Injured While Ride-sharing Service
With the explosion of ride-sharing services in the Phelan, CA area, you may not be the one driving when an accident happens; but you still may be hurt.While calling Uber®, Lyft®, or any other type of ride hailing service may be hassle-free and budget-friendly, it isn't always safe to use. And, since you are not operating the car or truck, you also aren't in control of your fate. You would hope 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 final 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), consequently you are more at risk today than before these services existed.So what should you do if you are associated with a traffic 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 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 assessment.
Taxi and Limousines
Choosing a traditional taxi cab or limousine service is a little different. Because they have been available for awhile, the legal complexities and operations are much more evident. While rideshare services like Uber® and Lyft® are relatively new, cabs and limousines have been around since before cars had motors! The major 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.Because taxi cabs and limos are traditionally company/corporately owned, they may be regulated even more stringently and subject to more substantial standards of care. Our team of experienced legal representatives 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 crash with a taxi or chauffeur driven car - even if you are in a different vehicle - will also necessitate the abilities of a professional legal firm. Call us today at (877) 278-6890.
Rental Car Accidents
If you are involved in an automobile accident while operating a rental car, you will surely have to deal with additional complications not present in the case of an automobile accident with your private car or truck.Along with the concerns 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 fight with a corporate entity like a rental car company adds an additional layer of complexity to your situation. Factors like:
- Determining responsibility - Who is at fault and to what extent?
- Insurance coverage - Did you purchase extra insurance from the car rental company? What does your personal insurance protection provide? Who pays first?
In short, while being involved in an vehicle accident is nerve-racking enough, the additional obligation of dealing with the rental car company can be overwhelming. Allow our attorneys to take care of everything for you and your family. Call (877) 278-6890 now to speak with one of our lawyers. We have decades of working experience in rental car accident law and have helped a huge selection of people in the Phelan, CA area.
Hit From Behind Collisions
Even if you do everything correctly, you can still be involved in an accident. 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 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 significant bodily injury.The more quickly the vehicle that hits you is going, the stronger the "unbalanced force" will be, and the greater 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 will want to contact us to assess that damage and your potential alternatives.You need an advocate who will fight for you and your rights. You need Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC. Call us at (877) 278-6890 to receive the Phelan, 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 harmful to you and those around you. Whether it's prescription drugs, marijuana, alcohol, or even over-the-counter pills, your abilities are diminished when you have drugs or alcohol in your system. The law specifies the magnitude to which you can be compromised and still legally operate a moving vehicle, but that limit varies depending on local government. 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 intoxicated is a serious issue in America, and regrettably not everybody included in alcohol related accidents is impaired. If you or some body you care for has been injured or affected by anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol, 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 want competent representation. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for your free consultation.