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Los Banos Car Accident Personal Injury Attorney







Los Banos (or Baños depending on who you ask) is right on the west side of Merced County and is the county's second largest city. It is in the center of California, just two hours or so from San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, and Yosemite National Park. California's Monterey Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean are accessible in one and a half hours, as well as the Valley's major cities of Stockton and Fresno. The Silicon Valley is a little more than an hour's drive away.

Los Banos is a very family-oriented community with a small town feel, despite its population increases and growth in recent years.

Los Baños has a long and rich history of Portuguese and Spanish immigrants, like so many places to the west of the San Joaquin Valley.


When it comes to driving in Los Banos, even if you're careful, you can end up getting hurt.

The below numbers were complied by the UC Berkeley Transportation Injury Mapping System.

Did you know that almost half of the crashes in Los Baños happen on the highway?

Here are the numbers from January 2017 to December 2019:

Total Los Baños Crashes 460

  • Total Killed: 6
  • Total Injured: 678

Crashes On Los Baños State Highways 209 (45.4%)

Out of all the Los Baños crashes in the above 3 year period, 7.8% involved pedestrians, 7% involved bicycles and 3.9% involved a motorcycle.

1 out of 3 Baños crashes is a rear-ender

Here's the breakdown:

Los Banos Crash Type 
Number of Accidents
of Total
Rear-End 168 36.52%
Broadside 140 30.43%
Head-On 34 7.39%
Vehicle/Ped. 34 7.39%
Sideswipe 31 6.74%
Other 23 5.00%
Hit Object 21 4.57%
Not Stated 6 1.30%
Overturned 3


Speeding Is The Top Crash Cause in Los Baños

When it comes to breaking the traffic laws in Baños, speeding tops the list.

Here are the top five laws that get broken right before a Baños crash:

Traffic Law Broken In Los Banos Right Before A Crash
Number of Crashes
Unsafe Speed 144 31.51%
Automobile Right of Way 115 25.16%
Improper Turning 46 10.07%
Traffic Signals and Signs 38 8.32%
Drive or Bicycle DUI (alcohol or drugs)  32 7.00%


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

Los Baños personal injury clients, please call me at (408) 214-5555 or here:

If you got hurt in Los Baños, 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 Los Baños, here are the Merced County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day. Please scroll down to find Los Baños.

Most Los Banos auto accident and personal injury accident cases get resolved without going to court.

Other cases have to be fought through the court.

In Los Banos, injury accident cases get filed and handled in the Civil Division of the Merced County Courts.

In 1998, all Merced County Trial Courts were unified to form the Merced County Superior Court. This happened because the voters approved a constitutional amendment letting Merced County judges merge their superior and municipal courts. Before then, superior court and municipal court were separate.

Currently, Los Banos auto accident and injury cases are heard in a courthouse located in Merced.

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 Los Banos, I can help. Here are some of the Los Banos crash types that I can handle:

If you are going to fight your Los Baños injury case in court, your civil case will be heard at this courthouse:

Old Main Courthouse
Superior Court
627 W. 21st St.
Merced, CA 95340-3744

Phone: (209) 725-4111

Website: Merced County Superior Court

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:

  • Atwater
  • Castle
  • Delhi
  • Dos Palos
  • Fox Hills
  • Franklin/Beachwood
  • Gustine
  • Hilmar
  • Le Grand
  • Livingston
  • Los Baños
  • Merced
  • Planada
  • San Luis
  • Santa Nella
  • University Community
  • Villages of Laguna
  • Winton

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

Here are just some of the injuries I handle in Los Baños and the surrounding areas:

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.


If you got hurt in Los Baños or the surrounding areas in Merced County 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 Los Baños personal injury attorney, founder, owner and attorney of Gardner Law, a personal auto accident and injury law office. 

I represent people with auto accidents, personal injury and wrongful death cases in Merced county

Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), Safe Transportation Research and Education CenterUniversity of California, Berkeley. 2021

Call Renée Today

For one-on-one and personalized representation in serious personal injury auto accidents, wrongful death auto accidents, consumer protection or "cleaning" your criminal record, call (408) 214-5555 or fill out my contact form.