SOUTH LAKE TAHOE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
MICHAEL REHM - (530) 410-6474
South Lake Tahoe is where people in the Lake Tahoe area go for sports, fairs, and concerts. Yet it's easy to get away from other people and enjoy nature at Cave Rock or Desolation Wilderness.
South Lake Tahoe is known for ski resorts and beaches, making it a popular tourist destination. It has more restaurants, boutiques, hotels, spas, and residents than other towns in the Lake Tahoe area. It also has more traffic.
Highway 50 carries tourists and residents through the heart of the city. City streets can also become crowded as visitors flock to the beach or compete for downtown parking.
South Lake Tahoe Traffic Accidents
Traffic always brings traffic accidents. Fortunately, South Lake Tahoe has a relatively low accident rate for a city of its size. In the most recent year that California's Office of Traffic Safety analyzed, only 29 victims were injured or killed in South Lake Tahoe traffic accidents.
The OTS ranks the accident rate of 102 California cities that are similar in size to South Lake Tahoe. After adjusting for population and miles driven, South Lake Tahoe had the 76th highest accident rate. Only 24 cities had a better ranking.
Alcohol was a factor in six of the 29 injury accidents. South Lake Tahoe had the 41st highest rate of alcohol-related accident injuries.
South Lake Tahoe Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists ride for pleasure on Highway 50 because of the beautiful views and challenging ride that the highway offers. South Lake Tahoe is one of the nicest places to stop on a motorcycle tour of the Sierra Nevadas.
While the OTS reported only 29 traffic accident injuries in South Lake Tahoe, four injury victims were motorcycle riders. South Lake Tahoe had the 21st highest motorcycle accident injury rate of 102 similar California cities.
South Lake Tahoe Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Three of South Lake Tahoe's 29 traffic accident victims were pedestrians. The OTS ranked South Lake Tahoe as having the 65th highest rate of pedestrian accidents among 102 comparable cities.
The city's ranking for collisions with bicycle riders was much worse. Five of the city's traffic accident victims were bicyclists. The OTS determined that South Lake Tahoe had the 28th highest rate of traffic accidents that injure or kill bicycle riders.
South Lake Tahoe Traffic Accident Lawsuits
Victims of traffic accidents in South Lake Tahoe can usually settle a claim against a negligent driver without filing a lawsuit. Lawyer Michael Rehm helps accident victims secure compensation after being injured by a careless driver in South Lake Tahoe.
When a lawsuit becomes necessary, it will be filed in El Dorado County Superior Court. The court has three branches. When a lawsuit is based on an accident in South Lake Tahoe, it will usually be heard in the South Lake Tahoe branch. The courthouse is located at 1354 Johnson Blvd.
In the most recent year for which statistics are available, 115 motor vehicle accident lawsuits were filed in El Dorado County, while 99 were resolved. All but one of the resolved cases settled without a trial. About 86% of motor vehicle accident lawsuits in El Dorado County are resolved within two years after they are filed.
If you have been injured in South Lake Tahoe, CA, and seek the compensation you deserve and need to move forward with your life, call Attorney Rehm at (530) 410-6474 for a free, confidential consultation.
MICHAEL REHM - (530) 410-6474