Car or Truck Collision Personal Injury Law Firms in Los Nietos, CA
If you have been injured in a car accident, you will want to speak with a legal professional whose specialty is personal injury. Obtaining the right lawyers will help get you on the road to a mental recovery as well as potential financial recovery.
What should you do first if injured in Los Nietos, CA in an accident?
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience. Before everything else, you should seek out medical help if necessary. If you haven't done so already, speak to a medical doctor to ensure that you are healthy, then call us today at (877) 278-6890.It seems logical that traffic accidents are more typical in urban areas like Los Nietos, 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 individuals involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to stay at the location of an accident can end up in penalties, fines, and potential time in jail, but if you are involved in any type of accident, you should wait for law enforcement to arrive. Dependent on the circumstances and if all persons 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.Obligations following a car accident vary from region to region and can be complicated. Here are some of the requirements you may experience depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must remain at the location until the authorities 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 location 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 accident was your fault or not, whether you were the driver, a passenger, a bystander, or involved in some other way, you are very likely going to go through mental and physical effects from the accident. Take a breath, calm yourself, and call one of the best and most respected lawyers in the Los Nietos, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process myriad times before, and our team of legal professionals 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 current and future medical costa, property damage, lost wages and earnings, 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:
Auto Accident Injuries
Commercial Driver Accidents
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injuries While Riding
Texting while Driving Accidents
Electronic Scooter Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is extremely tough to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (children, music, cellular devices, animals, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife animals, etc.), diversions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while behind the wheel is one of the most treacherous 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 Los Nietos, 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.
Rollovers commonly occur due to the higher center of gravity in particular vehicles, specifically SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) and large trucks. Rollovers can occur when a driver turns the vehicle too quickly or sharply and the vehicle's center of gravity shifts suddenly. This shift often causes the tires to be deprived of contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be extraordinarily dangerous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants perished in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these didn't involve any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic collisions. 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 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 typical passenger cars and therefore are more susceptible to rollovers. Since the roof structure 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.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 varieties of side impact collisions: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes commonly occur when 2 (or more) cars or trucks are traveling 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 considerable damage to both vehicles, including structural issues and complications that cannot immediately be spotted 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. In either event, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance underwriters and any legal obstacles that may arise.The other kind of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more life-threatening results. T-bone collisions occur when the front of one vehicle hits 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 transmits all of the power and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The impact of a T-bone collision often results in severe trauma to the occupants 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 professionals will help you ascertain if there are legal and economic 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, frontal crashes make up only a tiny percentage of vehicle crashes. Head-on collisions take place far more frequently in rural areas than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13 percent of all non-urban deadly accidents, while only comprising 7 percent of lethal collisions in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the extent of the majority of head-on collisions, an ambulance and/or EMTs are nearly always dispatched to the scene of the auto accident, leading to considerable medical expenses as well as the legal, property damage, and damage to the cars involved. Essentially, these types of catastrophes can transform the course of one's day-to-day life physically, emotionally, and economically. You need a supporter; someone who understands legal processes and who will battle for you and your loved ones. If you are involved with 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 obligation consultation. Our organization of lawyers has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the Los Nietos, CA community, permit us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Interstate Traffic Accidents
High speed crashes are horrific. As a result of the laws of physics, the more rapidly you (or the opposing car) is traveling, the higher the opportunity for the loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or physical trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a minor "bump" at high speed can contribute to a disastrous consequence if it triggers you to lose control of your vehicle. The severity of accidents on the highway - and their higher associated speeds - lead to more substantial collisions and subsequently more extensive damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are associated with a highway (or any) accident in the Los Nietos, 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 and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Death and life-threatening injuries are often the outcome of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the high speeds and actual physical forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is generally more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The potential severity of highway accidents multiplies when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, 18 wheelers, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the freeways. Due to their bulk and lack of maneuverability, larger vehicles can't stop as readily or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This condition is compounded at the higher speeds of freeway traffic.Motorcycles are also a problem because they be inclined to "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.No matter whether it involves a truck, a motorcycle, or another passenger vehicle, freeway crashes are oftentimes devastating, and you need support if you are to recover from the physical, psychological, financial, and emotional side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 study 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 individuals every year than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Unquestionably, weather conditions are a factor in motor vehicle crashes, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and proficient in dealing with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Los Nietos, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of claims caused by traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clientele.Inclement weather leads to dangerous driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. Logically, the worse the weather is, the more likely there will be consequences on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 crashes annually due to icy roads. Unquestionably a contributing component is that it takes ten times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are accustomed to appealing weather like we have in Los Nietos, CA a large percentage of the year and you and/or your family are required to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may run across conditions that result in 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.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to find out if there is support readily available. If you have a personal medical plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance provider should be invoiced for your medical related obligations, but you still could be responsible for satisfying an insurance deductible amount of money and for any copayments in your medical care insurance.You might also have health coverage that are part of your auto insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your options and to ensure that you get every bit of the money you deserve.
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.
They may be accountable for all, a portion, or none of your medical charges. Since California is a Comparative fault state, you are allowed to receive reasonable and customary medical expenses, but you are only qualified to receive the proportion that is not your fault. So, if the collision is determined to be 100% the fault of a different person, you ought to recover 100 % of the damages. If, however, you are determined to be at fault in any way, your settlement will be diminished by the proportionate percentage.For example, if you were hit by an automobile (they were at fault) but you weren’t wearing a seatbelt (as required under California Vehicle Code Section 27363), and injuries you received were 30% as a result of your seat belt violation, your payment may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to go over your legal and medical opportunities.