Lincoln Personal Injury Attorney - Car Accident Lawyer
Michael Rehm - (916) 233-7346
Lincoln was the fastest growing city in the United States during the decade that ended in 2010. While much of that growth was driven by suburban sprawl, Lincoln's downtown features a variety of family-owned restaurants and a charming marketplace.
Unfortunately, rapid growth inevitably brings traffic congestion. Commuters suffer serious injuries from high-speed highway crashes. Crowded roads lead to rear-end collisions that cause nagging whiplash injuries.
Lincoln intersection accidents can result in injuries that cause long-term or permanent disabilities. A head-on crash near Thunder Valley Casino, at the intersection of Athens Avenue and N. Foothills Boulevard, resulted in fatal injuries to the driver of an SUV.
Traffic Accidents in Lincoln
Compared to other California cities of similar size, Lincoln does not have a particularly high rate of traffic accidents. In the most recent year analyzed by the Office of Traffic Safety, 82 individuals were injured or killed in collisions within the city limits of Lincoln. Of course, even one accident can be devastating to the accident victim.
The OTS compares accident rates of comparable California cities. After adjusting for population and miles driven, the OTS ranked Lincoln 84th of 97 similar cities. Only 13 cities had a better ranking than Lincoln.
Lincoln earned its best ranking the category of motorcycle accidents. Only one motorcyclist was injured in Lincoln during the last year that OTS studied. Lincoln ranked in the 93rd position for motorcycle injury accidents.
Four accident victims in Lincoln were pedestrians. Unfortunately, two of those victims were under the age of 15. Lincoln ranked 88th of 97 cities in the category of pedestrian accidents but ranked 37th in the category of pedestrian accidents involving injury victims under the age of 15.
Five bicyclists were accident victims in Lincoln. None of them were under the age of 15. The OTS ranked Lincoln 73rd of 97 comparable cities in the category of bicycle injury accidents.
Lincoln Traffic Accident Lawsuits
Victims of traffic accidents in Lincoln have the right to seek compensation from a negligent driver who caused their injuries. Lincoln CA Car Accident Lawyer Michael Rehm is the attorney to work with when facing this predicament. Attorney Rehm has significant experience in the Placer County court system, having obtained his first “not guilty” verdict in Placer County, as a young criminal defense attorney.
When a lawsuit must be filed to recover compensation for a traffic accident in Lincoln, the suit is filed in the Placer County Superior Court. While there was once a courthouse in Lincoln, the county closed it when a modern courthouse was built in Roseville. Now court hearings involving traffic accidents in Lincoln are heard at the Howard G. Gibson Courthouse at 10820 Justice Center Drive.
Placer County has ten judges, but only a couple of those regularly preside in injury lawsuits. In the most recent year for which statistics are available, 330 motor vehicle accident lawsuits were filed in Placer County. In that same year, 302 motor vehicle accidents were resolved.
Most car accident lawsuits settle before trial. In Placer County, only five of the 302 lawsuits that resolved went to trial. Apart from one case that was dismissed, the rest settled before trial.
Lincoln CA Personal Injury Attorney Michael Rehm provides representation on all personal injury matters throughout Placer County. Call Attorney Rehm at (916) 233-7346 for a free, confidential consultation and find out how the law applies to the facts of your case.
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Lincoln CA Accident Resources:
Lincoln Police Department - Accident Report Request Form