Victorville Personal Injury Lawyer
Victorville is the fifth most populous city in the San Bernardino county, with more than 121,000 people. It has two major highways: Route 66 and Interstate 15. Car accidents in Victorville are on the rise. From 2013 to 2014, there were increases in all areas. In 2013, there were eight accidents and eight fatalities. Those numbers doubled in 2014, with 16 for each category. Most of the fatal accidents occurred in the Mountain View Acres area. Pedestrian accidents also increased from two to three.
The Victorville Personal Injury Lawyers of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP understand all too well the accident risks faced by residents of Victorville. We have represented hundreds of accident and injury victims in Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley and throughout San Bernardino County.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Bernardino County single-vehicle crash fatalities have increased from
125 to 160 from 2010 to 2014. From 2010-2012, there were 77 fatalities
caused by speed each year. That number jumped to 92 in 2013, then
decreased slightly to 89 in 2014. Light truck occupant fatalities
dropped from 76 in 2010 to 47 in 2013, then rose to 62 in 2014.
Passenger car occupant fatalities had the opposite trend, with numbers
72 to 108 from 2010 to 2013 and then dropping to 87 in 2014.
While motorcycles can be fun to drive, they are also very dangerous. From cars to extreme weather conditions to debris to potholes, there are many elements on a roadway that pose a danger to motorcyclists.In San Bernardino County in 2014, there were 50 fatalities to motorcyclists. This number has increased every year since 2010. In fact, from 2010 to 2014, the number of fatalities almost doubled, from 26 to 50. On the positive side, helmet use has been steady. Of the 50 fatalities, 45 were wearing a helmet.
Victorville is working hard to become bicycle-friendly, especially since many neighboring cities have already made huge strides in this area. The city has many bike trails in the area. In addition, Victorville has been adding many bike lanes over the past few years. In the next five years, it hopes to add 46 more miles of bike lanes. Of this, 42 miles will be striped lanes next to driving lanes. The remainder will consist of separate bike paths and routes to be shared with motor vehicles.
Despite the many improvements, bicycle accidents will no doubt continue to happen, although hopefully, they will decrease. From 2013 to 2014, bicycle fatalities dropped from 10 to nine in San Bernardino County. This number is still higher than 2010-2012 when there were seven, five and seven fatalities, respectively.
When it comes to dog bite law, California is a strict liability state. This means that the owner is liable for any damages caused by dog bites that occur in when the victim is in a public place and when the victim is legally in a private place, such as a home. However, if the victim was trespassing or otherwise unlawfully on private property when the dog bite occurred, then the dog owner is not liable. San Bernardino County has one breed-specific ordinance. Because they are deemed dangerous, all pit bulls must be sterilized.
Dog bites are fairly common – they tend to occur several times a year in Victorville – but thankfully, fatalities are rare. When they do occur, they tend to happen to children and seniors, since they are less able to defend themselves. Dog bites tend to occur on the face, chest, stomach, arms, and legs. Dog bites can cause severe scarring that sometimes requires surgery.
According to California law, if a visitor is invited onto a person’s property and suffers an injury while on the property, the property owner may be at fault. This is the general premise of premises liability law. Certain incidents that qualify under this law include injuries suffered through dangerous conditions, inadequate maintenance, inadequate security and slip and fall accidents.
Do I Need To Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?
We are frequently asked this question by people who call or contact our office. The answer to the question varies based on the facts and circumstances of each case. We certainly recommend that you contact a personal injury lawyer for a free consultation prior to discussing your case with the defendant or their insurance company. Call our office at (760) 579-6939 now for a free case evaluation. We will listen to you and provide an honest assessment regarding the merits of your case. It is a confidential and free consultation.