Injured While Ride-sharing Provider
With the increase of ride-sharing services in the Highland Park, CA area, you may not be the one driving when an accident occurs; but you still may be injured.While contacting Uber®, Lyft®, or any other type of ride-sharing company may be simple, it isn't always safe. And, since you are not in command of the motor vehicle, 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 capabilities that complement their ability to get you to your desired destination safely, but unfortunately that is not consistently 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 involved with an 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 change; laws may vary across state lines and our firm knows the terrain. So if you are involved in an accident while a passenger in a rideshare service, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC for a free, no commitment assessment.
Cabs and Limousines
Using the services of a traditional cab or limo service is a little different. Because they have been around so long, the legal ramifications and procedures are much more straightforward. While ride-hailing services like Uber® and Lyft® are relatively new, taxi cabs and limos have been around since before cars were motorized! 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 limo services are usually locally owned.Because cabs and limousines are generally 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 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 an automobile accident with a taxi cab or limousine - even if you are in a different vehicle - will also require the expertise of a knowledgeable law firm. Call us today at (877) 278-6890.
Rental Car Accidents
If you are involved in a traffic accident while operating a rental car, you are going to have to deal with extra hassles not present in the instance of an incident with your personal car or truck.Along with the concerns 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 another layer of complexity to your situation. Factors like:
- Establishing responsibility - Who is at fault and to what degree?
- Insurance protection - Did you purchase extra insurance from the rental car company? What does your private insurance coverage provide? Who pays first?
In short, while being involved in an automobile accident is traumatic enough, the additional duty of dealing with the rental car company can be overwhelming. Allow our legal team to handle everything for you. Call (877) 278-6890 now to consult one of our attorneys. We have decades of practical experience in rental car accident law and have helped myriad people in the Highland Park, CA area.
Hit From Behind Accidents
Even if you do everything appropriately, you can still be involved in a collision. One of the most frequent types of accidents are rear-end collisions and occur in 29% of all accidents (NHTSA, 2017)So if your motor 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 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 extreme trauma.The more rapidly the vehicle that hits you is going, the more powerful the "unbalanced force" will be, and the more extensive 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 need to contact us to assess that damage and your potential remedies.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 Highland Park, CA area's best professional counsel.
Injuries Resulting from Drunk Driving and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Accidents
Driving under the influence of any regulated substance can be dangerous to you and those around you. Whether it's prescription drugs, marijuana, alcohol, or even over-the-counter medication, your abilities are decreased when you have intoxicants in your blood stream. The law specifies the level to which you can be impaired and still lawfully operate a moving vehicle, but that limit changes depending on municipality. 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 Driving while under the influence is a serious issue in our country, and regretfully not everybody involved in DUI accidents is under the influence. If you or some body you care for 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 tangled up in an alcohol or drug related violation you are going to need skilled representation. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for your free consultation.