Riverside has an estimated population of 326,414 residents and has grown to become one of the most populated areas in California, which can also make it a dangerous one. With so many drivers on the road, it is inevitable for a car accident to occur.
Unfortunately, car accidents are common in Riverside. And according to a United States poll, for every 3 car accidents, one of them is fatal.
At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our Riverside car accident attorneys are highly trained legal experts that know how to win personal injury cases. With over 60 years of combined legal knowledge, our attorneys have helped our clients pay for their medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We have earned over $1 billion in settlements for our clients, which has gotten us recognized as one of the top personal injury law firms in Riverside.
Contact our 24/7 legal team today by calling (951) 393-1299 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at our Riverside personal injury law firm.
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 since several parties can be injured or killed by the massive impact. 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 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.
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. Common symptoms of a side-impact accident include internal bleeding, spinal cord injury, head injury, and a whiplash.
Hit and Run Accidents. Under California Vehicle Code 20002, a driver is required to remain at the scene of the accident and cooperate with the other parties involved. If the driver chooses to run away to escape their responsibilities, it is considered as a hit and run case. The driver will be charged with a misdemeanor and may face up to 6 months in prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
Sideswipe Crashes. A sideswipe 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. Common factors that contribute to a sideswipe accident include:
Distraction, such as texting and driving
Driving while under the influence
Attempting to merge onto another lane without cautiously observing the road beforehand
Who Is Liable in a Car Accident?
Determining who is at-fault for a car accident can be quite complex. A driver is required to provide a duty of care to other drivers on the road. If they are found breaching their duty of care, which causes the accident, then they will be held liable for damages. However, if other parties involved in the accident contributed to any kind of negligence, such as speeding or disobeying traffic lights, they may also be held accountable for causing the accident. Liability will be distributed based on the amount of negligence each of these parties committed. In California, this is known as comparative negligence.
If you were involved in a car accident in Riverside and would like to pursue a lawsuit against the driver at-fault, West Coast Trial Lawyers has experienced Riverside personal injury attorneys who are readily available to help you with your case.
I can say with confidence that this team is the best in the business. . . . Dean took the time to really listen and hear me out. He assured me that he was going to move mountains because he believed in me, and he ended up doing just that. I’ve never met a more focused and passionate attorney in my life. If you’re looking for a firm that treats its clients with the utmost respect and care, calling WCTL is a no-brainer. I wouldn't think twice about working with them again in the future.
They know what they're doing, very well. Not only did I not make a single phone call from the day I hired them, but I also received calls from their case managers and paralegals who want to make sure my treatment was going well. They whole team took care of me. Thank you WCTL for taking full responsibility of my case and getting me an amazing settlement.
Neama was such great help and was always in contact when I had questions or concerns regarding my car accident case. He is definitely the best personal injury lawyer I could have given my case to. You really do feel like he is fighting for you. Neama took on my case as if it were his, and didn’t stop until I received my great settlement. Thank you again West Coast!
Talk To A Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident, you can count on the legal team at West Coast Trial Lawyers to fight for your rights every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation with a personal injury attorney.
An accident can dramatically change your life in an instant, leaving you scared, frustrated, and uncertain where to turn to for help. West Coast Trial Lawyers is an experienced law firm committed to helping you every step of the way. Client satisfaction is our first priority and we are proud that our clients have ranked our firm as the number one personal injury law firm. * We are first-rate trial attorneys who will provide you with the focused representation needed to secure a just recovery in your case. Our personal injury lawyers combine extensive courtroom experience with an aggressive mindset to help you secure the compensation that you deserve.
Our personal injury lawyers know the lengths big insurance companies will go to limit the amount of money they have to pay to injury victims and we are prepared for the fight. We have worked at the largest and most powerful law firms in Los Angeles. Neama Rahmani, our president and co-founder, also served as a federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office and Enforcement Director at the Ethics Commission. Our tough and talented litigators understand how insurance companies operate and are prepared to stand up to them at every stage of the process. We believe that everyone is entitled to justice and we work aggressively to help you receive the financial compensation and support you need on your road to recovery.