Car Accident Injury Law Firm in South Pasadena, CA
If you've been hurt in an automobile accident, you will want to consult with a legal professional whose specialty is personal injury. Locating the right law firm 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 face the process of filing a claim for damages and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the South Pasadena, 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 consequences. You don't pay us a cent unless we recover the damages you are owed. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Driving while Distracted Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is extremely difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (your children, music, cellular devices, pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, automobile traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), distractions 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 South Pasadena, 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 result of the higher center of gravity in select vehicles, primarily SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) and large trucks. Rollovers can occur when a driver turns the vehicle too sharply or quickly and the vehicle's center of gravity suddenly shifts. This shift might cause the tires to lose physical contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be exceptionally hazardous. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants died in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these didn't include any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the popularity of SUVs increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic collisions. 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 occupant 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 construction of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than regular passenger cars and therefore are more vulnerable to rollovers. Since the roof of most vehicles is not designed to support the 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 substantial damage to both vehicles, including structural concerns and complications that cannot immediately be seen but could render the vehicle unsafe. Other times the dent or damage is so substantial that the car or truck is not operational and could be a total loss. Either way, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance companies and any legal situations that may arise.The other type of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more deadly results. T-bone collisions take place when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone traffic accidents are almost always much worse than sideswipes because the energy in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while a T-bone transfers all of the power and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The impact of a T-bone accident often results in significant trauma to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's death or permanent impairment. If you or a loved one 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 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 Accidents
Thankfully, head on collisions make up only a small percent of traffic crashes. Head-on crashes occur far more often in non-urban locations than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13% of all rural lethal accidents, while only comprising 7 percent of fatal collisions in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the intensity of virtually all head-on crashes, an ambulance and/or EMTs are nearly always dispatched to the scene of the crash, resulting in extensive medical bills as well as the liability, property damage, and damage to the vehicles involved. Not surprisingly, these types of accidents can transform the course of one's personal life physically, emotionally, and financially. You need a supporter; someone who knows legal procedure and who will battle 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 free of charge consultation. Our team of attorneys has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the South Pasadena, CA community, let us do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Interstate Auto Accidents
High speed crashes are terrifying. Owing to the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing vehicle) is going, the higher the chance for loss of vehicle control, damages, and/or physical injury when your vehicles collide. Even a minor "bump" at high speed can contribute to a catastrophic consequence if it makes you lose control of your vehicle. The extent of auto accidents on the freeway - and their significantly greater accompanying speeds - lead to more severe collisions and subsequently greater damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a freeway (or any) accident in the South Pasadena, 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 100 % free and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Death and potentially fatal injuries are often the direct result of highway accidents. Once again, due to the above average speeds and physical forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is typically greater than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The potential severity of freeway accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, 18 wheelers, and tractor-trailers that seem to take over the freeways. Due to their size and lack of maneuverability, larger vehicles cannot stop as easily or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This issue is compounded at the more significant rates of speed of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also problematic because they have the tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.Regardless of whether it involves a truck, another passenger vehicle, or a motorcycle, freeway catastrophes are often disastrous, and you need help and support if you are to recuperate from the physical, emotional, financial, 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 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 vehicle traffic accidents kill more people annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Unquestionably, weather is a contributing factor in motor vehicle accidents, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and proficient in working with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping South Pasadena, CA area citizens 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 clientele.Inclement weather leads to threatening driving conditions, dangerous roads, and more accidents. Logically, 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 crashes annually due to icy roads. Unquestionably a contributing factor is that it requires ten 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 South Pasadena, CA the vast majority of the year but you and/or your family are compelled 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.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to explore if there is help and support available. If you have a private healthcare plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance company should be billed for your healthcare obligations, but you still could be responsible for fulfilling a deductible amount and for any sort of co-payments in your medical insurance.You could also have medical coverage built in your automobile insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your opportunities and to ensure that you get every bit of the money you deserve.
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-related bills. 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 portion that is not your responsibility. So, if the car accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a second party, you ought to recover 100% of the damages. If, however, you are found to be in the wrong in any way, your reimbursement will be diminished by the proportionate 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 trauma you suffered were 30% caused by your seat belt infraction, your payment may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical options.