Unfortunately, a lot of motor vehicle accident occur every year within Riverside County, CA. In fact, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were 10,924 individuals injured or killed within Riverside County in 2011.
Contributing to the high number of accidents is the fact that Riverside County has several major freeways running through it including Highway 91, 215, 10, 15, 60 and others. The amount of traffic that travels on these highways each and everyday continues to rise as more and more people move to the “Inland Empire” area of Riverside County.
With so many vehicles on the roads and most individuals having to commute long distance to and from work it is no wonder there are so many car accident in Riverside County. Bedroom communities such as Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, Perris, Temecula, Lake Elsinore and others contribute to the large number of vehicles on the road everyday. A lot of people living in these bedroom communities commute to jobs in Los Angeles, Orange County and even San Diego.
If you do find yourself involved in an accident within Riverside County, CA, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. There are a lot of factors that come into play when determining if you are entitled to compensation from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Regardless of the type of accident, whether it was an accident involving a truck, car, or motorcycle, an experienced injury attorney will be able to help determine if you are entitled to compensation.
Here are the statistics for 2011 accidents within Riverside County, CA:
|TYPE OF COLLISION||VICTIMS
|Total Fatal and Injury||10,924||38/58||53/58|
|HBD Driver < 21||157||27/58||31/58|
|HBD Driver 21 – 34||555||33/58||34/58|
|Pedestrians < 15||84||29/58||30/58|
|Bicyclists < 15||85||30/58||30/58|
|TYPE OF COLLISION||FATAL &
|Nighttime (9:00pm – 2:59am)||965||34/58||48/58|
|Hit and Run||511||32/58||39/58|