Car Collision Personal Injury Law Firm in West Covina, CA
If you have been injured in a vehicle accident, you will want to talk with a lawyer whose specialty is accidental injury. FInding the right legal professional will help get you on the road to a mental recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.
What do you do after being injured in West Covina, CA?
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience. Before you do anything else, you should seek medical help 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 typical in metropolitan areas like West Covina, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than outlying areas. No matter where the vehicle accident takes place, you will want to collect the contact info of all people involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to remain at the scene of an accident can result in fines, penalties, and potential time in jail, but if you are involved with any type of accident, you should wait for the authorities to arrive. Depending upon the situation and if all people 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 police and report the accident, whether there was any other damage or not.Expectations following a car accident vary from region to region and can be baffling. Here are some of the requirements you may encounter depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must stay at the location until police arrive
- The responsible driver must contact the police
- The responsible party must attend to any accidental injury of the non-responsible party
- If both parties are injured they can legally leave the location 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 lawyers 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 a passenger, the driver, a bystander, or involved in some other way, you are very likely going to go through physical and mental effects from the accident. Take a breath, calm yourself, and call one of the best and most respected attorneys in the West Covina, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process numerous times before, and our team of lawyers 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 current and future medical costa, property damage, lost wages and earnings, legal liability, 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
Injuries While Riding
Driving while Distracted Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is quite difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (your children, music, cellular phones, dogs and cats, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife animals, etc.), diversions 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 West Covina, 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 commonly occur as a result of the higher center of gravity in certain vehicles, primarily 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 lose physical contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be exceedingly dangerous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants perished in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of the accidents did not include any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of SUVs increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic accidents. 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 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 traditional passenger cars and therefore are more vulnerable to rollovers. Since the roofing system of most vehicles is not designed to support the body 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.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 comes in contact with the passenger side of the other vehicle. Sideswipes can cause extensive damage to both vehicles, including structural concerns and complications that cannot instantly be observed but could make the vehicle dangerous. Other times the damage is so extensive that the car is not drivable and could be a complete loss. In either event, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance companies and any legal questions that may arise.The other type of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more fatal results. T-bone collisions take place when the front of one vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone traffic accidents are almost always more dangerous than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while a T-bone transmits all of the power and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The impact of a T-bone accident often brings about considerable injuries to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's loss of life or permanent impairment. If you or someone close have been the victim of any type of automobile accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal specialists will help you figure out 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 Accidents
Thankfully, frontal collisions make up only a slight percentage of vehicle accidents. Head-on crashes occur more often in remote areas than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13% of all non-urban fatal crashes, while only comprising 7 percent of fatal accidents in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of the majority of head-on crashes, EMTs and/or an ambulance is nearly always dispatched to the scene of the auto accident, bringing about considerable medical-related expenses along with the legal, property damage, and damage to the vehicles involved. Essentially, these types of car accidents can transform the focus of one's day-to-day life physically, emotionally, and economically. You need an advocate; someone who understands legal process and who will battle for you. If you are involved in a head-on collision - or any motor vehicle accident for that matter - you need to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a no-cost consultation. Our organization of legal professionals has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our happy clientele in the West Covina, CA vicinity, permit us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Highway Vehicle Accidents
High speed accidents are horrifying. As a result of the laws of physics, the more rapidly you (or the opposing car) is traveling, the more substantial the possibility for the loss of vehicular control, damage, and/or personal trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a tiny "tap" at high speed can give rise to a devastating consequence if it makes you lose control of your vehicle. The extent of accidents on the interstate - and their greater associated speeds - lead to more substantial crashes and subsequently more significant damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are associated with a highway (or any) accident in the West Covina, 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 consultation is free of charge 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 fatal injuries are often the result of highway accidents. Once again, due to the higher speeds and actual physical forces involved, the damage to people and vehicles is normally more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible seriousness of highway accidents increases when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semis, and tractor-trailers that seem to take over the freeways. Due to their body mass and lack of maneuverability, bigger vehicles can't stop as rapidly or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This issue is compounded at the higher rates of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also a challenge because they be inclined to "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.No matter whether it involves a truck, another passenger vehicle, or a motorcycle, highway collisions are oftentimes disastrous, and you need help and support if you are to recuperate 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 report carried out by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of motor vehicle accidents 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 automobile traffic accidents kill more people every year than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Without a doubt, weather conditions are a contributing factor in car crashes, and you need someone who is there for you - rain or shine - and experienced in dealing with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping West Covina, CA area citizens mitigate all sorts of claims resulting from traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clients.Inclement weather leads to dangerous 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. Doubtless a contributing component is that it takes 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 Covina, CA most of the year and you and/or your family are forced to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may encounter 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.
Absolutely. For that matter, you should never talk to a claims adjuster until after you’ve spoken to an attorney at law. Claims adjusters are employed by the insurance carrier, they do not represent you. It is their duty to save their organization's money, and they can’t accomplish that if they voluntarily provide you the maximum payment, so they're going to offer you less. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will get you more.
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.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890. If you received an unsolicited payment offer from an insurance provider, they could be trying to pull a fast one to get you to agree to a less-than-optimized settlement so you’ll disappear without costing their company a great deal of money. The legal team at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC are industry experts who deal with auto accidents all of the time.Their distinction assisting residents of the Aliso Viejo, CA area is incomparable, and you’ll want to get in touch with Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC before agreeing to any arrangement offered. Your very first appointment happens to be without charge, so precisely what do you have to lose?