DAVIS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY - CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
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ATTORNEY MICHAEL REHM
Davis is one of the most environmentally conscious cities in America. Drawing on the expertise of academics at UC Davis and other city residents, Davis has made a serious effort to create safe, clean neighborhoods that allow residents with diverse lifestyles to live in harmony.
The city urges its residents to leave their cars at home and to rely on bicycles or public transportation as they travel through the city. Home to the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame, Davis is a dream city for bicycle riders. The 12-mile Davis bike loop gives bicyclists access to significant parts of the city while avoiding dangerous traffic. The city has created more than 100 miles of bike paths, bike lanes, and bike trails.
Traffic Accidents in Davis
No city of any size is completely free from traffic. In the most recent year studied by the Office of Traffic Safety, there were 167 traffic accidents in Davis that caused an injury or death.
The OTS ranks traffic accident rates for California cities of comparable size. The ranking is based on several factors, including adjustments for city population and miles driven. Of the 102 cities in the same group as Davis, OTS ranked Davis as 75th, with the first position being the worst.
In that same year, Davis had no injury accidents involving motorcycle riders. That statistic caused Davis to be ranked 102nd of 102 comparable cities, the best ranking in its group.
Alcohol was involved in only 15 of the 167 traffic accidents. The OTS ranked Davis 74th for alcohol-related accidents.
Pedestrian Accidents in Davis
Paradoxically, one of the safest cities for bicyclists in California also had the worst bicycle accident ranking. Of 167 injury accidents, 68 involved bicycles.
The apparent paradox can be explained by the number of bicycle riders in Davis. No city in America has more bicycles per capita than Davis. More bicycle riders create more opportunity for collisions with bicyclists.
Pedestrian Accidents in Davis
Davis is also committed to pedestrian safety. Overpass and underpass crossings allow pedestrians to cross busy streets without exposing themselves to traffic.
Still, not every road has an overpass or underpass. In the most recent year analyzed by OTS, Davis had 14 injury accidents involving pedestrians. Three of the victims were under the age of 15 and two were over the age of 65. Davis ranked 61st in the category of pedestrian accidents.
Davis Traffic Accident Lawsuits
Bicyclists and other victims of traffic accidents in Davis have a limited amount of time to make a claim for the compensation they should receive for their accident injuries. Davis CA Car Accident Attorney Michael Rehm helps accident victims negotiate fair settlements of their claims.
When insurance companies do not make a fair and prompt settlement offer, a lawsuit seeking compensation for injuries that occur in Davis can be filed with the Superior Court in Yolo County. The courthouse is located at 1000 Main Street in Woodland.
About 92% of Yolo County motor vehicle accident lawsuits are resolved within two years. In the most recent year for which statistics are available, 104 motor vehicle accident lawsuits were filed in Yolo County and 92 were resolved. Only one of the resolved cases went to trial. The others settled.
Attorney Michael Rehm, born and raised in Sacramento, has significant experience in the local Yolo County court system having spent time as an intern at the Yolo County Public Defenders Office while still in law school, and practicing criminal defense after becoming an attorney for the last fifteen years. He has is familiar with the lay of the land should your case end up in a courtroom, but he will take all necessary measures to obtain maximum compensation through a settlement, so that you can move on with your life, and put the legal aspect of this ordeal behind you. For a free consultation, call Attorney Michael Rehm at (916) 233-7346.
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