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Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney

Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney – Car Accident Lawyer

Michael Rehm – (916) 233-7346

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The Law Office of Michael Rehm provides representation on all personal injury matters in Sacramento and surrounding cities, including Citrus Heights, Folsom, Galt, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, and all parts of the county.  Sacramento County has a lot of activity on its roads and freeways regarding traffic accidents. The most recent (2017) statistics are below:

  • Total Killed or Injured in Traffic Accidents in 2017 in Sacramento County – 11,753
  • Accidents involving a Motorcycle – 500
  • Accidents involving a Pedestrian – 577
  • Accidents involving a Bicycle – 570

The statistics can be further broken down by city:

Sacramento (City):

  • Total Killed or Injured – 3057
  • Sacramento Motorcycle Accidents – 113
  • Sacramento Pedestrian Accidents – 237
  • Sacramento Bicycle Accidents – 226

Elk Grove:

  • Total Killed or Injured – 674
  • Elk Grove Motorcycle Accidents – 11
  • Elk Grove Pedestrian Accidents – 26
  • Elk Grove Bicycle Accidents – 44

Citrus Heights:

  • Total Killed or Injured – 418
  • Citrus Heights Motorcycle Accidents – 20
  • Citrus Heights Pedestrian Accidents – 23
  • Citrus Heights Bicycle Accidents – 29


  • Total Killed or Injured – 49
  • Galt Motorcycle Accidents -- 2
  • Galt Pedestrian Accidents -- 5
  • Galt Bicycle Accidents – 2


  • Total Killed or Injured – 313
  • Folsom Motorcycle Accidents – 13
  • Folsom Pedestrian Accidents – 14
  • Folsom Bicycle Accidents – 14

Rancho Cordova:

  • Total Killed or Injured – 327
  • Ranch Cordova Motorcycle Accidents: 12
  • Rancho Cordova Pedestrian Accidents: 18
  • Rancho Cordova Bicycle Accidents: 18

All of the above statistics are from the California Office of Traffic Safety. As you can see, there are a lot of accidents on the road. Attorney Michael Rehm not only handles auto accidents and the accident types above, he also represents victims of the following:

  • Dog Bites
  • Slip and Falls
  • Trip and Falls
  • Sexual Molestation/Clergy Abuse/Boy Scout Child Abuse cases
  • Failure to Provide Security
  • Premises Liability
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries & Concussions
  • Wrongful Death Matters

Sacramento County Court Statistics: The California Judicial Council keeps records of activity in all local courthouses. The most recent statistics are from the 2017-18 fiscal year.  These statistics, coupled with accident statistics above, can give an understanding of the big picture with these kinds of cases. How many actually go to trial? How many lawsuits are filed? How many will settle? These are common questions every personal injury lawyer encounters, and hopefully the stats below will provide some answers:

Motor Vehicle Accident/Wrongful Death Lawsuits:

  • Total Motor Vehicle Accident Lawsuits filed – 1951
  • Total Motor Vehicle Accident Lawsuits that end up dismissed in court: 44
  • Total Motor Vehicle Accident Lawsuits that end up settling before trial: 1765
  • Total Motor Vehicle Accident Lawsuits that went to a Jury Trial: 6
  • Total Motor Vehicle Accident Lawsuits that went to a Bench (Judge only) Trial: 113

Other types of Personal Injury (Not Motor Vehicle) Lawsuits:

  • Total “Other” Personal Injury Lawsuits filed: 877
  • Total “Other” Personal Injury lawsuits that end up dismissed before trial: 39
  • Total “Other” Personal Injury Lawsuits that end up settled before trial: 641
  • Total “Other” Personal Injury Lawsuits that go to Jury Trial: 4
  • Total “Other” Personal Injury Lawsuits that go to a Bench Trial: 78

Case Processing Time:

The Percentage of civil cases in Sacramento County resolved within:

  • 12 months – 66%
  • 18 months – 75%
  • 24 months – 82%

It is very apparent from the most recent statistics kept that most cases settle before trial. What the stats do not show however is the extent of litigation that occurred before a settlement occurred. A lot can happen in court before a trial, and any attorney filing in court should be prepared to battle it out in litigation. That is one of the reasons many Personal Injury Attorneys charge a higher percentage once a lawsuit is filed. The stats also show that lawsuits can get dismissed before trial as well, which underscores the need for a competent Sacramento Auto Accident Attorney.

Regardless of what “normally” occurs, every case really is different, and if you are a party to a lawsuit in Sacramento County, or any other county, do not make any assumptions about how your matter will go. Every case above dealt with unique facts and circumstances, and your case could very well be one of the ones that settles or goes to trial.

Sacramento and Attorney Michael Rehm:

Attorney Michael Rehm was born and raised in Sacramento, California. His parents were born and raised in Sacramento. His grandparents were born and raised in Sacramento. He continues to maintain a home in Sacramento, spending a little more than half of his time in Sacramento, with the other half in San Diego County. Both sides of his family have been in the Sacramento Area for over 100 years. Both his grandfathers, his father and himself are graduates of Christian Brothers High School, along with numerous Uncles, Great Uncles, and Cousins. His great, great uncle sold copies of the Sacramento Bee on the corner of 10th and K when he was only 7 years old. His Grandpa Bob Rehm was an All-City Baseball player for Christian Brothers High School and played in the Pacific Coast League for the Oakland Oaks. Michael Rehm played football and basketball at Christian Brothers High School, and played pick-up basketball at California Middle School, almost daily, from 6th grade to Adulthood. Attorney Rehm is from the Land Park neighborhood of Sacramento and is a graduate of Holy Spirit Elementary School. He graduated law school from the University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law.

If you are looking for local representation in Sacramento, it would be difficult to find an attorney with more local history and connections than Michael Rehm.


Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Michael Rehm offers free consultations. There is never a fee without a recovery. Home visits, hospital visits, or appointments at his office on University Avenue are available upon request. Call (916) 233-7346 for more information on how to get Michael Rehm on your side.

Local Sacramento Resources: 

Sacramento Police Department - Accident Report Request Information

Mercy General

Sutter Medical Center - Sacramento

Performance Physical Therapy

Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer Michael Rehm – (916) 233-7346

Christian Brothers High School Graduation
Great Uncle Murph - 10th and K Street
1943 Christian Brothers High School City Champs

Southern California Areas Served:

Phone: (619) 787-3456 Areas Served: San Diego, Vista, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Escondido, San Marcos, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, El Centro, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Clarita, Glendale, Lancaster, Palmdale, Pomona, Torrance, Pasadena, El Monte, Downey, West Covina, Norwalk, Burbank, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Costa Mesa, Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Temecula, Bakersfield, Clovis, and everywhere in between.

Bay Area Areas Served

Phone: (831) 431-0986 Areas Served: Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola, Watsonville, Salinas, Monterey, Seaside, Carmel, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Berkeley, Livermore, Concord, Richmond, Walnut Creek, Antioch, San Rafael, Novato, San Jose, Morgan Hill, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Napa, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Fairfield, Vallejo, Vacaville, Dixon, Solano County, San Benito, Daly City, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Redwood City, Belmont, San Carlos, San Bruno, Pleasanton, Union City, San Leandro, Milpitas, Pittsburg, Danville, Rohnert Park and the entire Bay Area.

Northern California Office & Areas Served

333 University Avenue; Suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95825 Phone: (916) 233-7346 Areas Served: Sacramento, Elk Grove, Antelope, Citrus Heights, Carmichael, the friendly confines of Land Park, Folsom, Yolo, Woodland, West Sacramento, Davis, Placerville, South Lake Tahoe, Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Auburn, Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Yuba City, Marysville, Wheatland, Colusa, San Joaquin County, Lodi, Manteca, Stockton, Tracy, Lathrop, Modesto, Turlock, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, Humboldt County, Arcata, Mckinleyville, Fortuna, Eureka, Butte County, Oroville, Paradise, Chico, Mendocino, Ukiah, Colusa, Shasta County, Redding, Calaveras, Yreka, Amador, Jackson, Lassen, Susanville, Plumas County, Quincy, Nevada County, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Truckee, Lakeport, Sonora, Madera, Crescent City, Trinity, and all of Northern California.