Whether you live in one of its historic rural villages or in the beautiful Sierra Foothills, Nevada County is a great place to live and raise a family or retire to, like many of the area’s “refugees” from Sacramento, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. However, it is said that everyone in Nevada County knows someone whose life has been touched in some way by a tragic accident on Highway 49.
According to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), 30,000 vehicles travel through Nevada County on Hwy 49 between Auburn and Grass Valley every day. Safety on Hwy 49 has always been an issue. But, despite a reduction in the total number of accidents over the last decade, recent fatalities on historic Hwy 49, also known as the Gold Rush Trail and Gold Chain Highway, have brought the treacherous driving experience into greater focus.
Accidents have occurred on Hwy 49 when vehicles traveling in one direction swerved into traffic going in the opposite direction, while trying to navigate one of the highway’s dangerous curves. This often resulted in fatal head-on collisions, which may have been avoided if a yet to be installed center median barrier had been in place.
At other times, accidents have been caused by driver negligence, speeding, lack of visibility, and slick road conditions. But, these accidents and the injuries they cause are not limited to Hwy 49. A person can be injured in an accident anywhere in Nevada County, whether they are riding in a car or on a motorcycle and whether they are walking or riding a bicycle.
Have you recently been involved in a personal injury accident in Nevada County? If so, you probably have several questions about your rights and what should happen next:
After you have been injured in an accident, it’s important to get a team of professionals working on your side to protect your rights and answer any questions you may have.
A good personal injury attorney will know how to present your case, negotiate with insurance companies, and if needed, take your case to trial.
The Law Office of Michael Rehm provides representation on all car, truck, motorcycle, auto, pedestrian and bicycle accidents and wrongful death matters in Nevada County and throughout California.
Insurance companies are not your friend. From the minute an accident is reported, the insurance company has a team of people working to minimize the amount of money they have to pay out. Therefore, you need someone to protect your interests against an insurance company who is steadily looking for ways to deny or minimize your claim.
Michael Rehm ‘s goal is to obtain a maximum settlement for your case quickly and will get you the compensation you need to move forward with your life comfortably.
It is important to get a car accident attorney involved early in your case so that the evidence can be gathered quickly while it is still fresh. The sooner, the better.
Witnesses’ recollections may fade over time, certain documents may be lost, and issues may not be raised that should have been raised early on. This is why it is important for a skilled personal injury attorney to get started on your case right away.
Furthermore, in most cases, you only have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. But, it can take a significant amount of time to build a solid case to receive the amount of compensation you deserve. So, you should contact our law firm as soon as you know that you have been injured.
Choosing the right lawyer to represent you after a personal injury accident is one of the most important decisions you can make while putting your life back together. If you have been injured in an accident in Nevada County, call Michael Rehm at (530) 410-6474.
What’s more, our office handles personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. So, you won’t have to pay us any money to represent you, until and unless we are able to obtain a recovery for you. Call us today.
Personal Injury Attorney Michael Rehm provides representation on all auto, car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian and bicycle accidents and wrongful death cases in Truckee, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Alta Sierra and throughout Nevada County, California. Call (530) 410-6474 for a free consultation.
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