Car or Truck Accident Personal Injury Law Firms in West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA
If you've been seriously injured in an automobile accident, you will want to contact a legal professional who specializes in personal injury. Tracking down the right lawyer will help get you on the path to an emotional recovery as well as potential financial recovery.
What should you do first if injured in West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA in an accident?
Car accidents can be traumatic. Before everything else, you should ask for medical help and support if necessary. If you haven't already done so, speak to a medical doctor to ensure that you are healthy, then call us today at (877) 278-6890.It makes perfect sense that traffic accidents are more typical in metropolitan areas like West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than non-urban areas. No matter where the vehicle accident happens, you will want to gather the contact information of all individuals involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to remain at the scene of an accident can result in penalties, fines, and potential jail time, but if you are engaged in any type of accident, you should wait for the police to arrive. Depending on the situation and if all persons agree, you may be able to exchange contact information and leave the scene of the accident. In some scenarios - particularly if there are injuries involved - the parties are required to contact the police and report the accident, whether there was any other damage or not.Expectations following a traffic accident vary from region to region and can be mystifying. Here are some of the requirements you may encounter depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must stay at the location until the police arrive
- The responsible driver must contact the authorities
- 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 legal professionals 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 bystander, the driver, a passenger, or involved in some other way, you are most 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 law firms in the West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process plenty of times before, and our team of attorneys will not only help you answer the questions you have about "What's next?" but we will also address concerns 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:
Lyft Accident Injury
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Texting while Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is very difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (your children, music, cellular phones, your pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), distractions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while driving a 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 West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a traffic accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Roll Over Incidents
Rollovers generally occur because 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 sharply or quickly and the vehicle's center of gravity shifts suddenly. This shift can cause the tires to suffer a loss of contact with the road and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be exceedingly harmful. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants died in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these did not involve any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the proportion of SUV-related traffic collisions. Unfortunately, the death rates involving SUVs is much higher than that 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 construction of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than regular passenger cars and therefore are more susceptible to rollovers. Since the roof of most vehicles is not designed to support the weight of the car, the damage 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 kinds of side impact crashes: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes typically occur when 2 (or more) cars or trucks are moving 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 problems and complications that cannot immediately be observed but could render the car or truck 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 carriers and any legal situations that may arise.The other form of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more deadly results. T-bone collisions happen when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone accidents are almost always much worse than sideswipes because the energy in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while a T-bone transfers all of the energy and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The effect of a T-bone accident often results in significant injuries to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in someone'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 experts will help you discover if there are legal and economic 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.
Head On Collisions
Thankfully, frontal crashes make up only a small percentage of traffic collisions. Head-on collisions occur most frequently in non-urban areas than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13 percent of all non-urban fatal crashes, while only comprising 7% of lethal accidents in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of the majority of head-on collisions, an ambulance and/or EMTs are almost always dispatched to the scene of the crash, resulting in substantial health related expenses along with the legal, property damage, and damage to the cars involved. Not surprisingly, these types of accidents can change the focus of one's lifespan physically, emotionally, and economically. You need a supporter; someone who knows legal processes and who will fight for you and your family. If you are part of 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 free of charge consultation. Our organization of attorneys has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA region, we can help do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High-speed collisions are horrific. Because of the laws of physics, the quicker you (or the opposing vehicle) is moving, the more substantial the opportunity for loss of vehicle control, damage, and/or physical injury when your vehicles collide. Even a tiny "tap" at high speed can give rise to a devastating outcome if it causes you to lose control of your vehicle. The severity of collisions on the freeway - and their higher than average speeds - lead to more substantial crashes and therefore more extensive damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are associated with an interstate (or any) accident in the West Whittier-Los Nietos, 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 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 result of highway accidents. Once again, due to the higher speeds and physical forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is almost always more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The potential seriousness of freeway accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the highways. Due to their bulk and lack of maneuverability, larger trucks cannot stop as fast or make tight turns without risking rollover. This condition is compounded at the greater speeds of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also problematic because they frequently "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.Despite whether it involves another passenger vehicle, a truck or a motorcycle, highway accidents are often devastating, and you need help if you are to recover from the physical, psychological, emotional, and financial effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of motor vehicle accidents are weather related.
- 70% of weather related crashes 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 motor vehicle traffic accidents kill more individuals annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Without a doubt, weather is a factor in car crashes, and you need somebody who is there for you - rain or shine - and experienced in working with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA area citizens mitigate all sorts of demands as a result of traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clientele.Unpleasant weather leads to threatening driving conditions, dangerous roads, and more accidents. Logically, the worse the weather is, the more likely there will be effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 crashes annually due to icy roads. Undoubtedly a contributing factor 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 wonderful weather like we have in West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA a large percentage 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 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. 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.
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-related bills. 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 portion that is not your responsibility. So, if the car accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a second party, you ought to recover 100% of the damages. If, however, you are found to be in the wrong in any way, your reimbursement will be diminished by the proportionate percentage.For example, if you were struck by a car (they were at fault) but you were not wearing a seatbelt (as required under California Vehicle Code Section 27363), and trauma you suffered were 30% caused by your seat belt infraction, your payment may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical options.