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David G. Smith, Attorney At Law

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Representing Bay Area Clients In Personal Injury Claims Since 1978

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Recover Easier Knowing You Have Experience On Your Side

You may be struggling with loss and financial burden after an injury or the death of a loved one. Reading through complicated paperwork and dealing with insurance companies will only make matters more difficult. You can recover with peace of mind knowing that your claim is in good hands. David G. Smith, Attorney at Law has been serving Oakland and Bay Area clients for 40 years. He can give you a clear and honest outlook for your personal injury or wrongful death claim from the start. The knowledgeable staff at our firm apply decades of experience to help make your experience easier going forward.

Our Practice Areas


Auto Accidents


Bicycle Accidents


Pedestrian Accidents


Fatal Accidents


Premises Liability


Third Party Liability

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David G. Smith Is Your Advocate – From Start To Finish

The size of our practice allows us to fully focus our attention on every client. When you work with our firm you can expect personal service from one attorney throughout the lifespan of your case. Our philosophy is simple:

  • All cases are handled personally by attorney David G. Smith
  • Clients are kept informed of the status of their cases at all times
  • We seek maximum results for every client, given the circumstances of each injury accident case

We find that clients value our responsive service. You will never be left in the dark in regards to your claim or lawsuit. We will check in to inform
you about the progress of your claim. We will request updates about your treatment and work status so we can stay on top of your case.

How much is your settlement worth?

Many people make the mistake of taking the first offer from the insurance company. Understand the total value of your losses before
accepting a settlement. Find out the worth of your settlement.


72 year old pedestrian struck by a pickup truck: Result, Settlement for him and his wife


Single man, trip and fall on sidewalk at car dealership: Result, Settlement with City of Oakland and car dealership


Single woman changing lanes in her vehicle at the same time the adverse driver was changing lanes: Result, Settlement with adverse driver’s insurance company

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At my first meeting with Mr. Smith he answered all of my questions and others I hadn’t even thought of. He helped us every step of the way and kept us fully informed throughout the process.S.K. San Leandro, CA

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“In the end Mr. Smith forced them to pay the entire limits of the insurance policy. While it took longer than we had hoped, Mr. Smith stayed with it until we obtained the best possible result.”L.L. , San Jose, CA

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“Patiently and professionally Mr. Smith navigated both accident claims with four different insurance companies and obtained total settlements for both cases that we were very happy with.”R.M. Alameda, CA

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The Compensation You Need And Deserve

David G. Smith has successfully won millions of dollars in settlements for injury accident victims and their families since 1978. He and the staff at our firm can help you get the compensation you need to get back on your feet. We will negotiate with the insurance company and follow through with a lawsuit if they do not offer a settlement that covers your damages. We assist clients with cases involving car accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, skateboarding accidents, motorcycle accidents, loss of life and other types of personal injury such as product liability and slip-and-fall accidents.

Our Blog

What to Know About Bus Accident Injuries AC Transit serves about 53 million riders each year throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Bus accident injuries don’t happen often, but when they do, they can be devastating. In September, an AC…

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Talk to an attorney who exclusively helps injury accident victims and their families. David G. Smith limits his practice to focus on personal injury and wrongful death claims. Call our office in Oakland at 510-893-3741 to arrange a free first consultation, or fill out an easy online form.