Automobile Accident Personal Injury Attorney in North Long Beach, CA
If you've been injured in a car accident, you will want to consult with a law firm who specializes in personal injuries. Locating the right lawyers will help get you on the way to a mental recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.
What should you do after being in an accident in North Long Beach, CA?
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience. Before everything else, you should seek medical assistance if necessary. If you haven't already done so, 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 prevalent in urban areas like North Long Beach, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than remote areas. No matter where the vehicle accident takes place, you will want to pull together the contact information of all individuals involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to remain at the scene of an accident can result in penalties, fines, and potential jail time, but if you are involved with any type of accident, you should wait for the authorities to arrive. Dependent on the circumstances and if all individuals agree, you may be able to swap contact information and leave the location of the accident. In some instances - particularly if there are injuries involved - the parties are obligated to contact the police and report the accident, whether there was any other damage or not.Expectations following an automobile accident vary from location to location and can be complicated. Here are some of the requirements you may come across depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must stay at the scene until police 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 lawyers 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 passenger, the driver, a bystander, or involved in some other way, you are probably going to suffer physical and mental effects from the accident. Take a breath, calm yourself, and call one of the best and most respected lawyers in the North Long Beach, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process numerous 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 issues 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
Pickup Truck Accidents
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injuries While Riding
Driving while Distracted Accidents
Electronic Scooter Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is very hard to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (your children, music, mobile phones, pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), diversions occur.Unfortunately, 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 take your attention away from the road is dangerous. In the North Long Beach, 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 usually occur due to the higher center of gravity in particular vehicles, primarily 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 might cause the tires to suffer a loss of physical contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be extraordinarily dangerous. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these did not include any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the proportion 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 declined 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 ordinary passenger cars and therefore are more susceptible to rollovers. Since the roof structure 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 kinds of side impact crashes: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes typically occur when two (or more) automobiles 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 significant damage to both vehicles, including structural issues and complications that cannot instantly be spotted but could render the vehicle quite unsafe. Other times the damage is so substantial that the car is not operational and could be a complete loss. Either way, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance providers and any liability situations 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 happen when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone accidents are almost always much worse than sideswipes because the momentum 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 effect of a T-bone accident often translates to considerable trauma to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's loss of life 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 specialists will help you ascertain if there are legal and monetary 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 Collisions
Thankfully, head on accidents make up only a slight percent of traffic collisions. Head-on accidents take place most frequently in rural locations than urban areas, making up 13 percent of all rural lethal crashes, while only comprising 7% of fatal crashes in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the nature of the majority of head-on accidents, EMTs and/or an ambulance is nearly always dispatched to the scene of the automobile accident, generating extensive health related charges along with the legal, property damage, and damage to the motor vehicles involved. As you can imagine, these types of car accidents can change the focus of one's daily lifestyle physically, emotionally, and financially. You need a supporter; someone who knows legal strategy and who will fight for you. If you are involved in a head-on collision - or any car accident for that matter - you need to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a free of charge consultation. Our organization of lawyers has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the North Long Beach, CA region, let us do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Interstate Vehicle Accidents
High speed collisions are frightening. Due to the laws of physics, the faster you (or the opposing vehicle) is moving, the more significant the possibility for the loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or personal injury when your vehicles collide. Even a little "bump" at high speed can contribute to a catastrophic consequence if it makes you lose control of your car or truck. The severity of auto accidents on the interstate - and their greater accompanying speeds - lead to more substantial crashes and consequently higher damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a freeway (or any) accident in the North Long 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 of charge and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Fatalities and life-threatening trauma are often the direct result of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the significant speeds and physical forces involved, the damage to people and vehicles is frequently more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible seriousness of interstate accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the highways. Due to their mass and lack of maneuverability, heavier vehicles can't stop as rapidly or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This issue is compounded at the higher rates of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also an issue because they have the tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.Despite whether it involves a truck, a motorcycle, or another passenger vehicle, freeway crashes are oftentimes devastating, and you need assistance if you are to recuperate from the physical, emotional, psychological, and financial consequences 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 automotive vehicle crashes 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 automobile accidents kill more individuals annually than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Undoubtedly, weather is a factor in automobile accidents, and you need somebody 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 North Long Beach, CA area citizens mitigate all sorts of claims resulting from 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 factor 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 wonderful weather like we have in North Long Beach, CA most of the year but you and/or your family are forced to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may run across conditions that bring about 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.
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.
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.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890. If you received an unsolicited payment proposal from an insurance carrier, they may be intending to pull a fast one to get you to accept a low agreement so you’ll disappear without costing their company a lot of money. The legal team at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC are experts who deal with automobile accidents day in and day out.Their track record aiding claimants in the Ontario, CA area is incomparable, and you will want to consult with Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC before accepting any settlement presented. Your introductory assessment happens to be free of charge, so what could you have to lose?