Car Collision Personal Injury Law Firms in Santa Paula, CA
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you will want to consult with a lawyer who specializes in personal injuries. FInding the right law firm will help get you on the way to an emotional recovery as well as potential financial recovery.
What do you do after being injured in Santa Paula, CA?
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience. Before anything else, you should seek out medical help if necessary. If you haven't done so already, speak to a medical doctor to ensure that you are healthy, then call us today at (877) 278-6890.It makes sense that traffic accidents are more prevalent in urban areas like Santa Paula, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than remote areas. No matter where the accident occurs, you will want to collect the contact info of all parties involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to stay at the scene of an accident can result in fines, penalties, and potential jail time, but if you are associated with any type of accident, you should wait for the authorities to arrive. Depending on the circumstances and if all parties agree, you may be able to trade contact information and leave the location of the accident. In some circumstances - 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.Obligations following an automobile accident vary from location to location and can be mystifying. Here are some of the requirements you may experience depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must remain at the location until the authorities arrive
- The responsible driver must contact the police
- The responsible party must attend to any injuries 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 legal professionals to relieve you of the stress of dealing with the mess.Whether the accident was your fault or not, whether you were the driver, a bystander, a passenger, or involved in some other way, you are almost certainly going to experience mental and physical effects from the accident. Take a breath, calm yourself, and call one of the best and most respected attorneys in the Santa Paula, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process numerous times before, and our team of lawyers will not only help you answer the questions you have about "What's next?" but we will also address concerns 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:
Truck Accident Injuries
Lyft Accident Injury
Commercial Driver Accidents
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Texting while Driving Accidents
Electronic Scooter Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is very difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (kids, music, cellular devices, pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife animals, etc.), diversions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while driving 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 focus away from the road is dangerous. In the Santa Paula, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a major accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Roll Over Accidents
Rollovers commonly occur due to the higher center of gravity in certain 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 may cause the tires to suffer a loss of contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be exceedingly 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 collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic accidents. Unfortunately, the death rates involving SUVs is much higher than those 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 and style of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than traditional passenger cars and therefore are more susceptible 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 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 kinds of side impact crashes: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes usually occur when 2 (or more) cars or trucks are moving 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 extensive damage to both vehicles, including structural issues and complications that cannot instantly be viewed but could make the vehicle quite unsafe. Other times the damage is so significant 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 companies and any legal difficulties 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 happen when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone accidents are almost always more serious 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 effect of a T-bone collision often translates to drastic injuries to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's death or permanent impairment. If you or your family member have been the victim of any type of car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals will help you figure out 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 Crashes
Thankfully, frontal crashes make up only a small percentage of traffic collisions. Head-on crashes take place more often in outlying areas than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13 percent of all non-urban fatal collisions, while only comprising 7% of deadly collisions in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of virtually all head-on collisions, an ambulance and/or EMTs are almost always dispatched to the scene of the auto accident, resulting in significant health related expenditures in conjunction with the liability, property damage, and damage to the cars involved. As you can imagine, these types of catastrophes can transform the course of one's personal life physically, emotionally, and financially. You need an ally; someone who understands legal processes and who will fight for you and your loved ones. If you are included in a head-on collision - or any auto 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 organization of legal professionals has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our happy clientele in the Santa Paula, CA region, allow us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High speed collisions are horrific. Owing to the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing vehicle) is traveling, the more significant the possibility for the loss of vehicular control, damage, and/or bodily injury when your vehicles collide. Even a tiny "bump" at high speed can contribute to a disastrous consequence if it causes you to lose control of your vehicle. The extent of crashes on the interstate - and their significantly greater speeds - lead to more major crashes and therefore greater damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in a highway (or any) accident in the Santa Paula, 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 complimentary and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Death and potentially terminal injuries are often the consequence of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the high speeds and natural forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is almost always more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible seriousness of highway accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to dominate the highways. Due to their weight and lack of maneuverability, heavier trucks can't stop as easily or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This issue is compounded at the greater speeds of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also problematic because they tend to "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.No matter whether it involves a motorcycle, a truck, or another passenger vehicle, highway traffic accidents are often disastrous, and you need support if you are to recover from the physical, financial, psychological, and emotional side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 study done by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of automotive vehicle accidents are weather-related.
- 70% of weather-related crashes happen 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 annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Undoubtedly, weather conditions are a contributing factor in traffic crashes, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and knowledgeable in dealing with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Santa Paula, 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 treacherous driving conditions, dangerous roads, and more accidents. It stands to reason that the worse the weather is, the more likely there will be negative effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 accidents annually due to icy roads. Undoubtedly a contributing variable 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 Santa Paula, CA most of the year and you and/or your family are compelled 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 experience with all types of traffic accidents, and we're here when you need us.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to find out if there is support readily available. If you have a personal medical plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance provider should be invoiced for your medical related obligations, but you still could be responsible for satisfying an insurance deductible amount of money and for any copayments in your medical care insurance.You might also have health coverage that are part of your auto insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your options and to ensure that you get every bit of the money you deserve.
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.
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.