Lathrop Personal Injury Lawyer – Car Accident Attorney
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Lawyer Michael Rehm
The final link in the Transcontinental Railroad — the first means of transportation that joined the east and west coasts — was completed in Lathrop. Before it was built, railroad passengers had to disembark from one train and ferry across the San Joaquin River to board another train. The current version of that historic bridge is the Mossdale Railroad Bridge. The Lathrop development known as Mossdale Village is named after the bridge.
Mossdale Village was envisioned as a pedestrian friendly development that would join living areas with retail stores, restaurants, and gathering places. The more time residents spend walking rather than driving, the less likely they are to be injured in traffic accidents.
Lathrop Traffic Accidents
Of course, pedestrians can be injured in car crashes, but Lathrop has been fortunate to have few pedestrian accidents. In the most recent year analyzed by the Office of Traffic Safety, only four victims of pedestrian accidents were reported in Lathrop. In the prior year, only two pedestrians were injured in Lathrop traffic accidents.
Vehicle occupants were less fortunate than pedestrians. In the most recent year analyzed by OTS, there were 57 traffic accidents that caused injuries or deaths in Lathrop. The OTS compared 97 California cities of roughly the same size. After adjusting for population and miles driven, it ranked Lathrop 76th of those 97 cities, with number one representing the worst injury accident rate.
Seven of Lathrop's 57 accidents were alcohol related. The OTS ranked Lathrop in the 52nd position for drunk driving injury accidents.
Lathrop had no bicycle accidents in the most recent year that OTS reported. That's a significant improvement from the year before, in which four bicyclists were injured in Lathrop collisions.
Lathrop also improved in the category of motorcycle accidents. In the most recent year reported, Lathrop had two motorcycle accidents causing an injury or death. During the prior year, eight motorcyclists were injured in traffic accidents. Lathrop's ranking for motorcycle accidents improved dramatically from 17th to 74th.
Lathrop Traffic Accident Lawsuits
Traffic accidents cause a range of injuries. Some accidents are fatal. Some cause brain or spinal damage. Even a torn muscle or a damaged joint can lead to years of disabling pain. Lathrop CA Auto Accident Lawyer Michael Rehm can help victims of Lathrop traffic accidents make claims against negligent drivers who are responsible for their injuries.
Insurance claims usually settle out of court, often without filing suit. When a lawsuit needs to be filed after a Lathrop traffic accident, it is filed in the Superior Court for San Joaquin County. Cases are usually heard at the Stockton Courthouse, a modern high-rise tower located at 180 East Weber Avenue.
In the most recent fiscal year, 949 new traffic accident lawsuits were filed in San Joaquin County. In that same year, 725 traffic accident lawsuits were resolved. Fifteen of the resolved cases went to trial while eleven were dismissed by the court. The remaining 699 cases were resolved by settlement.
Cases move at an average speed in San Joaquin County. About 70% of motor vehicle accident lawsuits were resolved within one year of filing, while 87% were resolved within two years.
Attorney Michael Rehm was born and raised in neighboring Sacramento, and is available for home, hospital, or office visits in nearby Stockton, CA. He can be reached at (209) 490-5049 for a free, confidential consultation. To determine how the law applies to the facts of your case, call anytime.
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