Injured on a Ride Share Service
With the explosion of ride-sharing services in the Colton, CA area, you may not be the one behind the wheel when an accident occurs; but you still may be injured.While contacting Uber®, Lyft®, or any other type of ride share company may be convenient, it isn't always safe. And, since you are not operating the automobile, you also aren't in control of your destiny. You would hope that as "professional" drivers, the people behind the wheel of ride-sharing services would have exceptional capabilities that complement their competence to get you to your final destination safely, but regretfully that isn't regularly 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), which means you are at greater risk today than before these services existed.So what should you do if you are involved 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 change; laws may vary across state lines and our legal team knows 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 assessment.
Taxi and Limousines
Hiring a traditional cab or limo service is a little different. Because they have been available so long, the legal complexities and operations are much more evident. While ride share services like Uber® and Lyft® are relatively new, cabs and limousines have been around since before cars had motors! The primary 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 or operated.Because taxis and limos are normally company/corporately owned, they may be regulated even more rigorously and subject to higher standards of care. Our team of experienced lawyers will ensure that you receive the care and consideration 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 an accident involving a minicab or limousine - even if you are in a different vehicle - will also require the ability of a highly trained attorney. Call us today at (877) 278-6890.
Car Rental Accidents
If you are involved in an automobile accident while operating a rental car, you are going to have to deal with added headaches not present in the case of an accident with your own vehicle.Along with the stress 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 fight with a corporate entity like a rental car company adds yet another layer of difficulty to your situation. Factors like:
- Establishing liability - Who is to blame and to what extent?
- Insurance protection - Did you purchase extra insurance from the car rental organization? What does your personal insurance coverage provide? Who pays first?
In short, while being part of an vehicle accident is nerve-racking enough, the additional obligation of dealing with the rental car company can be overwhelming. Allow our law firm to take care of everything for you and your loved ones. Call (877) 278-6890 now to speak to one of our legal professionals. We have decades of experience in rental car accident law and have helped a number of people in the Colton, CA area.
Rear End Accidents
Even if you do every single thing appropriately, you can still be involved in an accident. One of the most frequent types of accidents are rear-end crashes and make up 29% of all accidents (NHTSA, 2017)So if your car is sitting at a stop sign or crossroad (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 serious bodily injury.The more rapidly the vehicle that hits you is moving, the stronger the "unbalanced force" will be, and the greater 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 damages, and you will want to contact us to assess that damage and your potential solutions.You need an ally 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 Colton, CA area's best professional 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 marijuana, alcohol, prescription drugs, or even over-the-counter medication, your abilities are decreased when you have drugs or alcohol in your system. The law specifies the level to which you can be compromised and still lawfully drive a moving vehicle, but that limit differs depending on local government. While you may not know the legal limits, our team of professionals 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 major problem in our country, and regrettably not everyone involved in DUI accidents is impaired. If you or some body you care for has been hurt or affected by someone under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you need to contact us immediately to explore your legal remedies.If you are part of an alcohol or drug related violation you are going to want skilled representation. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for your free consultation.