Riverside, California is the 12th largest city in the state, with over 300,000 citizens. The many drivers who commute from the city are served by three major freeways: Interstate 215, and California State Routes 60 and 91. And there is plenty to commute to. Los Angeles is 60 miles to the east, with all of the work opportunities the big city provides. For recreation, the beaches of Southern California are well within reach if a Riverside driver wants to make a day of it. Sadly, the roads in and around the city are not perfectly safe. Penney and Associates stands ready to provide legal representation to Riverside car accident victims. Any accident is a trying time for victims and their families. We want to make sure they get the compensation they deserve.
What are the causes of a Riverside car accident?
The reality about the road is that driving is an inherently dangerous activity. Remember, you’re driving something that weighs thousands of pounds, surrounded by other drivers in their own vehicles. There are tractor trailers pulling long containers down the road. Motorcyclists are weaving between vehicles and lanes.
All it takes is a split second. Debris on the I-215 shreds your tires, sending you spinning into a barrier. A rear-ending happens in front of your car, leaving you with no time to avoid either vehicle. A semi loses control and rolls over, blocking off lanes and potentially striking your car. Or perhaps a driver is distracted by a cell phone or fellow passenger, drifting across lanes and into your car. Perhaps rain or oil-slick roads cause a total loss of control.
Why you need a Riverside car accident lawyer
Even at our most alert, sometimes these situations are out of our hands. However, insurance companies will do everything they can to limit the compensation they provide to victims. Claims adjusters will thoroughly inspect the vehicle for any sign of negligence on your part. Anything that could be twisted into saying you contributed in some way to the accident will be used against you. Your insurance rates can skyrocket if there is even a hint of fault on your behalf. The cost of repairing or replacing a vehicle will take a toll on your finances, regardless of who is at fault.
And then there are the medical costs. A Riverside car accident could potentially leave you disabled for life. Even in less-than-lethal accidents, head and neck injuries are a major concern. Long-term chronic pain affects your ability to enjoy every day life, and your ability to perform at work. It could take weeks, months, and even years to recover from a car accident, but you may be left with pain for the rest of your life.
In the worst case scenarios, you die. You leave your family behind to grieve, and deal with the costs of the accident.
Because the costs of a Riverside car accident are potentially very high, you need to have an experienced lawyer on your side.
Contact Penney and Associates for legal assistance today!
A car accident is a traumatic event, with consequences that last for weeks and years after the fact. Penney and Associates understands the challenges that come with any auto accident. We have decades of success with personal injury cases, and are ready to assist you with your accident.
If you are a Riverside car accident victim, or are family of a victim, try to act as quickly as possible! Try to get information from other witnesses and victims, including insurance information as necessary. Get the police report. When you are able, call Penney and Associates with that information ready to go. It’s important to act quickly! The longer you wait, the harder it will be get eye-witness accounts, and the more likely it is you will forget some details.
Our personal injury consultations are free. An experienced Penney and Associates attorney will review the available info, and then explain your options.
Don’t let insurance companies get away with limiting your pay-outs. Don’t let medical bills ruin you and your family. You don’t have to pay the maximum price for a situation that isn’t your fault. At Penney and Associates, we will fight for the fair compensation you deserve. Contact us, and let us handle your case!