Car Accident Injury Law Firm in Acton, CA
If you've been seriously injured in a vehicle accident, you will want to speak to a legal professional whose specialty is accidental injury. Locating the right legal representative will help get you on the path to an emotional recovery as well as potential financial recovery.Experience and knowledge are your allies when you face the process of filing a damage claim and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Acton, CA area. Our attorneys have numerous years of experience in all areas of law, but our specialty is helping our clients recover from the trauma and hardship caused by motor vehicle accidents and their impact. You don't pay us anything until we recover the damages you are owed. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Auto Accident Injuries
Pickup Truck Accidents
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injured as a Passenger
Driving while Distracted Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is quite difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (kids, music, cellular phones, cats and dogs, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), diversions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while behind the wheel is one of the most dangerous things you can do. The most frequent (62%) cause of distracted driving crashes is being lost in thought or letting your mind wander. (TeenSafe, 2018)Anything that can draw your eyes away from the road is dangerous. In the Acton, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a major accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers usually occur as a result of the higher center of gravity in select vehicles, specifically SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) and large trucks. Rollovers can occur when a driver turns the vehicle too sharply or quickly and the vehicle's center of gravity suddenly shifts. This shift may cause the tires to lose physical contact with the road and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be exceedingly harmful. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants were killed in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of these did not include any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the proportion of SUV-related traffic accidents. Unfortunately, the death rates involving SUVs is much higher than that of other vehicles. According to a 2019 IIHS study, 42% of SUV passenger deaths occurred in rollovers while only 20% of occupant deaths in non-SUV cars occurred in rollovers. The IIHS 2018 study says that while car occupant deaths have declined 46% since 1975, SUV occupant deaths have risen ten-fold.The physical construction of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than conventional passenger cars and therefore are more vulnerable to rollovers. Since the roof structure of most vehicles is not designed to support the weight of the vehicle, the damage sustained in a rollover can crush the roof and cause massive and catastrophic injuries to the passengers inside the vehicle.Rollover accidents are also prevalent with large trucks and trucks with trailers (semis). The same 2019 IIHS study notes that in 2018 45% of large truck occupant deaths occurred in rollovers
Side Impact Collisions
There are two varieties of side impact collisions: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes usually occur when two (or more) automobiles are traveling in the same direction and the driver's side of one of the vehicles comes in contact with the passenger side of the other vehicle. Sideswipes can cause extensive damage to both vehicles, including structural issues and complications that cannot immediately be seen but could make the vehicle quite unsafe. Other times the damage is so substantial that the car or truck is not operational and could be a complete loss. Either way, our law firm will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance companies and any legal challenges that may arise.The other kind of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more life-threatening results. T-bone collisions come about when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone traffic accidents are almost always more dangerous than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while a T-bone transfers all of the energy and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The effect of a T-bone accident often translates to substantial trauma to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's loss of life or permanent impairment. If you or a loved one have been the victim of any type of automobile accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal specialists will help you figure out if there are legal and financial solutions available to you for your pain and suffering. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a free, no obligation consultation.
Thankfully, frontal collisions make up only a small percentage of traffic accidents. Head-on accidents take place more frequently in non-urban locations than urban areas, making up 13 percent of all non-urban lethal collisions, while only comprising 7 percent of deadly collisions in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the extent of virtually all head-on crashes, EMTs and/or an ambulance is almost always dispatched to the scene of the vehicle accident, which results in potentially significant medical charges in addition to the liability, property damage, and damage to the vehicles involved. Not surprisingly, these types of car accidents can alter the focus of one's lifestyle physically, psychologically, and financially. You need a proponent; someone who understands legal procedure and who will fight for you and your loved ones. If you are included in a head-on collision - or any motor vehicle accident for that matter - you will want to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a no obligation consultation. Our organization of legal professionals has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the Acton, CA region, let us do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Freeway Vehicle Accidents
High-speed accidents are horrific. As a result of the laws of physics, the faster you (or the opposing car) is traveling, the more significant the possibility for the loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or personal trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a tiny "bump" at high speed can lead to a disastrous consequence if it causes you to lose control of your vehicle. The severity of crashes on the freeway - and their significantly greater accompanying speeds - lead to more substantial collisions and therefore more substantial damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in an interstate (or any) accident in the Acton, CA area, you should call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC. We can be reached by calling (877) 278-6890 or by going to our "Contact" page. Your initial consultation is completely free and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Fatalities and potentially fatal injuries are often the outcome of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the high speeds and actual physical forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is typically greater than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible seriousness of highway accidents increases when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, 18 wheelers, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the highways. Due to their size and lack of maneuverability, heavier trucks cannot stop as rapidly or make tight turns without risking rollover. This problem is compounded at the more substantial rates of freeway traffic.Motorcycles are also a challenge because they have a tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.Despite whether it involves a motorcycle, a truck, or another passenger vehicle, interstate traffic accidents are often devastating, and you need support if you are to recuperate from the physical, emotional, financial, and psychological side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of motor vehicle crashes are weather-related.
- 70% of weather related accidents happen on wet pavement
- 46% during rainfall
- 18% during snow or sleet
- 16% on snowy or slushy pavement
- 13% on icy pavement
- 3% in fog
The Weather Channel reported in 2018 that weather-related vehicle traffic accidents kill more individuals annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Needless to say, weather conditions are a factor in motor vehicle collisions, and you need someone who is there for you - rain or shine - and accomplished in dealing with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Acton, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of demands due to traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clientele.Nasty weather leads to unsafe driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. Logically, the worse the weather is, the more likely there will be consequences on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 crashes annually due to icy roads. Unquestionably a contributing component is that it will take ten times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are accustomed to pleasant weather like we have in Acton, CA nearly all of the year and you and/or your family are forced to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may come across conditions that bring about an accident. Don't worry, Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has plenty of expertise with all types of traffic accidents, and we're here when you need us.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to determine if there is help and support readily available. If you have a personalized health care plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance underwriter should be billed for your medical related charges, but you still may be responsible for fulfilling a deductible amount and for any copayments in your health care insurance.You might also have medical coverage already a part of your automobile insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your solutions and to ensure that you get every bit of the money you deserve.
Absolutely. For that matter, you should never talk to a claims adjuster until after you’ve spoken to an attorney at law. Claims adjusters are employed by the insurance carrier, they do not represent you. It is their duty to save their organization's money, and they can’t accomplish that if they voluntarily provide you the maximum payment, so they're going to offer you less. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will get you more.
They may be responsible for all, a portion, or none of your medical-related costs. Since California is a Comparative fault state, you are allowed to receive reasonable and customary healthcare costs, but you are only eligible for the proportion that is not your fault. So, if the accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a different person, you should recover one hundred percent of the damages. If, however, you are found to be to blame in any way, your settlement will be discounted by the corresponding percentage.For example, if you were struck by a car (they were at fault) but you were not wearing a seatbelt (as required under California Vehicle Code Section 27363), and injuries you received were 30% as a result of your seatbelt violation, your settlement may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical choices.