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Riverside is known for a surplus of citrus fruits and an intimate relationship with the Santa Ana River. Founded in 1870, this small town of 303,871 has grown to become one of the most populated California cities, which can also make it a dangerous one. With so many people in the streets and on the roads, it is more likely that a car accident might happen.

Unfortunately, car accidents are common in Riverside. And according to a United States poll, for every 3 car accidents, one of them is fatal.
Our Practice Areas  Personal Injury Information 
Find A Riverside Motorcycle Injury Lawyer  According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were 163 Riverside motorcycle deaths or injuries in 2016.
Find A Riverside Truck Accident Lawyer  In the past 10 years, California has been recorded as the state with the highest number of truck accidents. 
Find A Riverside Pedestrian Accident Lawyer  Growing concerns continue as Riverside police address an intentional hit and run where a truck driver aggressively chased two pedestrians. 
Find A Riverside E-Scooter Accident Lawyer Children riding on scooters must be careful as there have been scooter accidents in Riverside that have claimed lives.

The Riverside car accident attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers are highly trained legal experts that know how to win cases. With over 60 years of combined legal knowledge, our attorneys have helped our clients pay for their medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering. We have earned over $1 billion in rewards for our clients. 

With our contingency fee policy, you only pay us when you recover damages. Contact a Riverside car accident attorney today by calling (951) 393-1299 or emailing [email protected] 

Types of Car Accidents We Handle 

  • Multi-Car Collisions. Also known as a multi-vehicle collision, this is a type of car crash involving three or more vehicles. They are known as some of the most dangerous types of accidents because they involve more vehicles and passengers. 
They generally happen on high speed roads, such as freeways. There is no maximum number of cars that can be involved in a multi-car collision. However, records show that one of the largest car wrecks happened in Los Angeles, involving 216 cars and leaving 41 injured.  
  • Head-on Crashes. A head-on collision is a crash that occurs when the two front ends of a vehicle crash into each other. Head-on collisions often have fatal results. This is due to the speed and velocity of the vehicles. 

When the two forces collide, it creates a drastic force of opposing energies that usually results in a more dangerous and destructive crash. 

  • Rear-Ended Crashes. Rear-end crashes transpire when a car hits another vehicle from behind. These types of crashes usually happen when a driver is distracted, under the influence, or speeding

Whiplash is a common injury that results from rear-end crashes, and this is particularly dangerous due to the fact that whiplash might not show up right away, but still has severe after effects. 

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Find A Riverside Bicycle Accident Lawyer  In 6 years, bicyclist injury has increased by 21% in California. 
Find A Riverside Dog Bite Lawyer  According to State Farm Insurance, California residents commonly suffer more dog bites than any other state in most years. 
Find A Riverside Brain Injury Lawyer  There are approximately 1.4 million traumatic brain injuries that happen in the United States annually.
Find A Riverside Premises Liability Lawyer  Riverside prohibits public drinking of any type of alcoholic beverage. If someone is caught wandering while drinking, it could negatively affect their case. 
  • Side-Impact Accidents. A side-impact accident or T-bone accident happens when the front end of one vehicle collides with the side of another. Crashes of this nature usually occur around intersections, parking lots and on multi-lane roadways. According to a study in 2008, 5,265 people were killed in side-impact accidents. 

Further research conducted by the Monash University Accident Research Center in Melbourne, estimates that 8,000-10,000 people die each year from side-impact accidents.  People who are riding in the car that is impacted usually suffer from injuries to the neck, head, chest, legs and even the abdomen. Injuries to the person in the second car usually include the head and neck.

  • Hit And Run Accidents. A hit and run accident occurs when a driver hits another vehicle, person, or piece property and then attempts to leave the scene without exchanging insurance information. Most states require that the driver must stay at the scene after an accident to at least check if the other party is in need of medical attention. 
Hit and run cases are taken very seriously and a driver might be charged with a felony and fined anywhere between $5,000-$20,000. 
  • Side-Swipe Crashes. A sideswipe accident or blind spot accident is defined as two vehicles crashing into each other when they are going in the same or opposite sides of the road. 
This usually occurs when there is a driver making a lane change Side-swipe crashes usually happen when a driver is:
  • Distracted by texting 
  • Distracted by eating
  • Distracted by applying make-up 
  • Tired and falling asleep behind the wheel 
  • Intoxicated 
  • Merging 
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Find A Riverside Wrongful Death Lawyer  Since 2003, at least $8.39 million dollars was spent covering wrongful death lawsuits that were filed against the Riverside County police department. 
Find A Riverside Motorcycle Accident Lawyer  After a severe and recent shoot out at a Riverside traffic stop, two police officers were wounded, but later apprehended an alleged member of the motorcycle gang, Vagos.  
Find A Riverside Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer  Only 14% of U.S  Uber drivers are women. 
Facts About Sideswipe Accidents 
  • Oversteering and under-steering are common mistakes that can lead to a sideswipe accident. 
  • Reports from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety estimate that there are around 242,000 sideswipe crashes each year.
  • Sideswipe accidents are responsible for about 27,000 injuries each year and over 2,500 fatalities.
  • Sideswipe accidents can happen in both the same and opposite directions. 
  • Opposite direction sideswipes are more common than same direction sideswipes. 
  • A sideswipe accident can cause a concussion, which could ultimately mean the start of traumatic brain injury. 
Who Is Liable In A Car Accident?

Proving liability in a car accident can save you from a world of expenses. The steps you take after a car accident can help you as well. If it is determined by the court that the accident is your fault, the other person may have their insurance company pay for these damages, but it is very likely that their company will look to your insurance for reimbursement Your personal insurance policy and how it covers both physical damages and bodily injuries determines who pays for damages right away. Ultimately, as with every court case the burden is on the plaintiff to prove negligence.

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Find A Riverside Food Delivery Accident Lawyer  In Riverside, a food truck is required to visit a Mobile Food Facility Commissary everyday for proper storage, cleaning and maintenance.
Find A Riverside Burn Injury Lawyer  In 2019, homeowners sued a waste collection company whose negligence in burning trash directly caused a house fire and claimed the lives of two people. 
Find A Riverside Bus Accident Lawyer  Reccenty, a Riverside Transit Agency bus rear ended a vehicle on the Southbound 215 Freeway, claiming the life of one man.  
A Riverside Car Accident Attorney At West Coast Trial Lawyers Can Help

If you or someone you know sustained injuries due to a car accident in Riverside, a personal injury attorney at West Coast Trial Lawyers can help you recover financial compensation for your losses. Recoverable damages include: medical bills, property damage, lost wages, loss of consortium, emotional distress and pain and suffering. We have offices in Glendale, Bakersfield, Irvine, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, Riverside, Pasadena, San Bernardino, Woodland Hills, and Solana Beach.

Call West Coast Trial Lawyers today at (951) 393-1299 or email [email protected] to schedule a free consultation with our experienced, caring, and compassionate legal team.

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