Automobile Accident Personal Injury Law Firm in La Crescenta-Montrose, CA
If you have been hurt in a car accident, you will want to consult with a law firm who specializes in personal injury. Determining the right law firm will help get you on the road to a mental recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.You want someone with knowledge and experience on your side when you deal with the process of filing a claim for loss and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the La Crescenta-Montrose, CA area. Our law firm has many 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 consequences. You don't pay us a cent unless we collect the money you are due. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Auto Accident Injuries
Truck Accident Injuries
Uber Accident Injuries
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Pedestrian's hit by Vehicle
Injuries While Riding
Texting while Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is extremely tough to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (children, music, mobile phones, animals, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), distractions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while behind the wheel 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 eyes away from the road is dangerous. In the La Crescenta-Montrose, 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.
Rollovers commonly occur as a result 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 quickly and the vehicle's center of gravity shifts suddenly. This shift often causes the tires to be deprived of physical contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be exceedingly harmful. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of the accidents didn't include any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance 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 passenger 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 and style 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 damage 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 accidents: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes typically occur when two (or more) cars or trucks are moving 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 issues and complications that cannot immediately be spotted but could render the car or truck unsafe. Other times the damage is so extensive that the car 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 underwriters and any legal issues that may arise.The other type of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more life threatening results. T-bone collisions come about when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone accidents are almost always much worse than sideswipes because the energy in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transfers all of the energy and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The power of a T-bone collision often can cause severe trauma to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's loss of life or permanent impairment. If you or a loved one have been the victim of any type of car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal experts will help you determine if there are legal and monetary 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 collisions make up only a small percent of traffic collisions. Head-on accidents take place far more often in agricultural areas than metropolitan areas, making up 13% of all rural deadly collisions, while only comprising 7 percent of lethal collisions in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the intensity of most head-on crashes, an ambulance and/or EMTs are almost always dispatched to the scene of the vehicle accident, which results in potentially significant medical expenses in conjunction with the legal, property damage, and damage to the motor vehicles involved. Not surprisingly, these types of traffic accidents can alter the course of one's way of life physically, psychologically, and fiscally. You need an ally; someone who knows legal strategy and who will battle for you and your loved ones. If you are associated with a head-on collision - or any motor vehicle accident for that matter - you need to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a complimentary consultation. Our staff of attorneys has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the La Crescenta-Montrose, CA community, we can help do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Freeway Auto Accidents
High speed collisions are horrific. Owing to the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing car) is moving, the more substantial the possibility for the loss of vehicle control, damages, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a little "bump" at high speeds can give rise to a catastrophic consequence if it causes you to lose control of your vehicle. The extent of collisions on the highway - and their greater speeds - lead to more severe collisions and consequently more substantial damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with an interstate (or any) accident in the La Crescenta-Montrose, 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 absolutely 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 fatal injuries are often the outcome of highway accidents. Once again, due to the higher speeds and natural forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is generally more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible intensity of interstate accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the freeways. Due to their body mass and lack of maneuverability, heavier vehicles can't stop as fast or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This problem is compounded at the more significant 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 highway, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.Despite whether it involves a motorcycle, another passenger vehicle, or a truck, freeway crashes are frequently disastrous, and you need help and support if you are to recuperate from the physical, financial, psychological, and emotional side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 report done by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of motor vehicle crashes are weather-related.
- 70% of weather-related accidents 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 automobile accidents kill more people every year than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Obviously, weather is a factor in car collisions, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and knowledgeable in dealing with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping La Crescenta-Montrose, CA area citizens mitigate all sorts of demands resulting from traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clients.Inclement weather leads to unsafe driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. It stands to reason that the worse the weather is, the more likely there will be negative effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 crashes annually due to icy roads. Certainly a contributing component is that it takes 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 La Crescenta-Montrose, CA most of the year and you and/or your family are forced 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 experience with all types of traffic accidents, and we're here when you need us.
Unquestionably. For that matter, you should never speak with a claims adjuster until after you have already spoken to legal counsel. Claims adjusters are working for the insurance provider, they don't represent you. It is their purpose to save their organization's money, and they can’t do that if they voluntarily present you with the maximum settlement, so they will certainly 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.