Car or Truck Accident Personal Injury Lawyer in West Carson, CA
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you will want to talk with legal counsel who specializes in personal injuries. Picking the right legal professional will help get you on the road to an emotional recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.Experience and knowledge are your allies when you face the process of filing a claim for damages and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the West Carson, CA area. Our law firm has decades 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 impact. You don't pay us a cent unless we collect the damages you are due. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Truck Accident Injuries
Lyft Accident Injury
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
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 (your children, music, mobile phones, animals, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, automobile traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), diversions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while behind the wheel 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 take your focus away from the road is dangerous. In the West Carson, 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 generally occur due to the higher center of gravity in select vehicles, specifically 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 shifts suddenly. This shift may cause the tires to suffer a loss of physical contact with the road and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be tremendously harmful. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants perished in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of the accidents did not include any other impact. (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 passenger 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 of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than regular passenger cars and therefore are more prone to rollovers. Since the roof structure of most vehicles is not designed to support the weight of the vehicle, the damage sustained in a rollover can crush the roof and cause massive and catastrophic injuries to the passengers in 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 varieties of side impact collisions: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes typically occur when two (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 significant damage to both vehicles, including structural concerns and complications that cannot immediately be viewed but could make the vehicle unsafe. Other times the damage is so significant that the car is not operational and could be a complete loss. Either way, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance underwriters and any liability issues that may arise.The other type of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more lethal results. T-bone collisions occur 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 energy 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 severe trauma to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's death or permanent impairment. If you or someone close have been the victim of any type of vehicle accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals will help you figure out if there are legal and financial 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.
Thankfully, head on collisions make up only a slight percent of traffic accidents. Head-on accidents take place more frequently in outlying locations than urban areas, making up 13% of all rural fatal crashes, while only comprising 7% of deadly crashes in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of the majority of head-on collisions, an ambulance and/or EMTs are nearly always dispatched to the location of the auto accident, generating potentially considerable health-related charges as well as the legal, property damage, and damage to the vehicles involved. Not surprisingly, these types of catastrophes can change the focus of one's lifespan physically, emotionally, and fiscally. You need an advocate; someone who knows legal procedure and who will fight for you. If you are included in a head-on collision - or any auto 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 organization of attorneys has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our happy clientele in the West Carson, CA area, permit us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Interstate Auto Accidents
High-speed accidents are frightening. Because of the laws of physics, the more rapidly you (or the opposing vehicle) is going, the greater the chance for loss of vehicle control, damage, and/or personal injury when your vehicles collide. Even a little "bump" at high speeds can lead to a catastrophic outcome if it causes you to lose control of your car or truck. The severity of collisions on the freeway - and their significantly greater associated speeds - lead to more serious accidents and therefore more substantial damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are associated with a freeway (or any) accident in the West Carson, 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.Fatalities and life threatening injuries are often the consequence of highway accidents. Once again, due to the above average speeds and actual physical forces involved, the damage to vehicles and people is almost always greater than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The potential extent of freeway accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the highways. Due to their size and lack of maneuverability, larger vehicles can't stop as rapidly or make tight turns without risking rollover. This problem is compounded at the greater rates of speed of freeway 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.No matter whether it involves a motorcycle, a truck, or another passenger vehicle, interstate traffic accidents are oftentimes catastrophic, and you need assistance if you are to recover from the physical, financial, psychological, and emotional effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 study performed by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of automotive 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 vehicle accidents kill more individuals annually than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Without a doubt, weather is a contributing factor in car crashes, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and knowledgeable in dealing with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping West Carson, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of compensation claims as a result of 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 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. Undoubtedly 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 accustomed to pleasant weather like we have in West Carson, CA nearly all of the year but 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 expertise 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 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.
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 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.