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Like so many Central Valley communities, Lodi has a rich history.

Lodi was established in 1869 when the Central Pacific Railroad laid its tracks in this pioneer town, over wild, oak-studded brush land near the Mokelumne River.

Lodi's agricultural economy developed around its train stop, and continued to grow.

Lodi was first known for grain and watermelons in the late 1800s. In fact, during that time, Lodi was the watermelon growing capital of the world.

Later, Lodi became known for Tokay grapes, Zinfandel grapes and then for its fine wine.

A city rich in local history. Lodi still enjoys many historical sites that locals and visitors continue to appreciate.

Now, Lodi's slogan is is “Livable, Lovable, Lodi” - and it's true!

When it comes to affordable housing, Lodi's senior planner Craig Hoffman says Lodi is a great community to raise a family. It's also a perfect place for people who work in the Bay Area or those looking to retire.
Mr. Hoffman explains:  “It's centrally located. It's close to San Francisco. It's close to the mountains, you know you're close to Sacramento. Just, geographically it's right in the heart of the Central Valley and people want to be here with everything that is going on with the wine industry.”
In Lodi workers are: 52% white collar, 31% are blue collar and 17% are in the service industry, and 78.9% of Lodi residents drive alone to work.


When it comes to driving in Lodi, UC Berkeley's Transportation Injury Mapping System reveals Lodi's numbers from January 2015 to December 2020.

Even when you're careful, and try to follow all the rules, when someone else is careless, you can end up hurt in a Lodi auto accident.


Were you involved in a motor vehicle accident at one of these Lodi intersections?  

  • South Hutchinson Street and 12, near the Starbucks and El Pollo Loco
  • South Stockton Street and East Kettleman Lane near the Ross Dress for Less
  • Church Street and West Lodi Avenue near the Wells Fargo Bank
If so, you're not alone.
These are some of the top accident prone intersections in Lodi from 2015 to 2020. 

If you were injured in Lodi, it's a good idea to hire an experienced and knowledgeable Lodi auto accident personal injury attorney. I am Renée Yvonne Gardner. I have fought for injured clients for 15 years. I have dedicated my career to fighting for people who get injured in Lodi and the nearby areas.

From 2015 to 2020, here are the total Lodi crashes, deaths and injuries:

  • Total Crashes • 1,133

  • Total Victims •  1,581 (25 Killed, 1,566 Injured)

Out of the above Lodi crashes, here's how many involved the highway, pedestrians, bikes or motorcycles:

  • State Highway • 279 • 24.6% - compare this to 15.6% of Stockton crashes during the same time period

  • Pedestrian Crashes • 90 •  7.9%

  • Bicycle Crashes • 82 •  7.2%

  • Motorcycle Crashes • 44 •  3.9%

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Here are the types of number of Lodi crashes.

Lodi drivers may tend to follow to fail to yield the right of way to other drivers -

this could be why 23.52% of Lodi crashes have to do with automobile right of way.


Right before a Lodi crash, someone usually breaks a traffic law.

In Lodi, more than almost 1 in 3 crashes are a broadside.

This makes sense, because the number one Lodi crash cause is someone failing to yield the right of way.

Compare Lodi's top crash types to nearby Stockton, where 40.23% of the crashes are also broadsides, and 25.10% are rear-enders.

Type of Lodi Crash
of Total 
Broadside 405 35.75%
Rear End 312 27.54%
Hit Object 110 9.71%
Vehicle/Ped. 85 7.50%
Sideswipe 71 6.27%
Head-On 68 6.00%
Other 59 5.21%
Overturned 21 1.85%
Not Stated 2 0.18%

If you got hurt in Lodi, 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 Lodi, here are the San Joaquin County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day. The list has many San Joaquin County hospitals; please scroll down to find Lodi.

Did you know that many injury accident cases get resolved without ever going to court? Other cases have to be fought through the court.

In Lodi, injury accident cases get filed and handled in the Civil Division of the San Joaquin County Courts. In 1998, all San Joaquin County Trial Courts were unified to form the San Joaquin County Superior Court.

This happened because the voters approved a constitutional amendment letting San Joaquin County judges merge their superior and municipal courts. Before then, superior court and municipal court were separate.

Currently, Lodi auto accident and injury cases are heard in Stockton. Accident and injury cases are called civil cases, unless they happen at work. If they happen at work, they're called workers compensation.

If you got hurt in Lodi, I can help. Here are some of the Lodi crash types that I can handle:

Please visit our "Consultations" page to learn if a consultation fee is required. If it is, please pay it now, to receive a response to your contact. Thank you.

Here is the contact information for the Lodi Police Department, in case you need to reach them regarding the accident:

Lodi Police Department
315 W. Elm Street
Lodi, CA 95240-2003

But, if your crash happened out on 99 or 120, then the CHP in Stockton may have your report because they patrol Lodi highways:

CHP Stockton
2720 Wilcox Road
Stockton, CA 95215-2323
Phone: (209) 938-4800


If you are going to fight your Lodi injury case in court, it will be heard at this courthouse:

Superior Court of California
San Joaquin Civil Court
180 East Weber Avenue, Suite 200
Stockton, CA 95202-2705
Phone: (209) 992-5693

Website: San Joaquin County court

The civil court located in Stockton hears injury and accident cases that happened in these places:

French Camp

If you were injured in a Lodi accident, please contact me for a free consultation at (408) 214-5555 or here: message me here.

Please visit our "Consultations" page to learn if a consultation fee is required. If it is, please pay it now, to receive a response to your contact. Thank you.

Here are just some of the injuries I handle in Lodi 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

If you got hurt in Lodi and need a good attorney now, who will fight for you, please call me now at (408) 214-5555 or send me a message send me a message.Let's talk about your case - the consultation is free.

My name is Renée Yvonne Gardner

I am a Lodi personal injury attorney. the founder, owner and attorney of Gardner Law, a Lodi personal injury and auto accident law office. 

I represent people with personal injury and wrongful death cases in San Joaquin County

If you got injured in Lodi and need a good attorney now, who will fight for you, please call me now at (408) 214-5555 or send me a message send me a message.

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