June 10, 2021

Possibly the busiest section of freeway in the area, highway 99, will close for 100 continuous hours in both directions starting Friday June 11 and is not expected to reopen for traffic until Wednesday June 16. Caltrans is replacing the 21st Avenue overcrossing which was built 62 years ago. The overcrossing has corrosion, road deck deterioration, concrete spalling (flecks of material falling due to rust), cracks and the joint seals need to replaced. The cause of the failure is age, freight movement and high traffic volumes.

During the closure Caltrans will put a halt to other freeway construction around the area including the W-X repair project. Transportation officials advise against driving anywhere at all if possible and Sacramento Regional Transit will be providing free light rail service between June 12-15 for those who have secured a “Free Rider Flyer” online at sacrt.com/fixsac99. Traffic officials admit the main issue is construction lasting into both the morning and evening commute times on two consecutive weekdays.

It’s difficult to predict exactly how congested traffic may get, the length of the delays in minutes or hours and the largest factors is expected to be how many drivers missed the notifications and the level of those drivers caught in the traffic mess. The level of traffic along with driver frustration may lead to an uptick in accidents. Since there will be more drivers on I-5 the likelihood of a major crash there is increased and with 99 closed that means more cars on surface streets. CHP Spokesman Jim Young says “the local offices have seen and uptick in congestion related crashes like rear end collisions.” Another related factor is drivers may have sped more while COVID-19 kept traffic lighter and those drivers are now having to readjust.

We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others.  At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer full compensation. We help with serious injuries that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth, LLP. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience specializing in only representing injured people.. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We would be honored to represent you!

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CAR ACCIDENT INJURY

Guenard & Bozarth llp obtained a $2,962,903 jury verdict in the Sacramento County Superior Court for plaintiff David Schoonover, who suffered head and neck injuries and fractures in a head-on accident on Roseville Road in Roseville on July 22, 2012

$300

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HAIR SALON INJURY

Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a case for $300,000 involving a hair weave that went terribly wrong. Our client was a young lady, and aspiring model, who experienced pressure necrosis from a tight weave and it changed her life.

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SLIP & FALL INJURY

Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a slip and fall case for $500,000 a couple weeks before trial. The client slipped and fell on a wet piece of cardboard in a grocery store and sustained a serious shoulder injury that required surgery.

$300

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NEGLIGENCE INJURY

On February 13, 2013 Maricela, a Certified Nursing Assistant presented to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room with complaint of neck and back pain. She was diagnosed with a neck strain and was given Ibuprofen and instructed to return if her symptoms did not subside.

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