The Story of One Sacramento Personal Injury Victim

In May 2010, a kind, energetic Sacramento woman was struck by a large pickup truck. While the impact itself lasted only a few seconds, those seconds  forever altered her life. She began the long process of recuperation which in her case sadly involved two spinal surgeries.  Fortunately, the hard work ethic instilled in her by her parents as a child helped her in her recovery.  Year after year since May 2010, she has doggedly performed physical therapy which has resulted in a partial physical recovery.

Like many who find themselves in a similar situation, her life became consumed with a multitude of medical appointments. Adding to the stress of this hard working Sacramento woman striving to recover was significant financial setbacks due to the inability to return to her prior employment.  She had been self-employed, performing cleaning services prior to the collision.  This was a field of employment she was no longer physically able to perform.  It was at this time she sought the help of a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento to handle her claim in order for her to focus her attention on her physical recovery.  She chose the Edward A Smith Law Offices to represent her claim.  Her choice paid off and she was able to resolve her claim for nearly a million dollars during the summer of 2014.

For many lawyers in the personal injury field, the contingency agreement initially signed at intake is set in stone.  This Sacramento woman found that was not so with the Edward A Smith Law Offices.  Instead she found that their office believes the emotional, physical and financial well being of the client must be a priority.  This is not just a clever marketing tagline touted in advertisement but a practice that many of their clients benefit from.  This Sacramento woman soon found she was the recipient of reduced fees. At the settlement of her claim, she found that they happily reduced their fee with no prodding or request by her. The reduced amount of attorney’s fees totaled $66,665.00.

Founder, Edward A Smith, stands by the practice and belief that the needs of a client must be put first and foremost.  He has authorized his staff to make such reductions while disbursing settlement proceeds so that his clients are able to use the additional settlement funds to recover from the financial setbacks they experienced during their recovery period.  This practice ultimately helps not just the client but also their families.

While not all accidents involve claims as large as this Sacramento woman, all personal injury claims come with a degree of stress to the victim and their loved ones.  With that in mind, no matter the size of the claim, the Edward A Smith Law Offices, often reduces their fees to provide their clients with the best possible recovery.  This empathetic approach to law has resulted in a practice enduring several decades and based primarily on word of mouth referral business. This is just one of the many claims handled by their office that demonstrates the services provided by the Edward A Smith Law Offices results in tangible savings to their clients.  This firm also provides peace of mind to their clients who are not required to pay any attorney’s fees at all should a case not result in a successful verdict.

The Edward A Smith Law Offices ( is a respected firm assisting victims of serious injuries in the Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties. The founder, Edward A Smith, is a member of the State Bar of California, Sacramento County Bar Association, Consumer Attorney’s of California, Capital City Trial Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association and the Million Dollar Forum.  His law firm has won a wide variety of challenging personal injury cases, which include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, livestock collisions, dangerous roadway conditions, dog attacks and accidents involving watercrafts. The Edward A Smith Law Offices is located at 1900 Point West Way, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95825. Their toll-free number is 800-404-5400.

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