AMADOR COUNTY PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER - JACKSON CA CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
MICHAEL REHM - (209) 490-5049
Once famous for its Mother Lode gold mines, Amador County is now known for vineyards that grow the finest Zinfandel grapes in California. Dozens of wineries in the Shenandoah Valley produce award winning Zinfandel wines along with other delicious varietals.
Winery hopping and enjoyable evenings spent in taverns along Highway 49 and Highway 88 might contribute to Amador County's traffic accident rate. Despite its relatively low population, 292 crash victims were injured or killed in Amador County traffic accidents in 2019.
Amador County Traffic Accident Statistics
The Office of Traffic Safety compared Amador County to the rest of California's 58 counties. After adjusting for population and miles driven, it found that Amador County had the 16th highest rate of traffic accidents that caused injuries or death in 2019.
Alcohol-related traffic accidents are a particular problem in Amador County. The OTS ranked Amador County's alcohol-involved accident rate as the sixth highest among California's 58 counties.
Amador County's rate of motorcycle accidents is also higher than average. The OTS discovered that Amador County had the 20th highest rate of motorcycle accidents that caused an injury or death.
Pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents are the bright spot in Amador County traffic accident statistics. Amador County had the 45th worst rate of pedestrian accidents and the 49th worst rate of bicycle accidents, placing it in the bottom half of injury accidents in those categories.
Traffic Accidents in Amador County Cities
The OTS compared cities in Amador County to other California cities of equivalent size. After adjusting for population and miles driven, it determined that Ione, the largest incorporated city in Amador County, had the 16th highest accident rate of seventy-four similar cities.
Jackson has a smaller population than Ione, but vehicles travel about twice as many miles on its streets every day as compared to Ione. Jackson had more traffic accidents than Ione in 2019, but because it also had more vehicular traffic, OTS ranked its accident rate as the 27th worst of seventy-four other California small cities.
Sutter Creek is smaller than Ione and Jacksonville but has more traffic than either town. It also had many more injury accidents in 2019 than either Ione or Jackson. The OTS ranked Sutter Creek the third worst of thirty-two comparable California cities.
Amador County Personal Injury Lawsuits
Lawsuits involving car accidents in Amador County are heard by the Amador County Superior Court. The current Courthouse is located at 500 Argonaut Lane in Jackson. An older courthouse on the other side of town, built as a New Deal project and dedicated in 1940, has been sitting empty since 2007.
Amador County has three judges. During the 2019-2020 fiscal year, only twenty-four lawsuits were filed in Amador County involving traffic accidents. In that same year, twenty-two traffic accident lawsuits were resolved. Only one case went to trial. Another was dismissed for lack of prosecution and the rest settled before trial.
If you have been injured in an accident in Amador County, and want to maximize your recovery, get the best medical care, and move forward with your life, call Personal Injury Attorney Michael Rehm for a free, confidential consultation, anytime.