Capitola CAR ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
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Capitola AUTO ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Lovely Capitola is on California's Northern Pacific Coast. In 2016, Coastal Living Magazine voted Capitola one of the happiest seaside towns in the United States.
Capitola was pioneered in the late 1800's. first as a lumber port and later as a vacation resort and beach town.
Established in 1869, and once known as Camp Capitola, Capitola it is the oldest seaside resort on the Pacific Coast. An eclectic combination of natural beauty and unique ambiance make Santa Cruz County's Capitola a great place to live and visit.
When it comes to driving it comes to driving in Capitola, accidents happen.
Even though you're careful, and try to follow all the rules, when someone else is careless, you can end up getting hurt.
THE BIG NUMBERS ON CAPITOLA CRASHES
- Total Crashes • 165
- Deaths • 2
- Injured • 197
- Highway Crashes • 18 • 10.9%
- Pedestrians • 20 • 12.1%
- Bicycles • 31 • 18.8%
- Motorcycles • 10 • 6.1%
CAPITOLA ROAD IS AN ACCIDENT HOT SPOT
Did you get hit at one of these Capitola intersections?
- Capitola Road and 30th Avenue- 3 crashes
- Capitola Road and Thompson Avenue- 3 crashes
- 38th Avenue and Capitola Road - 3 crashes
- 41st Avenue and Capitola Road, near the DMV - 12 crashes
- Capitola Road and 42nd Avenue - 6 crashes
- Capitola Road and 45th Avenue - 1 crash
- Capitola Road and 47th Avenue - 2 crashes
- Capitola Road and 49th Avenue - 3 crashes
Capitola Road had 33 crashes from 2015 to 2020 - that's 20% of the total accidents!
If you were injured anywhere in Capitola, it's a good idea to hire an experienced and knowledgeable Capitola 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 in Capitola and its nearby areas.
Now, more from TIMS for the period from 2015 to 2020:
- Most Capitola crashes happen on the city streets, not on the highway.
- Only 10% of Capitola crashes happen on the highway, compared to Santa Cruz, where 20% of the crashes happen there.
- Most Capitola accidents are rear-enders; followed by broadsides (t-bone crashes).
- Speeding is frequently involved - 30.06% of the time.
REAR-ENDERS TOP THE LIST OF MOST COMMON CAPITOLA CRASH TYPES
Most Capitola traffic crashes are rear-enders.
After rear-end crashes, the most common Capitola crashes are broadsides.
This is when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle. These are also known as "t-bone" crashes.
Here's a breakdown of Capitola accident types from 2015 to 2020:
Type of Capitola Crash
- improper turning, like making an illegal U-turns
- an automobile failing to yield the right of way
Here's the complete breakdown Capitola crash causes:
Traffic Law Broken Right Before A Capitola Crash
|Automobile Right of Way||21||12.88%|
|Traffic Signals and Signs||16||9.82%|
|Pedestrian Right of Way||9||5.52%|
|Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian)||7||4.29%|
|DUI or Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug||6||3.68%|
|Following Too Closely||5||3.07%|
|Other Hazardous Violation||5||3.07%|
|Unsafe Starting or Backing||4||2.45%|
|Wrong Side of Road||3||1.84%|
|Other Improper Driving||2||1.23%|
If you got hurt in Capitola, 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.
If you're 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.
Capitola personal injury clients, please call me at (408) 214-5555 or here:
If you suffered personal injuries in Capitola, here are the Santa Cruz County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day.
Many injury accident cases get resolved without going to court.
Other cases have to be fought through the court.
In Capitola, injury accident cases get filed and handled in the Civil Division of the Santa Cruz County Courts. In 1998, all Santa Cruz County Trial Courts were unified to form the Santa Cruz County Superior Court.
This happened because the voters approved a constitutional amendment letting Santa Cruz County judges merge their superior and municipal courts. Before then, superior court and municipal court were separate.
Capitola auto accident and injury cases are heard in the court located in Santa Cruz. 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 Capitola, I can help. Here are some of the Capitola crash types that I can handle:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Drunk Or Drugged Driver Accidents
- Hit And Run Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Truck (Tractor-trailer) Accidents
- Uninsured Motorist Accidents
If you are going to fight your Capitola injury case in court, your civil case will be heard at this courthouse:
The Santa Cruz civil court hears auto accident and personal injury cases that happened in:
- Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley
- Ben Lomond
- Bonny Doon
- Boulder Creek
- Day Valley
- Felton Grove
- La Selva Beach
- Live Oak
- Mount Hermon
- Opal Cliffs
- Pajaro Dunes
- Paradise Park
- Pleasure Point
- Rio del Mar
- Santa Cruz
- Scotts Valley
- Twin Lakes
Here are just some of the injuries I handle in Capitola 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
Here is the contact information for the Capitola Police Department, in case you need to reach them regarding the accident:
But, if your accident happened on a highway, your report may be with the CHP Santa Cruz, located in Aptos.
The CHP Santa Cruz patrols the entire Santa Cruz County:
The consultation is free - let's talk about your case.
My name is Renée Yvonne Gardner. I am a Capitola Valley personal injury attorney.
I am the founder, owner and attorney of Gardner Law, a Capitola personal auto accident and injury law office.
Source for Capitola accident data: Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, University of California, Berkeley. 2021