A recent study has found the most dangerous traffic intersection in Walnut Creek, according to the East Bay Times. The intersection of Ygnacio Valley Road and Oak Grove Road was home to 65 accidents between January of 2010 and October, 2015. These 65 accidents include trucks, bikes, cars, pedestrians and everything else in between.
The problem lies with the sheer volume of traffic and the speed at which drivers travel as well. A lot of commuters travel back and forth along Ygnacio Valley Road every day for work. Being a county road, the limit is 45 mph, which means traffic is moving at an accelerated pace. Add in the fact that many drivers may be either late for work, or impatient to get home, and disaster is just waiting to strike. All told, during that time period, 10 people died as a result of accidents in Walnut Creek. There were a total of 800 accidents, with the corridor along Ygnacio drive being the most treacherous.
One of the other potential causes of accidents is mobile apps that provide directions. In the past, drivers stuck to main arteries since veering into side streets could get you lost. With mobile apps, and a culture of trying to save as much time as possible, more and more drivers find themselves venturing off the beaten path in search of shortcuts. This can mean more traffic on quieter streets, and vehicles moving faster in residential areas.
If you or a family member has been injured in a traffic accident, the best thing you can do, other than getting the best medical and recovery treatment available, is to consult with a top personal injury lawyer. At Boyles and Verna, LLP, we will fight for the compensation you deserve. As well, if you are a family member of someone who was killed in an accident, you may be eligible for wrongful death compensation.
As the victim in an accident, you can recover damages for past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, lost earning potential, as well as much more. Any part of your life that has been negatively affected by your injuries and trauma could be eligible for compensation. A quality personal injury lawyer will be able to investigate the accident in detail to determine the cause, and the impact it’s had on your life. This means talking with witnesses, poring over documentation of the accident, consulting with your doctors and physical therapists, and covering every base to have the best strategy to fight your case.
If you have been injured in an accident, or simply want more information, then please contact us online or call (925) 935-3300 today. Rest assured that our team and the trial lawyers at Boyles & Verna will examine every aspect of your case to get the outcome you deserve.

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