WEST SACRAMENTO PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY - CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
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ATTORNEY MICHAEL REHM
In 2014, the Conference of Mayors named West Sacramento the most livable city in America. The rapid growth of West Sacramento reflects its thriving business climate and its proximity to the state capitol. Accessible by highway, train, air, and the Port of West Sacramento, the city is a transportation hub.
Commuters and truckers assure that freeways are never empty. The Capital City Freeway carries traffic to I-80 and I-5 while State Route 99 and US 50 also serve as commuter routes. Traffic congestion can be a problem on the city's major arterial streets, including West Capitol Avenue and Tower Bridge Gateway.
West Sacramento has excelled at making safety a priority in its city planning. Growing cities nevertheless have growing pains, including the traffic accidents that accompany population increases.
West Sacramento CA Traffic Accidents
In the most recent year reported by the Office of Traffic Safety, West Sacramento had 235 traffic accidents that caused an injury or death. Of those, twelve involved motorcycles and twelve involved pedestrians.
The OTS ranks injury accident rates in California cities of comparable size. The ranking is adjusted to account for population and miles driven. Low rankings reflect comparatively high accident rates.
West Sacramento ranked 52nd out of 102 comparable cities. It had the same ranking for alcohol-involved collisions. West Sacramento ranked 45th for motorcycle accidents and 70th for pedestrian accidents.
West Sacramento Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents account for West Sacramento's worst OTS ranking. Of the city's 235 motor vehicle accidents, 31 involved collisions with bicyclists. The OTS ranked West Sacramento 15th of 102 cities for bicycle accidents.
Six of the bicycle accidents involved children under the age of 15. West Sacramento ranked fifth of 102 cities in the category of collisions that injure young bicyclists.
West Sacramento encourages residents to use bicycles for transportation within the city. One explanation for the high rate of bicycle accidents is that West Sacramento has more bicycle riders than other cities of similar size. Still, the high bicycle accident rate is concerning to people who understand the devastating results of collisions between cars and bicyclists.
West Sacramento Traffic Accident Lawsuits
Bicyclists and other accident victims endure pain, disability, loss of employment, and a variety of obstacles to a happy life. Compensation allows injury victims to cope with their losses. West Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer Michael Rehm help injury victims pursue settlements and verdicts that provide the compensation they deserve.
West Sacramento is in Yolo County, so lawsuits concerning traffic accidents in West Sacramento are filed in the Yolo County Superior Court. Hearings and trials are held at the county courthouse at 1000 Main Street in Woodland. All-day parking is available in parking lots at 6th and Lincoln and at 6th and Oak.
In the most recent year for which statistics are available, only 104 motor vehicle accident lawsuits were filed in Yolo County. While the court is not particularly busy, it manages to resolve 92% of traffic accident lawsuits with two years of filing. The most recent annual statistics show that 92 motor vehicle lawsuits were resolved, almost all by settlement.
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