Automobile Collision Injury Lawyer in Montebello, CA
If you've been injured in an automobile accident, you will want to speak with a law firm whose specialty is accidental injury. Choosing the right legal representative will help get you on the path to a mental recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.
You've been in an accident in Montebello, CA. Now what?
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience. Before anything else, you should ask for medical help 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 stands to reason that traffic accidents are more frequent in metropolitan areas like Montebello, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than outlying areas. No matter where the accident takes place, you will want to collect the contact information of all parties involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to remain at the scene of an accident can end up in fines, penalties, and potential time in jail, but if you are involved with any type of accident, you should wait for the police to arrive. Depending on the situation and if all individuals agree, you may be able to exchange contact information and leave the location of the accident. In some scenarios - 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 an accident vary from area to area and can be baffling. Here are some of the requirements you may experience depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must stay at the scene until the authorities arrive
- The responsible driver must contact the authorities
- 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 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 the driver, a passenger, a bystander, or involved in some other way, you are more than 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 law firms in the Montebello, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process lots of 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 questions 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:
Truck Accident Injuries
Lyft Accident Injury
Pedestrian's hit by Vehicle
Injuries While Riding
Texting while Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is quite difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (kids, music, cellular phones, your pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, automobile traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), diversions occur.Regrettably, 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 Montebello, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in any sort of accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Roll Over Incidents
Rollovers usually occur due to the higher center of gravity in particular 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 shifts suddenly. This shift often causes the tires to lose physical contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be tremendously dangerous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of the accidents did not include 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 that of other vehicles. According to a 2019 IIHS study, 42% of SUV occupant 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 and style of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than conventional passenger cars and therefore are more prone to rollovers. Since the roofing system of most vehicles is not designed to support the body weight of the vehicle, the impact 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 commonplace 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 accidents: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes usually occur when 2 (or more) vehicles 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 problems and complications that cannot instantly be observed but could render the car or truck dangerous. Other times the dent or damage is so severe that the car is not drivable and could be a total loss. In either event, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance providers and any liability obstacles that may arise.The other kind of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more lethal results. T-bone collisions happen when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone crashes are almost always worse than sideswipes because the energy in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while a T-bone transmits all of the energy and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The power of a T-bone accident often brings about drastic injuries to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's death or permanent impairment. If you or a family member 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 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 commitment consultation.
Head On Crashes
Thankfully, frontal crashes make up only a tiny percentage of driving accidents. Head-on accidents happen most frequently in agricultural areas than urban areas, accounting for 13 percent of all rural fatal collisions, while only comprising 7 percent of fatal accidents in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the extent of almost all head-on accidents, EMTs and/or an ambulance is almost always dispatched to the scene of the vehicle accident, bringing about potentially considerable health-related expenditures in combination with the legal, property damage, and damage to the cars or trucks involved. Essentially, these types of catastrophes can transform the focus of one's day-to-day life physically, emotionally, and financially. You need an advocate; someone who understands legal processes and who will battle for you and your family. If you are involved with a head-on collision - or any motor vehicle accident for that matter - you need to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a complimentary consultation. Our organization of legal professionals has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the Montebello, CA area, we can help do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High-speed accidents are horrific. Because of the laws of physics, the more rapidly you (or the opposing vehicle) is moving, the more significant the possibility for the 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 outcome if it makes you lose control of your vehicle. The severity of auto accidents on the interstate - and their greater accompanying speeds - lead to more substantial collisions and consequently higher damage and insurance claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a highway (or any) accident in the Montebello, 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.Loss of life and life-threatening injuries are often the result of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the very high speeds and actual physical forces involved, the harm to vehicles and people is almost always more significant than a "fender bender" in a residential community. The possible intensity of highway accidents increases when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semis, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the freeways. Due to their weight and lack of maneuverability, bigger trucks can't stop as rapidly or make tight turns without risking rollover. This problem is compounded at the more substantial rates of speed of freeway traffic.Motorcycles are also problematic because they be inclined to "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.Irrespective of whether it involves a truck, another passenger vehicle, or a motorcycle, highway crashes are usually disastrous, and you need 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 automotive vehicle accidents 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 traffic accidents kill more individuals every year than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Needless to say, weather conditions are a factor in automobile collisions, and you need someone who is there for you - rain or shine - and knowledgeable in working with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Montebello, CA area residents 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.Nasty weather leads to treacherous driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. Logically, the worse the weather, the more likely there will be consequences on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 accidents annually due to icy roads. Certainly a contributing factor is that it will take ten 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 Montebello, CA the vast majority of the year but you and/or your family are required to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may encounter 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.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to explore if there is support available to you. If you have a personalized professional medical plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance company should be invoiced for your medical charges, but you still might be responsible for satisfying an insurance deductible amount and for any co-payments in your insurance.You might also have medical care coverage already a part of your auto insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your opportunities and to make sure you get every bit of the compensation you ought to get.
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.
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.