Car Accident Injury Lawyer in Ojai, CA
If you've been seriously injured in a car accident, you will want to speak with a legal professional who specializes in accidental injury. Determining the right legal representative will help get you on the road to an emotional recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.Experience and knowledge are your allies when you take on the process of filing a claim for loss and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Ojai, CA area. Our attorneys have numerous 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 consequences. You don't pay us anything until we recover the damages you are due. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Auto Accident Injuries
Pickup Truck Accidents
Lyft Accident Injury
Commercial Driver Accidents
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Texting while Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is really difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (young children, music, cellular phones, dogs and cats, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, automobile traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), diversions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while behind the wheel 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 Ojai, 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.
Rollovers typically occur as a consequence of 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 or sharply and the vehicle's center of gravity shifts suddenly. This shift often causes the tires to suffer a loss of contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be incredibly harmful. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of the accidents didn't include any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic accidents. 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 passenger 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 of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than typical passenger cars and therefore are more vulnerable to rollovers. Since the roof structure of most vehicles is not designed to support the body weight of the car, the impact sustained in a rollover can crush the roof and cause massive and catastrophic injuries to the passengers in the vehicle.Rollover accidents are also prevalent 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 typically occur when two (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 instantly be seen but could make the car or truck dangerous. Other times the damage is so severe that the car or truck is not operational and could be a total loss. Either way, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance providers and any liability concerns that may arise.The other type of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more deadly results. T-bone collisions come about when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone collisions 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 energy and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The effect of a T-bone collision often brings about considerable trauma to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's death or permanent disability. If you or someone you care about have been the victim of any type of car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals will help you discover if there are legal and monetary 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, head-on collisions make up only a slight percent of traffic accidents. Head-on crashes happen far more often in outlying areas than urban areas, accounting for 13% of all non-urban deadly collisions, while only comprising 7 percent of lethal collisions in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of a large number of head-on crashes, an ambulance and/or EMTs are almost always dispatched to the scene of the vehicle accident, bringing about potentially extensive medical costs in conjunction with the liability, property damage, and damage to the vehicles involved. Not surprisingly, these types of car accidents can transform the focus of one's way of life physically, emotionally, and financially. You need a proponent; someone who knows legal processes and who will fight for you and your family. If you are involved in a head-on collision - or any accident for that matter - you need to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a no-cost consultation. Our staff of legal professionals has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the Ojai, CA area, let us do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High speed crashes are frightening. As a result of the laws of physics, the quicker you (or the opposing car) is traveling, the better the chance for loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or personal trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a small "bump" at high speed can contribute to a catastrophic result if it makes you lose control of your car or truck. The extent of accidents on the highway - and their greater associated speeds - lead to more major crashes and therefore more extensive damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in a freeway (or any) accident in the Ojai, 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 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 potentially fatal injuries are often the direct result of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the very high speeds and natural forces involved, the harm to vehicles and people is frequently more significant than a "fender bender" in a residential location. The possible severity of highway accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, semis, and tractor-trailers that seem to dominate the highways. Due to their mass and lack of maneuverability, bigger trucks can't stop as fast or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This issue is compounded at the greater rates of speed of freeway traffic.Motorcycles are also a problem because they frequently "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.Regardless of whether it involves a truck, another passenger vehicle, or a motorcycle, highway collisions are usually disastrous, and you need support if you are to recuperate from the physical, emotional, financial, and psychological consequences of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 study performed 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 vehicle traffic accidents kill more people every year than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Clearly, weather is a factor in traffic crashes, and you need someone who is there for you - rain or shine - and proficient in dealing with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Ojai, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of demands caused by traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clients.Unpleasant weather leads to threatening 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 accidents annually due to icy roads. Certainly a contributing factor is that it takes 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 Ojai, CA the vast majority 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 lead to 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 explore if there is help and support readily available. If you have a private professional medical plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance provider should be invoiced for your healthcare costs, but you still can be responsible for fulfilling a deductible amount and for any copayments in your medical insurance.You may also have health care coverage integrated in your auto insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your choices and to make sure you get all of the money you ought to get.
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.
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.