Riverside Car Accident Attorney
Many Southern Californians travel on Interstate 215 to get to their destinations. I-215 is 54.5 miles long, runs north to south, and connects Riverside to San Bernardino. Even though many residents choose to avoid driving these heavily congested roadways, car accidents are an everyday occurrence on Riverside roadways. If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident caused by someone else's negligence, call (951) 683-8188 now for a free consultation. The law firm of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is nationally-recognized and specializes in auto accident claims. We help injury victims and their families obtain the compensation they deserve.
Cal-Trans and other government agencies continually working to improve highways and roadways, like the 215. In the last few years, attempts to ease congestion of Riverside roadways have included: roadway widening, adding carpool lanes and other projects. However, this area remains heavily populated. With so much traffic in the area, accidents are common.
Many auto accidents lead to fatalities. In 2012, there were 18 fatal vehicle accidents in Riverside, and that number increased to 29 in 2013. Drunk driving is often a contributing cause of fatal accidents. Riverside had seven fatalities caused by drunk-driving in 2012, and seventeen fatalities in 2013.
What Causes Car Accidents?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported more than 5.6 million car accidents in the United States alone in 2012. Naturally, this means that most personal injury claims involve automobile crashes of some sort. All motorists are required to exercise reasonable care on the roadways. This means that they have a duty to drive in a safe manner and look out for the safety of pedestrians and other motorists at all times.
Car accidents are caused by negligence. When an injured person makes a personal injury claim, the insurance company focuses on the cause of the crash and the person who caused it.
These are some of the most common causes of car crashes:
- Failure to follow traffic signals
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Improper passing
- Failure to use turn signals
- Drunk driving
- Defects in the roadway
- Defective part on a vehicle
Who Is At Fault For The Accident?
For any accident, it's important to find out who was negligent. In some cases, more than one party may be considered responsible for the accident. In fact, the victim may be found partially at fault for the accident.
California follows the pure comparative fault doctrine, which allows a person to recover compensation for damages, even if he or she is considered to be as much as 99 percent at fault. However, the award will be diminished based upon the degree of fault.
For example, if a victim is seeking a $100,000 award, but is 20 percent at fault, then the most he or she could receive is $80,000, i.e., 80 percent of the original award. Even if you believe you may be partially at fault for an accident, contact us now for a free consultation to find learn more about your options.
Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer To Represent Me?
Car accidents can have serious consequences. While most are minor and cause no injuries, many result in long-term injuries and require medical treatment. A crash can cause serious injuries, paralysis, amputations, disabilities and disfigurement. Pursuing a personal injury claim with the assistance of an experienced car accident attorney, is often the only way to recoup financial losses associated with you or a loved one's injuries. Did you know that an accident victim who is represented by an attorney receives a settlement that is 2-3 times larger than the average settlement amount of those that do not have legal representation?
Contact Us Now For Your Free Case Evaluation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident in Riverside or the surrounding areas, contact a Riverside car accident attorney of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP for a free consultation. Don't wait, contact us now! Our Car Accident specialists can assess your situation to determine your legal rights. Contact Nadrich & Cohen, LLP immediately by calling (951) 693-9098, using the live chat or completing the free contact form on this page. A member of our Car Accident Team will contact you within 24 hours.
Our office is located at: 6809 Indiana Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506. Contact us now so that we can provide you with a free case evaluation.