Scotts Valley Personal Injury Attorney – Car Accident lawyer
Michael Rehm – (831) 431-0986
Nestled in the upland slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Scotts Valley was made for walking. The hiking trails at the Glenwood Preserve Open Space invite leisurely strolls through redwoods, wetlands, and fields of wildflowers. While the city's proximity to Santa Cruz and San Jose offers residents easy access to shopping and entertainment, residents enjoy the charm of living in a historic community that began as a stagecoach stop.
Stagecoaches have given way to cars in the modern world. When residents and visitors leave the hiking trails and venture onto city streets or Highway 17, they are risk of being injured in a traffic accident. Highway 17 has a reputation as one of the most dangerous roads in California. Sharp turns, blind curves, and the tendency of wildlife to cross the busy highway make the road challenging for even the most careful drivers. Rain and fog make driving conditions particularly treacherous.
Scotts Valley Traffic Accidents
California's Office of Traffic Safety reports the annual number of traffic accidents that cause an injury or death in each incorporated California city. It then ranks the cities within each population group in several categories, after adjusting for population and miles driven. The city with the worst accident record is ranked as number one.
In the most recent year analyzed by OTS, Scotts Valley had 32 accidents that caused an injury or death. The OTS ranked Scotts Valley in position 64 out of 102 comparable cities. Only two of those accidents involved injuries to pedestrians, resulting in a ranking of 68 for pedestrian accidents.
Scotts Valley Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents
Motorcycle riders enjoy the view on Highway 17, as well as the challenge of riding a road that has so many twists and turns. Bicycle riders recognize that Highway 17 is not friendly to bicyclists, but they sometimes ride on its for short distances. Both on Highway 17 and on the streets in Scotts Valley, a collision while riding on a two-wheel vehicle creates the risk of head injuries, spinal damage, and other catastrophic injuries.
In the most recent year analyzed by OTS, there were three motorcycle injuries in Scotts Valley. The OTS ranked Scotts Valley as the 39th worst of 102 comparable California cities for motorcycle injury accidents.
There were four bicycle accidents in Scotts Valley in that same year. The OTS ranked Scotts Valley in position 32 in the category of bicycle accidents.
Scotts Valley CA Traffic Accident Lawsuits
Victims of traffic accidents in or near Scotts Valley are entitled to bring claims for damages against the negligent drivers who caused their injuries. Most claims will settle without filing a lawsuit. When a lawsuit is filed to recover compensation for injuries caused in a Scotts Valley traffic accident, it is filed in the Santa Cruz County Superior Court. The courthouse is located at 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz.
In the most recent year for which statistics have been released, 88 motor vehicle accident lawsuits are filed in Santa Cruz County and 79 were resolved. Only three of those 79 cases went to trial. The rest settled.
Scotts Valley Auto Accident Attorney Michael Rehm is available for free, confidential consultations at (831) 431-0986. If you, or a loved one, has been injured, obtain the compensation you deserve and call Attorney Rehm to get your case started.
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