Car or Truck Accident Injury Attorney in Westlake Village, CA
If you've been seriously injured in a vehicle accident, you will want to consult with legal counsel who specializes in accidental injury. Selecting the right legal representative will help get you on the way to a mental recovery as well as potential financial recovery.
You've been in an accident in Westlake Village, CA. Now what?
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience. Before everything else, you should seek out medical help and support if necessary. If you haven't done so already, speak to a medical doctor to ensure that you are healthy, then call us today at (877) 278-6890.It stands to reason that traffic accidents are more common in metropolitan areas like Westlake Village, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than rural areas. No matter where the accident takes place, you will want to acquire the contact info of all individuals involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to remain at the location of an accident can result in penalties, fines, and potential jail time, but if you are involved in any type of accident, you should wait for the authorities to arrive. Depending upon the situation and if all persons agree, you may be able to exchange contact information and leave the location of the accident. In some scenarios - 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 an automobile accident vary from area to area and can be complex. Here are some of the requirements you may experience depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must stay at the scene 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 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 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 passenger, the driver, a bystander, or involved in some other way, you are more than likely going to suffer with mental and physical effects from the accident. Take a breath, calm yourself, and call one of the best and most respected lawyers in the Westlake Village, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process myriad 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 issues 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:
Pickup Truck Accidents
Uber Accident Injuries
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Pedestrian's hit by Vehicle
Distracted Driving Accidents
Electronic Scooter Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is very difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (children, music, mobile phones, pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), distractions occur.Regrettably, 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 draw your focus away from the road is dangerous. In the Westlake Village, 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 Accidents
Rollovers generally occur as a result of the higher center of gravity in particular 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 suddenly shifts. This shift may cause the tires to be deprived of contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be tremendously hazardous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants perished in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these didn't include any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the proportion of SUV-related traffic collisions. Unfortunately, the fatality 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 passenger 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 ordinary passenger cars and therefore are more vulnerable 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 in the vehicle.Rollover 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 types of side impact crashes: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes typically occur when two (or more) automobiles 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 significant damage to both vehicles, including structural concerns and complications that cannot immediately be observed but could render the vehicle unsafe. Other times the dent or damage is so significant that the car or truck is not drivable and could be a total loss. In either event, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance companies and any liability situations that may arise.The other type of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more deadly results. T-bone collisions happen when the front of one vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone accidents are almost always worse 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 effect of a T-bone accident often translates to severe trauma to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's death or permanent impairment. If you or your family member have been the victim of any type of car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals will help you ascertain 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 accidents make up only a slight percent of automobile crashes. Head-on accidents take place far more often in rural locations than urban areas, making up 13 percent of all non-urban fatal crashes, while only comprising 7 percent of fatal crashes in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the intensity of almost all head-on crashes, EMTs and/or an ambulance is nearly always dispatched to the location of the auto accident, generating substantial medical related costs along with the legal, property damage, and damage to the motor vehicles involved. As you can imagine, these types of traffic accidents can transform the course of one's everyday life physically, psychologically, and fiscally. You need a supporter; someone who understands legal techniques and who will fight for you and your family. If you are involved in a head-on collision - or any car 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 valued clientele in the Westlake Village, CA vicinity, we can help do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High speed crashes are horrific. Owing to the laws of physics, the more rapidly you (or the opposing vehicle) is moving, the more significant the opportunity for loss of vehicular control, damage, and/or physical trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a slight "bump" at high speeds can contribute to a disastrous outcome if it makes you lose control of your vehicle. The extent of auto accidents on the highway - and their higher than average speeds - lead to more severe collisions and consequently greater damage and insurance claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a freeway (or any) accident in the Westlake Village, 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.Loss of life and potentially terminal trauma are often the direct result of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the above average speeds and actual physical forces involved, the harm to vehicles and people is generally more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The potential intensity 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 dominate the freeways. Due to their body mass and lack of maneuverability, bigger vehicles cannot stop as quickly or make tight turns without risking rollover. This condition is compounded at the higher rates of interstate traffic.Motorcycles are also a problem because they be inclined to "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.Irrespective of whether it involves a truck, a motorcycle, or another passenger vehicle, interstate collisions are oftentimes disastrous, and you need help and support 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 carried out 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 traffic accidents kill more people annually than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Undoubtedly, weather is a contributing factor in automobile crashes, and you need someone who is there for you - rain or shine - and accomplished in working with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Westlake Village, 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 clients.Unpleasant weather leads to unsafe driving conditions, dangerous roads, and more accidents. It stands to reason that 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 factor is that it requires 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it will on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are used to pleasant weather like we have in Westlake Village, CA a large percentage of the year and you and/or your family are required to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may run across conditions that result in 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 readily available. If you have a private professional medical plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance provider should be invoiced for your healthcare costs, but you still can be responsible for fulfilling a deductible amount and for any copayments in your medical insurance.You may also have health care coverage integrated in your auto insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your choices and to make sure you get all of the money you ought to get.
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-related costs. Since California is a Comparative fault state, you are allowed to receive reasonable and customary healthcare costs, but you are only eligible for the proportion that is not your fault. So, if the accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a different person, you should recover one hundred percent of the damages. If, however, you are found to be to blame in any way, your settlement will be discounted by the corresponding 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 injuries you received were 30% as a result of your seatbelt violation, your settlement may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical choices.