Car Accident Injury Attorney in Malibu Beach, CA
If you have been hurt in an automobile accident, you will want to contact an attorney whose specialty is personal injury. Selecting the right lawyer will help get you on the path to an emotional recovery as well as potential financial recovery.You want someone with knowledge and experience on your side when you take on the process of filing a claim for loss and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Malibu Beach, CA area. Our legal team has years 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 results. You don't pay us anything until we collect the money you are due. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Truck Accident Injuries
Uber Accident Injuries
Commercial Driver Accidents
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injuries While Riding
Driving while Distracted Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is very difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (children, music, mobile phones, your pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, 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 take your attention away from the road is dangerous. In the Malibu Beach, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a traffic accident, 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 specific vehicles, especially 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 ground and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be extraordinarily hazardous. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants died in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of the accidents did not involve any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic collisions. Unfortunately, the fatality 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 occupant 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 construction 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 vehicle, the impact sustained in a rollover can crush the roof and cause massive and catastrophic injuries to the passengers in 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 varieties of side impact collisions: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes typically occur when 2 (or more) vehicles 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 considerable damage to both vehicles, including structural issues and complications that cannot instantly be observed but could make the vehicle unsafe. Other times the damage is so substantial that the car or truck is not drivable and could be a total loss. Either way, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance companies and any liability situations that may arise.The other form of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more life threatening 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 much worse than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transmits all of the power and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The power of a T-bone accident often brings about substantial injuries to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's loss of life or permanent impairment. If you or someone you love 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 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 obligation consultation.
Head On Accidents
Thankfully, head on accidents make up only a tiny percent of traffic accidents. Head-on accidents happen more frequently in agricultural areas than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13 percent of all non-urban lethal crashes, while only comprising 7 percent of lethal accidents in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the nature of a large number of head-on crashes, an ambulance and/or EMTs are nearly always dispatched to the scene of the auto accident, generating considerable medical related bills in addition to the legal, property damage, and damage to the motor vehicles involved. As you can imagine, these types of collisions can transform the focus of one's daily life physically, psychologically, and economically. You need a proponent; someone who knows legal procedure and who will fight for you. If you are involved in 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 organization of attorneys has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the Malibu Beach, CA vicinity, we can help do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High speed collisions are frightening. Owing to the laws of physics, the quicker you (or the opposing car) is moving, the better the chance for loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or physical injury when your vehicles collide. Even a slight "tap" at high speed can contribute to a disastrous consequence if it triggers you to lose control of your vehicle. The severity of collisions on the freeway - and their greater associated speeds - lead to more severe collisions and consequently higher damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are associated with an interstate (or any) accident in the Malibu 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 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 trauma are often the outcome of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the significant speeds and physical forces involved, the harm to vehicles and people is generally more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The potential intensity of interstate accidents increases when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to take over the highways. Due to their size and lack of maneuverability, larger trucks can't stop as readily or make tight turns without risking rollover. This issue is compounded at the higher speeds of interstate traffic.Motorcycles are also an issue because they have a tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the freeway, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.Despite whether it involves another passenger vehicle, a truck or a motorcycle, freeway collisions are often disastrous, 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 study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of automotive 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 people annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Clearly, weather is a 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 Malibu Beach, CA area citizens mitigate all sorts of 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.Unpleasant weather leads to treacherous 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. Certainly a contributing component is that it requires ten 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 Malibu Beach, CA most of the year and you and/or your family are forced 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 expertise 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 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.