There are many car accident attorneys in Riverside. But only one holds the record for the highest auto-related personal injury verdict in Riverside County history. Greg Rizio, along with Darren Pirozzi of Rizio Law Firm recently obtained a $57,947,402 million dollar verdict for a 25-year old Temecula man suffered catastrophic injuries after being involved in an accident on the Interest 15 Freeway. The amount was the highest-ever gross personal injury verdict (in the catastrophic injury / brain injury category) for Riverside County. That year, it was also the highest personal injury award in the State of California, and the 2nd highest personal injury award in the nation.
The firm’s results place them within the Top 1% of Firms Nationwide, as independently verified by the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents. Based on these impressive track record of results, both Greg Rizio and Darren Pirozzi were named the 2015 “California Consumer Attorneys of the Year” by the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). Greg Rizio was also awarded the 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire, and was named the 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association. Mr. Rizio was also named the 2015 Top Gun Lawyer by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.
With millions of drivers on the road, car accidents are common in the U.S. and around the world. If you are involved in a car accident, you should understand that you are not alone. On average, there are 6 million car accidents each year in the U.S., and about 3 million people become injured each year due to a car accident. Every day at the Rizio Law Firm, we help drivers and passengers who have been injured, receive insurance compensation, and even sue careless drivers who injured you or your family. If you have been involved in a car accident, take the time to understand your rights and the options that are available for obtaining compensation with the help of a Riverside car accident attorney.
Common Types of Car Accidents
Car accidents can occur in a broad range of situations. Some accidents involve only a single driver while other accidents involve dozens of drivers or even pedestrians. Some of the most common types of car accidents include:
- Side-impact collisions: Being hit on the side of your vehicle is particularly dangerous due to the relative weakness of doors and windows. Some cars are equipped with side airbags that help to mitigate injuries caused by side-impact collisions.
- Rear-end collisions: These types of accidents can cause severe bodily harm as well as having the potential for whiplash when a car hitting you from behind throws your head against the headrest.
- Rollovers: Tall SUVs and trucks are vulnerable to rollovers when drivers take sharp turns that flip their vehicle over. Vehicles are required to be designed in a way that prevents structural collapse during a rollover, but these accidents can still cause significant bodily harm.
- Off-set collisions: The deadliest and most dangerous vehicle accident. These accidents cause great bodily injury and sometimes death.