Injured in a Rideshare Service
With the expansion of ride-sharing services in the Rancho Cucamonga, CA area, you may not be the one driving when an accident happens; but you still may be injured.While calling Uber®, Lyft®, or any other type of ride share service may be simple, it isn't always safe to use. And, since you are not in command of the vehicle, you also aren't in control of your fate. You would expect that as "professional" drivers, the people behind the wheel of ride-sharing services would have exceptional abilities 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), therefore you are at greater 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 share? Call us today at (877) 278-6890. This is especially true as the legal landscape of these companies continues to develop; laws may vary across state lines and we know 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 consultation.
Limousines and Cabs
Using the services of a traditional minicab or limo service is a little different. Because they have been available so long, the legal ramifications and procedures are much more clear. While ride sharing services like Uber® and Lyft® are relatively new, taxi cabs and limousines have been around since before cars were motorized! The basic 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 or operated.Because cabs and limos are generally corporately/company owned, they may be regulated even more stringently and subject to greater standards of care. Our team of experienced lawyers 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 limousine - even if you are in a different vehicle - will also require the expertise of a highly skilled legal firm. Call us today at (877) 278-6890.
If you are involved in a car accident while driving a rental car, you will definitely have to deal with added issues not present in the instance of a car accident with your own vehicle.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 fight with a corporate entity like a rental car company adds another layer of complexity to your situation. Factors like:
- Understanding liability - Who is to blame and to what extent?
- Insurance coverage - Did you purchase extra insurance from the rental car organization? What does your private insurance protection provide? Who pays first?
In short, while being involved with an vehicle accident is upsetting enough, the additional obligation of reporting to the rental car company can be overwhelming. Allow our law firm to take care of everything for you and your loved ones. Call (877) 278-6890 now to speak with one of our legal professionals. We have years of practical experience in rental car accident law and have helped myriad people in the Rancho Cucamonga, CA area.
Even if you do every single thing the right way, you can still be involved in an accident. 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 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 extreme trauma.The more quickly the vehicle that hits you is going, the more powerful the "unbalanced force" will be, and the greater 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 need 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 Rancho Cucamonga, 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 hazardous to you and those around you. Whether it's prescription drugs, marijuana, alcohol, or even over-the-counter pills, your abilities are decreased when you have drugs or alcohol in your body. The law specifies the extent to which you can be compromised and still lawfully operate a moving vehicle, but that limit fluctuates 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 intoxicated is a huge issue in America, and regretfully not everybody involved in DUI 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 tangled up in an alcohol or drug related violation you are going to really want knowledgeable representation. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for your free consultation.