Car or Truck Collision Personal Injury Law Firm in Agoura Hills, CA
If you've been injured in an automobile accident, you will want to consult with a legal professional who specializes in accidental injury. Choosing the right legal professional will help get you on the path to a mental recovery as well as potential financial recovery.You want someone with knowledge and experience on your side when you have to deal with the process of filing a claim for damages and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Agoura Hills, 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 consequences. You don't pay us anything until we recover the money you are owed. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Pickup Truck Accidents
Uber Accident Injuries
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Injured as a Passenger
Texting while Driving Accidents
Electronic Scooter Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is very difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (young children, music, cellular phones, cats and dogs, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), diversions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while driving is one of the most treacherous 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 Agoura Hills, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a collision, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers normally occur as a result of the higher center of gravity in particular vehicles, primarily SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) and large trucks. Rollovers can occur when a driver turns the vehicle too quickly or sharply and the vehicle's center of gravity shifts suddenly. This shift might cause the tires to suffer a loss of physical contact with the road and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be tremendously hazardous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants perished in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these did not include any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic collisions. Unfortunately, the death rates involving SUVs is much higher than those of other vehicles. According to a 2019 IIHS study, 42% of SUV occupant deaths occurred in rollovers while only 20% of passenger 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 regular passenger cars and therefore are more vulnerable to rollovers. Since the roofing system of most vehicles is not designed to support the body weight of the vehicle, the damage sustained in a rollover can crush the roof and cause massive and catastrophic injuries to the passengers in 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 types of side impact collisions: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes usually occur when 2 (or more) automobiles are moving 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 instantly be observed but could make the car or truck unsafe. Other times the damage is so substantial that the car is not drivable and could be a total loss. In either event, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance providers and any liability challenges that may arise.The other type of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more fatal results. T-bone collisions take place when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone accidents are almost always more serious than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while a T-bone transmits all of the power and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The impact of a T-bone collision often can cause significant injuries to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's loss of life or permanent disability. If you or someone you care about have been the victim of any type of vehicle accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal specialists will help you ascertain if there are legal and financial remedies available to you for your pain and suffering. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a free, no commitment consultation.
Head On Crashes
Thankfully, frontal accidents make up only a slight percent of automobile collisions. Head-on crashes occur most often in remote areas than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13% of all rural lethal accidents, while only comprising 7% of fatal crashes in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the nature of most head-on accidents, EMTs and/or an ambulance is nearly always dispatched to the scene of the auto accident, resulting in potentially substantial medical costs as well as the legal, property damage, and damage to the cars or trucks involved. Not surprisingly, these types of traffic accidents can alter the focus of one's life time physically, psychologically, and fiscally. You need an advocate; someone who knows legal procedure and who will battle for you. If you are involved with a head-on collision - or any vehicle accident for that matter - you need to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a complimentary consultation. Our organization of legal professionals has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the Agoura Hills, CA vicinity, we can help do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Freeway Vehicle Accidents
High speed accidents are horrifying. Owing to the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing vehicle) is traveling, the higher the opportunity for the loss of vehicular control, damage, and/or personal trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a small "tap" at high speeds can give rise to a catastrophic consequence if it makes you lose control of your vehicle. The degree of collisions on the interstate - and their greater associated speeds - lead to more major accidents and consequently more significant damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are associated with a highway (or any) accident in the Agoura Hills, 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 free and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Fatalities and life threatening trauma are often the outcome of highway accidents. Once again, due to the high speeds and actual physical forces involved, the damage to vehicles and people is almost always greater than a "fender bender" in a residential community. The potential intensity of interstate accidents multiplies when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semis, and tractor-trailers that seem to dominate the freeways. Due to their body mass and lack of maneuverability, larger vehicles can't stop as fast or make tight turns without risking rollover. This condition is compounded at the higher rates of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also problematic because they have been found 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, freeway accidents are oftentimes devastating, and you need assistance if you are to recuperate from the physical, psychological, financial, and emotional consequences of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 report carried out by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of automotive vehicle accidents 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 accidents kill more individuals annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Without a doubt, weather is a contributing factor in traffic collisions, and you need someone who is there for you - rain or shine - and accomplished in dealing with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Agoura Hills, 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.Inclement weather leads to hazardous driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. It stands to reason that the worse the weather is, the more likely there will be negative effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 crashes annually due to icy roads. Undoubtedly a contributing variable is that it takes ten times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are used to appealing weather like we have in Agoura Hills, CA the vast majority of the year but you and/or your family are required to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may run across conditions that lead to an accident. Don't worry, Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has plenty of experience with all types of traffic accidents, and we're here when you need us.
Definitely. For that matter, you shouldn’t communicate with a claims adjuster until after you have spoken to an attorney at law. Claims adjusters are employed by the insurance underwriter, they don't represent you. It is their duty to preserve their company's cash, and they can’t accomplish that if they voluntarily offer you the greatest settlement, so they are going to offer you less. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will get you more.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to explore if there is help and support available. If you have a private healthcare plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance company should be billed for your healthcare obligations, but you still could be responsible for fulfilling a deductible amount and for any sort of co-payments in your medical insurance.You could also have medical coverage built in your automobile insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your opportunities and to ensure that you get every bit of the money you deserve.
They may be accountable for all, a portion, or none of your medical-related bills. Since California is a Comparative fault state, you are allowed to receive reasonable and customary medical expenses, but you are only qualified to receive the portion that is not your responsibility. So, if the car accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a second party, you ought to recover 100% of the damages. If, however, you are found to be in the wrong in any way, your reimbursement will be diminished by the proportionate 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 trauma you suffered were 30% caused by your seat belt infraction, your payment may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical options.