Shasta County is graced with natural splendor, lots of opportunities for recreational activities, and residents full of pride in their communities. From brilliant lakes and majestic rivers to its picturesque landscape and country roads, Shasta offers a lot for its citizens to experience and love.
But, like most other counties in California, accidents in Shasta County remain a common and frequent cause of injuries, death, and damage to property.
According to the latest data from California’s Office of Traffic Safety’s, in 2015, there were 1,135 accidents in Shasta County. Of these accidents, approximately 44 were bicycle accidents, 99 were motorcycle accidents, 46 were pedestrian accidents.
In many cases, these accidents resulted in either traumatic or fatal injuries to the victims. What’s more, in a significant number of these accidents (189), alcohol was involved, ranking Shasta County 8th out of California’s 58 counties for alcohol-related accidents.
If you have been involved in an accident or otherwise injured in Shasta County, you may be wondering what your legal rights are. This is especially true if you are facing substantial medical bills or have sustained serious injuries.
In general, if the accident in which you were injured is someone else’s fault, even partially, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your losses from the at-fault party.
When you are injured in an accident, an Redding Personal Injury Attorney should always be consulted so that an appropriate investigation as to the cause of the accident and your injuries can be conducted and all your legal claims can be preserved.
Whether your injury was sustained in a motor vehicle accident, bicycle accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, truck accident or otherwise caused by the negligence of another, even if you are partly at fault, then an accident claim should be pursued.
The laws are there to protect you and you should use them. For more information about your right to be compensated for your injuries and losses after an accident in Shasta County, call The Law Office of Michael Rehm today at (530) 410-6474.
When you have been in an accident or otherwise sustained an injury and want to file a lawsuit to be compensated, you should not delay. Strict deadlines govern the amount of time you have to file a claim. In California, you generally have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss this deadline, you will be barred from ever bring the lawsuit to court.
Getting an attorney involved in your personal injury case early helps when it comes to the preserving evidence and locating witnesses. In addition, it allows your attorney the time to conduct the type of investigation that is needed to recover maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.
If you have been injured in an accident in Shasta County, call The Law Office of Michael Rehm today at (707) 255-0731 for a free consultation where you can discuss your case. Insurance companies have attorneys working hard on their behalf and you should have one working for you. We will work hard to make sure that your immediate and long-term recovery is maximized.
Personal Injury Attorney Michael Rehm provides representation on all auto, car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian and bicycle accidents and wrongful death cases in Redding, Shasta Lake, Anderson and throughout Shasta County, California. Call (707) 225-0731 for a free consultation.
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