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Antioch Injury Cases







Antioch is in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, right along the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta. With a population of around 114,000, Antioch is the second largest city in CoCo County and one of the oldest towns in California. In 1848, John Marsh built a landing that he named “Marsh's Landing” on the San Joaquin River, as a shipping point for his 17,000-acre ranch. In 1851, its new minister convinced the residents to change the name of the town to Antioch, for the Biblical City of Antioch. Today, Antioch is a “bedroom community.”." Almost 90 percent of its workforce commutes elsewhere for work. Antioch's BART station opened in May 2018.


When it comes to driving it comes to driving in Antioch, accidents happen. Even though you're careful, and try to follow all the rules, when someone else is careless, you'll end up getting hurt. UC Berkeley's Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS for short) tells the story of how people suffer Antioch injuries from 2015 to 2020.

  • Total Crashes: 302
  • Total Victims: 428 (9 Killed, 419 Injured)
  • State Highway Crashes: 75 (24.8%)


  • Pedestrians: 27 (8.9%)
  • Bike Crashes: 18 (6.0%)
  • Motorcycle Crashes: 17 (5.6%)

Highway 4 Is An Antioch Accident Magnet

A big hot-spot in Antioch is Highway 4 - most Antioch accidents occur around the vicinity of Highway 4, but not necessarily on Highway 4. Highway 4 is a major commuter highway running right through Antioch, and it ends at the Antioch bridge. Highway 4 has 5 eastbound exits and 3 westbound exits 4.

24.8% of Antioch crashes happen on the highway. This is much less than nearby Hayward, where more than 50% of crashes are on the highway.

From 2015 to 2020, almost 1/3 of Antioch crashes happened on these streets:

  • Contra Loma Boulevard near Highway 4: 32 accidents
  • Lone Tree Way near Highway 4: 28 accidents
  • West 10th near L Street: 20 accidents
  • West 10th near A Street: 20 accidents

Arterial roads are ones that bring traffic to and from neighborhoods. Here are three Antioch arterials. What do they have in common? They all cross Highway 4: Arterial and approximate daily traffic:

  • Deer Valley Road 4,827
  • Hillcrest Avenue 426
  • Lone Tree Way 9,177

When it comes to Antioch crashes, most of them are broadsides. This is when the front of one vehicle hits the side of another vehicle. Broadsides are also known as "t-bone" crashes. Here's the TIMS breakdown for the years 2015 to 2020: 

Type of Antioch Crash
of Total 
Broadside 89 29.47%
Rear End 73 24.17%
Hit Object 42 13.91%
Sideswipe 36 11.92%
Head-On 26 8.61%
Vehicle/Ped. 25 8.28%
Overturned 6 1.99%
Other 4 1.32%
Not Stated 1 0.33%

Most Antioch crashes also involve someone who was speeding. Here are the laws that got broken right before 2015 to 2020 crashes. Speeding tops the list, followed by improper turning movements, for example making an illegal U-turn. 

Traffic law broken right before Antioch crash
of Total 
Unsafe Speed 79 26.42%
Improper Turning 51 17.06%
Automobile Right of Way 41 13.71%
Traffic Signals and Signs 32 10.70%
DUI or Bicycling Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug         27 9.03%
Pedestrian Violation 20 6.69%
Unsafe Lane Change 14 4.68%
Unknown 10 3.34%
Wrong Side of Road 7 2.34%
Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian) 6 2.01%
Other Improper Driving 4 1.34%
Following Too Closely 2 0.67%
Pedestrian Right of Way 2 0.67%
Unsafe Starting or Backing 2 0.67%
Improper Passing 1 0.33%
Other Hazardous Violation 1 0.33%

If you were injured anywhere in Antioch, it's a good idea to hire an experienced and knowledgeable Antioch auto accident personal injury attorney.

I am Renée Yvonne Gardner and I fight accident and injury cases. I have been the voice of injured clients for 15 years.

I have dedicated my career to fighting for people who get injured in Antioch and its nearby areas.

Antioch personal injury clients, please call me at (408) 214-5555 or here:

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If you got hurt in Antioch, keep in mind that it's important to hire a good attorney from the start. The insurance adjuster is not your friend - even your own insurance company will look for the cheapest way to get rid of your claim. After you get injured, it's important to seek medical care right away.

Some injuries can only be found by a doctor. Other injuries get worse if they don't get treated on time. If you suffered personal injuries in Antioch, here are the Contra Costa County emergency rooms where you can get checked out 24 hours a day. Please scroll down for Antioch.

Do Most Antioch Auto Accident Cases Go To Court?

Many Antioch and personal injury accident cases get resolved without going to court. Other cases have to be fought through the court. In Antioch, injury accident cases get filed and handled in the Civil Division of the Contra Costa County Courts. In 1998, all Contra Costa County Trial Courts were unified to form the Contra Costa County Superior Court. This happened because the voters approved a constitutional amendment letting Contra Costa County judges merge their superior and municipal courts. Before then, superior court and municipal court were separate.

Currently, Antioch auto accident and injury cases are heard at the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse in Martinez, California. Accident and injury cases are called civil cases, unless they happen at work. If they happen at work, they're called workers compensation.

Here is the contact information for the Antioch Police Department in case you need to reach them regarding the accident:

Antioch Police Department
300 L St.
Antioch, CA 94509-1159
Non-Emergency (925) 778-2441

If you got hit out on the highway in Antioch, here are the nearby CHP offices. The CHP generally handles reports for accidents that happen on the highway:

CHP Martinez (serves CoCo County)
5001 Blum Road
Martinez, CA 94553-4307
Phone: (925) 646-4980
CHP Dublin
4999 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568-7643
Phone: (925) 828-0466
CHP Dublin serves Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

If you are going to fight your Antioch injury case in court, your civil case will be heard at this courthouse:

Wakefield Taylor Courthouse
725 Court Street
Martinez, CA 94553-1201
Phone: (925) 608-1000

Civil Division Clerk's Office is in Room 103

The Wakefield Taylor Courthouse civil court hears auto accident and personal injury cases that happened in:

  • Antioch
  • Brentwood
  • Clayton
  • Concord
  • Danville
  • El Cerrito
  • Hercules
  • Lafayette
  • Martinez
  • Moraga
  • Oakley
  • Orinda
  • Pinole
  • Pittsburg
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Richmond
  • San Pablo
  • San Ramon
  • Walnut Creek

If you got hurt in Antioch, I can help. Here are some of the Antioch crash types that I can handle:

If you were injured in an Antioch accident, please contact me for a free consultation at (408) 214-5555 or here: message me here.

Need the hours and parking at the Martinez Civil Court?

Here's what you need to know about the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse in Martinez.


If you got hurt in Antioch and need a good attorney now, who will fight for you, please call me now at (408) 214-5555 or send me a message send me a message.

Let's talk about your case - the consultation is free.

My name is Renée Yvonne Gardner

I am an Antioch personal injury attorney. 

I am the founder, owner and attorney of Gardner Law, an Antioch personal auto accident and injury law office. 

I represent people with personal injury and wrongful death cases in Antioch. 

Source for Antioch accident data: Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), Safe Transportation Research and Education CenterUniversity of California, Berkeley. 2021

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