Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 1:53 am    

Each year, millions of people are involved in car accidents in the United States. According to the NHTSA, 37,461 people died, and over 3.1 million people were injured in traffic accidents in 2016. In California during 2016, the OTS reports that deaths from traffic accidents increased by seven percent from 3,387 in 2015 to 3,623 in 2016. In addition, thousands of people were injured in California traffic accidents that year.

Our Sacramento car accident attorneys assist victims as they seek compensation for their injuries and damages. If you are interested in learning more about filing a personal injury accident claim, contact us for a free consultation.

Five Sacramento Car Accident Facts

  1. Sacramento drivers are the worst drivers in the country.

According to QuoteWizard, a company that compares insurance rates for consumers, Sacramento tops the list of the 75 cities that have the worst drivers in the United States. Based on the information reviewed by the company, Sacramento drivers had the most traffic citations in the country. In addition, California had four other cities in the top 10 list of the worst drivers in America — Riverside, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Bakersfield. Therefore, California drivers in these five cities comprised 50 percent of the worst drivers in America according to QuoteWizard.

  1. Motorcycle accidents cause traumatic injuries.

Motorcyclists have no protection in a collision. Even though a motorcyclist might wear a helmet, boots, gloves, goggles, and other protective gear, there is nothing to absorb the impact of the collision. Therefore, motorcyclists can suffer traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries that result in life-threatening conditions or injuries that alter their lives considerably.

  1. Safety features can save lives.

Even though laws exist that require passengers to wear seat belts or motorcyclists to wear helmets, some people do not obey the law. However, if everyone obeyed these laws, many lives could be saved. In 2016, seat belts saved an estimated 14,668 lives while motorcycle helmets saved 1,859 lives that year. Airbags in cars also saved an estimated 2,756 lives in 2016. Therefore, drivers and passengers should utilize all safety features to reduce the risk of death or serious injury in a traffic accident.

  1. DUI Accidents are preventable.

The lives lost because of DUI accidents are preventable. No one has to die in DUI accidents if every driver would be responsible. Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol in any amount is dangerous. In California, as in other states, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC of .08 or above. However, even a lower BAC can impair a driver’s abilities and increase a drunk driving accident.

  1. Traffic accidents can be very expensive.

The CDC reports that the economic losses in terms of medical expenses and productivity losses totaled $63 million during 2015. In California, $4.48 billion was lost in one year because of traffic crashes. Even a minor traffic accident can result in several thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost wages, and property damages. If a person requires surgery, the value of the claim could be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

Call a Sacramento Car Accident Attorney for Help

If you have been injured in a traffic accident in Sacramento, the Tiemann Law Firm personal injury attorneys can help. Call our office now for your free consultation with a Sacramento car accident attorney. You can reach The Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website.

Client Testimonials

Jennifer T. Testimonial
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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

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Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Jereme S. Testimonial
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No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

Matt H. Testimonial
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I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.