Automobile Accident Personal Injury Law Firm in Torrance, CA
If you have been seriously injured in a vehicle accident, you will want to contact a law firm whose specialty is personal injuries. Choosing the right law firm will help get you on the way to an emotional recovery as well as potential financial recovery.
What should you do after being in an accident in Torrance, CA?
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience. Before anything else, you should ask for medical services if necessary. If you haven't done so already, speak to a doctor to ensure that you are healthy, then call us today at (877) 278-6890.It stands to reason that traffic accidents are more frequent in metropolitan areas like Torrance, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than non-urban areas. No matter where the vehicle accident happens, you will want to obtain the contact information of all people involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to stay at the location of an accident can result in penalties, fines, and potential jail time, but if you are associated with any type of accident, you should wait for law enforcement to arrive. Depending upon the circumstances and if all individuals agree, you may be able to exchange contact information and leave the scene of the accident. In some situations - particularly if there are injuries involved - the parties are obligated to contact the governing law enforcement office and report the accident, whether there was any other damage or not.Requirements following a car accident vary from location to location and can be confusing. Here are some of the requirements you may experience depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must stay at the location until law enforcement officials 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 scene 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 attorneys to relieve you of the stress of dealing with the mess.Whether the cause of the accident was your fault or not, whether you were the driver, a bystander, a passenger, or involved in some other way, you are probably going to suffer with physical and mental effects from the accident. Take a breath, calm yourself, and call one of the best and most respected attorneys in the Torrance, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process lots of times before, and our team of legal professionals will not only help you answer the questions you have about "What's next?" but we will also address fears you may not have considered like the cost of property damage, medical costs (both current and in the future), loss of earnings and wages, legal liability, potential disability claims, 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:
Uber Accident Injuries
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Driving while Distracted Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is extremely tough to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (kids, music, cellular phones, animals, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), diversions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while driving a motor vehicle is one of the most dangerous 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 attention away from the road is dangerous. In the Torrance, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a car accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers typically occur because of the higher center of gravity in particular vehicles, especially SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) and large trucks. Rollovers can occur when a driver turns the vehicle too quickly and the vehicle's center of gravity shifts suddenly. This shift often causes the tires to be deprived of physical contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be tremendously harmful. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants died in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of these didn't involve any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of SUVs increases, so does the proportion 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 decreased 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 vulnerable to rollovers. Since the roofing system of most vehicles is not designed to support the weight of the car, 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 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 two (or more) vehicles 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 issues and complications that cannot instantly be observed but could render the vehicle dangerous. Other times the dent or damage is so severe that the car or truck is not drivable and could be a total loss. Either way, our law firm will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance carriers and any liability concerns that may arise.The other kind 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 crashes 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 collision often brings about substantial trauma to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's death or permanent impairment. 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 specialists will help you discover 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 commitment consultation.
Head On Accidents
Thankfully, frontal accidents make up only a tiny percent of traffic collisions. Head-on collisions occur far more frequently in non-urban locations than urban areas, accounting for 13 percent of all rural lethal collisions, while only comprising 7 percent of lethal collisions in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the extent of almost all head-on collisions, an ambulance and/or EMTs are almost always dispatched to the scene of the accident, resulting in potentially substantial health-related charges in combination with the legal, property damage, and damage to the automobiles involved. Essentially, these types of accidents can alter the course of one's lifestyle physically, psychologically, and financially. You need an advocate; someone who understands legal strategy and who will fight for you. If you are part of a head-on collision - or any vehicle accident for that matter - you will want to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a no-cost consultation. Our staff of legal professionals has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our happy clientele in the Torrance, CA region, we can help do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Interstate Vehicle Accidents
High speed accidents are terrifying. Owing to the laws of physics, the more rapidly you (or the opposing vehicle) is traveling, the greater the opportunity for the loss of vehicle control, damages, and/or physical injury when your vehicles collide. Even a slight "tap" at high speeds can lead to a devastating outcome if it triggers you to lose control of your vehicle. The extent of auto accidents on the freeway - and their higher than average accompanying speeds - lead to more substantial collisions and therefore more substantial damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a highway (or any) accident in the Torrance, 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 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 trauma are often the result of highway accidents. Once again, due to the high speeds and actual physical forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is typically more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible intensity of interstate accidents increases when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, 18 wheelers, and tractor-trailers that seem to dominate the highways. Due to their size and lack of maneuverability, larger trucks cannot stop as rapidly or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This condition is compounded at the more substantial speeds of interstate traffic.Motorcycles are also a problem because they have a tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.Despite whether it involves a truck, another passenger vehicle, or a motorcycle, highway catastrophes are frequently devastating, and you need help and support if you are to recover from the physical, psychological, financial, 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 crashes are weather related.
- 70% of weather-related crashes 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 automobile accidents kill more people every year than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Undoubtedly, weather conditions are a factor in automobile accidents, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and proficient in working with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Torrance, CA area citizens 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 unsafe driving conditions, dangerous 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 accidents annually due to icy roads. Undoubtedly a contributing variable is that it will take 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are used to appealing weather like we have in Torrance, CA most of the year and you and/or your family are required to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may encounter 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.
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.
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 responsible for all, a portion, or none of your medical 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 fault. So, if the vehicle accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a second person, you ought to recover 100 percent of the damages. If, however, you are determined to be at fault in any way, your reimbursement will be lessened by the proportionate percentage.For example, if you were hit by a motor vehicle (they were at fault) but you were not wearing a seatbelt (as required under California Vehicle Code Section 27363), and injuries you sustained were 30% caused by your seatbelt infraction, your payment may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical choices.