PLACERVILLE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
MICHAEL REHM - (530) 410-6474
During its colorful history, Placerville was known as Old Dry Diggins and Hangtown. While no longer known for gold mining and vigilante justice, Placerville abounds with historical buildings and markers, including Confidence Hall, Hangman's Tree, the Placerville Bell Tower, and the Hangtown Gold Bug Park & Mine.
While Placerville's blend of history, culture, and wine assures its central role in El Dorado County tourism, the city experiences more traffic than most of its neighbors. When traffic on Highway 50 slows to a standstill, some drivers try to use local roads in Placerville as a short cut. Impatient drivers tend to speed, placing pedestrians and other drivers at risk of injury.
Placerville Traffic Accidents
During the most recent year analyzed by California's Office of Traffic Safety, 41 victims were injured or killed in traffic accidents with Placerville's city limits. According to OTS rankings, Placerville had the 34th highest injury accident rate of 102 comparable California cities, after adjusting for population and miles driven.
The OTS found that speeding was a factor in 14 of Placerville's injury accidents. The OTS determined that Placerville had the 12th highest rate of speed-related accidents among 102 California cities of similar size.
Placerville Pedestrian Accidents
Speeding always takes a toll on pedestrians. There is no safe way to cross a street when drivers are disobeying speed limits.
Five of Placerville's 41 traffic accident victims were pedestrians. The OTS ranked Placerville 27th in the category of pedestrian injury accidents. Most of the 102 cities in Placerville's group had a better pedestrian accident rating than Placerville.
Placerville Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents
Mountain bikes are popular in Placerville, but cars cannot collide with bike riders on mountain paths. Only two Placerville injury accidents involved bicycles.
Motorcyclists, on the other hand, regularly ride through Placerville on Highway 50. Three of the traffic accident injury victims in Placerville were riding motorcycles. The OTS determined that Placerville had the 26th highest rate of motorcycle injury accidents among 102 similar cities.
Placerville Traffic Accident Lawsuits
An injured motorcyclist, pedestrian, or any other victim of a traffic accident in Placerville has the right to pursue compensation. Personal Injury Lawyer Michael Rehm can help injury victims recover lost wages, medical expenses, and compensation for pain and suffering that resulted from a collision.
Most cases settle without filing suit. When a lawsuit must be filed after a traffic accident in Placerville, it is heard by the Superior Court for El Dorado County. The suit is filed at the Main Street Branch at 495 Main Street in Placerville.
El Dorado County only has eight judges, although positions are sometimes vacant. Depending on the availability of judges in Placerville, court proceedings might take place at the South Lake Tahoe Branch or the Cameron Park Branch.
In the most recent year for which statistics are available, 115 motor vehicle accident lawsuits were filed in El Dorado County. In that same year, 99 such lawsuits were resolved. Only one case went to trial. The others settled before trial. About 86% of cases are resolved within two years, a pace that is slightly behind the statewide average of 90%.
Placerville and Michael Rehm
Attorney Michael Rehm was born and raised in Sacramento and has many great memories of Placerville and all of El Dorado County from his childhood. You can still find Attorney Michael Rehm stopping in Apple Hill in the Fall for fresh pies and cutting down trees at Roberts Christmas Tree Farm during the holiday season. It is a great area. If you have been injured in Placerville and want an attorney familiar with the lay of the land, call Attorney Michael Rehm at (530) 410-6474 for a free, confidential consultation, anytime.
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