Automobile Accident Injury Lawyer in Arcadia, CA
If you have been seriously injured in a vehicle accident, you will want to speak to a lawyer who specializes in personal injury. FInding the right legal representative will help get you on the way to an emotional recovery as well as potential financial recovery.
You've been in an accident in Arcadia, CA. Now what?
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience. Before you do anything else, you should ask for medical services if necessary. If you haven't done so already, speak to a medical professional to ensure that you are healthy, then call us today at (877) 278-6890.It seems logical that traffic accidents are more frequent in urban areas like Arcadia, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than remote areas. No matter where the accident occurs, you will want to pull together the contact info of all people involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to stay at the scene 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 police to arrive. Dependent on the circumstances and if all persons agree, you may be able to exchange contact information and leave the location of the accident. In some cases - particularly if there are injuries involved - the parties are obligated to contact the governing law enforcement office and report the accident, whether there was any other damage or not.Obligations following any sort of accident vary from region to region and can be confusing. Here are some of the requirements you may experience depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must stay at the location until police arrive
- The responsible driver must contact law enforcement
- 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 attorneys to relieve you of the stress of dealing with the mess.Whether the accident was your fault or not, whether you were the driver, a bystander, a passenger, or involved in some other way, you are almost certainly going to go through 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 Arcadia, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process countless times before, and our team of attorneys will not only help you answer the questions you have about "What's next?" but we will also address issues 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:
Pickup Truck Accidents
Commercial Driver Accidents
Injured as a Passenger
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is really difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (children, music, cellular phones, your pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), diversions occur.Regrettably, 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 focus away from the road is dangerous. In the Arcadia, 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.
Roll Over Incidents
Rollovers usually occur due to the higher center of gravity in select vehicles, particularly SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) and large trucks. Rollovers can occur when a driver turns the vehicle too quickly and the vehicle's center of gravity shifts suddenly. This shift can cause the tires to suffer a loss of contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be exceedingly hazardous. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants were killed in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of the accidents didn't include any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic accidents. 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 design of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than ordinary passenger cars and therefore are more vulnerable to rollovers. Since the roof of most vehicles is not designed to support the body weight of the vehicle, the impact sustained in a rollover can crush the roof and cause massive and catastrophic injuries to the passengers in the vehicle.Roll over 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 accidents: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes typically occur when two (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 substantial damage to both vehicles, including structural concerns and complications that cannot immediately be observed but could render the vehicle quite unsafe. Other times the damage is so extensive that the car is not drivable and could be a total loss. Either way, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance underwriters and any liability situations that may arise.The other form of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more fatal results. T-bone collisions come about when the front of one vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone accidents are almost always much worse than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transmits all of the energy and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The power of a T-bone collision often can cause extreme trauma to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's death or permanent disability. If you or your family member have been the victim of any type of car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal experts will help you figure out if there are legal and economic 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 obligation consultation.
Thankfully, head on accidents make up only a slight percent of vehicle accidents. Head-on crashes occur far more often in rural areas than metropolitan areas, making up 13 percent of all rural lethal crashes, while only comprising 7% of lethal accidents in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the extent of virtually all head-on crashes, EMTs and/or an ambulance is nearly always dispatched to the location of the vehicle accident, generating substantial healthcare expenditures in addition to the liability, property damage, and damage to the automobiles involved. Needless to say, these types of catastrophes can change the focus of one's life time physically, emotionally, and economically. You need an ally; someone who knows legal processes and who will battle for you and your family. 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 attorneys has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the Arcadia, CA community, let us do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High speed accidents are frightening. Owing to the laws of physics, the faster you (or the opposing vehicle) is moving, the higher the opportunity for the loss of vehicle control, damages, and/or personal trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a small "bump" at high speeds can lead to a catastrophic result if it causes you to lose control of your car or truck. The extent of collisions on the freeway - and their higher than average accompanying speeds - lead to more serious collisions and consequently more substantial damage and insurance claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in a highway (or any) accident in the Arcadia, 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 discussion is 100 % 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 direct result of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the very high speeds and physical forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is typically more significant than a "fender bender" in a residential neighborhood. The potential intensity of interstate accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semis, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the highways. Due to their size and lack of maneuverability, larger vehicles cannot stop as readily or make tight turns without risking rollover. This problem is compounded at the more substantial speeds of freeway traffic.Motorcycles are also a challenge because they have been found to "open up" their throttles when they get on the freeway, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.Regardless of whether it involves a motorcycle, another passenger vehicle, or a truck, interstate catastrophes are frequently disastrous, and you need assistance if you are to recover from the physical, emotional, psychological, and financial side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 study carried out by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of motor vehicle crashes are weather related.
- 70% of weather related accidents occur 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 automobile traffic accidents kill more people every year than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Unquestionably, weather conditions are a factor in car accidents, and you need someone who is there for you - rain or shine - and proficient in dealing with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Arcadia, CA area citizens 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 clients.Unpleasant weather leads to treacherous driving conditions, dangerous 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 accidents annually due to icy roads. Undoubtedly a contributing variable is that it takes ten times longer to stop on snow and ice than it will on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are comfortable with appealing weather like we have in Arcadia, CA most of the year but you and/or your family are compelled to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may come across conditions that result in 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 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.
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.
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.