GRASS VALLEY PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY - CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
MICHAEL REHM - (209) 490-5049
From the Holbrooke Hotel to Empire Mine State Park, Grass Valley has preserved the history of the Gold Rush Days. Fans of draft horse's flock to the city every September for the Draft Horse Classic at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Tourists of Cornish heritage visit Grass Valley for its annual Saint Piran’s Day celebration.
All year round, tourists enjoy visiting the city's museums and sampling local wines in tasting rooms at nearby vineyards. Highway 49 and Highway 20 carry visitors to Grass Valley as they tour the former mining towns that comprise the Gold Country.
Grass Valley Traffic Accidents
Notwithstanding its proximity to wineries, drunk driving accidents are not common in Grass Valley. In the most recent year analyzed by California's Office of Traffic Safety, the OTS recorded only one alcohol-involved injury accident.
The OTS recorded a total of 23 accidents that caused an injury or death. The OTS compared Grass Valley's accidents to 102 other small California cities. After adjusting for population and miles driven, the OTS determined that only 18 of the 102 cities had a lower injury accident rate than Grass Valley. And only 12 had a lower rate of alcohol-involved injury accidents.
Grass Valley had no bicycle accidents in the most recent OTS analysis. It did have three pedestrian accidents. The OTS ranked Grass Valley 55th of 102 comparable cities for pedestrian accidents.
Motorcycle Accidents in Grass Valley CA
Scenic roads attract motorcycle riders to Grass Valley. The city is a starting point or a refueling point for the Highway 20 and 49 Loop, a 232-mile ride along well-maintained roads. The breathtaking Yuba Pass is a highlight of the ride.
Perhaps because so many motorcycle riders visit Grass Valley, the city's rate of collisions with motorcycles is higher than average. The OTS reported that five of the city's 23 traffic accident victims were motorcyclists. The OTS ranked Grass Valley as the 16th worst of 102 similar cities in the category of motorcycle injury accidents.
Grass Valley CA Personal Injury Lawsuits
Motorcycle riders and other victims of a collision with a careless driver are entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
Most insurance claims settle without the need to file a lawsuit. When an insurer is unreasonable, a lawsuit to collect compensation for a Grass Valley collision will be filed in the Nevada County Superior Court.
Only one of the five judges in Nevada County presides over motor vehicle accident lawsuits. When the lawsuit involves a Grass Valley accident, the judge will usually hold hearings on the third floor of the Historic Courthouse in Nevada City. The courthouse is located at 201 Church Street.
The Superior Court in Nevada County is a relatively low-volume court. In the most recent year for which statistics are available, 54 motor vehicle accident lawsuits were filed and 42 were resolved. None of the 42 cases went to trial. Two were dismissed and the other 40 settled.
Attorney Michael Rehm represents victims in Personal Injury matters in Grass Valley, Nevada City and all of Nevada County, California. Call (530) 410-6474 for a free consultation, anytime.