Yreka Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Yreka, in the Shasta Valley, has a long, fascinating history, including being visited by Mark Twain back during its early gold mining days. There is even a flower named after the town, the Yreka phlox. A small town nestled in a valley, its proximity to the Klamath National Forest and view of Mount Shasta, easy-going lifestyle and surrounding beauty makes Yreka a pleasant city to live in.Dangerous Roads in Yreka
Route 3 takes local residents to nearby small towns, while highway access is via Interstate 5 for shopping in Medford, Oregon, or trips down to Sacramento. As Yreka residents know, weather conditions along these roads can be treacherous, making it more likely for serious accidents to occur due to flooding, mudslides or snow. Exercising caution is important for Yreka residents, but sometimes, accidents cannot be avoided.About Myself
Following my service in the U.S. Air Force, where I served in Vietnam, I received my degree at UC Davis. Afterward, I went to McGeorge School of Law and began my practice as a California personal injury trial attorney in 1982. You may remember me from my appearances on a hosted tv show, “Ask a Lawyer,” which was on cable television for about 10 years.
I have also authored two books to assist people in understanding personal injury as it relates to motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents, they are:
You can either read them online at Amazon or download them to Kindle for a nominal fee. I strongly believe in using a holistic approach with my clients. People are much more than accident victims. I want to know my clients as individuals because this creates a relationship between us, and that is so important.What Is Personal Injury?
When you’ve been injured, whether it’s been caused by a negligent driver, a misdiagnosis by a physician or other injuries due to carelessness, you may need the services of a lawyer. Accidents can result in medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. The following are areas that are covered by personal injury. You can find many more by visiting my practice areas page.
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Medical device defects
- Traumatic injuries
- Premises liability
One question that comes up when an injured person requires the services of a personal injury attorney is what to look for in a lawyer. The most important advice I can give you would be to seek out a lawyer who only works with personal injury cases. Laws regarding personal injury can be complicated, and an attorney who works in other areas might not be the best choice for your accident injury. Take a look at an attorney’s office to see if the firm can cover accident reconstruction consults, expert witnesses and other expenses that might be important to present your case in court.
Since personal injury cases are billed on a contingency basis, where you don’t pay unless you win, this is vital. Ask about the attorney’s settlements and verdicts. Does the attorney generally settle with the insurance company? This can mean that the lawyer does not like to take cases to trial and is willing to settle for a smaller amount than that to which you are entitled. Does the attorney have several useful recommendations from satisfied clients? If the attorney doesn’t, there may be a reason for that.
Watch the video below for more on how to select the right personal injury lawyer.Yreka Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer for Yreka and Siskiyou County. Injuries caused by the negligence of another can create severe financial hardship for the injured person and family members. Medical bills and other expenses due to the injury can pile up. This hardship can be worsened when the injured person cannot work and was a contributor to the family’s income. Using the necessary investigative tools at my disposal, I can build a strong case to prove fault and help you to recover the damages you deserve.
Call me anytime at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400. You can also contact us online, and we will get back to you quickly. Your first consultation is free and carries no obligation.
While I am unable to take on all cases and tend to represent more serious ones, people are not always aware of how serious their accident injuries are. Give us a call. I am happy to recommend a nearby attorney who can serve your legal needs.
I am a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The lawyers who belong to this group are those have won more than $1 million in verdicts and settlements for clients.
To read more about the damages that I have obtained for past clients, you can visit my recent Verdicts and Settlements page.
To learn more about my law firm and what we can do for you, check out www.autoaccident.comFrequently Asked Questions
Q. Where can I find reputable Mechanics in Yreka?
A. My staff searched Yelp reviews to find several for you.
- Finwall’s Diagnostic & Auto Repair
1532 S. Oregon Street
Yreka, CA 96097
Phone: (530) 842-3435
- Jerry’s Auto
112 W. Oberlin Road
Yreka, CA 96097
Phone: (530) 598-5891
Q. Where can I find a rental car near Yreka?
A. Searching the reviews on Yelp, we found the following:
- Hertz Rent A Car
1409 S. Main St.
Yreka, CA 96097
Phone: (530) 841-0211
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car
2045 Hwy. 99 North
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 488-7477
Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 11.19.19]