Accidents and Injuries in Riverside County California
Riverside Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer
Riverside, also known as the “Inland Empire”, is one of the busiest traffic corridors in the US and as a result is unfortunately home to a high number of accidents, serious injuries and in some cases fatalities. The western portion of the county where the City of Riverside is located is a hub of interstates, state routes, and the Ontario International Airport. The I-15 corridor connects with interstate 10 near Rancho Cucamonga and continues south through Corona, Lake Elsinore, Hemet and Perris ultimately bringing you to Murrieta and Temecula, a region known for wine vineyards and old stage routes. Unfortunately, there are a high number of accidents and injuries in Riverside County California each year.
Riverside is the gateway to neighboring San Bernardino and ski country in the Big Bear Lake region such as Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Roads through that region twist and climb through the mountains, and can experience weather conditions such as ice and snow that are much less common in other regions of California. Roads such as California State Route 330, SR18 and SR38 are popular with motorcycle enthusiasts, who share the road with busses packed with tourists and school clubs visiting the region.
The county extends westward toward the neighboring state of Arizona, and I-10 will lead you through beautiful valleys and mountain ranges as you head toward Palm Springs and the Palm Desert resort areas, known for world class golf as well as one of the largest wind farms in the world.
Riverside Has One of the Highest Accident Rates in the State of California
The challenge with the density of interstate, commerce, trucking and car traffic is the resulting number of accidents resulting in injury, and unfortunately in many cases fatalities. The most recent crash statistics provided by the State of California show:
- More than 7500 accidents involving injury or serious injuries
- Over 200 fatal accidents resulting in wrongful death, 27% of which involved a pedestrian or bicyclist
- More than 800 injury accidents involving a motorcycle or bicycle
- 10% of injuries and fatalities from Truck Accidents in all of California occur in Riverside County
- Almost 1/3 of accidents resulting in injury were attributed to distracted drivers, texting or cell phone use
Contact an Attorney with 40+ Years of Proven Experience with Accidents and Injuries in Riverside
At the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell III we focus on serving those who are injured in accidents due to the negligence of others and the families of wrongful death victims across Riverside County. Our commitment to client service and results has earned the respect of the legal industry, as well as endorsements by past clients and other attorneys. From our office located at 11801 Pierce Street in Riverside, we handle motor vehicle accidents involving a car, truck or motorcycle, as well as pedestrian accidents, STD cases, dog bites and attacks, premises liability and wrongful death cases.
If you or a loved one have been injured or lost their life due to the negligence of another we’d like to help. You will work with me, personally throughout your case, and I will apply all of my expertise and years of experience to achieve the best outcome possible in your case. I invite you to contact us for a free initial consultation at 951-305-0084 or to schedule a visit in our Riverside office. We will handle your case on a contingency fee basis, and manage all of the legal details so that you and your family can focus on healing, recovering from what has happened and ultimately moving forward.