Manteca Personal Injury Lawyer – Car Accident Attorney
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Attorney Michael Rehm
There is more to Manteca than pumpkins, although the “Pumpkin Capital of the World” does produce most of the pumpkins that are grown in California. The city's murals highlight the culture and history of the San Joaquin Valley, while the Crossroads Street Faire is one of the largest fairs in the region.
Manteca's quiet rural setting attracts residents who work in larger cities, including Stockton and Modesto. While many residents work in or near the city, commuters enter and leave the city on busy Highway 99 or SR 120. Nearby I-5 contributes to traffic flow in the Manteca area.
Traffic translates into traffic accidents. Although high-speed crashes on I-5 occur outside the city limits, collisions within the city injured or killed 299 accident victims in the most recent year analyzed by the Office of Traffic Safety.
The OTS compared Manteca other cities of similar size. After adjusting for population and miles driven, the OTS ranked Manteca's injury accident rate as the 56th worst of the 102 cities in its group. While that ranking suggests that Manteca has an average rate of traffic accidents, the OTS gave Manteca a lower ranking in other important categories.
Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents in Manteca
Two-wheeled vehicle riders face a greater risk of injury in traffic collisions than drivers and passengers who are protected by a steel cage and airbags. Motorcycle riders have experienced a higher-than-average rate of collisions in Manteca. The OTS ranked Manteca as having the 35th worst rate of motorcycle accidents among 102 California cities of similar size.
The OTS ranking for collisions with bicyclists is even worse. During the most recent year that OTS analyzed, Manteca had 25 accidents that injured or killed bicyclists. Four of the victims were under the age of 15. In the category of bicycle injury accidents, OTS ranked Manteca as the 22nd worst of 102 comparable cities.
Causes of Traffic Accidents in Manteca
Alcohol was involved in 45 of the Manteca traffic accidents that OTS analyzed. Manteca had the 24th worst ranking of 102 cities in the OTS analysis.
Speeding is an even more common factor in Manteca collisions. The OTS determined that 67 of Manteca's collisions were speed related. The OTS ranked Manteca in the 20th position, meaning that 82 cities had a better rate of speed-related accidents.
Whether Manteca traffic accidents are caused by speeding, drunk driving, texting while driving, or ordinary carelessness, accident injuries can be life changing. Manteca CA Car Accident Attorney Michael Rehm can protect the rights of accident victims after a Manteca collision.
Manteca Traffic Accident Lawsuits
Many claims for injury or wrongful death compensation are settled without filing a lawsuit. When an insurance company refuses to be reasonable, a lawsuit relating to a collision in Manteca will be filed in the Superior Court for San Joaquin County. The courthouse where Manteca car accident lawsuits are heard is located at 180 East Weber Avenue in Stockton, not in the local Manteca Branch.
About 70% of motor vehicle accident lawsuits in San Joaquin County are resolved within one year after they are filed. About 87% are resolved within two years. In the most recent fiscal year, 725 motor vehicle accident lawsuits in the county were resolved while 949 new cases were filed. Fifteen of the cases that resolved went to trial, while nearly all of the rest settled.
For more information on how the law applies to the facts of your Manteca CA personal injury case, call Attorney Michael Rehm for a free, confidential consultation at (209) 490-5049. Michael Rehm was born and raised in Sacramento, CA and like every child in Attorney Rehm's generation, he spent many summer days at the famous Manteca Waterslides, and has many fond memories of the area. Attorney Rehm is available for home, hospital, or office visits in nearby Sacramento, and always is available by phone or zoom if the client prefers.
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