Car Collision Personal Injury Attorney in Laguna Woods, CA
If you've been hurt in an automobile accident, you will want to speak with a lawyer who specializes in personal injuries. FInding the right legal representative will help get you on the path to a mental recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.
What do you do after being injured in Laguna Woods, CA?
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience. Before anything else, you should seek medical services 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 Laguna Woods, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than agricultural areas. No matter where the vehicle accident occurs, you will want to collect the contact details of all individuals involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to remain at the location of an accident can result in penalties, fines, and potential time in jail, but if you are involved with any type of accident, you should wait for the authorities to arrive. Depending on the situation and if all parties agree, you may be able to swap contact information and leave the scene of the accident. In some circumstances - particularly if there are injuries involved - the parties are required to contact the police and report the accident, whether there was any other damage or not.Obligations following an accident vary from area to area and can be confusing. Here are some of the requirements you may experience depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must stay at the location until law enforcement arrive
- The responsible driver must contact the police
- 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 cause of the accident was your fault or not, whether you were a bystander, the driver, a passenger, or involved in some other way, you are more than likely going to suffer 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 Woods, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process plenty 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 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
Uber Accident Injuries
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Distracted 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, animals, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, automobile traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), distractions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while driving a motor vehicle 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 Laguna Woods, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a collision, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Roll Over Crashes
Rollovers commonly occur as a consequence of the higher center of gravity in select vehicles, especially 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 suffer a loss of contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be extremely harmful. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants perished in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of these didn't involve any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of SUVs increases, so does the proportion of SUV-related traffic accidents. Unfortunately, the death 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 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 susceptible to rollovers. Since the roof of most vehicles is not designed to support the weight of the vehicle, the impact sustained in a rollover can crush the roof and cause massive and catastrophic injuries to the passengers in 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 crashes: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes commonly occur when 2 (or more) automobiles 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 significant damage to both vehicles, including structural problems and complications that cannot immediately be observed but could render the vehicle quite unsafe. Other times the dent or damage is so extensive that the car is not drivable and could be a complete loss. In either event, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance companies and any legal obstacles that may arise.The other form of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more fatal 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 more serious 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 collision often brings about drastic trauma to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's death or permanent impairment. If you or someone you care about 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 economic 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 Crashes
Thankfully, head-on collisions make up only a slight percent of automobile collisions. Head-on accidents happen far more frequently in non-urban locations than urban areas, accounting for 13% of all non-urban deadly collisions, while only comprising 7 percent of fatal collisions in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the extent of a large number of head-on accidents, an ambulance and/or EMTs are nearly always dispatched to the location of the automobile accident, generating potentially substantial healthcare expenses in combination with the legal, property damage, and damage to the cars involved. As you can imagine, these types of accidents can change the course of one's life time physically, emotionally, and economically. You need a supporter; someone who knows legal procedure and who will fight for you. If you are included in a head-on collision - or any motor vehicle accident for that matter - you will want to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a no-cost consultation. Our organization of lawyers has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the Laguna Woods, CA community, permit us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High speed collisions are terrifying. Due to the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing vehicle) is moving, the greater the possibility for the loss of vehicular control, damage, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a little "tap" at high speed can lead to a disastrous consequence if it triggers you to lose control of your car or truck. The severity of auto accidents on the highway - and their higher accompanying speeds - lead to more major accidents and consequently more significant damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with an interstate (or any) accident in the Laguna Woods, 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 completely 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 terminal injuries are often the direct result of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the above average speeds and physical forces involved, the damage to vehicles and people is almost always greater than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible extent of highway accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the highways. Due to their size and lack of maneuverability, bigger trucks can't stop as readily or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This condition is compounded at the higher rates of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also problematic 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, highway crashes are oftentimes catastrophic, and you need assistance if you are to recuperate from the physical, psychological, emotional, and financial side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 report conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of automotive vehicle accidents are weather related.
- 70% of weather-related accidents 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 individuals annually than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Obviously, weather is a contributing factor in automobile crashes, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and accomplished in working with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Laguna Woods, CA area citizens mitigate all sorts of compensation 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.Inclement weather leads to unsafe driving conditions, dangerous 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 crashes annually due to icy roads. Undoubtedly a contributing component is that it requires 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it will on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are comfortable with appealing weather like we have in Laguna Woods, 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 run into conditions that bring about 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.
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.
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.
They may be responsible for all, a portion, or none of your medical-related costs. Since California is a Comparative fault state, you are allowed to receive reasonable and customary healthcare costs, but you are only eligible for the proportion that is not your fault. So, if the accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a different person, you should recover one hundred percent of the damages. If, however, you are found to be to blame in any way, your settlement will be discounted by the corresponding percentage.For example, if you were struck by a car (they were at fault) but you were not wearing a seatbelt (as required under California Vehicle Code Section 27363), and injuries you received were 30% as a result of your seatbelt violation, your settlement may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical choices.