TRUCKEE PERSONAL INUURY LAWYER
MICHAEL REHM - (530) 410-6474
Truckee is a city of adventure. Visitors to this mountain community spend most of their time on the move. Mountain bikes, kayaks, skis, and snowboards are popular forms of transportation. Hikers on the Commemorative Emigrant Trail and Donner Summit Trail enjoy the wilderness, while swimmers cool off in the icy water after jogging on the Loch Levens Lake Trail.
Truckee Traffic Accidents
Tourists and residents enjoy the local wines served at Truckee restaurants and taverns. Drivers who are tempted to relax with a few drinks at the end of the day pose a threat to residents and other visitors when they get behind the wheel of a car. The Office of Traffic Safety ranks cities of similar by their accident rate. Of the 102 California cities that are comparable to Truckee, the OTS determined that Truckee had the 29th highest rate of alcohol-involved traffic accidents.
In the most recent year that OTS studied, 46 victims of traffic accidents were injured or killed in Truckee. After adjusting for population and miles drive, the OTS determined that Truckee had the 36th highest rate of traffic accident injuries or deaths in its group of 102 cities.
In addition to drunk driving, the OTS determined that speeding was a significant cause of Truckee collisions. Eleven of Truckee's injury victims were involved in speed-related accidents. The OTS determined that Truckee had the 21st highest rate of speed-related accident injuries among 102 comparable cities.
Truckee CA Motorcycle Accidents
Trucks and cars that turn left in front of oncoming motorcycle riders are a leading cause of motorcycle accidents. Drivers who pull out of a business driveway in front an oncoming motorcycle also pose a hazard to riders.
Of Truckee's 46 traffic accident victims, three were motorcycle riders. The OTS ranked Truckee as the city with the 30th highest motorcycle accident rate in its group of 102 comparable cities.
Truckee Bicycle Accidents
Like motorcycle accidents, a collision with a bicycle rider often causes serious or fatal injuries. A traumatic brain injury or a broken spine can have catastrophic consequences.
More than 10% of Truckee's traffic accident victims were bicycle riders. The OTS reports that Truckee had the 20th highest rate of injuries to bicycle riders among the 102 cities in the same group.
Truckee Traffic Accident Lawsuits
Attorney Michael Rehn is able to settle most of our clients' injury claims without filing suit. When a lawsuit must be filed to obtain compensation for a motor vehicle accident in Truckee, it is filed in the Nevada County Superior Court. If a court hearing becomes necessary, it will usually be held in the Truckee Courthouse at 10075 Levon Avenue.
In the most recent year for which statistics have been released, only 54 motor vehicle accident lawsuits were filed in Nevada County. In that same year, 42 motor vehicle accident lawsuits were resolved. All of the resolved cases were settled or dismissed. None of them went to trial.
If you, or a loved one, have been injured, due to the negligence of another, call Attorney Michael Rehm at (530) 410-6474 to find out the value of your case.
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