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Williams is a beautiful city with a population of just over 5,000 individuals nestled right in the heart of the Sacramento Valley. Residents enjoy a small-town community and easy access to some beautiful wildlife reserves, the Sacramento River, and other natural areas. Even though Williams is relatively small, it is only about an hour away from Sacramento, Northern California’s second-largest metropolitan area.

While Williams is a great place to live, it has traffic just like any other city. Unfortunately, where there is traffic, there is also the risk of traumatic collisions. Additionally, because Williams is located in an agricultural hub, many large trucks carry produce shipments on local highways. While residents are usually careful drivers, there have been over 150 traumatic car accidents reported within Williams city limits over the past ten years.

Representing Williams Residents

Our personal injury law firm represents people from Williams who’ve suffered serious injuries during accidents.

We deal solely with major injury cases. While we focus on severe trauma, we handle a variety of accident types. Some of the accident types we deal with include:

The “Personal” Personal Injury Attorney

We have a reputation as a “personal” personal injury lawyer. This is because we always prioritize interacting with our clients on a personal level. The emotional and mental stress that injuries can have impacts the lives of accident survivors and their families. We find that if we establish a personal relationship with our clients, we can better understand how their injury has affected them.

By showing care and compassion to our clients, we can more effectively prepare their cases to negotiate with insurance companies and, if necessary, argue for their rights in court. While some lawyers prefer to have a strictly professional relationship with the people they represent, we think of our law firm as a family. If we are representing you, that makes you a part of it.

Wrongful Death Cases

Since 1982, we have worked with many families that have lost a loved one because of a preventable accident. We have seen the immense emotional damage that wrongful death accidents can cause and are well aware of the financial hardships that come with losing a loved one. 

We believe that grieving families deserve financial stability and that responsible parties should be held accountable for their negligence. Our job is to help people recover the payments they are owed so that they can heal both financially and personally after such a traumatic event.

Why Would I Hire a Sacramento Lawyer?

You are likely wondering why you would hire an attorney who lives an hour’s drive away when you could have someone from your immediate area. Many people ask this question, and there are a few key answers.

Firstly, if you have suffered a serious injury, it is essential to have a Williams car accident lawyer who works exclusively on cases like yours. Personal injury law is complicated, and the more experienced your lawyer is with handling major injury cases, the better they can ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. Unfortunately, running a law firm in a low-population city means having a smaller client base and not participating in my practice. Being based in Sacramento has allowed me to deal with severe injuries exclusively for over three decades.

Secondly, it is important to know that your lawyer has the resources necessary to do everything they can for your case. Unfortunately, many quality attorneys from small towns have relocated to larger cities because of economic pressure. This means that finding an attorney with the necessary resources to take on a major injury case can be difficult in rural areas.

What Can I Recover?

Many people know that injuries are expensive but don’t realize just how far-reaching the damages can really be. People who’ve suffered injuries often need to pay for medical bills and additional expenses such as therapy, help around the house, childcare, and more. Many individuals suffer trauma that leaves them unable to work either temporarily or permanently. 

During a personal injury case, people can seek payments for all the different ways that an injury has affected their lives. To learn about the recoverable damages in your specific case, it is best to speak with an experienced Williams personal injury attorney.

Choosing the Right Lawyer

It’s possible that you don’t think we're the right Williams auto accident attorney for your needs. This is completely understandable. Regardless, we’d like to share some advice with you about how you can find a trustworthy Williams car accident attorney. 

The following things are important to look for when deciding on the best lawyer to represent your case:

  • Experience - Your lawyer should have ample experience dealing with cases like yours. You can check to see if your attorney knows what they are doing by looking at the settlements and verdicts they have obtained in the past. Most lawyers have these listed on their websites. You should also feel free to ask an attorney about their settlements and verdicts in person. A good lawyer should be happy to share with you how they’ve helped their clients.
  • Reputation - It is important to know that your attorney has a good reputation in their community. Thankfully, this is easier than ever to check because of the internet. Simply visit an attorney’s profile on Avvo, LinkedIn, Google, or Facebook and read the public reviews.
  • Preparedness - You should know that your attorney is ready to do everything they can to win your case. While most injury cases are settled outside of the courtroom, many lawyers will take low-ball offers to avoid a trial. Ask your attorney if they are comfortable with the idea of taking your case to court. Often, their response will tell you a lot about whether or not they are truly prepared for a severe injury case.

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Personal Injury Lawyers in Williams, CA

I’m Ed Smith, a Williams personal injury lawyer. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in or around Williams, call our injury lawyers at (800) 404-5400or (530) 392-9400 for free, friendly legal advice.

We’ve helped individuals living in Williams with their personal injury and wrongful death claims 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.

Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 4.28.21]

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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.