Car Collision Injury Law Firm in Corona, CA
If you have been injured in a car accident, you will want to talk with a lawyer whose specialty is personal injury. FInding the right lawyer will help get you on the way to an emotional recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.
What should you do first if injured in Corona, CA in an accident?
Car accidents can be traumatic. Before anything else, you should seek out medical help and support if necessary. If you haven't done so already, speak to a healthcare professional to ensure that you are healthy, then call us today at (877) 278-6890.It stands to reason that traffic accidents are more prevalent in metropolitan areas like Corona, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than agricultural areas. No matter where the accident happens, you will want to pull together the contact information of all people involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to stay at the location of an accident can result in penalties, fines, and potential time in jail, but if you are involved with any type of accident, you should wait for law enforcement to arrive. Depending on the situation and if all parties 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.Expectations following any sort of accident vary from region to region and can be confusing. Here are some of the requirements you may encounter depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must stay at the location until the authorities arrive
- The responsible driver must contact the police
- The responsible party must attend to any injuries of the non-responsible party
- If both parties are injured they can legally leave the scene 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 legal professionals to relieve you of the stress of dealing with the mess.Whether the accident was your fault or not, whether you were a bystander, the driver, a passenger, or involved in some other way, you are very likely going to suffer with mental and physical effects from the accident. Take a breath, calm yourself, and call one of the best and most respected law firms in the Corona, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process plenty of 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 concerns you may not have considered like the cost of damage to property, current and future medical costs, potential loss of wages and earnings, potential disability claims, legal liability, 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
Truck Accident Injuries
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injured as a Passenger
Texting while Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is very hard to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (your children, music, mobile phones, animals, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), diversions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while behind the wheel 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 take your attention away from the road is dangerous. In the Corona, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in an accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Roll Over Accidents
Rollovers usually occur as a consequence of the higher center of gravity in specific vehicles, primarily 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 shifts suddenly. This shift often causes the tires to be deprived of contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be very hazardous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants died in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these didn't include any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of SUVs increases, so does the percentage 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 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 design and style of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than traditional 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 damage sustained in a rollover can crush the roof and cause massive and catastrophic injuries to the passengers inside the vehicle.Roll over 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 varieties of side impact collisions: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes commonly occur when two (or more) vehicles 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 concerns and complications that cannot instantly be viewed but could make the car or truck dangerous. Other times the damage is so significant that the car or truck is not drivable and could be a complete loss. In either event, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance companies and any liability obstacles that may arise.The other type 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 auto accidents are almost always more serious than sideswipes because the energy in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while a T-bone transmits all of the energy and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The effect of a T-bone accident often translates to extreme trauma to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's death 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 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.
Head On Accidents
Thankfully, frontal accidents make up only a small percentage of traffic collisions. Head-on accidents occur more often in agricultural locations than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13 percent of all non-urban deadly collisions, while only comprising 7 percent of fatal crashes in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the extent of a large number of head-on collisions, an ambulance and/or EMTs are almost always dispatched to the location of the auto accident, bringing about potentially extensive medical fees in combination with the legal, property damage, and damage to the cars involved. Not surprisingly, these types of traffic accidents can alter the focus of one's day-to-day life physically, psychologically, and economically. You need an advocate; someone who knows legal processes and who will battle for you and your loved ones. If you are part of a head-on collision - or any accident for that matter - you need to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a no-cost consultation. Our team of lawyers has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clientele in the Corona, CA vicinity, permit us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Highway Car Accidents
High-speed collisions are terrifying. Because of the laws of physics, the more rapidly you (or the opposing vehicle) is traveling, the better the possibility for the loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a small "bump" at high speeds can contribute to a disastrous result if it causes you to lose control of your vehicle. The degree of auto accidents on the highway - and their higher accompanying speeds - lead to more serious collisions and subsequently greater damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in a highway (or any) accident in the Corona, 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.Death and potentially fatal trauma are often the result of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the higher speeds and natural forces involved, the damage to vehicles and people is normally greater than a "fender bender" in a residential location. The possible severity of interstate accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to take over the highways. Due to their weight and lack of maneuverability, heavier vehicles can't stop as rapidly or make tight turns without risking rollover. This problem is compounded at the greater speeds of freeway traffic.Motorcycles are also an issue because they have the tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.Irrespective of whether it involves a truck, another passenger vehicle, or a motorcycle, highway traffic accidents are often catastrophic, and you need help and support 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 study carried out by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of automotive vehicle accidents 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 motor vehicle accidents kill more people annually than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Needless to say, weather is a factor in traffic crashes, and you need somebody who is there for you - rain or shine - and accomplished in working with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Corona, CA area citizens 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 clientele.Nasty weather leads to dangerous driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. Logically, the worse the weather, 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 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 comfortable with appealing weather like we have in Corona, CA nearly all of the year but you and/or your family are forced to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may experience 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.
Absolutely. In fact, you shouldn’t communicate with a claims adjuster until after you have spoken to a legal professional. Claims adjusters are employed by the insurance carrier, they do not work for you. It is their duty to protect their organization's money, and they can’t accomplish that if they voluntarily provide you with the greatest settlement, so they're 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 support available to you. If you have a personalized professional medical plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance company should be invoiced for your medical charges, but you still might be responsible for satisfying an insurance deductible amount and for any co-payments in your insurance.You might also have medical care coverage already a part of your auto insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your opportunities and to make sure you get every bit of the compensation you ought to get.
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.