Car Collision Injury Lawyer in Canyon Country, CA
If you have been injured in an automobile accident, you will want to talk to legal counsel whose specialty is personal injury. FInding the right legal representative will help get you on the path to an emotional recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.You want someone with knowledge and experience on your side when you undertake the process of filing a claim for loss and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Canyon Country, CA area. Our legal team has numerous 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 impact. You don't pay us a cent until we collect the damages you are due. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Commercial Driver 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 devices, pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife animals, etc.), distractions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while driving a motor vehicle 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 attention away from the road is dangerous. In the Canyon Country, 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 normally occur because of the higher center of gravity in specific vehicles, especially 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 may cause the tires to suffer a loss of contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be exceedingly hazardous. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants perished in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these did not involve any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the percentage 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 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 dropped 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 typical passenger cars and therefore are more vulnerable to rollovers. Since the roof structure 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 inside 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 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 issues and complications that cannot instantly be observed but could make the vehicle dangerous. Other times the dent or damage is so substantial that the car or truck is not drivable and could be a complete loss. Either way, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance underwriters and any legal situations that may arise.The other form of side impact accident 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 car 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 impact of a T-bone accident often translates to considerable trauma to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's loss of life or permanent disability. If you or your family member have been the victim of any type of car 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.
Thankfully, head on accidents make up only a slight percent of traffic crashes. Head-on accidents happen most frequently in agricultural areas than urban areas, making up 13% of all rural fatal accidents, while only comprising 7% of deadly 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 scene of the auto accident, resulting in potentially significant medical related fees as well as the liability, property damage, and damage to the motor vehicles involved. Essentially, these types of catastrophes can change the course of one's daily lifestyle physically, psychologically, and economically. You need an ally; someone who knows legal strategy and who will battle for you. If you are associated with a head-on collision - or any vehicle accident for that matter - you will want to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a complimentary consultation. Our staff of lawyers has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the Canyon Country, CA region, permit us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Interstate Vehicle Accidents
High speed accidents are horrific. As a result of the laws of physics, the quicker you (or the opposing car) is moving, the better the chance for loss of vehicle control, damages, and/or bodily injury when your vehicles collide. Even a slight "tap" at high speeds can lead to a devastating consequence if it causes you to lose control of your car or truck. The seriousness of collisions on the interstate - and their higher accompanying speeds - lead to more severe accidents and therefore higher damage and insurance claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in a highway (or any) accident in the Canyon Country, 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.Death and potentially terminal injuries are often the result of highway accidents. Once again, due to the above average speeds and physical forces involved, the harm to vehicles and people is typically more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible extent 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 highways. Due to their weight and lack of maneuverability, heavier trucks can't stop as quickly or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This problem is compounded at the higher rates of speed of freeway traffic.Motorcycles are also a challenge because they frequently "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.Regardless of whether it involves a truck, another passenger vehicle, or a motorcycle, highway crashes are usually catastrophic, and you need assistance if you are to recover from the physical, financial, psychological, and emotional side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 report done by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of motor vehicle crashes 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 vehicle accidents kill more people annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Needless to say, weather is a contributing factor in automobile crashes, 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 Canyon Country, CA area citizens mitigate all sorts of demands caused by traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clients.Unpleasant weather leads to hazardous driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. It stands to reason that the worse the weather, 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 variable 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 appealing weather like we have in Canyon Country, CA the vast majority of the year but you and/or your family are required to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may confront conditions that lead to 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 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.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to determine if there is help and support readily available. If you have a personalized health care plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance underwriter should be billed for your medical related charges, but you still may be responsible for fulfilling a deductible amount and for any copayments in your health care insurance.You might also have medical coverage already a part of your automobile insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your solutions and to ensure that you get every bit of the money you deserve.
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.