Automobile Collision Injury Law Firm in Duarte, CA
If you've been hurt in a car accident, you will want to contact a legal professional who specializes in accidental injury. Determining the right legal representative will help get you on the path to a mental recovery as well as potential financial recovery.Experience and knowledge are your allies when you deal with the process of filing a damage claim and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Duarte, CA area. Our legal team has decades 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 results. You don't pay us a cent unless we recover the damages you are due. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Auto Accident Injuries
Truck Accident Injuries
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Pedestrian's hit by Vehicle
Injured as a Passenger
Distracted Driving Accidents
Electronic Scooter Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is really difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (your children, music, cellular phones, animals, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), distractions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while driving is one of the most hazardous 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 Duarte, 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 consequence of the higher center of gravity in particular 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 shifts suddenly. This shift often causes the tires to suffer a loss of contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be tremendously hazardous. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants died in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of the accidents did not involve any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the proportion of SUV-related traffic accidents. Unfortunately, the fatality 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 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 body weight of the vehicle, the impact 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 types of side impact crashes: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes usually occur when two (or more) cars or trucks are traveling 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 significant damage to both vehicles, including structural concerns and complications that cannot immediately be seen but could render the vehicle dangerous. Other times the dent or damage is so severe that the car or truck is not drivable and could be a total loss. Either way, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance underwriters and any liability challenges that may arise.The other type of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more lethal results. T-bone collisions occur when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone collisions 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 results in drastic injuries to the passengers 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 car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals will help you discover if there are legal and economic 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 collisions make up only a slight percentage of traffic collisions. Head-on crashes happen more often in agricultural areas than urban areas, accounting for 13 percent of all non-urban lethal accidents, while only comprising 7% of deadly accidents in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the extent of the majority of head-on accidents, an ambulance and/or EMTs are almost always dispatched to the scene of the vehicle accident, generating extensive medical related expenses in addition to the liability, property damage, and damage to the automobiles involved. As you can imagine, these types of car accidents can change the focus of one's life time physically, psychologically, and fiscally. You need a proponent; someone who understands legal procedure and who will battle for you. If you are associated with a head-on collision - or any auto accident for that matter - you need to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a free of charge consultation. Our organization of legal professionals has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clientele in the Duarte, CA community, allow us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Highway Vehicle Accidents
High speed crashes are terrifying. Owing to the laws of physics, the more rapidly you (or the opposing vehicle) is going, the more significant the chance for loss of vehicle control, damages, and/or personal injury when your vehicles collide. Even a small "bump" at high speeds can give rise to a catastrophic consequence if it triggers you to lose control of your vehicle. The degree of auto accidents on the freeway - and their greater speeds - lead to more substantial collisions and consequently higher damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with an interstate (or any) accident in the Duarte, 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 potentially terminal injuries are often the consequence of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the high speeds and actual physical forces involved, the damage to vehicles and people is almost always more significant than a "fender bender" in a residential location. The possible seriousness of highway accidents multiplies when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semis, and tractor-trailers that seem to take over the freeways. Due to their mass and lack of maneuverability, larger trucks cannot stop as easily or make tight turns without risking rollover. This condition is compounded at the more substantial rates of speed of freeway traffic.Motorcycles are also an issue because they be inclined to "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.Despite whether it involves a motorcycle, another passenger vehicle, or a truck, interstate collisions are often catastrophic, and you need assistance if you are to recover from the physical, financial, psychological, and emotional 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 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 traffic accidents kill more people annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Needless to say, weather is a contributing factor in traffic accidents, and you need somebody who is there for you - rain or shine - and proficient in working with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Duarte, CA area citizens mitigate all sorts of claims as a result of traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clientele.Unpleasant weather leads to dangerous driving conditions, dangerous roads, and more accidents. Logically, the worse the weather is, the more likely there will be effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 accidents annually due to icy roads. Unquestionably a contributing factor 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 pleasant weather like we have in Duarte, CA nearly all of the year but you and/or your family are required to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may run into conditions that bring about 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. In fact, you should never consult with a claims adjuster until after you have spoken to legal counsel. Claims adjusters work for the insurance carrier, they do not work for you. It is their obligation to protect their organization's cash, and they cannot accomplish that if they voluntarily present you with the highest settlement, so they are going to offer you less. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will get you more.
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.
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.