Car Collision Personal Injury Lawyer in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
If you have been hurt in a vehicle accident, you will want to speak with an attorney who specializes in accidental injury. Tracking down the right legal representative will help get you on the path to an emotional recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.You want someone with knowledge and experience on your side when you have to deal with the process of filing a claim for damages and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Rancho Palos Verdes, CA area. Our attorneys have many 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 effects. You don't pay us a cent unless we collect the damages you are owed. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Pickup Truck Accidents
Uber Accident Injuries
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injuries While Riding
Texting while Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is quite challenging to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (your children, music, cellular phones, your pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, automobile traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), distractions 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 take your eyes away from the road is dangerous. In the Rancho Palos Verdes, 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.
Rollovers usually occur as a consequence of the higher center of gravity in specific 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 suddenly shifts. 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 incredibly hazardous. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants were killed in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of the accidents did not include any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the popularity of SUVs increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic collisions. Unfortunately, the fatality 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 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 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 roofing system of most vehicles is not designed to support the weight of the vehicle, 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 kinds of side impact accidents: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes typically occur when 2 (or more) cars or trucks are moving 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 extensive damage to both vehicles, including structural problems and complications that cannot immediately be seen but could make the car or truck quite unsafe. Other times the damage is so significant 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 difficulties that may arise.The other form of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more deadly results. T-bone collisions come about when the front of one vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone accidents are almost always more dangerous than sideswipes because the energy in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transfers all of the power and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The effect of a T-bone accident often can cause extreme injuries to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's death or permanent impairment. If you or someone close have been the victim of any type of vehicle accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal experts will help you determine 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 accidents make up only a tiny percent of driving accidents. Head-on crashes happen more frequently in agricultural locations than urban areas, making up 13 percent of all non-urban lethal accidents, while only comprising 7 percent of fatal crashes in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the nature of a large number of head-on crashes, EMTs and/or an ambulance is almost always dispatched to the location of the vehicle accident, bringing about significant medical-related expenditures in combination with the liability, property damage, and damage to the cars involved. As you can imagine, these types of accidents can transform the course of one's day-to-day life physically, emotionally, and fiscally. You need an advocate; someone who understands legal strategy and who will fight for you and your family. If you are associated with a head-on collision - or any 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 staff of attorneys has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the Rancho Palos Verdes, CA community, we can help do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High-speed crashes are terrifying. Because of the laws of physics, the quicker you (or the opposing vehicle) is going, the more significant the opportunity for the loss of vehicular control, damage, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a slight "tap" at high speed can contribute to a devastating consequence if it causes you to lose control of your vehicle. The seriousness of crashes on the highway - and their greater accompanying speeds - lead to more severe crashes and therefore more extensive damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are associated with a freeway (or any) accident in the Rancho Palos Verdes, 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 absolutely 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 trauma are often the outcome of highway accidents. Once again, due to the significant speeds and natural forces involved, the damage to people and vehicles is generally more significant than a "fender bender" in a residential location. The possible extent of freeway accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to dominate the highways. Due to their size and lack of maneuverability, bigger vehicles cannot stop as readily or make tight turns without risking rollover. This problem is compounded at the greater rates of speed of freeway traffic.Motorcycles are also a problem because they possess a tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.Despite whether it involves a truck, a motorcycle, or another passenger vehicle, freeway crashes are frequently devastating, and you need support if you are to recover from the physical, psychological, emotional, and financial side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 report 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 accidents kill more individuals annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Clearly, weather conditions are a contributing factor in car collisions, and you need somebody who is there for you - rain or shine - and accomplished in dealing with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Rancho Palos Verdes, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of demands resulting from traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clients.Nasty weather leads to hazardous driving conditions, dangerous roads, and more accidents. Logically, the worse the weather is, the more likely there will be effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 accidents annually due to icy roads. Unquestionably a contributing factor is that it takes 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it will on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are accustomed to wonderful weather like we have in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA most of the year and you and/or your family are forced to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may run into 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.
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.
Unquestionably. For that matter, you should never speak with a claims adjuster until after you have already spoken to legal counsel. Claims adjusters are working for the insurance provider, they don't represent you. It is their purpose to save their organization's money, and they can’t do that if they voluntarily present you with the maximum settlement, so they will certainly 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.