MODESTO PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER - CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
MICHAEL REHM - (209) 490-5049
As the nation's third largest food distribution center, Modesto gives its residents the opportunity to eat fresh food every day of the year. Local restaurants take advantage of fresh seafood and locally grown fruit and vegetables while pairing meals with wines from local vineyards.
Movie fans and classic car buffs might recognize Modesto as the inspiration for the George Lucas film, American Graffiti. Like fresh food, cars are a passion in Modesto. Unfortunately, carless drivers are responsible for the city's unusually high rate of traffic accidents.
Modesto Traffic Accidents
According to California's Office of Traffic Safety, Modesto has one of the highest traffic accident injury rates in California for a city of its size. The OTS compared Modesto to 59 California cities of comparable size. After adjusting for population and miles driven, it ranked Modesto as having the third worst traffic accident injury rate of the 59 cities.
In 2019, the most recent year analyzed by OTS, 2,059 people were injured or killed in Modesto traffic accidents. The only good news is that just forty injury victims were riding a motorcycle. The remaining injury victims were car or truck occupants, pedestrians, or bicycle riders.
Modesto CA Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Of Modesto's 2,059 injury victims, 121 were pedestrians. The OTS ranked Modesto as having the 4th highest rate of pedestrian injuries among 59 comparable California cities.
Fifteen of the pedestrian accident victims were under the age of 16. The OTS determined that Modesto had the worst rate for accident injuries involving children under 16 of all California cities of comparable size.
Eighty-eight of Modesto's traffic accident injury victims in 2019 were bicycle riders. The OTS gave Modesto the 8th worst ranking for bicycle accidents in its list of fifty-nine similar cities.
Modesto ranked 14th when OTS compared bicycle accident rates involving children under the age of 16. Seven of Modesto's bicycle accident victims were within that age range.
Modesto Drunk Driving and Speeding Accidents
A considerable number of Modesto's traffic accidents involve alcohol. Of the city's 2,059 traffic accident injury victims, 187 were injured in accidents where alcohol was a factor. The OTS ranked Modesto as having the second worst rate of alcohol-involved accidents among fifty-nine comparable California cities.
The OTS reports that 263 of Modesto's injury accidents in 2019 were speed related. Modesto had the fifth worst rate of speed-related accidents for a city of its size.
Stanislaus County Personal Injury Lawyer
Valuable rights can be lost when an injury claim is not pursued promptly and professionally. Personal Injury Lawyer Michael Rehm can advise injury victims of the course of action that will maximize their chance of making a successful claim.
Most personal injury claims settle out of court. When a lawsuit does need to be filed because of a traffic accident in Modesto, the case is heard in Stanislaus County Superior Court. Civil cases are usually assigned to a judge at the City Towers Courthouse, 801 10th Street, Modesto.
In the fiscal year ending in 2020, 399 new motor vehicle accident lawsuits were filed in Stanislaus County, while 405 older cases were resolved. Two cases were dismissed, four went to trial, and the remaining 399 cases were settled. About 73% of cases were resolved within one year, while 89% were resolved within two years.
If you have been injured by the negligence of others, contact Modesto Auto Accident Attorney Michael Rehm at (209) 490-5049 for a free consultation, and find how much your claim is worth, and the best steps to take from here to maximize your physical and fiscal recovery.