When you live in the East Bay area of Northern California, there is often frequent traffic congestion on the roads. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, with fewer vehicles on the roads, there have been more traffic accident fatalities. The National Safety Council (NSC) found that California had an eight percent increase in traffic accident fatalities over the first quarter of 2020 from last year.
Our law firm has offices in Pleasanton, Oakland and Fremont. With Pleasanton sitting between two major interstates in California: I-580 and I-680, we represent many locals from Pleasanton, Dublin and the surrounding areas who have been injured in vehicle accidents on these interstates.
Interstate 580 (I-580) Accidents
Interstate 580 in California connects cities from San Rafael to Tracy in the Central Valley. It is an east-west highway that provides transportation to commuters between Northern California and the East Bay. It is patrolled by the California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Dublin office. Some of the cities it hits include:
Interstate 680 (I-680) Accidents
Interstate 680 in California connects cities from Cordelia to San Jose. It is a north-south highway. Similar to I-580, I-680 is heavily trafficked. Some of the cities it hits include:
Are I-580 and I-680 Dangerous?
I-580 and I-680 are heavily trafficked routes for commuters in the Bay Area. These interstates intersect with other major interstates too, including:
Parts of these interstates have up to eight lanes of traffic. Though these roads see traffic at all hours of the day, during rush hour, they can be especially dangerous. With motorists trying to pass other drivers, switch and merge lanes, accidents are bound to happen.
Many types of vehicle accidents can occur on these interstates, including:
Some common accidents may include:
- Side-swipe accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- Blind spot accidents
- Speeding accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
How Can a Car Accident Attorney Help Me After an Accident?
After an accident, you may be suffering from serious injuries. You should be focusing on recovery, not dealing with the insurance company. We recommend that you speak to an experienced attorney before you speak with the insurance company. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not on your side. They may be quick to offer you an unfair settlement or deny your claim.
Our Pleasanton car accident lawyers can investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident and help you recover the compensation you deserve. We help our clients recover compensation to cover:
- Past, present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and loss of future earnings
- Rehabilitation costs and/or long-term care
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral costs
Without a lawyer on your side, the insurance company may not pay you what you need to recover. We can help you negotiate a fair settlement. If a settlement cannot be met outside of court, we are avid trial lawyers. We are not afraid to fight for you in court to get the compensation you need to recover.
Contact Our Pleasanton Car Accident Attorneys
After an accident, it is important to have a lawyer on your side that gives your accident priority. At Bonjour, Thorman, Burns & Dahm, PC, our car accident lawyers can help you understand your best legal options based on the unique circumstances of your accident. Call us at (925) 319-5999 to speak with an attorney about your accident. You can also fill out our online contact form and our office will be in touch with you soon.