Car or Truck Accident Injury Lawyer in Vineyard, CA
If you've been injured in a vehicle accident, you will want to talk with an attorney who specializes in personal injury. Determining the right lawyer 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 undertake the process of filing a damage claim and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Vineyard, CA area. Our legal team has 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 anything until we collect the money you are due. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Pickup Truck Accidents
Commercial Driver Accidents
Pedestrian's hit by Vehicle
Driving while Distracted Accidents
Electronic Scooter Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is very hard to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (your children, music, mobile phones, animals, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), distractions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while driving 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 draw your focus away from the road is dangerous. In the Vineyard, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a collision, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers commonly occur due to the higher center of gravity in select vehicles, particularly 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 suddenly shifts. This shift often causes the tires to be deprived of physical contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be very hazardous. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants were killed in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these didn't involve any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the proportion of SUV-related traffic accidents. Unfortunately, the fatality 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 typical passenger cars and therefore are more prone to rollovers. Since the roof of most vehicles is not designed to support the body weight of the car, 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 collisions: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes usually occur when two (or more) automobiles 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 extensive damage to both vehicles, including structural problems and complications that cannot immediately be viewed but could make the vehicle quite unsafe. Other times the dent or damage is so significant that the car 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 carriers and any liability situations that may arise.The other kind of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more deadly results. T-bone collisions occur when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone crashes are almost always more serious than sideswipes because the energy in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while 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 accident often brings about significant injuries to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in someone'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 experts will help you determine if there are legal and financial 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 commitment consultation.
Thankfully, head on collisions make up only a small percent of driving collisions. Head-on accidents occur most frequently in outlying locations than urban areas, making up 13 percent of all non-urban fatal accidents, while only comprising 7% of fatal collisions in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the extent of most head-on collisions, EMTs and/or an ambulance is almost always dispatched to the location of the crash, generating potentially considerable medical related costs along with the legal, property damage, and damage to the vehicles involved. Essentially, these types of catastrophes can transform the course of one's daily lifestyle physically, psychologically, and economically. You need a supporter; someone who knows legal processes and who will battle for you. If you are included in a head-on collision - or any 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 team of legal professionals has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the Vineyard, CA region, let us do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Highway Auto Accidents
High-speed accidents are frightening. Due to the laws of physics, the faster you (or the opposing vehicle) is moving, the greater the chance for loss of vehicle control, damage, and/or personal trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a tiny "bump" at high speed can contribute to a catastrophic outcome if it causes you to lose control of your vehicle. The seriousness of auto accidents on the highway - and their greater speeds - lead to more serious crashes and consequently more significant damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in an interstate (or any) accident in the Vineyard, 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 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 potentially terminal trauma are often the result of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the higher speeds and physical forces involved, the damage to people and vehicles is typically greater than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The potential seriousness of interstate accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to dominate the freeways. Due to their mass and lack of maneuverability, bigger vehicles can't stop as quickly or make tight turns without risking rollover. This problem is compounded at the more significant speeds of interstate traffic.Motorcycles are also a challenge because they have the tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the freeway, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.Irrespective of whether it involves a truck, a motorcycle, or another passenger vehicle, highway catastrophes are frequently devastating, and you need help if you are to recover from the physical, psychological, financial, and emotional 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 motor vehicle accidents 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 motor vehicle accidents kill more people every year than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Clearly, weather is a contributing factor in car accidents, 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 Vineyard, CA area citizens mitigate all sorts of claims due to traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clientele.Nasty weather leads to treacherous driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. It stands to reason that the worse the weather is, 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. Unquestionably a contributing component is that it requires ten times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are comfortable with pleasant weather like we have in Vineyard, CA the vast majority of the year but 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. 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.
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.
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.