Automobile Accident Personal Injury Lawyer in North Hills, CA
If you've been seriously injured in a car accident, you will want to contact a law firm who specializes in personal injuries. FInding the right attorney will help get you on the way to a mental recovery as well as potential financial recovery.You want someone with knowledge and experience on your side when you face the process of filing a claim for damages and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the North Hills, CA area. Our lawyers have numerous 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 a cent unless we recover the money you are owed. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Uber Accident Injuries
Pedestrian's hit by Vehicle
Injured as a Passenger
Driving while Distracted Accidents
Injured during Ride sharing Service
With the expansion of ride-sharing services in the North Hills, CA area, you may not be the one driving when an accident happens; but you still may be injured.While contacting Uber®, Lyft®, or any other type of ride hailing company may be fast and easy, it isn't always safe to use. And, since you are not operating 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 exceptional abilities that complement their capacity to get you to your final destination safely, but regrettably that is not always 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 you are much more at risk today than before these services existed.So what should you do if you are associated with any sort of accident while a paying passenger in a "commercial" vehicle driven as part of a ride-hailing? 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 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 consultation.
Limousines and Taxi Cab
Hiring a traditional taxi or limousine service is a little different. Because they have been available for awhile, the legal ramifications and procedures are much more established. While ride hailing 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 limo services are usually locally owned.Because taxi cabs and limousines are normally 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 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 a vehicle accident involving a taxi cab or chauffeur driven car - even if you are in a different vehicle - will also require the resources of a professional lawyer. Call us today at (877) 278-6890.
Car Rental Accidents
If you are involved in a car accident while operating a rental car, you will definitely have to deal with added complications not present in the instance of a vehicle accident with your private car or truck.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 contend with a corporate entity like a rental car company adds yet another layer of difficulty to your situation. Factors like:
- Determining responsibility - Who is at fault and to what degree?
- Insurance protection - Did you purchase extra insurance from the rental car company? What does your personal insurance policy provide? Who pays first?
In short, while being involved with an car accident is stressful enough, the additional duty of reporting to 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 lawyers. We have many years of practical experience in rental car accident law and have helped a multitude of people in the North Hills, CA area.
Rear End Crashes
Even if you do every single thing properly, you can still be involved in a collision. One of the most common types of accidents are rear-end collisions and make up 29% of all accidents (NHTSA, 2017)So if your motor vehicle is stopped 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 is established. 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 faster the vehicle that hits you is going, the stronger 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 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 North Hills, CA area's best legal 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 diminished when you have intoxicants in your system. 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 legal 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 serious issue in America, and regretfully not everybody included in alcohol-related accidents is impaired. If you or anyone you love has been injured or affected by an individual under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you need to contact us immediately to explore your legal remedies.If you are involved with an alcohol or drug related violation you are going to desire to have experienced representation. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for your free consultation.
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.
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.
They may be responsible for all, a portion, or none of your medical-related costs. Since California is a Comparative fault state, you are allowed to receive reasonable and customary healthcare costs, but you are only eligible for the proportion that is not your fault. So, if the accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a different person, you should recover one hundred percent of the damages. If, however, you are found to be to blame in any way, your settlement will be discounted by the corresponding 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 injuries you received were 30% as a result of your seatbelt violation, your settlement may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical choices.