Car or Truck Accident Personal Injury Law Firm in Topanga Beach, CA
If you have been injured in a car accident, you will want to speak with a lawyer whose specialty is accidental injury. Tracking down the right law firm will help get you on the road to a mental recovery as well as potential financial recovery.Experience and knowledge are your allies when you have to deal with the process of filing a claim for damages and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Topanga Beach, 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 results. You don't pay us a cent until we collect the damages you are owed. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Truck Accident Injuries
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Injuries While Riding
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 distractions (kids, music, cellular phones, cats and dogs, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), diversions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while driving a motor vehicle 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 draw your eyes away from the road is dangerous. In the Topanga Beach, 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 typically occur as a result of the higher center of gravity in certain vehicles, especially 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 often causes the tires to lose contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be incredibly harmful. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants died in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of the accidents didn't 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 fatality 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 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 normal passenger cars and therefore are more prone to rollovers. Since the roofing system 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 in the vehicle.Roll-over 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 types of side impact crashes: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes usually occur when 2 (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 substantial damage to both vehicles, including structural concerns and complications that cannot instantly be spotted but could render the car or truck unsafe. Other times the dent or damage is so severe that the car or truck is not drivable and could be a complete loss. Either way, our law firm will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance companies 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 hits the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone collisions are almost always more dangerous than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transfers all of the energy and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The impact of a T-bone collision often translates to severe trauma to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's loss of life or permanent impairment. If you or a family member have been the victim of any type of automobile accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals will help you determine 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 Collisions
Thankfully, frontal accidents make up only a slight percentage of traffic accidents. Head-on accidents take place far more often in agricultural locations than metropolitan areas, making up 13 percent of all non-urban deadly crashes, while only comprising 7 percent of lethal accidents in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of a large number of head-on crashes, an ambulance and/or EMTs are nearly always dispatched to the scene of the auto accident, which results in considerable health related costs in addition to the liability, property damage, and damage to the vehicles involved. Essentially, these types of traffic accidents can alter the focus of one's everyday living physically, emotionally, and economically. You need a proponent; someone who understands legal procedure and who will battle for you and your family. If you are part of a head-on collision - or any motor vehicle accident for that matter - you will want to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a no obligation consultation. Our staff of attorneys has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the Topanga Beach, CA vicinity, permit us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Highway Vehicle Accidents
High speed collisions are horrific. As a result of the laws of physics, the faster you (or the opposing car) is going, the higher the chance for the loss of vehicular control, damage, and/or physical trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a slight "tap" at high speeds can give rise to a catastrophic outcome if it causes you to lose control of your car or truck. The degree of accidents on the interstate - and their greater accompanying speeds - lead to more severe crashes and consequently greater damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a highway (or any) accident in the Topanga 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 100 % free 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 injuries are often the consequence of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the significant speeds and natural forces involved, the damage to vehicles and people is generally greater than a "fender bender" in a residential neighborhood. The potential seriousness of freeway accidents increases when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to take over the freeways. Due to their bulk and lack of maneuverability, larger trucks cannot stop as rapidly or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This issue is compounded at the more substantial rates of freeway traffic.Motorcycles are also a problem because they have been found to "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.Regardless of whether it involves a truck, a motorcycle, or another passenger vehicle, freeway accidents are usually devastating, and you need help and support if you are to recuperate from the physical, financial, emotional, and psychological consequences of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 report performed by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of motor vehicle crashes are weather related.
- 70% of weather related accidents 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 vehicle traffic accidents kill more individuals every year than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Needless to say, weather conditions are a contributing factor in motor vehicle crashes, and you need somebody 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 Topanga Beach, CA area citizens 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 unsafe driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. Logically, the worse the weather, 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. Undoubtedly a contributing component is that it requires 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are comfortable with wonderful weather like we have in Topanga Beach, CA the vast majority of the year and you and/or your family are forced to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may come across conditions that bring about 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.
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.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to determine if there is help and support readily available. If you have a personalized health care plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance underwriter should be billed for your medical related charges, but you still may be responsible for fulfilling a deductible amount and for any copayments in your health care insurance.You might also have medical coverage already a part of your automobile insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your solutions and to ensure that you get every bit of the money you deserve.
They may be responsible for all, a portion, or none of your healthcare expenses. Since California is a Comparative fault state, you are permitted to receive reasonable and customary medical related costs, but you are only able to receive the proportion that is not your responsibility. So, if the automobile accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a second person, you should recover one hundred percent of the damages. If, however, you are found to be to blame in any way, your reimbursement will be decreased by the proportionate amount.For example, if you were hit by a car (they were at fault) but you weren’t wearing a seatbelt (as required under California Vehicle Code Section 27363), and injuries you sustained were 30% due to your seatbelt violation, your legal claim may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical solutions.