Winters Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Winters is a small, rural city in Yolo County. It is home to approximately 7,000 residents. The city was incorporated in 1898 and named in honor of Theodore Winters, a landowner who donated land to create the town. Today, it is one of the many communities that make up the Sacramento metropolitan area.
As accident attorneys based in Sacramento, I work with clients from cities and towns throughout the surrounding area, including Winters. I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and came to the Sacramento region after serving in the Air Force to study at UC Davis. After I graduated, I knew I wanted to remain in this area permanently. I opened The Edward A Smith Law Offices in 1982.
When a victim is injured or killed because of an accident caused by another party's negligence, the victim or his or her loved ones may seek compensation for their damages through a personal injury or wrongful death claim. I handle only serious injury cases in Winters, including the following claim types:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog or animal bite accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Accidents caused by vehicle malfunction
- Head and brain injuries
- Wrongful death
When you are searching for the right personal injury lawyer to help you pursue your case, your search will likely turn up a lot of names. As you sort through these names, eliminate firms based on what they do and do not offer to their clients. You will be best served by a firm that focus exclusively in personal injury law, rather than a firm that handles a wide variety of cases and only dabbles in personal injury. It is also in your best interest to work with a firm that provides client testimonials as well as links to objective rating sites like Yelp, Avvo and Google Plus. Finally, find a firm that lists its previous verdicts and settlement amounts on its website. This will give you a better idea of the types of cases the firm handles and the details associated with them.
The Edward A Smith Law Offices focuses solely on personal injury law. We represent clients who have suffered from various types of injury in many different types of accidents. However, we do not work beyond the scope of serious personal injury cases.
We are also transparent with clients and prospective clients about our previous cases and clients. On our website, we feature our past case successes and testimonials from actual clients we have helped. We also link to our reviews on Yelp, Google Plus, and Avvo.
If you have never worked with a personal injury lawyer before, the thought of interviewing and hiring one can be intimidating. The following video can answer your questions and make the process easier for you.
To determine the right lawyer for you, keep the following in mind:
- Work with a lawyer who has experience resolving personal injury claims through litigation as well as settling outside the courtroom;
- Work with a lawyer who is responsive. If you find yourself frequently leaving voicemails and sending emails to a lawyer without receiving any type of acknowledgment or response, he or she is not the right lawyer for you;
- Work with a lawyer who specializes in personal injury cases, specifically the type of case you are facing.
Winters is approximately 40 minutes away from Sacramento by car. Although you might be able to find another personal injury lawyer closer to your home in Winters, sometimes it is worth the extra time in the car to reach the right personal injury lawyer to handle your case. Use the factors discussed above, rather than the proximity of a firm to your home, to decide which lawyer will handle your case.More Information About Me
I have also published a few books about pursuing personal injury claims. Two books I have written are: The CA Motorcycle Accident Handbook and The Ultimate CA Auto Injury Handbook, which you can find on Amazon.com.
A few previous verdicts and settlements from The Edward A Smith Law Offices include:
- $1,900,000 for a victim who suffered spinal injuries in a collision with a school bus;
- $1,450,000 for a motorcycle accident victim who suffered multiple injuries in a collision; and
- $750,000 for a traumatic brain injury victim who was involved in an accident with a drunk driver.
Do you know a good chiropractor in or near Winters?
This chiropractor has several good reviews on Yelp:
Winters Family Chiropractic
9 East Main St Ste F
Winters, CA 95694
Do you know of an auto repair shop in Winters?
The repair shop below has multiple good reviews on Yelp:
Biasi's Auto Care
2 Russell St
Winters, CA 95694
Do you know the most dangerous intersections in Winters?
The data we use does not show any specific intersections in Winters as more dangerous than others. All intersections are more dangerous than other portions of roadway because they require drivers to alter their speed, come to a stop, and make turns. We recognize the unique hazards inherent to intersections and can use this knowledge to build and support solid claims on behalf of our clients.
I'm Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer located in Sacramento, California. I work with clients from Sacramento and the surrounding areas, including Winters. If you or a loved one have suffered a significant injury because of another party's negligence, contact me at (530) 392-9400 locally for friendly advice.