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Sacramento is the capital of California and, was the fastest-growing city in the state, as reported by the Sacramento Bee in 2017. Sacramento is the county seat and largest city in Sacramento County. The 2020 United States Census reported the city had a population of 525,041 as of July 1, 2021.

The Sacramento population was 50.8% female, with 22.5% of people being under 18 years of age, 13.3% being 65 years of age or older, and 6.3% being under five years of age. The Census also reported that 31.1% of Sacramento was white alone, 28.9% was Hispanic or Latino, 19.0% was Asian alone, 13.4% was Black or African American alone, and 11.7% was two or more races.

According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), Sacramento had 3,205 fatal and injury crashes in 2020. These accidents included 318 alcohol-involved accidents resulting in 645 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests, including 11 involving drinking drivers under 21 years of age and 95 involving drinking drivers between 21 and 34 years of age.

When any person is involved in a traffic accident in Sacramento, it becomes critical for them to quickly seek legal representation for assistance in filing an injury claim to recover damages for their losses. Founded by famous attorney Arash Khorsandi Esq., Arash Law’s team of award-winning Sacramento car accident lawyers has represented scores of people involved in crashes all over Sacramento, and we will be eager to help you as soon as you call (888) 488-1391 for a free consultation.

There were also 154 accidents involving motorcycles, 206 involving pedestrians, and 162 involving bicycles in Sacramento in 2020. Of these accidents, 14 involved pedestrians under 15 years of age, 27 involved pedestrians 65 years of age or older, and ten involved bicyclists under 15 years of age.

OTS reported that 528 accidents in Sacramento were speed-related. There were also 329 nighttime accidents (9 p.m.-2:59 a.m.) and 355 hit-and-run accidents.

Our nationally-recognized car accident lawyers in Sacramento handle every case on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not have to worry about paying upfront because we will only get paid if we win or settle your case. You can breathe much easier working with us because our history of success has involved recovering more than $500 Million for our clients.

We understand how complicated motor vehicle accident claims can be for people., We will quickly commence an independent investigation into your crash to determine who was at fault and preserve key evidence relating to your case. We have been handling all kinds of personal injury claims in California for more than 30 years, so we have the experience necessary to ensure you will be taken care of and achieve some measure of justice in your case.

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2019: $27M confidential settlement in a case involving multiple plaintiffs.

Car Accidents Statistics in Sacramento

Sacramento is a Vision Zero City. Vision Zero is a traffic safety philosophy rejecting the idea that traffic crashes are simply accidents because they are preventable incidents that should be systematically addressed. According to the Vision Zero program, the five corridors in Sacramento with the highest numbers of fatal and serious crashes involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists included:

  • Marysville Boulevard from North Avenue to Arcade Boulevard
  • El Camino Avenue from Del Paso Boulevard to the paved levee trail adjacent to Steelhead Creek
  • Broadway or Stockton Boulevard from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to 13th Avenue
  • South Stockton Boulevard from McMahon Drive to Patterson Way
  • Florin Road from 24th Street to Munson Way

The City of Sacramento reported that 32% of accidents on Marysville Boulevard were related to signals and signage, while 20% were speed-related. On El Camino Avenue, 22%  were attributed to visibility, while another 22% were signals or signage issues.

For Broadway or Stockton Boulevard, 18% of accidents were speed-related, and 17% involved crossings. On South Stockton Boulevard, 24% were related to enforcement, and 17% involved bike safety., Florin Road had 36% of accidents relating to enforcement, while 32% involved crossings.

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Our client was the victim of a rear-end accident who was left injured and severely in pain. Arash Law was able to outshine other injury law firms when he searched online, and thankfully we were able to handle everything for our client from A to Z — All that he had to do was ask and focus on his recovery. Our client’s life has changed forever, and the compensation received for the pain and suffering has opened paths for new lifelong opportunities.
Most Dangerous Intersections in Sacramento

Safer America reported that Sacramento had 26,000 car collisions between 2013 and 2017, with approximately 20% occurring at intersections. The study found the 25 most dangerous intersections in Sacramento included:

  1. Arena Boulevard and Truxel Road
  2. Los Robles Boulevard and Marysville Boulevard
  3. 12th Street and I Street
  4. Franklin Boulevard and Mack Road
  5. 56th Street and J Street
  6. 9th Street and X Street
  7. Gateway Park Boulevard and Truxel Road
  8. 19th Street and X Street
  9. Florin Road and Freeport Boulevard
  10. Fruitridge Road and Power Inn Road
  11. Elder Creek Road and Power Inn Road
  12. Bruceville Road and Cosumnes River Boulevard
  13. San Juan Road and Truxel Road
  14. Auburn Boulevard and Route 244
  15. Broadway and Riverside Boulevard
  16. El Camino Avenue and Rio Linda Boulevard
  17. Fair Oaks Boulevard and Howe Avenue
  18. Brookfield Drive and Franklin Boulevard
  19. 24th Street and X Street
  20. Garden Highway and Northgate Boulevard
  21. 43rd Avenue and Route 5
  22. 29th Street and L Street
  23. Truxel Road and West El Camino Avenue
  24. Marysville Boulevard and North Avenue
  25. Auburn Boulevard and Watt Avenue
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Common Causes of Car Accidents in Sacramento

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that human factors caused or contributed to 93% of crashes it investigated. NHTSA also reported that 12 to 34% of crashes involved environmental factors and between 4 and 13% involved vehicle factors.

But the three major human factors most frequently reported were improper lookout, excessive speed, and inattention.

Some of the most common human causes of motor vehicle accidents in California include:
  • Reckless driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Tailgating

Sacramento car accident lawyers at Arash Law have decades of experience representing clients. Without the right attorney to guide you, it can be difficult to deal with an injury. If you hire a good car accident attorney, the process will be easier.

We can help you if you need a Sacramento car accident lawyer. Please call (888) 488-1391 for a free and confidential consultation.

What to Do After a Car Accident

All drivers in California can get into car accidents, regardless of how safely they might operate. It is impossible for people to know how other drivers will act, so there are many situations in which another motorist’s negligence can cause a collision.
When you are involved in any car accident in Sacramento, be sure you do all of the following:
    • Remain at the scene of your wreck, as California Vehicle Code § 20001 establishes that the driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person or the death of a person must immediately stop their vehicle at the scene of the accident and fulfill the requirements of California Vehicle Code § 20003 and California Vehicle Code § 20004.
      Check yourself and others for injuries, and seek medical attention when necessary.
    • Call 911 to report the accident to local law enforcement.
      Ask the responding officers for a traffic accident report.
      California Vehicle Code § 20003 establishes that a person involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person must give their name, current residence address, the names and current residence addresses of any occupant of the driver’s vehicle injured in the accident, the registration number of the vehicle they were driving, and the name and current residence address of the owner to the person struck, or the driver or occupants of any vehicle collided with, and give the information to any traffic or police officer at the scene of the accident.
    • Seek witnesses and ask for their contact information.
    • Take pictures of any visible injuries while they are at their worst, as well as photographs of the car accident scene.
    • Contact your own car insurance company to report your collision but do not contact any other insurance company.
    • Seek medical treatment even if you do not think you suffered an injury, and follow all orders from the doctor.
    • Contact a Sacramento car accident lawyer as soon as possible to retain legal counsel.
    • Never post anything about your accident on social media until the injury claim is resolved, as insurance companies will always examine social media accounts to try and uncover damaging admissions people make there about their accidents.
Dealing with Insurance Companies and Injuries

Insurance is required for every vehicle operated or parked on California roads. Acceptable insurance includes a motor vehicle liability insurance policy, a cash deposit of $35,000 with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), a DMV-issued self-insurance certificate, or a surety bond for $35,000 from a company licensed to do business in California. The minimum liability insurance requirements under California Insurance Code § 11580.1b are $15,000 for injury or death to one person, $30,000 for injury or death to more than one person, and $5,000 for property damage.

In many cases, insurance companies will send out their own appraisers to evaluate car accidents and determine possible damages. People need to be aware that insurance appraisers are never allies in these cases, as they are working for insurers and trying to limit what the insurance company will have to pay.
Everybody needs to exercise extreme caution in dealing with the insurer for another driver in these cases. You should never agree to provide a recorded statement to an insurance company, regardless of how serious they might claim that requirement is.

You should instead let Arash Law, led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., deal with the insurance company for you. Our firm knows how to negotiate with an insurer to help you achieve the most favorable possible settlement for your case. Sacramento car accident lawyers will be able to help you deal with the insurance companies no matter what kind of crash you are involved in.

Call (888) 488-1391 for a free consultation with Arash Law’s award-winning Sacramento car accident lawyers. We can visit you in your hospital room or at your residence when you cannot visit our local office.

It's best to consult a Sacramento car accident lawyer when dealing insurance companies after a wreck.
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Common Kinds of Sacramento Car Accident Injuries

Even minor collisions in Sacramento can still cause severe injuries. People need to be sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible after their wrecks because many injuries have delayed symptoms, and one will not want to wait several days or weeks later to see a doctor because any delay will only invite greater scrutiny from an insurance company.

The number of possible injuries stemming from a Sacramento car accident is seemingly endless. People can suffer a wide range of injuries that can include, but are not limited to:

    • Head and brain injuriesTraumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are incredibly disabling injuries that can affect people for the remainder of their lives, and TBIs are very common in all kinds of car accidents. Other common kinds of head and brain injuries are concussions, closed head injuries, and fractured skulls.
    • Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) – An injury to the spinal cord involves damage to the cells and nerves sending and receiving signals from the brain to and from the rest of the body. Such injuries may result from direct injuries to the spinal cord or damage to tissue and bones (vertebrae) surrounding it. Damage may result in temporary or permanent changes in sensation, movement, strength, and body functions below the site of an injury. Incomplete spinal cord injuries involve a spinal cord that can still transmit messages to and from the brain to the rest of the body, while complete spinal cord injuries involve no nerve communication and motor function (voluntary movement) below the site where the trauma occurred.
    • Internal organ injuries – An internal organ injury can be one of the most dangerous types of accident injuries because failure to treat it in a timely fashion can lead to serious complications and possibly even death. Some common kinds include brain bleeds, broken ribs, pneumothorax involving a rib puncturing a lung, abdominal aorta aneurysms in which the stomach is compressed during an accident and causes a rupture of the abdominal aorta, ruptured spleens, and internal bleeding.
    • Broken bones and muscle strains – Some fractures do not require much time to heal, but other kinds of fractures may require surgeries or lead to long-term disabilities. Serious fractures can require reconstructive surgery and inserting pins, plates, and screws that require longer hospital stays, rehabilitation, and possibly additional surgeries. Bone fractures generally include simple fractures and compound fractures. Simple or closed fractures are broken bones remaining within the body that do not penetrate the skin. Compound or open fractures, on the other hand, are broken bones that do penetrate through the skin and may expose the bone and deep tissues to the exterior environment. A muscle strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon, and while minor injuries only involve the overstretching of a muscle or tendon, more severe injuries can involve partial or complete tears.
    • Burn injuries – Minor burns can often be treated at home and heal within a matter of weeks, but more serious burns need appropriate first aid and wound assessment with treatment involving medications, wound dressings, therapy, and surgery. Certain people with severe burns may also require treatment at specialized burn centers for skin grafts to cover large wounds. Medical care may include medications or products like water-based treatments to clean and stimulate wound tissue, intravenous (IV) fluids that prevent dehydration, pain and anxiety medications like morphine, burn creams, and ointments such as bacitracin and silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene) for wound healing, specialty wound dressings to prepare a wound to heal, drugs intended to fight infection, and tetanus shots.
    • Wrongful death – The absolute worst kind of injury is obviously death, and people need to understand they often have the right to seek compensation with the help of a Sacramento car accident lawyer for the death of a loved one in a traffic collision.

Common Kinds of Car Accidents

No two car accidents are ever the same, and each crash will involve its unique set of factors and circumstances. The type of accident a person is involved in can in itself go a long way in determining fault for a crash.

Some of the most common kinds of car accidents in Sacramento include, but are not limited to:
    • Single vehicle accidents –Several accidents  do not involve other motor vehicles, as one car may strike a fixed object or be involved in some other accident, possibly due to a mechanical issue with the vehicle.
    • Multiple vehicle accidents – Several collisions in Sacramento involve even more than the traditional two-car collision. When a crash involves multiple vehicles, liability can be far more complex because multiple parties can have different versions of events.
    • Rear-end collisions – A rear-end collision is usually clear-cut regarding fault because the car that strikes the rear end of the vehicle in front of it is almost always responsible.
    • Head-on collisions – A head-on crash occurs when the front ends of two vehicles collide, and such crashes are often fatal when they occur at higher speeds.
    • Side-impact accidents – Also known as T-bone collisions, these crashes occur when one car hits the side of another vehicle. Injuries in these cases often depend on the side of the car that was hit.
    • Rollover accidents– A rollover accident involves a motor vehicle either flipping onto its side or rolling over completely. Certain types of motor vehicles are more predisposed to rollover crashes, and people can still have the ability to pursue compensation from various parties in these cases.

Regardless of the type of crash you are involved in, you will want to get a Sacramento car accident lawyer on your side right away. Under the guidance of Arash Khorsandi, Esq., Arash Law can see you in your hospital room or home when you cannot come to our office as soon as you call (888) 488- 1391 for a free consultation.

How Important Is a Lawyer After a Car Accident in Sac-Town?

Many insurance companies will tell people that they do not need to worry about hiring attorneys because the insurers will take care of them. These promises are usually completely empty, because an insurance company’s only goal is to minimize what it pays, often at the expense of victims.

When you hire a Sacramento car accident lawyer, you will have somebody on your side with a vested interest in ensuring you recover as much compensation as possible. Arash Khorsandi, Esq. and his team of attorneys at Arash Law have represented scores of people involved in car accidents all over California.

Our firm will take several steps to help you develop your case. We will begin with a rigorous investigation into your accident, obtaining the police report and identifying all liable parties.

We will fight for maximum compensation in these cases, possibly turning to expert analysts or accident reconstruction specialists for assistance. We will also work closely with medical experts to get an accurate estimate of the lifetime costs of your injury care.

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Perhaps most importantly, we can deal with insurance companies on your behalf, so you need not worry about saying anything that can jeopardize your case. We will try to settle your case outside of court, but we will not hesitate to take it to trial when necessary to get you the compensation you need and deserve.

Make sure you call Arash Law, led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., at (888) 488-1391 or contact us to take advantage of a free consultation. Our Sacramento car accident law firm is passionate about helping people involved in all kinds of traffic crashes.

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