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Our client v. an Olema delicatessen
Our client was touring the coast north of San Francisco with her husband and friends. They stopped for lunch at an Olema deli, purchased sandwiches and went outside on the deck to eat. The deli provided an eating area immediately adjacent to the parking lot where vehicles pulled in to park. The deli had two large benches available for eating. They faced the parking spots and were not separated with any barriers whatsoever. Our client was eating her lunch with her husband when a Danish tourist pulled into the parking spot in front of her, lost control of his car and pinned her against the wall as she sat on the bench. The impact crushed her leg and she required major surgery. The case settled for a confidential sum.

Our Client v. Sand Hill Ranch Motocross Park, et al.
Contra Costa County Superior Court. Result: $3,043,491 ($2,268,491 binding arbitration award and $775,000 in settlement). » Read More

Our Clients v. Confidential Timber Company
$900,000 mediated settlement to the family of a 56 year old man who was crushed in his car on his way to work by a large four wheeled log stacker in a Humboldt County timber mill. The settlement was reached despite the fact that all of the official investigative reports blamed the decedent for the incident and put no blame at all on the operator of the log stacker.

Our Client v. Home for the Aged
The case was tried in San Francisco Superior Court and ended in a mistrial. Soon afterwards it was settled for $500,000. Our client was a part time maintenance man for the Jewish Home for the Aged on Silver Avenue in San Francisco. » Read More

Our Client v. Confidential Property Management Company
$2.25 million settlement for acquired lung disease, which resulted in a double lung transplant, due to negligent maintenance of property from polluted air in apartment complex. » Read More

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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Vehicle Accidents

There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.


Abuse & Molestation

 Priests, ministers, church officials and workers, coaches, teachers, day care workers, park rangers, and other trusted adults who sexually molest children, ruin lives and cause irreparable psychological damage.


& Serious Injuries

People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.



Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.


& Spine Injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.


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The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

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