Car Accident Injury Lawyer in Alpine, CA
If you've been injured in a car accident, you will want to talk to an attorney who specializes in personal injury. Determining the right attorney will help get you on the road to a mental recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.
You've been in an accident in Alpine, CA. Now what?
Car accidents can be traumatic. Before everything else, you should ask for medical support if necessary. If you haven't done so already, speak to a medical doctor to ensure that you are healthy, then call us today at (877) 278-6890.It makes perfect sense that traffic accidents are more common in urban areas like Alpine, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than agricultural areas. No matter where the vehicle accident occurs, you will want to collect the contact information of all individuals involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to remain at the location of an accident can end up in fines, penalties, and potential time in jail, but if you are associated with any type of accident, you should wait for the authorities to arrive. Depending on the situation and if all persons agree, you may be able to exchange contact information and leave the scene of the accident. In some instances - particularly if there are injuries involved - the parties are required to contact the police and report the accident, whether there was any other damage or not.Obligations following an accident vary from region to region and can be complicated. Here are some of the requirements you may experience depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must stay at the location until law enforcement officials arrive
- The responsible driver must contact the authorities
- The responsible party must attend to any injuries of the non-responsible party
- If both parties are injured they can legally leave the location of the accident if they drive to the hospital together
While you may not know what to do next, we do. Call us at (877) 278-6890 for a FREE CONSULTATION and allow our team of lawyers to relieve you of the stress of dealing with the mess.Whether the cause of the accident was your fault or not, whether you were a passenger, the driver, a bystander, or involved in some other way, you are probably going to experience physical and mental effects from the accident. Take a breath, calm yourself, and call one of the best and most respected law firms in the Alpine, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process numerous times before, and our team of legal professionals will not only help you answer the questions you have about "What's next?" but we will also address questions you may not have considered like the cost of property damage, medical costs (both current and in the future), loss of earnings and wages, legal liability, potential disability claims, and others. One thing you won't have to worry about is the cost of our services, because we don't get paid unless you get paid, and your initial consultation is FREE. Contact us for any of the following accidents and injury cases:
Auto Accident Injuries
Lyft Accident Injury
Commercial Driver Accidents
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injuries While Riding
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is quite challenging to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (children, music, mobile phones, animals, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), diversions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while driving a motor vehicle 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 take your eyes away from the road is dangerous. In the Alpine, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a car accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers typically occur as a consequence of the higher center of gravity in specific vehicles, particularly 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 suddenly shifts. This shift often causes the tires to suffer a loss of physical contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be exceptionally harmful. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants died in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these didn't involve any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance 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 decreased 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 normal passenger cars and therefore are more vulnerable to rollovers. Since the roof of most vehicles is not designed to support the weight of the car, 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 commonplace 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 crashes: 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 collides with the passenger side of the other vehicle. Sideswipes can cause considerable damage to both vehicles, including structural concerns and complications that cannot instantly be seen but could render the car or truck unsafe. Other times the dent or damage is so significant that the car or truck is not drivable and could be a complete loss. Either way, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance companies and any legal issues that may arise.The other form of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more life-threatening results. T-bone collisions take place when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone auto accidents are almost always more dangerous than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transfers all of the energy and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The impact of a T-bone collision often can cause considerable trauma to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's loss of life or permanent impairment. If you or a loved one have been the victim of any type of car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal experts will help you discover 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.
Head On Crashes
Thankfully, head on crashes make up only a small percent of automobile crashes. Head-on accidents happen more often in rural locations than metropolitan areas, making up 13% of all rural fatal accidents, while only comprising 7 percent of lethal crashes in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the intensity of a large number of head-on accidents, an ambulance and/or EMTs are nearly always dispatched to the location of the vehicle accident, generating extensive health related expenses in combination with the liability, property damage, and damage to the vehicles involved. Needless to say, these types of traffic accidents can change the focus of one's life physically, psychologically, and fiscally. You need a supporter; someone who knows legal process and who will battle 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-cost consultation. Our team of attorneys has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the Alpine, CA community, permit us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High speed accidents are horrific. As a result of the laws of physics, the quicker you (or the opposing car) is going, the more substantial the possibility for loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a slight "bump" at high speed can contribute to a devastating result if it triggers you to lose control of your vehicle. The degree of collisions on the highway - and their higher than average associated speeds - lead to more substantial collisions and subsequently more extensive damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are associated with a freeway (or any) accident in the Alpine, 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 of charge and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Loss of life and potentially terminal injuries are often the outcome of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the above average speeds and actual physical forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is generally more significant than a "fender bender" in a residential community. The possible severity of highway accidents multiplies when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the highways. Due to their weight and lack of maneuverability, bigger trucks cannot stop as fast or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This issue is compounded at the more significant rates of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also problematic because they very often will "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.Despite whether it involves a truck, another passenger vehicle, or a motorcycle, highway traffic accidents are frequently devastating, and you need help if you are to recover from the physical, emotional, psychological, and financial consequences 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 crashes 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 people every year than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Unquestionably, weather conditions are a contributing factor in automobile crashes, 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 Alpine, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of demands caused by traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clients.Inclement weather leads to unsafe driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. It stands to reason that 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. Certainly a contributing component is that it will take 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are comfortable with appealing weather like we have in Alpine, CA a large percentage of the year and you and/or your family are required to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may confront 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.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to explore if there is help and support readily available. If you have a private professional medical plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance provider should be invoiced for your healthcare costs, but you still can be responsible for fulfilling a deductible amount and for any copayments in your medical insurance.You may also have health care coverage integrated in your auto insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your choices and to make sure you get all of the money you ought to get.
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.
They may be responsible for all, a portion, or none of your healthcare expenses. Since California is a Comparative fault state, you are permitted to receive reasonable and customary medical related costs, but you are only able to receive the proportion that is not your responsibility. So, if the automobile accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a second person, you should recover one hundred percent of the damages. If, however, you are found to be to blame in any way, your reimbursement will be decreased by the proportionate amount.For example, if you were hit by a car (they were at fault) but you weren’t wearing a seatbelt (as required under California Vehicle Code Section 27363), and injuries you sustained were 30% due to your seatbelt violation, your legal claim may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical solutions.