What We Do for Our Local Communities
For close to four decades, 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:Pandemic Food Assistance
In May of 2020, the folks at AutoAccident.com recognized that many vulnerable residents within our community were having trouble getting out and getting groceries due to COVID-19 quarantine orders. We wanted to figure out a way to help at a grass-roots level, so our firm started a food assistance program for our clients (both past and present). We offered to purchase and deliver up to $100 worth of groceries to their homes at no cost. The press release about this program can be read here.College Scholarships
AutoAccident.com has awarded several scholarships to high school seniors and college students. Below are our most recent awards:
- Click here to read "Seven Moves Ahead," the winning entry in our 2020 scholarship essay contest.
- A talented dancer was awarded our 2021 Art of Healing scholarship after she submitted a stunning video entry.
- Currently, our firm is accepting essay entries for the Joanne Norris Scholarship. Entries are due by December 31, 2021. Additional information about this pending scholarship can be found here.
AutoAccident.com has sponsored several local schools and youth organizations, including:
- El Camino Stingrays Swim Team (2017)
- Laguna Creek High School (2018)
- Foothill High School (2019)
In February 2020, AutoAccident.com participated in Operation Valentine, an opportunity to honor 104-year-old World War II veteran "Major Bill" White. 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 hosted a booth filled with candy and treats at the Trunk or Treat event benefitting Shriners Hospital. The mission of Shriner's Hospital is to provide the best quality health care to children with a variety of medical challenges, including orthopedic, gastrointestinal, and neuromuscular conditions, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, and craniofacial disorders. This top-quality medical care is provided regardless of the patient's family's ability to pay.Wreaths Across America
In December 2018, staff from AutoAccident.com volunteered at Wreaths Across America at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetary, which is located 20 miles west of Sacramento, in Dixon. Every year volunteers gather at veteran cemeteries across the nation to lay commemorative wreaths at each gravesite. The mission statement of the Wreaths Across American organization is multi-fold:
- To remember fallen American veterans
- To honor those who have served
- To teach our children the value of freedom
Many members of our firm regularly participate in community road races that benefit several causes - including Run to Feed the Hungry and the Walk to End Alzheimer's. We have also participated as a team in the Walk for Thought, a fundraiser for brain injuries, a cause that is near to our hearts because we have so many affected clients.Reduced Attorney Fees for Veterans
The founder of AutoAccident.com, Edward A. Smith, served in the airborne division of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Our firm offers veterans a reduced attorney's fee of 25% if the case can be settled outside of litigation (before a lawsuit is filed) to honor those who have served.Continuing Service
The nation continues to slowly emerge from the restrictions enacted in response to the pandemic. Our staff is looking forward to engaging in additional activities that benefit our community as more and more organizations return to their regular fundraising and volunteer efforts. To keep up with our ongoing community service endeavors, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.