Car or Truck Accident Injury Law Firm in Hawthorne, CA
If you've been seriously injured in a car accident, you will want to talk with an attorney who specializes in personal injuries. Choosing the right lawyer will help get you on the road to an emotional recovery as well as potential financial recovery.You want someone with knowledge and experience on your side when you take on the process of filing a damage claim and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Hawthorne, CA area. Our legal team has decades 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 recover the money you are owed. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Auto Accident Injuries
Pickup Truck Accidents
Uber Accident Injuries
Pedestrian's hit by Vehicle
Injuries While Riding
Texting while Driving Accidents
Injured While Ride-sharing Provider
With the increase of ride-sharing services in the Hawthorne, CA area, you may not be the one behind the wheel when an accident happens; but you still may be seriously injured.While calling Uber®, Lyft®, or any other type of ride-hailing service may be handy, it isn't always safe. And, since you are not in command of the automobile, you also aren't in control of your fate. You would be expecting that as "professional" drivers, the people behind the wheel of ride-sharing services would have exceptional skills that complement their ability to get you to your final destination safely, but regrettably that isn't consistently the case. 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 that you are much more at risk today than before these services existed.So what should you do if you are involved with a traffic accident while a paying 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 evolve; laws may vary across state lines and our professionals know the terrain. So if you are involved in an accident while riding in a ride share service, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC for a free, no commitment consultation.
Taxi and Limousines
Contracting a traditional taxi cab or limo service is a little different. Because they have been around for awhile, the legal implications and operations are much more straightforward. While ride-hailing services like Uber® and Lyft® are relatively new, cabs and limos 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 company; Uber® and Lyft® are nationwide, while taxi and limo services are usually locally owned.Because taxis and limousines are traditionally company/corporately owned, they may be regulated even more strictly and subject to more substantial standards of care. Our team of experienced legal representatives 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 automobile accident with a cab or limousine - even if you are in a different vehicle - will also necessitate the abilities of an experienced legal firm. Call us today at (877) 278-6890.
Rental Car Accidents
If you are involved in a collision while operating a rental car, you will surely have to deal with additional inconveniences not present in the case of an incident with your private vehicle.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 fight with a corporate entity like a rental car company adds an additional layer of complexity to your situation. Factors like:
- Determining liability - Who is to blame and to what extent?
- Insurance coverage - Did you get extra insurance from the rental car business? What does your personal insurance plan provide? Who pays first?
In short, while being involved in an vehicle accident is difficult enough, the additional responsibility of reporting to the rental car company can be daunting. Allow our attorneys to deal with everything for you and your loved ones. Call (877) 278-6890 now to consult with one of our attorneys. We have decades of expertise in rental car accident law and have helped a huge selection of people in the Hawthorne, CA area.
Even if you do every single thing appropriately, you can still be involved in a car accident. One of the most frequent types of accidents are rear-end crashes and occur in 29% of all collisions (NHTSA, 2017)So if your motor vehicle is sitting 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 propelled forward when contact occurs. 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 acute bodily injury.The more rapidly the vehicle that hits you is moving, the stronger the "unbalanced force" will be, and the more significant the damage 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 ought 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 Hawthorne, CA area's best professional representation.
Injuries Resulting from Drunk Driving and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Accidents
Driving under the influence of any controlled substance can be dangerous to you and those around you. Whether it's prescription drugs, alcohol, marijuana, or even over-the-counter medicine, your abilities are reduced when you have drugs or alcohol in your body. The law specifies the level to which you can be impaired and still lawfully drive a moving vehicle, but that limit differs depending on municipality. 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 Driving while under the influence is a huge challenge in our country, and unfortunately not everyone included in alcohol-related accidents is under the influence. If you or someone you love has been injured or affected by an individual under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you need to contact us immediately to explore your legal remedies.If you are included in an alcohol or drug related violation you are going to need competent 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. For that matter, you should never talk to a claims adjuster until after you’ve spoken to an attorney at law. Claims adjusters are employed by the insurance carrier, they do not represent you. It is their duty to save their organization's money, and they can’t accomplish that if they voluntarily provide you the maximum payment, 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.