Wheatland Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Wheatland Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

Located about twelve miles southeast of Marysville, California, Wheatland is a small city in the heart of Northern California. For such a small town (currently only around 2,300 residents located in an area approximately one square mile) there is a surprising amount of history and attractiveness to the area. Discover what makes Wheatland such a unique place and why someone may want to live or visit this attractive community.

History of Wheatland

Wheatland is located on the area that was designated part of the country from a Mexican land grant. This area was considered the gateway to the gold rush, so many who were traveling to gold areas passed through Wheatland. The post office in Wheatland opened in 1866, and the town was officially incorporated in 1874. The first black man to be elected mayor of a Western U.S city was Edward Duplex, the mayor of Wheatland in 1888. Later, in 1913 a major farm labor dispute occurred in the town. This was called the Hop Riot of 1913. Four men lost their lives that day. Today, Wheatland is a more peaceful place, but residents still remember the historical significance of this event.

Living in Wheatland

While Wheatland may not be a huge traveler’s mecca, there are plenty of reasons why someone would choose to call this area home. The city is served by its own school system, the Wheatland Union School district which operates the three primary and two secondary schools in the city. These schools achieve above average rankings and test scores, making them a trustworthy place for residents to send their kids.

There are a few jobs in the city of Wheatland itself, but the majority of residents commute--either to Marysville that is just a short trip north or down to Sacramento. Even though the drive to the city can be lengthy, it is not too bad considering that much of the commute is on less populated roads making it not much longer than a drive from those who come from closer-in suburbs.

The draw for many to the city of Wheatland is the beautiful climate, more laid-back atmosphere and sense of community that can be found living in a smaller town. While all this is true, the city is still a short enough drive from Sacramento that whether you’re a fan of music, fine dining, sports or culture, you can get your fill by visiting California’s state capital.

Caution While Driving in and Around Wheatland

When you live or visit a smaller town like Wheatland, it can be easy to let your guard down when you’re behind the wheel. That could be a serious mistake. While there are no crazy traffic jams or highly-dangerous intersections in the town, there are other dangers of which you should be aware of. Unfortunately, there are accidents caused by carelessness, distracted driving, driving under the influence and even because there are more than a few tractor trailers on the road. Whether you drive a car, truck, motorcycle or any other vehicle, you should take the same care on the roads of Wheatland as you would in the city.

What to Do If You Are In an Accident in Wheatland

First and foremost, try not to panic. While getting into a car accident can be scary and dangerous, keeping your cool is important. If possible, gather information about the crash including the other driver, witnesses, and pictures. Contact a police officer right away to get details of the accident in writing.

Obtain any medical care needed. Even if you’re not sure you need to go to the hospital, if you have any pain or just feel shaken up, go ahead and go. Getting details from a medical professional later could be important for a legal case if it becomes necessary.

Once you’re medically stable, your next call should be to a Wheatland Car Accident Lawyer. You do not want to talk to an insurance agent or really anyone about your case without getting advice from your lawyer first. Take this step to protect yourself and your case. I encourage you to call me at the offices of Ed Smith in Sacramento. I’ll be happy to help you with the next steps--whether that is working with me or not.

If you are looking for a Wheatland Personal Injury Lawyer, then you've come to the right place. I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer originally from New York but I've lived in Northern California since 1969. Even though I have an NYC personality and will tell it to you straight, I truly resonate with California and am proud to consider myself a Californian at heart.

I am pleased to handle serious injury cases as a Wheatland Car Accident Lawyer from my office in Sacramento. You may wonder if working with a local lawyer would make more sense. I can say that in big cases, no. You want a lawyer (be it me or someone else) who calls personal injury or auto accident cases their specialty.

Now, if you have a smaller case, I know a number of highly-qualified lawyers to whom I can refer you. Unfortunately, I can’t help you with a small case as I only handle serious injury or death cases in Wheatland.

The video below will give you an idea of what to look for when choosing a personal injury lawyer for your case.

Other Serious Accident Cases My Fire Handles:
  • Car Accidents

  • Truck Accidents

  • Motorcycle Accidents

  • Pedestrian Injuries

  • Bicycle Injuries

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Dog Bite Cases

  • Wrongful Death

"Personal" Personal Injury Lawyer

I’ve made my name in injury law by personally building a solid connection with all my clients. I am often referred to as the “Personal” personal injury attorney--that is something to which no other Wheatland Personal Injury Attorney can boast.

I am from New York City. I will always tell it to you straight. If there are problems with your case, I will be the one who tells you. If it is a solid case, I’ll tell you that as well.

I don’t like surprises, and I never want my clients to be surprised either. While you may not look forward to the day you have to hire a Wheatland Auto Accident Attorney, I want to make the experience as smooth, stress-free and rewarding as possible.

Wheatland Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers

I'm Ed Smith, a Wheatland Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call me for free, friendly advice at (530 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400.

I am a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and the Million Dollar Advocates.

If you would like to see some of the cases that we represented in the past, check out our Settlements and Verdicts page.

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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.