Riverside Car Accident Attorney

Largely due to dangerous driving behaviors, car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life in the 21st Century. They can cause serious injuries requiring extensive medical treatment and time away from work. If you have been hurt in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Hanson & Mouri in Riverside, CA today. Our car, truck, and motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help you navigate through the difficult times and to help you pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • At Hanson & Mouri, we are compassionate and care for our clients. When you have been injured, we treat you like family and give you our commitment that we will fight aggressively for your rights.
  • Our dedicated legal team is committed to giving each client the focus he or she deserves.
  • We have more than two decades of experience representing clients in all matters of personal injury law.

Car Accident Statistics

  • The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that 37,133 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. in a recent year.
  • In addition to the fatalities, there were 1,889,000 traffic crashes that caused injuries.
  • Another 4,530,000 automobile accidents resulted in property damage alone.
  • A a total of 6,452,000 motor vehicle crashes occurred in the U.S. in a single year.
  • 4,412 drivers involved in fatal crashes were ages 16 to 20, accounting for 5.4% of all fatal accidents.
  • 3,602 people were killed in traffic automobile accidents in California alone.

Types of Car Accidents

Traffic crashes can occur in many different ways. A car accident can be:

  • A collision with a moving vehicle;
  • A collision with a fixed object, such as a pole, post, guardrail, or tree;
  • A collision with an object that is not fixed, such as parked motor vehicle, an animal, or a pedestrian; or
  • A non-collision, such as a rollover.

Among collisions with moving motor vehicles, car accidents occur as:

  • Angle collisions (accounting for 17.8% of total fatal crashes)
  • Rear-end collisions (6.8%)
  • Sideswipe accidents (2.7%)
  • Head-on collisions (10.2%)

Accidents in which a motor vehicle hits a pedestrian account for 16.1% of all fatal traffic collisions. Collisions between automobiles and bicyclists account for 2.4%. Rollovers account for 8.9% of fatal car accidents.

Driving Behaviors that Can Cause Fatal Car Accidents

Car accidents have many causes, and most of them involve driver error. As reported by III, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has compiled a list of driving behavior factors for drivers involved in fatal crashes. In descending order, those dangerous driving behaviors are:

  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions (17.8%)
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medications (10.8%)
  • Failure to stay in the proper lane (7.5%)
  • Failure to yield the right of way (7.0%)
  • Distracted driving (6.2%)
  • Driving in a careless manner (5.2%)
  • Failure to obey traffic signs, signals, or officers (4.0%)
  • Erratic, reckless, or negligent driving (3.9%)
  • Overcorrecting or oversteering (3.8%)
  • Vision obscured (by snow, rain, glare, lights, buildings, trees, etc.) (3.0%)
  • Driving drowsy, fatigued, ill, asleep at the wheel, or blacked out (2.5%)
  • Swerving or avoiding due to wind, slippery surfaces, etc. (2.5%)
  • Driving the wrong way in one-way traffic or on the wrong side of the road (2.3%)
  • Making improper turns (0.7%)

What to Do If You Have Been Injured In a Car Accident

More than 3 million people are injured each year in automobile related accidents. That translates into someone being injured every 10 seconds. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle collision you may have questions about how to pay for your medical bills and what to do about your pain and suffering.

Our Inland Empire law offices specialize in representing the victims of automobile accidents. Whether the auto accident was the result of another driver’s careless or irresponsible behavior, or the accident resulted from a manufacturer’s defect, you need an experienced Riverside injury lawyer to explain your rights.

Injuries Commonly Sustained In Car Accidents

Your injuries can include but are not limited to:

  • Head trauma
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal trauma
  • Back and neck pain
  • Lacerations
  • Severe bruising
  • Permanent disfigurement or disability
  • Mental anguish

Such injuries can severely limit you and your family’s ability to lead a normal life. You may require extensive rehabilitation and medical treatment following a car accident. Serious injuries may leave you unable to work and pay your bills, leading to the foreclosure of your home, bankruptcy, and damage to your credit. You need the experience of a Riverside/San Bernardino automobile injury lawyer to get you the monetary compensation you deserve. Our Riverside car accident attorney has 14 years of experience and will provide you with passionate, quality legal representation. Any auto accident, even a minor fender bender can lead to injuries that have long lasting effects and cause irreparable pain and suffering. Whether you are a driver or a passenger, if you or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident you may be entitled to monetary damages. Let an experienced Riverside automobile injury attorney work for you.

Connect with Hanson & Mouri

Contact our firm now, there is no charge for your consultation, and we will listen to your case. Our firm will keep you informed of significant developments and provide legal services promptly and professionally. You deserve to live the same life you had before your auto accident and the Hanson & Mouri Personal Injury Attorneys can work to make you whole again.

Our law office serves Riverside, Corona, Norco, Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Beaumont, Moreno Valley, & Calimesa.

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