Galt Personal Injury Lawyer - Car Accident Attorney
Michael Rehm - (916) 233-7346
Highway 99 carries a steady stream of traffic through Galt. Many residents make a daily commute to Sacramento. When they aren't on the road, citizens of Galt enjoy picnics at Walker Community Park or winetasting at nearby vineyards.
Unfortunately, Highway 99 has a history of devastating crashes. A driver recently struck a center divider while driving through Galt, causing his car to skid across two lanes before it went off the road. Both of his passengers were killed.
Another Highway 99 crash in Galt involved three big rigs and a pickup truck. Two people were killed in that chain reaction collision. Another driver was hospitalized. Anyone who has driven on Highway 99 through Galt, understand how narrow, and dangerous certain parts can be.
Galt Traffic Accidents
In the most recent year analyzed by the Office of Traffic Safety, 52 traffic accidents that caused an injury or death were reported in Galt. For a city of about 25,000 residents, that accident rate is better than most other cities of its size. Still, any accident injury or death can have a devastating impact on accident victims and their families.
The OTS ranked Galt as having the 66th worst crash rate of 97 comparable cities, after adjusting for population and miles driven. Galt had six pedestrian accidents in the year that OTS studied. Galt ranked as the 44th worst of 97 similar California cities when OTS compared pedestrian accident rates.
Drunk Driving Accidents in Galt
While Galt might be safer than many other cities, it does seem to have a problem with drunk drivers. According to OTS, 11 of the city's 52 accidents, or more than 20%, were alcohol-involved collisions. The OTS ranked Galt as 24th of 97 cities for alcohol-involved accidents.
Drunk driving accidents are more likely to cause serious injuries or fatalities. Drunk driving poses a greater danger than ordinary negligence. That's why California law generally allows juries to award punitive damages to the victims of drunk drivers.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in Galt
Hit-and-run accidents are also a bigger problem in Galt than in other cities of similar size. The OTS ranked Galt's hit-and-run accident rate as 29th of 97 comparable cities.
It is often impossible to identify a hit-and-run driver. That's why it is important for vehicle owners to carry uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage provides a source of compensation for injuries to hit-and-run victims.
Galt Traffic Accident Injury Lawsuits
Galt Accident Attorney Michael Rehm can help accident victims understand how to maximize their settlements, or their judgments in court.
When cases don't settle, lawsuits relating to injuries in Galt are filed in Sacramento County Superior Court. Cases are heard in the Hall of Justice, located at 813 6th Street in Sacramento, there is no local courthouse in Galt.
Personal Injury Attorney Michael Rehm
Attorney Michael Rehm grew up spending every Easter at his Uncle's house in Acampo, California, and has many fond memories of Galt and the surrounding area. Attorney Rehm was born and raised in Sacramento, has represented many clients through the years from the Galt area, and still has many friends and family residing in Galt and the surrounding communities.
If you are looking for an Attorney with local knowledge and strong lawyering skills, call Attorney Michael Rehm for a free, confidential consultation at (916) 233-7346.