Richmond is a California city located in the western part of Contra Costa County. It was incorporated on August 7, 1905 and borders the cities of Albany, San Pablo, El Cerrito and Pinole. Richmond had a population of 110,146, according to the 2018 census. The city is the third-most populated city in the county.
Traffic accidents are more common in the city compared to the other smaller cities in the Contra Costa. A major factor has been identified as distracted driving. Since the introduction of mobile phones, drivers have been becoming more distracted while driving due to calling or texting. Accidents caused by these motorists and others leave many people injured or dead. Our Richmond car accident lawyers help victims injured as a result of negligence to seek compensation for their injuries.
Richmond Fatal Car Accident Statistics
Other than distracted driving, Richmond car crashes are caused by speeding, drunk driving, failure to yield, and failure to observe different traffic rules. According to the most recent available data on Richmond car accidents, seven people died as a result of crashes in 2017. Pedestrians were more affected that year, with five people dying due to vehicle vs pedestrian collisions. This was a rise from the previous year, which recorded three pedestrian deaths out of ten fatal accidents.
Many of these traffic fatalities occurred on Interstate 8. Four fatalities happened due to accidents on the interstate in 2017. Drunk driving is also a major contributor to the high number of traffic collisions. In 2017, two fatal accidents involved drunk motorists.
Speak with a Richmond Car Accident Lawyer
Victims of a crash are entitled to compensation from the responsible driver. The involved drivers and their insurance will do their best to frustrate accident victims to force them into accepting a small amount as compensation. Our Richmond car accident law firm advises accident victims to seek guidance from experienced car crash litigators. The attorneys will conduct their investigations and get the necessary evidence to ensure an accident victim receives the maximum compensation.
If you or your loved one was injured in a Richmond car accident, call our firm and seek legal guidance from our experienced crash attorneys. We do not charge any fees for initial consultations.