There are many fantastic places to live and visit in California. With a population of over 1,418,700 people, and home to the state capital of Sacramento, Sacramento County, California has a lot to do and see. Museums galore and community events all year long, the southernmost portion even has direct access to the San Francisco Bay. There are seven cities in Sacramento County, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento. Each has its own special qualities and attractions that set it apart from the rest.
The arts and history scene draws tourists from all around the country. The Sacramento Ballet is world famous. The community theater showcases some of the area’s most interesting displays. The Crocker Art Museum has rotating exhibits from world renowned artists. Every aspect of California history is represented in the many museums including the Aerospace Museum of California, California State Railroad Museum, Don & June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum, Fairytale Town, which also has rare and miniature breed animals.
There are zoos in both Folsom and Sacramento with animal exhibits from all over the world. Sutter’s Fort Historic State park gives visitors an authentic look at the lives of early settlers. There is plenty of outdoor adventure in Sacramento County as well. The Sacramento County Bikeways take bikers through a variety of scenic trails but there are also opportunities for boating, windsurfing and hiking trails.
There are many ways to get to all the exciting attractions in Sacramento County. Several Interstates and state routes run through. These include Interstate 5, 80, and 80 Business. State routes including 12, 16, 70, 99, 104, 160, 220, and 244. The public roadways in unincorporated areas, varying from rural roads to six lane streets total 2200 miles. Sacramento Regional Transit offers bus service. There are 37 miles of light rail as well. Greyhound and Amtrak are options as well.
This is a big county with a lot of destinations and ways to get there. Anywhere there is traffic there is risk of car accidents. Statistically, the more cars there are the better chance for accidents and Sacramento County is no different. One of the saddest cases of 2015 is the fatal accident involving young Calvin Suh who was struck by a car and killed as he rode his bicycle across the street in Folsom. Six people were injured in one accident by a drunk driver in September of 2015. James D. Maynard, Ione City Attorney and Billy Clausen, 38, were killed in a head on collision in Rancho Murieta. Several others were injured.
Car accidents are devastating regardless of their circumstances. Even the smallest of fender benders can cause serious financial distress. When more damage occurs entire lives can be destroyed. Wages and career as well as financial stability can take a drastic turn into poverty. Medical bills and living expenses left unpaid with no income. Constant pain and mental fatigue take a toll. Loss of property, mobility and self-esteem require more than money to regain.
Obtaining legal counsel to represent you during a car accident is essential to getting back all you have lost. Search for attorneys with long histories of practice in Sacramento County and knowledge of car accident proceedings. Attorneys for insurance companies can often be deceiving and without a reputable and experienced lawyer of your own, you could be swindled out of thousands of dollars that should go toward your medical bills. Before picking a lawyer, gather all information you have pertaining to the accident, including photos, notes and witness information. You can’t be too prepared.