Automobile Collision Injury Lawyer in Koreatown, CA
If you have been injured in a vehicle accident, you will want to talk with a law firm who specializes in personal injuries. Determining the right legal professional will help get you on the road to an emotional recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.Experience and knowledge are your allies when you face the process of filing a claim for damages and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Koreatown, CA area. Our legal team has years 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 effects. You don't pay us anything unless we collect the damages you are owed. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injured as a Passenger
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is quite challenging to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (kids, music, cellular phones, cats and dogs, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife animals, etc.), diversions 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 eyes away from the road is dangerous. In the Koreatown, 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 Crashes
Rollovers usually occur because 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 shifts suddenly. This shift may cause the tires to suffer a loss of contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be exceptionally dangerous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of the accidents did not involve any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of SUVs increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic collisions. Unfortunately, the death rates involving SUVs is much higher than that of other vehicles. According to a 2019 IIHS study, 42% of SUV occupant 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 dropped 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 regular passenger cars and therefore are more vulnerable to rollovers. Since the roof of most vehicles is not designed to support the 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 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 crashes: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes typically occur when 2 (or more) cars or trucks 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 make the vehicle unsafe. Other times the damage is so significant that the car or truck is not drivable and could be a complete loss. Either way, our law firm will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance carriers and any legal questions that may arise.The other type of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more deadly results. T-bone collisions take place when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone car accidents are almost always worse than sideswipes because the energy in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while a T-bone transfers all of the power and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The power of a T-bone accident often results in severe injuries to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's death or permanent impairment. If you or a family member have been the victim of any type of car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals 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 commitment consultation.
Head On Crashes
Thankfully, head on accidents make up only a slight percent of automobile crashes. Head-on collisions take place most often in non-urban locations than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13% of all non-urban lethal crashes, while only comprising 7% of deadly collisions in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the intensity of the majority of head-on crashes, EMTs and/or an ambulance is almost always dispatched to the scene of the accident, leading to potentially substantial medical expenditures in combination with the legal, property damage, and damage to the vehicles involved. Not surprisingly, these types of collisions can transform the course of one's daily life physically, psychologically, and fiscally. You need an advocate; someone who understands legal processes and who will battle for you. If you are part of a head-on collision - or any vehicle accident for that matter - you will want to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a free of charge consultation. Our staff of attorneys has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our happy clientele in the Koreatown, CA community, we can help do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Highway Traffic Accidents
High speed accidents are frightening. Due to the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing car) is going, the greater the possibility for the loss of vehicle control, damages, and/or personal trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a slight "tap" at high speeds can give rise to a catastrophic result if it causes you to lose control of your car or truck. The degree of collisions on the highway - and their higher accompanying speeds - lead to more serious collisions and consequently higher damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a highway (or any) accident in the Koreatown, 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 complimentary and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Death and life threatening injuries are often the consequence of highway accidents. Once again, due to the high speeds and natural forces involved, the damage to people and vehicles is normally more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible seriousness of freeway accidents increases when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, 18 wheelers, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the freeways. Due to their weight and lack of maneuverability, bigger vehicles can't stop as readily or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This condition is compounded at the greater rates of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also an issue because they tend to "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.No matter whether it involves another passenger vehicle, a motorcycle, or a truck, highway collisions are oftentimes devastating, and you need support 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 report 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 traffic accidents kill more individuals annually than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Needless to say, weather is a contributing factor in motor vehicle crashes, and you need somebody who is there for you - rain or shine - and experienced in working with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Koreatown, 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 clients.Nasty weather leads to hazardous driving conditions, treacherous 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. Undoubtedly a contributing component is that it will take 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it will on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are used to wonderful weather like we have in Koreatown, CA a large percentage of the year and you and/or your family are compelled to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may experience conditions that result in 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 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 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.
They may be responsible for all, a portion, or none of your medical 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 fault. So, if the vehicle accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a second person, you ought to recover 100 percent of the damages. If, however, you are determined to be at fault in any way, your reimbursement will be lessened by the proportionate percentage.For example, if you were hit by a motor vehicle (they were at fault) but you were not wearing a seatbelt (as required under California Vehicle Code Section 27363), and injuries you sustained were 30% caused by your seatbelt infraction, your payment may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical choices.