Hayward is a city in Alameda County located in the East Bay subregion of the San Francisco Bay. The city’s population was estimated at 159,620 in 2018 and it is the third-largest in Alameda County. The city lies at the eastern terminus of the San Mateo–Hayward Bridge between Castro Valley and Union City. Its location means that the city acts as a through pass for many vehicles doing transportation to and from the nearby cities.
Nothing can ever prepare one for the pain of suffering a serious injury or from losing a loved one to a Hayward car accident. This is especially if the accident was due to someone else’s negligence. You may feel confused and traumatized when faced with this adversity. Our Hayward car accident attorneys help victims who have been injured or lost their loved one due to a tragic accident. The responsible party must compensate you for the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you faced due to their negligence.
Hayward Crash Statistics
Being the third-largest city in Alameda County, Hayward also records high numbers of fatalities due to road accidents. In 2017, there were a total of ten fatal accidents that were recorded in Hayward City. A large proportion of these accidents were between vehicles and pedestrians. Six pedestrians were killed in Hayward crashes in 2017.
A number of reasons lead to traffic accidents. Many motorists seem to disobey the “don’t drink and drive” and this is why the city recorded two fatalities caused by drunk motorists. I-880 remains the deadliest road in the city, recording three fatalities in 2017. In the previous year, there were a total of nine fatalities due to traffic collisions recorded. Of those, five took place on the interstate.
Speak with a Hayward Crash Attorney
After a Hayward car accident where you were injured, get in touch with an attorney. The lawyer will play an important role in shaping up the case to ensure maximum compensation for your injuries. The negligence of another party must not go unpunished.
The insurance companies are required by law to compensate victims. Some, however, have formed a habit of frustrating victims. At our Hayward car accident law firm, we take on insurance companies who are refusing to compensate or offering so little that it cannot meet the expenses for medical bills, lost wages, or death benefits.
Our firm offers free case evaluations to all clients. In cases where you feel you were partly to blame for the accident, California laws allow you to file a compensation claim following the state’s comparative fault law. Call us today and get advice on how to proceed with your case.