Injury & Accident Lawyers in Moreno Valley
Have you or a loved on been permanently or catastrophically injured because of someone else’s negligence? If you have been seriously injured in an auto accident, slip & fall, dog bite, or anything else, you need a team of legal professionals on your side that will advocate for your rights. Moreno Valley personal injury law firm Estey & Bomberger LLP have a long track record and proven history of recovering large amounts for those that have been wrongfully injured. We have experience working with insurance companies to make sure you recover the maximum amount for your case.
Protecting Your Rights
When you are involved in an accident it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Not all accidents will result in injuries, but it is important to have yourself checked out by a medical professional. Some injuries will be more obvious such as broken bones, dismemberment and abrasions but in major accidents not are injuries are as easy to see. Soft tissue, internal injuries, traumatic brain injuries and even injuries to you spine, shoulders and neck may not cause you immediate discomfort or cause for alarm. This makes getting evaluated by a medical profession of the utmost importance. If you are injured, wouldn’t you want to know immediately?
Moreno Valley, CA
Moreno Valley, referred to as MoVal by locals, is the 2nd largest city in Riverside County, only behind Riverside itself, with a population of 201,175 (2013). It is also part of the Greater Los Angeles Area of Southern California, a region that is know for its congested streets and highways.
Recently the area has seen a development boom that brought the MetroLink rail transit to the city as well and an increase in corporate office industrial and business parks. There are currently proposals to start development on a four-lane freeway stretching from Interstate 215 to Interstate 15, two of the most heavily trafficked roadways in the county.
Two major roadways, California State Route 60 and interstate 215 run through Moreno Valley at its western and northern borders. These two road ways account for the bulk of traffic through the city of Moreno Valley, as well as, where the majority of auto accidents occur in the area. Below we have detailed the most traffic heavy areas of California State Route 60 and Interstate 215 where they pass though Riverside County. Note that not all of these locations are in the City of Moreno Valley but they do reside in Riverside County and any accident or collision in these areas will result in heavy traffic congestion throughout the region.
California State Route 60
2013 OTS Rankings
OTS COLLISION RANKINGS
|TYPE OF COLLISION||VICTIMS||OTS RANKING|
|Total Fatal and Injury||805,00||28/56|
|Had Been Drinking Driver < 21||6,00||18/56|
|Had Been Drinking Driver 21 - 34||36,00||31/56|
|Pedestrians < 15||11,00||28/56|
|Bicyclists < 15||10,00||13/56|
The California Office of Traffic Safety collects data on every city in the state of California. Moreno Valley a member of “Group B” (cities ranging in population from 100k-250k) ranks considerably average and even on the “good” side of the 56 cities in its group for such categories “hit and runs” (34 collisions, ranked 40/56) and “DUI arrests” (735 arrests, ranked 55/56). When it comes to pedestrian accidents age 65+, Moreno Valley is actually the safest in the group (0 collisions, ranked 56/56).
Where Moreno Valley falls short is alcohol-involved collisions with 95 collision victims injured and killed (rank 18/56) and 6 victims under the age of 21 being killed or injured in accidents where the driver had been drinking.
Moreno Valley Accidents in the News
“Chase suspect crashes, kills woman in MoVal” – A 76 year old woman is dead after a 53 year old man led police on a chase down westbound 60 freeway. After exiting the freeway, the suspect slammed his car into another vehicle. The victim was taken to the hospital with critical injuries where she later died. The suspect was charged with multiple felony charges.
“5 Hurt, 2 Critical After Car Crashes Into Tree” – Two of five people involved in an accident are in critical condition after their vehicle slammed into a tree in Moreno Valley. The 2-door car was totaled and debris filled the roadway late Saturday night. Firefighters reported that the damage was so extensive that they had trouble making out the vehicle’s make and model. The vehicle collided with another car before hitting the tree; the driver and passenger of the other vehicle were not injured.
“Westbound traffic moving after four-car pileup” – A four-car pileup brought westbound 60 to a standstill early Monday morning. CHP reported the accident at 7am and Caltrans had the accident cleared by 10am. Two parties involved were transferred to local area hospitals. It is unclear at this time what caused the collision.