What We Do for Our Local Communities
Since 1982, the legal professionals at the Law Office of Edward A. Smith (AutoAccident.com) have fiercely advocated on behalf of injured residents of Sacramento and other Northern California cities.
In keeping with our community-oriented ethos, the attorneys and staff employed by our firm have engaged in numerous service projects throughout our region. Below are some ways the staff at AutoAccident.com have worked to give back to the local community.Country in The Park
Our AutoAccident.com team was honored to participate in the Country in The Park event and to interact with the festival’s attendees. The sold-out two-day celebration of country music took place on May 5-6, 2023, at Cal Expo and attracted thousands of people. At our booth, visitors had the opportunity to learn more about our areas of expertise, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and wrongful death cases. Our team members provided information about our legal services and answered questions. In addition, to giving out guitar picks and other swag items, we offered a raffle for a $500 gift card from Guitar Center. This exciting opportunity attracted many participants, and we were thrilled to announce Rachel Moses as the lucky winner. Our legal team is proud to make a positive presence and to showcase our commitment to serving the Sacramento community and beyond. Read our blog post on the Country in The Park event.Golf & Guitars - a KNCI Music Festival
AutoAccident.com was one of the sponsors of the 14th annual Golf & Guitars KNCI Music Festival.The Morton Golf Foundation and KNCI 105.1 FM teamed up to host the two-day event held on October 17-18, 2022, at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. The Golf & Guitars Celebrity-Am Tournament and Children's Charity Concert event featured some of Nashville's greatest Country music stars to raise funds for several children's charities in Sacramento. It was a fun-filled day on the golf course as golfers played alongside Country music artists, who participated in the tournament before taking center stage and performing in an acoustic concert under the stars. The Golf & Guitars events benefit the Morton Golf Foundation, which helps to enrich the lives of hundreds of underserved children annually. Since 2008, the popular outdoor event has raised more than $1.5 million for children's programs. Read our blog post on the Golf & Guitars event.
In May 2020, AutoAccident.com took notice of the challenges faced by vulnerable residents within our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. With quarantine orders in place, many individuals, especially those at higher risk or unable to leave their homes, encountered difficulties in accessing essential groceries. Driven by our firm's deep-rooted commitment to supporting our community, we sought to make a tangible difference at a grassroots level. Recognizing the urgent need for assistance, we launched a food assistance program for our clients, both past and present. We understood that our clients, who had already experienced the impact of accidents or injuries, might be particularly vulnerable during these unprecedented times. By offering this program, we aimed to alleviate their worries and provide them with vital support during this challenging period. At AutoAccident.com, our dedication to our clients extends far beyond legal matters. We are committed to being a source of support and compassion in their lives, particularly during difficult times. The food assistance program exemplified our values and served as a tangible reminder that we are here to help our clients navigate the legal complexities of their cases and the challenges that life may present. Read more about our Food Assistance Program in our press release.College Scholarships
At AutoAccident.com, we firmly believe in empowering talented and deserving students to realize their fullest potential. We are dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of young individuals by offering scholarships that bridge the gap and provide access to the education they might not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue. Throughout our journey, we have been privileged to bestow numerous scholarships upon exceptional high school seniors and college students. We firmly believe that education has the power to transform lives. We are unwavering in our commitment to providing scholarships and fostering a brighter future for talented students who demonstrate dedication, resilience, and the desire to make a meaningful difference in the world. Below are our most recent awards:
- The winner of our 2020 scholarship essay contest was Justin Zeng.
- A talented dancer was awarded our 2021 Art of Healing scholarship after she submitted a stunning video entry.
- The winner of our Joanne Norris Scholarship was Natalie Wieland.
- Sacramento Driving as a Family Scholarship
AutoAccident.com takes great pride in supporting local schools and youth organizations through our sponsorship initiatives. We firmly believe in the importance of investing in the future of our communities by empowering the next generation. Over the years, we have had the privilege of sponsoring several esteemed local schools and youth organizations, enabling them to create enriching experiences and opportunities for the youth they serve. AutoAccident.com has sponsored the following local schools and youth organizations:
- El Camino Stingrays Swim Team (2017)
- Laguna Creek High School (2018)
- Foothill High School (2019)
In February 2020, AutoAccident.com enthusiastically joined forces with the heartwarming "Operation Valentine" initiative to honor the remarkable 104-year-old World War II veteran, "Major Bill" White. The inspiring story of Major Bill White, a true American hero who earned a Purple Heart during his service in World War II, touched people's hearts nationwide. Through our participation in Operation Valentine, AutoAccident.com not only had the opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to Major Bill but also to recognize and honor the sacrifices made by all veterans who have selflessly served our country. It served as a reminder of the importance of preserving the memory of those who have fought for our freedom and ensuring their stories and contributions are never forgotten. Read our story about our special visit with this American hero in our blog post on the subject.Shriners Trunk or Treat
In October 2019, our firm embraced the spirit of Halloween and the importance of giving back by hosting a fun booth filled with candy and treats at the Trunk or Treat event to benefit the renowned Shriners Hospital. The noble mission of Shriners Hospital revolves around providing exceptional healthcare to children facing a wide range of medical challenges. By participating in the Trunk or Treat event, our firm aimed to contribute to the noble cause championed by Shriners Hospital. We recognized the significance of supporting an institution that goes above and beyond in providing comprehensive medical care, innovative treatments, and compassionate support to children in need. Our firm remains committed to supporting the mission of organizations that strive to make a difference in the lives of children and families. We recognize the profound importance of ensuring that every child, regardless of their circumstances, has access to top-quality medical care, hope, and the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives.Wreaths Across America
In December 2018, the compassionate staff of AutoAccident.com enthusiastically dedicated their time and efforts to support a meaningful cause by volunteering at Wreaths Across America. This special event occurred at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, nestled 20 miles west of Sacramento in the serene town of Dixon. It was a poignant tribute to honor the brave veterans laid to rest at this hallowed ground. For the AutoAccident.com team, participating in Wreaths Across America was a deeply personal and fulfilling experience. It provided a meaningful opportunity to honor the memory and service of loved ones who bravely defended our nation's freedom. By sponsoring wreaths in honor or memory of these veterans, we expressed our utmost respect and gratitude for their immense contributions. The AutoAccident.com team remains steadfast in our commitment to giving back and expressing gratitude to those who have served our nation. By participating in Wreaths Across America, we paid tribute to the fallen and contributed to a nationwide movement that upholds the values of honor, respect, and remembrance.Fundraising Road Races
At our firm, we believe in engaging with our local community and supporting various causes that resonate deeply with us. We do this by enthusiastically participating in community road races, which serve as both empowering events and impactful fundraisers for meaningful causes. Through our involvement in events such as Run to Feed the Hungry and the Walk to End Alzheimer's, we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of those in need. We aim to inspire others to get involved and make a difference through our active engagement in community road races and fundraisers. By coming together as a firm, we support important causes and foster a sense of camaraderie and teamwork among our staff members. We are proud to participate in these events, knowing that our collective efforts can bring hope, raise awareness, and support those in need. As we continue participating in community road races and engaging with various causes, we remain dedicated to making a lasting impact in our community. Our commitment extends beyond the courtroom as we actively strive to support and uplift individuals and families affected by hunger, Alzheimer's, and brain injuries. Together, we believe in the power of collective action to create positive change and build a brighter future for all.Reduced Attorney Fees for Veterans
The founder of AutoAccident.com, Edward A. Smith, has a distinguished background of service and dedication to his country. Before establishing the firm, Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Air Force airborne division during the Vietnam War, showcasing his bravery and commitment to protecting our freedoms. Inspired by his military experience and the sacrifices made by veterans nationwide, our firm is deeply committed to honoring those who have served. As a testament to our gratitude and respect for veterans, AutoAccident.com proudly extends a reduced attorney's fee of 25% for cases that can be settled outside of litigation before filing a lawsuit. We understand that the journey veterans face after experiencing an accident or injury can be uniquely challenging, and we aim to alleviate some of the burdens they may encounter during the legal process. At AutoAccident.com, we firmly believe that the sacrifices made by veterans should be acknowledged and honored in meaningful ways. By offering a reduced attorney's fee for cases settled outside of litigation, we aim to show our deep appreciation and commitment to supporting those who have served. Our privilege is to serve veterans and provide them with the legal representation they deserve, enabling them to secure the compensation they need to move forward with their lives after an accident or injury.Our Continuing Commitment and Service
As the nation gradually emerges from the unprecedented restrictions imposed in response to the pandemic, there is renewed hope and anticipation for a return to normalcy. At AutoAccident.com, our dedicated staff eagerly looks forward to engaging in additional activities that serve and benefit our community. We are excited to witness the resurgence of organizations resuming their regular fundraising and volunteer efforts, allowing us to actively contribute to the causes we hold dear.
We invite you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on our ongoing community service endeavors. Through these platforms, we strive to provide regular updates on our involvement, highlight the organizations we support, and share inspiring stories that showcase the power of collective action and generosity.
As we embrace the opportunities that arise with the gradual lifting of restrictions, AutoAccident.com is dedicated to maximizing our impact through community service. We encourage you to join us on this journey as we strive to create a better world for all. Together, we can make a significant difference and build a community that thrives on compassion, unity and shared values.
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