Car or Truck Collision Injury Attorney in Lakewood, CA
If you have been hurt in a car accident, you will want to talk with a legal professional who specializes in personal injuries. Determining the right lawyer will help get you on the road to a mental recovery as well as potential financial recovery.You want someone with knowledge and experience on your side when you undertake the process of filing a claim for damages and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Lakewood, CA area. Our legal team has decades 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 impact. You don't pay us a cent until we recover the money you are owed. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Truck Accident Injuries
Lyft Accident Injury
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injuries While Riding
Distracted Driving Accidents
Electronic Scooter Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is really difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (young children, music, mobile phones, cats and dogs, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), diversions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while driving a motor vehicle 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 attention away from the road is dangerous. In the Lakewood, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in an accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers generally occur due to 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 quickly and the vehicle's center of gravity suddenly shifts. 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 incredibly harmful. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants died in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these didn't 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 passenger 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 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 normal 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 in the vehicle.Rollover 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 accidents: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes usually occur when two (or more) cars or trucks are traveling 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 extensive damage to both vehicles, including structural problems and complications that cannot immediately be viewed but could make the car or truck unsafe. Other times the damage is so severe that the car or truck is not operational and could be a complete loss. Either way, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance providers 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 occur when the front of one vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone auto accidents are almost always more serious than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while a T-bone transmits all of the power and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The effect of a T-bone accident often brings about severe injuries to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's death or permanent disability. If you or a family member have been the victim of any type of automobile accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals will help you discover if there are legal and financial 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 obligation consultation.
Thankfully, head-on collisions make up only a slight percent of traffic accidents. Head-on collisions occur far more often in non-urban areas than urban areas, making up 13% of all rural deadly accidents, while only comprising 7 percent of deadly accidents in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the intensity of the majority of head-on crashes, an ambulance and/or EMTs are almost always dispatched to the scene of the crash, bringing about significant medical charges in conjunction with the legal, property damage, and damage to the automobiles involved. Needless to say, these types of car accidents can alter the focus of one's day-to-day life physically, emotionally, and economically. You need an ally; someone who knows legal process and who will battle for you. If you are involved in a head-on collision - or any car accident for that matter - you will want to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a no obligation consultation. Our team of attorneys has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the Lakewood, CA community, permit us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High-speed crashes are terrifying. As a result of the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing car) is moving, the more significant the possibility for the loss of vehicle control, damage, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a small "tap" at high speed can contribute to a catastrophic result if it makes you lose control of your car or truck. The severity of auto accidents on the freeway - and their greater associated speeds - lead to more serious accidents and subsequently greater damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in a highway (or any) accident in the Lakewood, 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 free of charge and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Death and potentially terminal trauma are often the outcome of highway accidents. Once again, due to the above average speeds and natural forces involved, the harm to vehicles and people is normally greater than a "fender bender" in a residential location. The possible seriousness of interstate accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, 18 wheelers, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the freeways. Due to their size and lack of maneuverability, bigger vehicles cannot stop as rapidly or make tight turns without risking rollover. This condition is compounded at the more substantial rates of freeway traffic.Motorcycles are also a challenge because they have been found to "open up" their throttles when they get on the freeway, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.Regardless of whether it involves a motorcycle, another passenger vehicle, or a truck, freeway accidents are often catastrophic, and you need help if you are to recover from the physical, psychological, financial, and emotional 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 accidents 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 vehicle traffic accidents kill more individuals every year than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Clearly, weather is a contributing factor in traffic collisions, and you need someone 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 Lakewood, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of compensation claims resulting from traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clients.Unpleasant weather leads to hazardous driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. Logically, 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 accidents annually due to icy roads. Unquestionably a contributing variable 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 pleasant weather like we have in Lakewood, CA a large percentage of the year but you and/or your family are compelled to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may run into conditions that lead to 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. 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.
Absolutely. For that matter, you should never talk to a claims adjuster until after you’ve spoken to an attorney at law. Claims adjusters are employed by the insurance carrier, they do not represent you. It is their duty to save their organization's money, and they can’t accomplish that if they voluntarily provide you the maximum payment, 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.