Stockton Personal Injury Attorney - Car Accident Lawyer
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Stockton is one of the most vibrant cities in the Central Valley. The beautiful Hotel Stockton and the city's historic homes reflect the history showcased in the Haggin Museum. The Bob Hope Theater and the Stockton Symphony contribute to the city's culture, while dozens of annual festivals celebrate Stockton's ethnic diversity.
While it is in many ways an idyllic city, life in Stockton is marred by the risk of falling victim to a traffic accident. Traffic speeds through the city on I-5, but speeding is a serious problem even on the city's surface streets. Stockton police have stepped up patrols on streets that they identify as particularly dangerous, including:
- Pacific Avenue
- March Lane
- Hammer Lane
- Pershing Lane
- West Lane
Speeding and red light violations account for the prevalence of intersection accidents in Stockton. Intersections with the highest collision rate include:
- Da Vinci Drive & March Lane
- Hammer Lane & West Lane
- Hammer Lane & Lower Sacramento Road
- El Dorado Street & March Lane
- Airport Way & Park Street
Freeway collisions and intersection accidents are among the deadliest crashes. Even a low-speed collision can cause painful and lasting joint damage and injuries to neck, shoulder, and back muscles.
Stockton Traffic Accidents
The Office of Traffic Safety compares the traffic accident injury rates in California cities. In the most recent year it analyzed, there were 2,037 traffic accidents in Stockton that caused injury or death. Compared to 15 cities of similar size, after adjusting for population and miles driven, Stockton had the second worst accident rate.
Of Stockton's traffic accident victims, 115 were pedestrians. Stockton had the 6th worst ranking for pedestrian accidents.
Another 112 injury victims were bicyclists. The OTS gave Stockton the fifth worst ranking for bicycle accidents and the third worst ranking for injuries to bicyclists under the age of 15.
Unsurprisingly, speed was a factor in a large percentage of Stockton injury accidents. The OTS ranked Stockton as the worst city of its size for speed-related accidents.
Stockton also occupied the worst position for hit-and-run injury accidents. More than 300 of the city's injury accidents were hit-and-run collisions.
Stockton Traffic Accident Lawsuits
While it can be challenging to collect compensation from a hit-and-run driver, traffic cameras and witnesses sometimes help the police identify the car that fled from the scene. Smart drivers protect themselves by purchasing uninsured motorist coverage in an amount that equals their liability coverage. Victims of a hit-and-run can make an insurance claim against their own uninsured motorist coverage.
Whether a claim is made against a negligent driver or the injury victim's own insurance, making the claim promptly is important. Stockton CA Car Accident Attorney Michael Rehm can help injury victims make insurance claims arising out of Stockton traffic accidents.
If a claim must be made in court, the lawsuit will be filed with the San Joaquin County Superior Court. The case will be heard at the Stockton Courthouse located at 180 E. Weber Avenue.
During the most recent fiscal year for which data is available, 949 motor vehicle accident lawsuits were filed in San Joaquin County. In that same year, 725 lawsuits were resolved, 699 by settlement. Eleven cases were dismissed while fifteen went to trial.
Attorney Michael Rehm is available for free, confidential consultations at (209) 490-5049. For any personal injury matter questions, call and speak directly with Attorney Rehm. He is also available for home and hospital visits, and maintains a meeting location office for his clients in Stockton, located at 110 N. San Joaquin St. 2nd Floor in Stockton, CA 95202.
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Stockton Accident Resources:
Stockton Police Department - Accident Report Resources
California Highway Patrol - Stockton CA
San Joaquin County Sheriff - Public Records Request
Sutter Health - Stockton Medical Plaza
St. Josephs Medical Center - Stockton