Injured While Ride-sharing Service
With the boom of ride-sharing services in the Mission Viejo, CA area, you may not be the one behind the wheel when an accident happens; but you still may be hurt.While contacting Uber®, Lyft®, or any other type of ride share provider 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 destiny. You would anticipate that as "professional" drivers, the people behind the wheel of ride-sharing services would have highly-evolved abilities that complement their capacity to get you to your final destination safely, but unfortunately that is not 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), therefore you are much more at risk today than before these services existed.So what should you do if you are associated with a traffic accident while a paying passenger in a "commercial" vehicle driven as part of a rideshare? 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 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 obligation consultation.
Taxi Cab and Limousines
Hiring a traditional minicab or limousine service is a little different. Because they have been around so long, the legal ramifications and operations are much more straightforward. While ride-sharing services like Uber® and Lyft® are relatively new, taxis and limousines have been around since before cars were invented! The key difference between dealing with Uber® and Lyft® or a taxi/limousine service is the underlying company; Uber® and Lyft® are nationwide, while taxi and limousine services are usually locally owned.Because taxi cabs and limos are usually company/corporately owned, they may be regulated even more rigorously and subject to higher standards of care. Our team of experienced attorneys 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 vehicle accident with a cab or limo - even if you are in a different vehicle - will also call for the expertise of a seasoned attorney. Call us today at (877) 278-6890.
If you are involved in any sort of accident while operating a rental car, you will surely have to deal with additional issues not present in the case of an automobile accident with your personal vehicle.Along with the hassle of the accident, any injuries, any property damage, and the physical and emotional well-being of all persons involved in the actual accident, having to contend with a corporate entity like a rental car company adds another layer of difficulty to your situation. Factors like:
- Determining responsibility - Who is to blame and to what degree?
- Insurance protection - Did you purchase extra insurance from the rental-car company? What does your personal insurance policy cover? Who pays first?
In short, while being part of an automobile accident is taxing enough, the additional obligation of dealing with the rental car company can be daunting. Allow our attorneys to handle everything for you and your family. Call (877) 278-6890 now to seek advice from one of our legal professionals. We have many years of practical knowledge in rental car accident law and have helped a multitude of people in the Mission Viejo, CA area.
Hit From Behind Accidents
Even if you do everything the right way, you can still be involved in a crash. One of the most frequent types of accidents are rear-end crashes and occur in 29% of all crashes (NHTSA, 2017)So if your vehicle is waiting 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 propelled 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 significant bodily injury.The more quickly the vehicle that hits you is moving, the stronger the "unbalanced force" will be, and the more substantial 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 need to contact us to assess that damage and your potential alternatives.You need an advocate who will fight for you and your protection under the law. You need Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC. Call us at (877) 278-6890 to receive the Mission Viejo, CA area's best professional representation.
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 alcohol, prescription drugs, marijuana, or even over-the-counter medicine, your abilities are reduced when you have intoxicants in your blood stream. The law specifies the magnitude to which you can be impaired and still legally operate a moving vehicle, but that limit fluctuates depending on local government. While you may not know the legal limits, our team of attorneys at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC does. Call us at (877) 278-6890 for a no-cost consultation.Driving Driving while intoxicated is a major issue in the US, and regretfully not everyone included in DUI accidents is under the influence. If you or anyone you care for has been hurt or affected by somebody under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you need to contact us immediately to explore your legal remedies.If you are involved in an alcohol or drug related violation you are going to desire to have qualified, professional representation. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for your free consultation.