Car Accident Personal Injury Law Firms in Laguna Beach, CA
If you've been seriously injured in a car accident, you will want to speak to a law firm whose specialty is personal injuries. Tracking down the right lawyers will help get you on the path to an emotional recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.
You've been in an accident in Laguna Beach, CA. Now what?
Car accidents can be traumatic. Before you do anything else, you should seek out medical help and 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 stands to reason that traffic accidents are more frequent in urban areas like Laguna Beach, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than outlying areas. No matter where the accident occurs, you will want to pull together the contact info of all parties involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to stay at the location of an accident can result in fines, penalties, and potential time in jail, but if you are engaged in any type of accident, you should wait for the police to arrive. Depending on the situation and if all parties agree, you may be able to share contact information and leave the location of the accident. In some situations - 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 a car accident vary from area to area and can be baffling. Here are some of the requirements you may encounter depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must remain at the scene until the police arrive
- The responsible driver must contact law enforcement
- The responsible party must attend to any accidental injury 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 lawyers to relieve you of the stress of dealing with the mess.Whether the cause of the accident was your fault or not, whether you were a passenger, the driver, a bystander, 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 Laguna Beach, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process lots of 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 concerns you may not have considered like the cost of property damage, medical costs (both current and in the future), loss of earnings and wages, legal liability, potential disability claims, 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
Lyft Accident Injury
Commercial Driver Accidents
Injured as a Passenger
Driving while Distracted Accidents
Electronic Scooter Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is extremely tough to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (kids, music, cellular devices, animals, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), diversions occur.Regrettably, 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 take your eyes away from the road is dangerous. In the Laguna Beach, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a car accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers normally occur as a result of the higher center of gravity in select vehicles, particularly 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 might cause the tires to be deprived of contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be incredibly hazardous. 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 sports utility vehicles increases, so does the proportion 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 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 regular passenger cars and therefore are more susceptible to rollovers. Since the roofing system 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.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 types of side impact crashes: 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 concerns and complications that cannot instantly be seen but could render the car or truck unsafe. Other times the dent or damage is so substantial that the car is not operational and could be a complete loss. In either event, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance carriers and any liability questions that may arise.The other kind of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more lethal results. T-bone collisions take place when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone collisions are almost always more dangerous than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transfers all of the energy and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The impact of a T-bone accident often brings about drastic injuries to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's death or permanent disability. If you or someone you love have been the victim of any type of automobile accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal experts will help you determine if there are legal and financial 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.
Thankfully, head on accidents make up only a small percentage of automobile accidents. Head-on collisions happen far more frequently in non-urban areas than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13 percent of all rural deadly collisions, while only comprising 7 percent of lethal collisions in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the intensity of almost all head-on crashes, EMTs and/or an ambulance is nearly always dispatched to the scene of the accident, resulting in substantial medical related expenses in addition to the legal, property damage, and damage to the vehicles involved. Needless to say, these types of traffic accidents can alter the course of one's way of life physically, emotionally, and financially. You need a supporter; someone who knows legal techniques and who will battle for you and your family. 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 team of legal professionals has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the Laguna Beach, CA community, allow us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Freeway Auto Accidents
High-speed collisions are frightening. Due to the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing vehicle) is traveling, the greater the chance for the loss of vehicular control, damage, and/or physical injury when your vehicles collide. Even a little "bump" at high speeds can give rise to a catastrophic result if it triggers you to lose control of your vehicle. The severity of collisions on the highway - and their significantly greater associated speeds - lead to more severe crashes and subsequently higher damage and insurance claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a highway (or any) accident in the Laguna 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 result of highway accidents. Once again, due to the very high speeds and natural forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is typically more significant than a "fender bender" in a residential neighborhood. The possible intensity of highway accidents multiplies when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to take over the freeways. Due to their mass and lack of maneuverability, heavier vehicles can't stop as rapidly or make tight turns without risking rollover. This issue is compounded at the higher rates of speed of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also a problem because they frequently "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.Irrespective of whether it involves a truck, a motorcycle, or another passenger vehicle, interstate collisions are oftentimes catastrophic, and you need help if you are to recuperate from the physical, emotional, financial, and psychological 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 automotive 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)Undoubtedly, weather conditions are a contributing factor in traffic crashes, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and accomplished in working with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Laguna Beach, CA area residents 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 clientele.Unpleasant weather leads to unsafe driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. Logically, the worse the weather, the more likely there will be negative effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 accidents annually due to icy roads. Undoubtedly a contributing factor is that it will take ten times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are accustomed to wonderful weather like we have in Laguna Beach, CA the vast majority 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 experience with all types of traffic accidents, and we're here when you need us.
Definitely. For that matter, you shouldn’t communicate with a claims adjuster until after you have spoken to an attorney at law. Claims adjusters are employed by the insurance underwriter, they don't represent you. It is their duty to preserve their company's cash, and they can’t accomplish that if they voluntarily offer you the greatest settlement, so they are going to offer you less. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will get you more.
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.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890. If you received an unsolicited payment offer from an insurance provider, they could be trying to pull a fast one to get you to agree to a less-than-optimized settlement so you’ll disappear without costing their company a great deal of money. The legal team at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC are industry experts who deal with auto accidents all of the time.Their distinction assisting residents of the Aliso Viejo, CA area is incomparable, and you’ll want to get in touch with Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC before agreeing to any arrangement offered. Your very first appointment happens to be without charge, so precisely what do you have to lose?