Orangevale Personal Injury Attorney - Car Accident Lawyer
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Orangevale's growing population is a tribute to its ability to maintain a rural environment in a metropolitan area. Residents have magnificent views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Orange groves and olive orchards are not as prevalent as they were before the frigid winter of 1930, but orange trees still line some of the community's streets.
Intersection Accidents in Orangevale
Sadly, as the community has grown, the streets have become less safe. Community residents still mourn the loss of a teenage life in a collision at the intersection of Greenback Lane and Pecan Avenue. Another recent injury accident occurred at the intersection of Main Avenue and Madison Avenue.
Intersection accidents are most likely to cause serious or fatal injuries when one car “T-bones” another. Unless a vehicle is equipped with side impact airbags, vehicle occupants do not benefit from the airbag and crumple zone protections that minimize injuries in front-end collisions.
Pedestrian Accidents in Orangeville
While pedestrian accidents often occur at intersections, a 77-year-old pedestrian was killed while walking along Orangeville's Hickory Avenue. Personal Injury Attorney Michael Rehm offers sincere condolences to the families, and hopes the insurance companies will treat the survivors fairly and with respect.
Since pedestrians do not wear motorcycle or bicycle helmets and are not surrounded by steel like car occupants, pedestrians are more vulnerable in collisions than other traffic accident victims. Even when pedestrian accidents are not fatal, they can result in serious brain injuries, spinal damage, broken bones, and painful road rash.
Orangevale Traffic Accidents
California’s Office of Traffic Safety does not publish detailed traffic accident records of unincorporated communities like Orangevale. The OTS does help the public understand just how prevalent traffic accidents can be in Sacramento County.
The OTS ranks Sacramento County as having the seventh highest rate of injury accidents among California's 58 counties. It has the tenth worst rate of collisions with bicycle riders and the sixth worst rate of collisions with bicyclists under the age of 15.
Among California Counties, Sacramento County has the 19th worst rate of motorcycle injury collisions. It also has the 19th worst rate of collisions with pedestrians who are under the age of 15.
Causes of Orangevale Traffic Accidents
Of the 58 counties in California, the OTS ranks Sacramento County as having the second worst rate of speed-related accidents. Orangevale residents need to be aware of speeders on local roads and nearby highways.
Impaired driving is a significant cause of traffic accident injuries in Sacramento County communities. The OTS ranks Sacramento County as having the fifth worst rate of alcohol-related injury accidents among all California counties.
Orangevale Injury Lawsuits
Drivers, passengers, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians who are injured in an Orangevale traffic accident have legal rights. Attorney Michael Rehm can give accident victims the advice they need.
Many injury claims settle without filing a lawsuit. When a lawsuit must be filed because of an Orangevale injury, it will be heard in Sacramento County Superior Court. Court proceedings are usually held at the Gordon D. Schaber Courthouse, located at 720 9th Street in Sacramento, although some proceedings will potentially take place at the nearby Hall of Justice at 813 6th Street.
In a recent year, almost 2,000 motor vehicle accident lawsuits were filed in Sacramento County and almost 1,800 were resolved. While most of the resolved cases were settled, 119 motor vehicle accident cases went to trial in Sacramento County.
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