Roseville Personal Injury Attorney - Car Accident Lawyer
Michael Rehm - (916) 233-7346
More than thirty years ago, Roseville began an ambitious effort to revitalize its historic neighborhoods. The downtown renovation included Historic Old Town, the Vernon Street District, and Royer and Saugstad Parks. The results speak for themselves.
Money Magazine consistently rates Roseville as one of the best places to live in the United States. Hiking trails, bicycle pathways, and open spaces allow residents to enjoy the outdoors. Residents have their choice of gastropubs and cocktail bars where they can socialize with friends.
While city residents are generally content with life in Roseville, surveys reveal that many view traffic congestion as a major problem. Commuters compete with local traffic when they jump on I-80 or SR 65, causing bottlenecks to develop on city streets. Drivers often speed when they have been delayed by heavy traffic.
Roseville Traffic Accidents
California's Office of Traffic Safety reports accident injuries and fatalities in each California city. In the most recent year that OTS analyzed, 920 traffic accident victims were injured or killed in Roseville.
The OTS also compares accident rates of California cities of similar size. Of the 59 cities in Roseville's group, the OTS determined that Roseville had the 15th worst accident rate, after adjusting for population and miles driven.
While the accident rate was below the median in most categories, pedestrian injuries were the city's bright spot. Only 22 accident victims were pedestrians. Roseville ranked 51st of 59th in the pedestrian accident category.
Roseville Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents
Riders of two-wheeled vehicles are at particular risk in Roseville. Motorcycle riders accounted for 46 of the city's traffic accident victims. The OTS ranked Roseville as the 11th worst city of its size in the category of motorcycle accidents.
Thirty bicycle riders were injured in Roseville accidents. Roseville was ranked 35th of 59 cities in the category of bicycle injury accidents. However, in the category of bicycle accident victims who are under the age of 15, Roseville's ranking was much worse — 16th of 59.
Causes of Roseville Traffic Accidents
The OTS statistics spotlight two key causes of Roseville traffic accidents. Alcohol-involved accidents caused 82 injuries or deaths. The OTS ranked Roseville 20th in the category of alcohol-involved accidents.
Speeding is the most common reason for a traffic accident in Roseville. Speed was a factor in 220 Roseville accidents. The OTS determined that Roseville had the worst rate of speed-related accidents of 59 comparable California cities.
Roseville Traffic Accident Lawsuits
When a drunk or speeding driver causes a traffic accident in Roseville, auto accident attorney Michael Rehm can help. Most cases settle before filing suit, but when an insurance company will not be reasonable, Attorney Rehm will not hesitate to file lawsuits seeking compensation for Roseville accident injuries in the Placer County Superior Court.
Clients rarely need to appear in court. When a court appearance is necessary, it will take place at the Howard G. Gibson Courthouse, conveniently located in Roseville at 10820 Justice Center Drive.
Even after filing suit, most cases settle without a trial. In the most recent year for which statistics are available, 302 motor vehicle lawsuits in Placer County were resolved and 330 new lawsuits were filed. Only five of the lawsuits that were resolved went to trial. One was dismissed and the rest settled without a trial.
Roseville Personal Injury Lawyer Michael Rehm provides representation to injured victims throughout Placer County. For a free, confidential consultation, call (916) 233-7346 to speak directly with Attorney Michael Rehm. Office appointments are available in Roseville or Sacramento as well, and as always, Attorney Rehm will come to your home or hospital if that is more convenient for you.
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Roseville CA Accident Resources:
Roseville Police Department - Accident Report Records Page