En Español

Interstate Route 57 Freeway Accident Attorneys

State Route 57 is a north-south state highway in the Greater Los Angeles area. It covers more than 25 miles from downtown Orange up to the I-210 in Glendora. SR-57 is commonly referred to as the Orange Freeway, and the interchange where it connects with Interstate 5 is known as the Orange Crush. Where it connects to the I-210 at its north end is known as the Glendora Curve interchange.

The Orange Freeway is important because it connects eastern Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire to Orange County. According to a California Department of Transportation Route Concept Report, State Route 57 has between 174,000 and 234,000 vehicles in terms of daily traffic. In June 1992, high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes were added to help relieve the congestion in the freeway's eight lanes of traffic. The Department of Transportation reports that during peak periods, the general-purpose lanes experience congestion and the carpool lanes typically operate at near capacity.

A Bustling Freeway

There are a number of reasons why State Route 57 is so busy. It connects Orange County and Los Angeles County while traveling through the cities of Orange, Anaheim, Placentia, Fullerton and Brea. This route serves major centers in those cities including Disneyland, the Anaheim Convention Center, The Honda Center, California State University Fullerton, the Brea Mall, Fullerton College and the Main Place Shopping Center. These sites and more are reasons why the freeway is often congested, even during the evenings and weekends.

Common Accident Causes

There are a number of reasons why collisions occur on The Orange Freeway. Some accidents result directly from roadway conditions. Large potholes, for example, can cause a motorist to lose control and crash into another vehicle or the center median. Other collisions may occur as a result of driver negligence. Speeding, distracted, fatigued, drunk and otherwise careless motorists may be held accountable for the damages they cause.

Victims of Interstate Route 57 accidents often suffer serious injuries that negatively affect their quality of life. Serious injuries commonly suffered in Orange Freeway accidents include:

  • Head injuries: Anyone who is experiencing symptoms such as nausea, confusion, headaches, memory issues, fatigue or a loss of consciousness should be treated and diagnosed immediately. Traumatic brain injuries commonly occur in freeway accidents and the resulting symptoms can be devastating.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Some of the most severe high-speed collisions result in trauma to the back and neck strong enough to cause damage to the spinal cord. Victims of spinal cord trauma may suffer from weakness, numbness, partial paralysis or complete paralysis.
  • Broken bones: Even low-speed collisions in congested traffic can result in bone fractures. Drivers may suffer a fractured a fractured skull if their head strikes the steering wheel or the windshield. Occupants can have their legs or arms crushed in a collision as well. Victims of rear-end collisions often suffer fractured and cracked ribs and arms.
  • Lacerations: Many freeway crashes result in broken glass and crushed metal. It is easy for occupants to suffer severe laceration injuries that require medical treatment right away.
  • Burn injuries: Some Interstate Route 57 collisions result in car fires. Victims of burn injuries may suffer first-, second- or third-degree burns depending upon how long they are in their vehicle before exiting safely.

Contacting an Experienced Injury Lawyer

The experienced Interstate Route 57 Freeway accident lawyers at our law firm can help victims of Orange County and Los Angeles accidents get the compensation they need and rightfully deserve. Depending on the cause of the crash, compensation may be available for medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning potential, pain and suffering and other related damages. If you have been injured in a 57 Freeway crash, please contact us to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.

Have a question that wasn't answered here?

(800) 561-4887

Was This Page Helpful? Yes | No

Client Reviews

“I received a fair settlement and honestly received more than I expected.”

by Eva Shaffer

reviewed at google+

“The outcome of my case was more than I expected. I have nothing but high praise for Bisnar & Chase.”

by Harley Howard

reviewed at google+

“I have been consistently impressed by their expertise and willingness to help.”

by Maddy King

reviewed at google+

See All Ratings And Awards

The BISNAR CHASE Difference

  • “I was in a serious auto accident when I was in law school. I had to hire a personal injury attorney and had a really bad experience.”

    John Bisnar

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “I went to law school knowing I wanted to be a personal injury attorney. I wanted my life’s work to have a positive impact on other people’s lives.”

    Brian Chase

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “Whatever the philosphy of the management is, is going to be carried through by the employees and it’s going to reflect on the experience the clients have.”

    John Bisnar

    on his philosophy on running a law firm

  • “Everybody either drives in a car or rides in a car, so when I do the auto defect cases I really feel like I’m making the world safer by making vehicles safer.”

    Brian Chase

    on why he focuses on auto defect cases

  • “The first thing we want to do with our clients is to relieve the stress. Make them feel comfortable. Treat them as an honored guest.”

    John Bisnar

    on how he would define superior client representation

  • “Corporate greed is a reality in our world and I see it time and time again. Especially, with the auto defect cases we focus on.”

    Brian Chase

    on corporate greed and how it affects the consumer

  • “You are dealing with people who are seriously injured or have lost a family member...Compassion is understanding someone else’s situation.”

    John Bisnar

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
1301 Dove St #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660

local: (949) 203-3814
Get Directions

California Personal Injury Blog