Automobile Collision Personal Injury Law Firm in Colton, CA
If you have been injured in a vehicle accident, you will want to talk with a law firm who specializes in personal injury. Determining the right legal professional will help get you on the way to a mental recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.Experience and knowledge are your allies when you face the process of filing a claim for loss and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Colton, CA area. Our legal team has 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 results. You don't pay us anything until we recover the money you are due. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Auto Accident Injuries
Truck Accident Injuries
Lyft Accident Injury
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injured as a Passenger
Distracted Driving Accidents
Electronic Scooter Accidents
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.
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.
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 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.