Injured during Ride sharing Provider
With the expansion of ride-sharing services in the Agoura, CA area, you may not be the one driving when an accident happens; but you still may be seriously injured.While calling Uber®, Lyft®, or any other type of ride share company may be fast and easy, it isn't always safe to use. And, since you are not in control of the automobile, you also aren't in control of your circumstances. You would be expecting that as "professional" drivers, the people behind the wheel of ride-sharing services would have exceptional abilities that complement their capacity to get you to your final destination safely, but regrettably that isn't always the situation. Studies show that since 2011 ride-sharing companies have increased traffic deaths in the US by 2%-3% (University of Chicago and Rice University), meaning that you are at greater risk today than before these services existed.So what should you do if you are associated with any sort of accident while a passenger in a "commercial" vehicle driven as part of a ride-sharing? Call us today at (877) 278-6890. This is especially true as the legal landscape of these companies continues to develop; laws may vary across state lines and we know the terrain. So if you are involved in an accident while riding in a ride-hailing service, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC for a free, no commitment consultation.
Limousines and Taxi Cab
Choosing a traditional cab or limo service is a little different. Because they have been in existence for awhile, the legal complexities and operations are much more apparent. While ride sharing services like Uber® and Lyft® are relatively new, taxi cabs and limos have been around since before cars had motors! The principal difference between dealing with Uber® and Lyft® or a taxi/limousine service is the underlying organization; Uber® and Lyft® are nationwide, while taxi and chauffeur driven car services are usually locally owned.Because taxi cabs and limos are generally company/corporately owned, they may be regulated even more strictly and subject to greater standards of care. Our team of experienced legal professionals will ensure that you receive the care and attention your individual case demands and that you won't get "bullied" by a large transportation company. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC today for a FREE CONSULTATION.It goes without saying that getting in a traffic accident with a minicab or chauffeur driven car - even if you are in a different vehicle - will also require the resources of a highly trained legal firm. Call us today at (877) 278-6890.
Rental Car Accidents
If you are involved in a car accident while operating a rental car, you can expect to have to deal with extra headaches not present in the case of an incident with your personal car or truck.Along with the hassle of the accident, any injuries, any property damage, and the physical and emotional well-being of all people involved in the actual accident, having to deal with a corporate entity like a rental car company adds an additional layer of complication to your situation. Factors like:
- Determining liability - Who is to blame and to what extent?
- Insurance coverage - Did you pay for extra insurance from the rental car organization? What does your private insurance policy provide? Who pays first?
In short, while being part of an automobile accident is taxing enough, the additional responsibility of reporting to the rental car company can be daunting. Allow our attorneys to manage everything for you and your loved ones. Call (877) 278-6890 now to speak with one of our lawyers. We have years of practical experience in rental car accident law and have helped a number of people in the Agoura, CA area.
Even if you do everything right, you can still be involved in a major accident. One of the most common types of accidents are rear-end crashes and occur in 29% of all collisions (NHTSA, 2017)So if your vehicle is waiting at a stop sign or intersection (you are "at rest") and the car behind you fails to stop ("an object in motion"), your vehicle will be acted upon by that "unbalanced force" and will be forced forward when contact is made. Not only will this damage your vehicle, but since you are also "at rest" inside the vehicle, the "unbalanced force" will also act on your body like it does your car, creating a "whiplash" effect that can cause you extreme trauma.The more quickly the vehicle that hits you is moving, the stronger the "unbalanced force" will be, and the more significant the harm to you and your vehicle. It doesn't matter, however, if the vehicle that hits you is moving fast or slow, there will be damage, and you will want to contact us to assess that damage and your potential alternatives.You need an advocate who will fight for you and your legal rights. You need Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC. Call us at (877) 278-6890 to receive the Agoura, CA area's best legal counsel.
Injuries Resulting from Drunk Driving and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Accidents
Driving under the influence of any controlled substance can be hazardous to you and those around you. Whether it's prescription drugs, alcohol, marijuana, or even over-the-counter pills, your abilities are diminished when you have intoxicants in your blood stream. The law specifies the extent to which you can be impaired and still legally operate a moving vehicle, but that limit may differ depending on local government. While you may not know the legal limits, our team of experts at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC does. Call us at (877) 278-6890 for a no-cost consultation.Driving a vehicle Driving while under the influence is a serious challenge in America, and regrettably not everybody included in alcohol related accidents is impaired. If you or anyone you care for has been seriously injured or affected by somebody under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you need to contact us immediately to explore your legal remedies.If you are tangled up in an alcohol or drug related violation you are going to need professional representation. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for your free consultation.