RIVERBANK PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY - CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
MICHAEL REHM - (209) 490-5049
Riverbank is a pleasant community that has lived up to its “City of Action” slogan by revitalizing its downtown. In addition to creating a welcoming plaza, the city paid tribute to its history by having the Riverbank Public Library listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Riverbank brings tourists and residents together during its annual Cheese and Wine Exposition. Unfortunately, too much wine can lead to traffic accidents. Statistics show that Riverbank had a higher-than-average rate of alcohol-involved traffic accident injuries during 2019.
Riverbank Traffic Accidents
Each year, California's Office of Traffic Safety compiles statistics about traffic accidents in each California municipality. The most recent statistics are from 2019.
Riverbank recorded sixty-eight traffic accident injury or fatality victims in 2019. The OTS compared the injury accident rates in 94 California communities of similar size that included Riverbank. After adjusting for population and miles driven, the OTS determined that Riverbank had the 37th highest rate of traffic accident injuries among the ninety-four cities.
The good news is that Riverbank is a safe place for motorcycle riders. While other parts of Stanislaus County have high rates of motorcycle collisions, no motorcycle injury accidents were recorded in Riverbank during 2019.
Riverbank Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
In 2019, four pedestrians were injured in Riverbank collisions. One of those was under the age of 16. That injury rate is about average for a city of Riverbank's size. In its group of ninety-four similar cities, Riverbank had the 54th highest rate of pedestrian accident injuries.
Three of Riverbank's traffic accident injury victims were bicycle riders. The OTS determined that Riverbank had the 49th worst rate of bicycle accident injuries in its group of ninety-four cities.
Causes of Riverbank Traffic Accidents
Speeding is a leading cause of traffic accidents in Riverbank. Of Riverbank's 68 traffic accident injuries, nineteen were caused by speeding drivers. The OTS determined that Riverbank had the 12th worst rate of speed-related accidents among ninety-four similar California cities.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is another significant cause of Riverbank traffic accident injuries. Nine of Riverbank's accident injuries resulted from alcohol-involved crashes. The OTS ranked Riverbank as the 31st worst of 94 California cities in its rate of alcohol-related accident injuries.
Riverbank's rate of DUI arrests was 46th of 94 comparable cities.
Riverbank CA Traffic Accident Lawsuits
Personal Injury Attorney Michael Rehm can provide Riverside traffic accident victims with the advice they need to protect their right to obtain injury compensation. When victims contact a lawyer promptly, the claim can often settle before a lawsuit is filed.
When it becomes necessary to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for a traffic accident in Riverbank, the suit will be filed in the Stanislaus County Superior Court. Court proceedings are usually held at the City Towers Courthouse. That courthouse is located at 801 10th Street in Modesto.
Almost 400 motor vehicle accident lawsuits were filed in Stanislaus County during the 2019-20 fiscal year. About the same number of lawsuits were resolved. Most lawsuits are resolved within a year and 89% are resolved within two years. Nearly all the cases that were resolved settled. Only four went to trial.
If you, or a loved one, have been involved in a traffic accident, have been a victim of sexual assault or a dog bite, call Accident Attorney Michael Rehm at (209) 490-5049 for a free, confidential consultation.