Tracy Personal Injury Lawyer – Car Accident Attorney
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Lawyer Michael Rehm
Tracy is surrounded by freeways. With I-205 to the north, I-5 to the east, and I-580 closing the triangle to the southwest, Tracy's residents have easy access to major west coast cities. When they aren't driving to another city, residents enjoy the restaurants, shops, and entertainment in Tracy's historic downtown.
Unfortunately, high-speed freeway collisions can be deadly. A four-vehicle crash on I-205 near the 11th Street offramp that caused a death and multiple injuries is one example of how an accident in Tracy can lead to tragic results.
Traffic Accidents in Tracy
In the most recent year analyzed by the Office of Traffic Safety, Tracy had 302 traffic accidents that caused an injury or death. The OTS compare Tracy's injury accident rate to 102 California cities of similar size. After adjusting for population and miles driven, Tracy ranked in the 62nd position, with the first position having the worst accident rate.
Tracy's ranking for pedestrian and bicycle accidents was comparable to its overall accident ranking. Tracy had 19 pedestrian injury accidents. Tracy ranked in the 68th position among 102 cities of its approximate size.
During that same year, Tracy had 14 bicycle accidents. Of 102 comparable cities, Tracy ranked 66th in its bicycle accident rate.
Only nine of Tracy's injury accidents involve motorcycles. Tracy ranked 80th of 102 cities when OTS compared motorcycle accident rates. That was the city's best ranking.
Freeway Accidents Near Tracy
The OTS rankings only measure accidents within city limits. The deadliest accidents, however, tend to be high-speed freeway collisions. While Tracy falls within a triangular freeway boundary, only small sections of I-205 and I-580 enter the city's boundaries.
Recent deadly accidents on freeways near Tracy have been devastating:
- A rollover caused by a near collision during a lane change on I-5 killed a passenger and injured the driver and three other passengers.
- A collision between a car and a big rig on I-205 sent the car plummeting off an overpass, killing the driver.
- An SUV collided with a tractor-trailer on I-5, killing an SUV passenger after the SUV hit the center divider.
- A crash on I-5 near I-205 killed four vehicle occupants when a driver lost control.
Business Route 205, which coincides with 11th Street, has a lower speed limit than the surrounding freeways. It has nevertheless been the location of serious collisions in Tracy.
Tracy Traffic Accident Lawsuits
When a traffic accident occurs in Tracy, claims against the negligent driver are usually settled out of court. When an insurance company refuses to be reasonable, Michael Rehm files lawsuits. A lawsuit arising out of a traffic accident in Tracy will be filed in the San Joaquin County Superior Court. Court hearings are not held at the local Tracy branch, instead civil suits are heard at the Stockton Courthouse located at 180 E. Weber Avenue in Stockton.
In a recent year, 725 motor vehicle accident lawsuits in San Joaquin County were resolved, mostly by settlement. Only 18 cases went to trial.
In that same year, 949 new motor vehicle accident lawsuits were filed. Fortunately, San Joaquin County judges administer cases efficiently. Within two years of filing, 87% of motor vehicle accident lawsuits have been resolved.
Tracy Auto Accident Attorney Michael Rehm provides representation in Tracy, CA on all personal injury and sexual abuse matters. He is available for free consultations at (209) 490-5049 and is available for home and hospital visits as well. For more information on how he can help, call anytime.
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