California Injury Lawyer for Out of State Drivers

Millions of people visit California every year in search of beautiful beaches, magnificent mountains and friendly people.

Unfortunately, some of them return home after a California car accident instead of a California tan.

If you live out of state and have an accident in California, there are several things you need to know.

California is a “Fault” state and compensation can only be obtained here if the other driver involved in the accident is At fault.

In order to have a fair chance at a just recovery, its important to have an experienced California Car accident lawyer in your corner.

Here’s the best way to find a good California injury lawyer.

I’m Ed Smith.  I’ve been a Sacramento Car Accident lawyer  since 1982. My site, is the most comprehensive car accident website in California.

I can help whether the at fault driver was insured or uninsured.

The video below discusses uninsured motorist cases in California.


I’m very familiar with the complexities of handling accidents involving non-residents of California. Not all attorneys understand

those complexities which may involve where to file, who to treat with and  how to get compensated for trips back to California for depositions or medical exams.

My office handles serious accident cases throughout the state of California. I’m rated highly on both Yelp and Avvo, the attorney rating site.

Contact me anytime at 800-404-5400 out of California or 916-921-6400 in Sacramento. Sometimes, all paperwork can be conducted over the telephone. On serious cases, I am happy to fly out to meet you.


Client Reviews

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