Car Collision Injury Attorney in Laguna Hills, CA
If you've been injured in a vehicle accident, you will want to speak to a law firm who specializes in personal injuries. Choosing the right lawyers will help get you on the way to a mental recovery as well as potential financial recovery.
What do you do after being injured in Laguna Hills, CA?
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience. Before you do anything else, you should seek out medical assistance if necessary. If you haven't already done so, 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 prevalent in urban areas like Laguna Hills, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than remote areas. No matter where the accident happens, you will want to gather the contact information of all parties involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to remain at the location of an accident can end up in penalties, fines, and potential jail time, but if you are engaged in any type of accident, you should wait for the police to arrive. Dependent on the circumstances and if all persons agree, you may be able to exchange contact information and leave the location of the accident. In some instances - particularly if there are injuries involved - the parties are required to contact the governing law enforcement office and report the accident, whether there was any other damage or not.Obligations following a traffic accident vary from area to area and can be mystifying. Here are some of the requirements you may come across depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must remain at the location until the authorities 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 attorneys to relieve you of the stress of dealing with the mess.Whether the accident was your fault or not, whether you were the driver, a passenger, a bystander, or involved in some other way, you are most probably going to go through physical and mental effects from the accident. Take a breath, calm yourself, and call one of the best and most respected law firms in the Laguna Hills, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process a great number 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 fears 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:
Pickup Truck Accidents
Uber Accident Injuries
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Texting while Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is extremely tough to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (young children, music, cellular devices, pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), diversions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while behind the wheel 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 take your attention away from the road is dangerous. In the Laguna Hills, 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 normally 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 may cause the tires to be deprived of physical contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be incredibly hazardous. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants perished in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of the accidents didn't involve any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of SUVs 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 ordinary passenger cars and therefore are more prone 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 common 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 usually occur when 2 (or more) vehicles 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 extensive damage to both vehicles, including structural issues and complications that cannot instantly be observed but could make the car or truck dangerous. Other times the damage is so severe that the car is not drivable and could be a total loss. In either event, our law firm will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance providers and any legal difficulties that may arise.The other type of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more fatal results. T-bone collisions take place when the front of one vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone auto accidents are almost always much worse than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas 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 collision often results in substantial trauma 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 car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal experts will help you ascertain 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.
Head On Collisions
Thankfully, frontal crashes make up only a tiny percent of vehicle accidents. Head-on collisions take place far more frequently in rural areas than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13% of all rural fatal accidents, while only comprising 7% of lethal collisions in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the extent of virtually all head-on crashes, EMTs and/or an ambulance is almost always dispatched to the scene of the automobile accident, resulting in potentially considerable healthcare charges in conjunction with the legal, property damage, and damage to the cars involved. Essentially, these types of car accidents can alter the focus of one's personal life physically, psychologically, and fiscally. You need an ally; someone who understands legal strategy and who will fight for you and your loved ones. If you are part of 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 complimentary consultation. Our staff of attorneys has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the Laguna Hills, CA area, allow us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Freeway Car Accidents
High-speed crashes are horrifying. Due to the laws of physics, the more rapidly you (or the opposing vehicle) is traveling, the higher the chance for loss of vehicular control, damage, and/or physical trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a tiny "bump" at high speed can contribute to a devastating outcome if it triggers you to lose control of your car or truck. The extent of crashes on the freeway - and their greater speeds - lead to more major crashes and consequently more extensive damage and insurance claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are associated with a highway (or any) accident in the Laguna Hills, 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 free of charge 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 result of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the above average speeds and natural forces involved, the damage to vehicles and people is generally more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible extent of interstate accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semis, and tractor-trailers that seem to take over the highways. Due to their size and lack of maneuverability, larger vehicles can't stop as quickly or make tight turns without risking rollover. This problem is compounded at the more substantial rates of speed of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also a challenge because they tend to "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.No matter whether it involves another passenger vehicle, a truck or a motorcycle, interstate traffic accidents are usually devastating, and you need help and support if you are to recover from the physical, financial, emotional, and psychological 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 crashes are weather related.
- 70% of weather-related crashes occur 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 motor vehicle accidents kill more people every year than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Clearly, weather conditions are a contributing factor in automobile accidents, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and accomplished in dealing with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Laguna Hills, CA area citizens mitigate all sorts of demands as a result of traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clients.Inclement weather leads to treacherous driving conditions, dangerous roads, and more accidents. It stands to reason that the worse the weather is, the more likely there will be effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 crashes 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 appealing weather like we have in Laguna Hills, CA the vast majority of the year and you and/or your family are forced to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may experience conditions that lead to 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.
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.
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.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890. If you received an unsolicited payment proposal from an insurance carrier, they may be intending to pull a fast one to get you to accept a low agreement so you’ll disappear without costing their company a lot of money. The legal team at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC are experts who deal with automobile accidents day in and day out.Their track record aiding claimants in the Ontario, CA area is incomparable, and you will want to consult with Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC before accepting any settlement presented. Your introductory assessment happens to be free of charge, so what could you have to lose?