal injury lawyer who you will not only feel comfortable with but someone who you will trust to ensure that you receive all that you are entitled to. I have been referred to as the “personal” personal injury attorney. The reason why is because I take the time to sit down with my clients and listen to their needs, their wants, and their dreams and aspirations.

My staff is like my family, and we treat our clients like family, as well. If you want to read more about me, you can visit my biography page.

Finding an Experienced Ventura Personal Injury Attorney

Finding an experienced Ventura personal injury attorney may cross your mind when you are at your wit’s end with everything that you are going through, but it seems like everywhere you turn, a personal injury attorney is boasting that they are “the best” at what they do. Highways are adorned with advertisements on billboards for attorneys, and you hear the jingles on the radio and television.

I always tell people who are looking for capable and experienced attorneys that they should choose an attorney who has been a personal injury lawyer for several years, at least. It is preferable that the attorney has decades of experience practicing personal injury law. When an attorney spends years and years practicing a specific area of law, they tend to have the skill and knowledge that is required to be successful when handling cases.

Choosing a Ventura Personal Injury Lawyer

Research law firms online like you would research a product you are thinking about buying or a service you are considering purchasing. Check out reviews on Avvo, Google, and Yelp to find out what past clients have said about the attorneys that you are researching. 

You should also ask about the attorney’s Past Settlements & Verdicts. If you are not impressed with the Ventura auto accident attorney’s past client’s outcomes, then you should move on to the next potential attorney to find the right one for your specific needs.

My video below explains more about how to select the right personal injury lawyer for your case.

Personal Injury Cases That My Firm Handles

I handle severe personal injury cases. My clients have suffered life-altering injuries, or they have lost someone that they love in a wrongful death accident. My focus is on serious injuries, but I do not limit my cases to just auto accidents.

To be sure, we handle cases that involve the following types of accidents:

Furthermore, we routinely handle cases in which victims have suffered the following injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Amputations
  • Burn injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries

If you or a loved one has suffered from any of these life-altering injuries, call my office in Southern California at (805) 372-0200 for free, friendly advice. Be sure to ask for Ed.

Ventura FAQ:

Do you know which intersections in Ventura have the highest amount of car accidents?

Yes. At the TIMS website, statistics can be found about specific areas and the accidents that have occurred in those areas. According to the TIMS website, the following intersections in Ventura experienced the most dangerous accidents in 2013:

  • Santa Clara St & Oak St
  • Harbor Blvd & Monmouth Dr
  • Lemon Grove Ave & Main St
  • South Victoria Ave & Walker St
  • Telephone Rd & Main St
  • Wells Road & S Wells Rd
  • Victoria Ave & Ralston St
  • Main St & W Main St
  • Ventura Ave & Simpson St
  • Wake Forest Ave & Aurora Dr
  • Meta St & Crimea St
  • Main St & Catalina St
  • Main St & Emma Ave
  • South Victoria Ave & Telephone Rd

Can you recommend a good auto repair shop in Ventura?

Yes. The following repair shops have excellent reviews on YELP:

Asian Autotech of Ventura
1200 Callens Road
Ventura, CA 93003
(803) 628-7858

Neighborhood Car Care
1838 E Thompson Blvd
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 641-2302

Can you recommend an excellent chiropractor in Ventura?

Yes. The Ventura chiropractic offices listed below has raving reviews on YELP:

Gerckens Chiropractic
801 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 644-0460

Coastal Chiropractic
1453 E Main St
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 667-2260

Ventura Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Ventura car accident lawyer. Call my office immediately at (805) 372-0200 or (800) 404-5400 if you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in an accident. We are always ready to give you free and friendly advice.

I’ve been assisting Ventura families 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 a list of our past cases on our verdicts and settlements page and our client reviews on AvvoYelp, Google.

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Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 9.11.20]

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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.