SANTA ANA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY – CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
MICHAEL REHM – (800) 978-0754
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Santa Ana attracts visitors to Discovery Cube, Bowers Museum, Adventure City, and other family-fun destinations. Even without tourism, Santa Ana's population density makes it the fourth most crowded city in the country.
Orange County and neighboring Los Angeles County were recently ranked as having the worst traffic congestion in the United States. Heavy traffic inevitably leads to a high rate of traffic accidents.
California's Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) ranks the fifteen largest California cities by the number of city accidents that cause injuries or death. After adjusting for population and miles driven, Santa Ana had the third worst ranking of the fifteen cities.
In the most recent year that OTS studied, Santa Ana had 2,192 traffic accidents that caused an injury or death. Many of those accidents were caused by impatient drivers who were speeding. According to OTS, Santa Ana also ranked third among fifteen comparable cities for speed-related accidents.
Motorcycle, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Accidents
While there are plenty of cars in Santa Ana, many city residents opt to walk or bike rather than drive. Unfortunately, pedestrians and traffic are not always a safe mix.
Santa Ana's 186 pedestrian accident injuries caused OTS to rank the city as the fifth worst of fifteen California cities of comparable size. Even more distressing is the city's ranking as the fourth worst city for pedestrian accidents involving children under fifteen.
Santa Ana was the first city in Orange County to add a protected bicycle lane. More are needed. The 139 bicycle accident injuries that caused an injury or death explains Santa Ana's fifth worst ranking for bicycle accidents.
Young people are again the most vulnerable residents of Santa Ana. The OTS ranked Santa Ana as having the third worst rate of bicycle accident injuries or deaths involving bicycle riders under the age of fifteen.
Motorcycle riders are never safe in a big city, but motorcycle riders have not experienced the same accident rate as pedestrians and bicyclists. Santa Ana's 72 motorcycle accidents caused it to be ranked seventh among fifteen California cities of comparable size.
Drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycle riders are all at risk of being injured or killed in a Santa Ana traffic accident. Personal Injury Lawyer Michael Rehm can help victims and their families seek justice when tragedy strikes.
Santa Ana Traffic Accident Lawsuits
Lawsuits against negligent drivers who cause accidents in Santa Ana are filed in the Superior Court for Orange County. The courthouse, also called the Central Justice Center, is located at 700 Civic Center Drive West in Santa Ana.
About 20 of Orange County's 140 judges hear civil lawsuits. Fortunately for them, most lawsuits settle. In a recent year, more than 3,500 lawsuits were filed in cases involving motor vehicle accidents. In that same year, more than 3,300 were resolved.
Even when cases are resolved by settlement, judges are busy managing the case and hearing motions. When cases do not settle, judges preside over trials. In the most recent year for which data is available, 41 jury trials were held in motor vehicle accident cases in Orange County.
Cases that do not proceed to trial are usually resoled promptly. About two-thirds of Orange County motor vehicle accident lawsuits are resolved within one year, and 93% are resolved within two years.
If you have been injured in an accident, due to the negligence of others, call Santa Ana Accident Attorney Michael Rehm for a free consultation. Your health and financial well-being are to important to not hire a professional. Call Accident Attorney Rehm at (800) 978-0754 today.
Orange County Personal Injury Attorney – Santa Ana Car Accident Lawyer
Michael Rehm - (800) 978-0754
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