FOLSOM PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY - CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
MICHAEL REHM - (916) 233-7346
Johnny Cash made Folsom Prison famous, but Folsom residents thrive on the city's unique blend of natural beauty with an urban landscape. The city's bridges are among the most beautiful in the nation. Biking and hiking trails allow residents and visitors to forget about crowded highways before visiting their favorite restaurant or coffee shop.
Its low crime rate caused Safewise to rank Folsom as the safest city in the Sacramento area. Folsom was ranked as the 8th safest city in California.
City officials expect traffic safety to be improved by the new Capital SouthEast Connector, a highway that will run between I-5 in Elk Grove and Highway 50 in El Dorado Hills. While increased traffic always creates the risk of more traffic accidents, the hope is that upgraded roads will allow traffic to flow more smoothly.
Traffic Accidents in Folsom
The city's dedication to safe living is reflected in its car crash ranking. California's Office of Traffic Safety compared Folsom to 101 other cities of similar size. After adjusting for population and miles driven, the OTS ranked Folsom in the 87th position. Lower rankings have a higher rate of traffic accident injuries and fatalities.
In the most recent year that OTS analyzed, Folsom had 291 motor vehicle accidents that caused an injury or death. Of those, only twelve involved pedestrians. That enviable statistic caused OTS to rank Folsom in the 94th position for pedestrian injury accidents among 102 comparable cities.
Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents in Folsom
The OTS ranking for bicycle accidents is almost as favorable. The OTS reported 14 collisions involving bicycles during the most recent year that it analyzed. The OTS ranked Folsom as 78th among 102 cities of similar size.
Only in the area of motorcycle accidents did Folsom score a less lofty ranking. In the most recent year that OTS studied, Folsom had 20 motorcycle accidents that caused an injury or death. Folsom had the 51st worst ranking for motorcycle injury accidents.
Since motorcyclists are not surrounded by steel, motorcycle accident injuries tend to be more severe than car accident injuries. Brain injuries and spinal damage are among the most catastrophic outcomes of collisions with motorcycles.
Folsom Traffic Accident Lawsuits
Whenever a traffic accident victim has an injury that requires medical care, the victim is likely to benefit from legal advice. When an injury is fatal, the victim's family needs to understand the procedure for making a wrongful death claim. Folsom Car Accident Lawyer Michael Rehm can help victims of Folsom traffic accidents protect their legal rights.
The Superior Court of Sacramento County hears lawsuits that relate to traffic accidents in Folsom, there is no courthouse in Folsom, all matters are heard in downtown Sacramento.
Folsom Auto Accident Attorney Michael Rehm
Attorney Michael Rehm was born and raised in neighboring Sacramento and grew up spending time with his cousin on Briggs Ranch Drive in Folsom, with many great memories of his time there and of Folsom in general. If you are looking for an attorney who knows the lay of the land, and will provide sound advice, call Attorney Michael Rehm at (916) 233-7346 for a free, confidential consultation.
Folsom CA Accident Resources:
Folsom Police Department - Records Division
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues -- Attorney Michael Rehm is a big Johnny Cash Fan!