Automobile Collision Personal Injury Lawyer in Hermosa Beach, CA
If you have been hurt in a car accident, you will want to talk to an attorney whose specialty is personal injuries. Tracking down the right lawyer will help get you on the road to a mental recovery as well as potential financial recovery.
What should you do after being in an accident in Hermosa Beach, CA?
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience. Before anything else, you should ask for medical support 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 makes perfect sense that traffic accidents are more frequent in metropolitan areas like Hermosa Beach, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than non-urban areas. No matter where the accident occurs, you will want to obtain the contact info of all people involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to stay at the location of an accident can result in fines, penalties, and potential jail time, 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 trade contact information and leave the scene of the accident. In some circumstances - 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.Requirements following a car accident vary from location to location and can be mystifying. Here are some of the requirements you may come across depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must stay at the scene 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 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 attorneys 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 most probably going to suffer with physical and mental effects from the accident. Take a breath, calm yourself, and call one of the best and most respected attorneys in the Hermosa Beach, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process numerous 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 questions 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:
Injuries While Riding
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is extremely difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (children, music, cellular devices, pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, automobile traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife animals, etc.), distractions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while driving 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 draw your focus away from the road is dangerous. In the Hermosa Beach, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a traffic accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers typically occur because of the higher center of gravity in specific vehicles, specifically 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 may cause the tires to suffer a loss of physical contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be extremely hazardous. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants died in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of the accidents didn't involve any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the popularity of SUVs increases, so does the proportion 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 passenger deaths occurred in rollovers while only 20% of occupant 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 of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than ordinary passenger cars and therefore are more susceptible to rollovers. Since the roofing system 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 inside 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 kinds of side impact accidents: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes usually occur when two (or more) automobiles 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 significant damage to both vehicles, including structural issues and complications that cannot instantly be seen but could render the car or truck unsafe. Other times the damage is so significant that the car or truck is not operational and could be a complete loss. In either event, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance underwriters and any liability concerns that may arise.The other type of side impact collision 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 traffic accidents are almost always worse than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while a T-bone transfers all of the power and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The effect of a T-bone collision often can cause extreme injuries to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's loss of life or permanent disability. If you or someone close have been the victim of any type of automobile accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals will help you figure out if there are legal and monetary 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 commitment consultation.
Thankfully, head on collisions make up only a slight percent of automobile crashes. Head-on crashes occur most often in outlying locations than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13% of all rural fatal collisions, while only comprising 7% of lethal crashes in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of almost all head-on accidents, EMTs and/or an ambulance is nearly always dispatched to the location of the accident, generating extensive medical bills in conjunction with the liability, property damage, and damage to the cars or trucks involved. As you can imagine, these types of traffic accidents can alter the course of one's day-to-day life physically, psychologically, and economically. You need a proponent; someone who knows legal procedure and who will fight for you. If you are involved in 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 obligation consultation. Our staff of lawyers has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our happy clientele in the Hermosa Beach, CA community, allow us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High speed accidents are frightening. Because of the laws of physics, the quicker you (or the opposing vehicle) is going, the better the possibility for loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a minor "tap" at high speeds can give rise to a catastrophic consequence if it causes you to lose control of your vehicle. The extent of crashes on the highway - and their greater associated speeds - lead to more substantial crashes and therefore more significant damage and insurance claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in an interstate (or any) accident in the Hermosa Beach, 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 appointment is 100 % free 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 life threatening injuries are often the consequence of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the very high speeds and physical forces involved, the harm to vehicles and people is generally more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The potential extent of interstate accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, 18 wheelers, and tractor-trailers that seem to take over the freeways. Due to their weight and lack of maneuverability, heavier vehicles cannot stop as rapidly or make tight turns without risking rollover. This condition is compounded at the more significant rates of interstate 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.No matter whether it involves a motorcycle, another passenger vehicle, or a truck, freeway traffic accidents are usually catastrophic, and you need support if you are to recuperate from the physical, emotional, financial, and psychological 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 motor vehicle accidents are weather-related.
- 70% of weather-related crashes take place 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 people every year than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Clearly, weather is a factor in automobile accidents, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and experienced in dealing with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Hermosa Beach, 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.Unpleasant weather leads to threatening 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 factor is that it requires 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are used to wonderful weather like we have in Hermosa Beach, CA a large percentage of the year but you and/or your family are required to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may encounter conditions that bring about an accident. Don't worry, Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has plenty of expertise with all types of traffic accidents, and we're here when you need us.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to find out if there is support readily available. If you have a personal medical plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance provider should be invoiced for your medical related obligations, but you still could be responsible for satisfying an insurance deductible amount of money and for any copayments in your medical care insurance.You might also have health coverage that are part of your auto insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your options and to ensure that you get every bit of the money you deserve.
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.
They may be accountable for all, a portion, or none of your medical charges. 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 proportion that is not your fault. So, if the collision is determined to be 100% the fault of a different person, you ought to recover 100 % of the damages. If, however, you are determined to be at fault in any way, your settlement will be diminished by the proportionate percentage.For example, if you were hit by an automobile (they were at fault) but you weren’t wearing a seatbelt (as required under California Vehicle Code Section 27363), and injuries you received were 30% as a result of your seat belt violation, your payment may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to go over your legal and medical opportunities.