Atwater CAR ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
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Atwater AUTO ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Atwater is located in on State Route 99 in Merced County. More than a quarter of the residents of Atwater identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 42% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.
Atwater is committed to being a "vibrant and progressive community that provides economic opportunity and prosperity for all residents, while maintaining its 'small town' friendliness, livability and safety."
But, when it comes to driving in Atwater, even if you're careful, you can end up getting hurt.
The below numbers were complied by the UC Berkeley Transportation Injury Mapping System ("TIMS").
Atwater Crashes: 2015 to 2020:
- Total Crashes • 494
- Total Victims • 9 Killed; 693 Injured
- State Highway • 52 (10.5%)
- Pedestrian Crashes • 47 (9.5%)
- Bike Crashes • 30 (6.1%)
- Motorcycle Crashes • 27 (5.5%)
Did You Know That The Vicinity Of Bellevue Road And Shaffer Road Is Accident Prone?
Were you in an Atwater crash near the McDonald's on Bellevue and Shaffer? If so, you're not alone.
- There have been 25 crashes near that McDonalds.
- One block away, on Shaffer and Brownell, there have been 6 crashes.
- One block down, on Shaffer and Alhambra Street, there have been 5 crashes.
- Two blocks down Shaffer, on Redwood, there have been 5 crashes.
- One more block down, on Shaffer and Linden, there have been 4 crashes.
- This brings the total to 45 crashes at or near the intersection of Bellvue and Shaffer - almost 10% of the total Atwater crashes from 2015 to 2020!
Broadside crashes are also known as t-bones, and they top the list of Atwater crashes.
Here's the breakdown per TIMS:
Type of Atwater Crash
Failing To Yield The Right Of Way Is The Top Crash Cause in Atwater:
Traffic Law Broken Right Before An Atwater Crash
Number of Times
|Automobile Right of Way||130||26.42%|
|Traffic Signals and Signs||32||6.50%|
|Unsafe Lane Change||30||6.10%|
|DUI or Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug||21||4.27%|
|Wrong Side of Road||18||3.66%|
|Pedestrian Right of Way||17||3.46%|
|Unsafe Starting or Backing||14||2.85%|
|Following Too Closely||10||2.03%|
|Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian)||7||1.42%|
|Other Improper Driving||6||1.22%|
|Other Hazardous Violation||2||0.41%|
Atwater personal injury clients, please call me at (408) 214-5555 or here:
If you got hurt in Atwater, keep in mind that it's important to hire a good attorney from the start. The insurance adjuster is not your friend - even your own insurance company will look for the cheapest way to get rid of your claim. After you get injured, it's important to seek medical care right away. Some injuries can only be found by a doctor. Other injuries get worse if they don't get treated on time.
If you suffered personal injuries in Atwater, here are the Merced County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day. Please scroll down to find Atwater.
Do Most Atwater Auto Accident Cases Go To Court?
But, if your Atwater accident happened on State Route 99, then the CHP Merced might have your report. Here's their contact information. The CHP Merced, located in Atwater, patrols Atwater freeways:
If you got hurt in Atwater, I can help. Here are some of the Atwater crash types that I can handle:
If you are going to fight your Atwater injury case in court, your civil case will be heard at this courthouse:
Old Main Courthouse
627 W. 21st St.
Merced, CA 95340-3744
Phone: (209) 725-4111
Click the link for the latest Merced Superior Court Covid-19 updates.
The Merced Civil Court hears auto accident and personal injury cases that happened in:
- Dos Palos
- Fox Hills
- Le Grand
- Los Baños
- San Luis
- Santa Nella
- University Community
- Villages of Laguna
If you were injured in an Atwater accident, please contact me for a free consultation at (408) 214-5555 or here:
Here are just some of the injuries I handle in Atwater and the surrounding areas:
- Back injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Disfigurement or scarring
- Infection after an accident
- Internal injuries (organ damage)
- Knee injuries
- Loss of a limb
- Neck injuries
- Senses: accident-related loss of smell or taste
- Silent injuries
- Wrongful Death
Need the hours and parking at the Merced Civil Court?
Here's what you need to know about the Merced Civil court hours and parking.
Let's talk about your case - the consultation is free.
My name is Renée Yvonne Gardner.
I am an Atwater personal injury attorney, founder, owner and attorney of Gardner Law, a personal auto accident and injury law office.
Atwater accident data provided by: Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, University of California, Berkeley. 2021