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Date: 
Sunday, May 31, 2015

According to the California Highway Patrol, Daniel Lopez Jr. was one of six people in a pickup that was pulling out of a private driveway onto Simpson Road east of Patterson Avenue at the same time that Michael Vargas was driving down Simpson Road in a 2012 Suzuki GSXR. Witnesses say Vargas was driving at speeds exceeding 100 mph.

Date: 
Friday, October 24, 2014
Uriel Garcia, 26, has been identified as the man killed in motorcycle accident on Highway 74 near Bursera Way in Palm Desert, CA on Friday morning. An investigation is ongoing.

 

 

Motorcyclist's lawyers win his case after he sustained injuries as a result of an accident with a pickup truck in Riverside, California

Accident Type: 
Motorcycle Accident
Incident Date: 
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Result Date: 
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monetary Result: 
$890,000
  On August 11, 2004 Daniel McGettigan, a 40-year-old service manager for a car dealership, was riding his motorcycle when he crashed into a truck that Raul Nunez, a salesperson for I-10 Toyota, was showing to prospective customers. Nunez was turning the truck left onto the roadway that McGettigan was driving on, resulting in the accident. McGettigan was driven to an emergency room, where he was found to have multiple contusions. Subsequent MRI's showed problems in the lumbar spine and cervical discs. He underwent extensive physical therapy, chriopractic treatment, and pain control therapy. He claiemd to have a consistent burning pain and tenderness in his back, which was disabling. McGettigan decided to sue Nunez, I-10 Toyota, and its parent company, C&M Motors, LLC. He argued that Nunez was negligent in driving the vehicle, and that his employers were liable. Nunez claimed that he had stopped in the westbound lane of the roadway, and that McGettigan should have seen him and avoided the collision. McGettigan claimed to have a brain injury which resulted in depression and aberrant behavior. His wife left him shortly after the accident, and settled a loss of consortium claim for $12,500. Utlimately, the jury sided with McGettigan and his lawyers, awarding him $890,000. Nunez and his employers were found 100% liable.

Riverside county is the 4th-most populous county in California and accounts for the southeast portion of the Los Angeles metropolitan area

To get up-to-date road information, go to the California DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in Riverside, go to Accuweather.com. The major freeways of Riverside include:

Links to accidents that occur in the Riverside area

Here is information on the most recent accidents in the Riverside area:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Riverside, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking. 

If you know someone who has been injured in a Riverside accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Riverside grief support information for accident victims

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Riverside grief support organizations.

Riverside legal information for accident victims

When injury or death is the result of a motor-vehicle crash in Riverside, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

When an accident is serious or fatal, get help from a Riverside accident attorney

When an accident, caused by the negligence of a motorist, results in serious injury or death, the next step is to find an experienced Riverside accident attorney, to start the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Major injury or wrongful death claims are complicated and can be hard to manage without legal help. Having a Riverside personal injury lawyer on board is a great relief to injured people, or to the family left behind when an accident proves fatal. Since most personal injury lawyers offer a free initial consultation and work on a contingency basis, meaning that there are no up-front costs and all fees are paid when the claim is settled, there is no downside to speaking with a great Riverside personal injury lawyer right away, to get help for an injured person.

Rank: 
2
State: 
California

Truckers are a growing motorist group using California’s highways, and commercial trucking accidents occur regularly in the Riverside region. When a truck crash happens, serious injuries and fatalities are a common result.

Common causes of commercial truck accidents in Riverside

According to IIHS, a large percentage of trucking crashes are caused by:

According to Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, in 2012, 726 lost their lives in bicycle/motor vehicle crashes nationally, just under two people every day of the year in the U.S. The death rate from bicycle crashes is high due to the relative lack of protection bicyclists have in an impact with a motor vehicle.

Motor vehicle accidents are an hourly occurrence in Riverside and across Riverside County. Many crashes are completely avoidable, caused by drunk drivers or distracted drivers. Whatever the cause, car accidents are a major safety and economic issue for the communities in the region.

Get information on car crashes from the region's police departments

The region's law enforcement agencies offers information on accidents, including:

Chico and Redding - "City of Roses" meets Shasta Cascade

Chico, known as the "City of Roses" is the most populous city in Butte County, California, and is one of the richest agricultural areas in the world. The original inhabitants of the area now known as Chico were the Mechoopda Maidu Native Americans.  As of the 2010 census population was 86,187 up from 59,954 at the time of the 2000 census. The city is a cultural, economic, and educational center of the northern Sacramento Valley and home to both California State University, Chico and Bidwell Park, one of the country's 25 largest municipal parks and the 13th largest municipally-owned park.  

Redding is located on Interstate 5 in Northern California, and the Sacramento River courses through the city. It has a population of 89,861 and is the largest city in the Shasta Cascade region, and is the fourth largest city in the Sacramento Valley.

The major roads through Chico and Redding include:

  • State Route 99 and State Route 32 intersect in Chico.
  • Interstate 5 runs through the east central portion of Redding.
  • CA 299, formerly U.S. 299, runs through the western, central, and northeastern parts of Redding.
  • CA 44 runs through the middle and eastern part of town. Its western terminus is at Market Street (California 273) in downtown Redding.
  • CA 273, was formerly the Interstate 5 Business Route, and also formerly the U.S. 99, directly through Redding.

To get up-to-date road information, go to the California DOT site. And to find out current weather conditions in Chico and Redding, go to Accuweather.com.

Links to accidents that occur in the Chico-Redding area

Here is information on the most recent accidents in the Chico and Redding areas:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Chico or Redding, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking. 

If you know someone who has been injured in a Chico or Redding accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

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Chico and Redding Community Safety Resources:

Bike Walk Alliance advocating for a safe people-powered movement. Healthy Shasta promotes safe trips to school in the Redding area.

Legal information for accident victims in Chico and Redding

When injury or death is the result of a motor-vehicle crash in Chico or Redding, many decisions need to be made immediately, and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Chico-Redding injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Chico-Redding personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Chico-Redding wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. 
  
 
Rank: 
130
Percent of U.S: 
0
State: 
California

Motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence in Riverside. These regions popular with motorcyclists, and with so many bikes on the roads, the number of collisions is high, and motorcycle accidents are a major safety and economic issue for riders in the Riverside area.

Get information on motorcycle crashes from region's police departments

The region's law enforcement agencies offers information on accidents, including: