Car Accident Injury Law Firm in South Whittier, CA
If you have been injured in a vehicle accident, you will want to consult with a law firm who specializes in personal injuries. FInding the right attorneys will help get you on the way to a mental recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.Experience and knowledge are your allies when you deal with the process of filing a claim for damages and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the South Whittier, CA area. Our law firm has 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 effects. You don't pay us anything unless we collect the money you are owed. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Auto Accident Injuries
Pickup Truck Accidents
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injured as a Passenger
Driving while Distracted Accidents
Electronic Scooter Accidents
Injured in a Rideshare Service
With the boom of ride-sharing services in the South Whittier, CA area, you may not be the one behind the wheel when an accident occurs; but you still may be hurt.While calling Uber®, Lyft®, or any other type of ride-hailing provider may be simple and easy, it isn't always safe. And, since you are not in command of the vehicle, you also aren't in control of your circumstances. You would hope that as "professional" drivers, the people behind the wheel of ride-sharing services would have highly-evolved skills that complement their competence to get you to your final destination safely, but regrettably that is not consistently 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), consequently you are more at risk today than before these services existed.So what should you do if you are involved in any sort of 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 professionals 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 assessment.
Taxi and Limousines
Using the services of a traditional cab or limousine service is a little different. Because they have been in existence for awhile, the legal implications and processes are much more clear. While ride-sharing services like Uber® and Lyft® are relatively new, cabs and limousines have been around since before cars were motorized! The principal 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 taxi cabs and limos are typically corporately/company owned, they may be regulated even more strictly and subject to more substantial standards of care. Our team of experienced legal professionals 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 involving a taxi cab or limousine - even if you are in a different vehicle - will also need the resources of a highly trained legal firm. Call us today at (877) 278-6890.
Rental Car Accidents
If you are involved in a traffic accident while driving a rental car, you will definitely have to deal with added complications not present in the instance of a vehicle accident with your own 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 contend with a corporate entity like a rental car company adds an additional layer of difficulty to your situation. Factors like:
- Determining 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 coverage cover? Who pays first?
In short, while being involved with an car accident is taxing enough, the additional responsibility of dealing with the rental car company can be daunting. Allow our law firm to manage everything for you and your family. Call (877) 278-6890 now to consult one of our lawyers. We have decades of practical knowledge in rental car accident law and have helped a multitude of people in the South Whittier, CA area.
Even if you do every single thing right, you can still be involved in a major accident. One of the most frequent types of accidents are rear-end collisions and occur in 29% of all collisions (NHTSA, 2017)So if your vehicle is stopped 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 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 trauma.The more rapidly the vehicle that hits you is going, the more potent the "unbalanced force" will be, and the more significant 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 should contact us to assess that damage and your potential alternatives.You need an ally 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 South Whittier, 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 marijuana, prescription drugs, alcohol, or even over-the-counter medication, your abilities are reduced when you have intoxicants in your blood stream. The law specifies the level to which you can be impaired and still legally operate a moving vehicle, but that limit deviates depending on local government. 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 a vehicle Driving while under the influence is a serious problem in America, and regretfully not everybody involved in alcohol related accidents is impaired. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or affected by somebody under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you need to contact us immediately to explore your legal remedies.If you are associated with an alcohol or drug related violation you are going to need high quality representation. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for your free consultation.
Unquestionably. For that matter, you should never speak with a claims adjuster until after you have already spoken to legal counsel. Claims adjusters are working for the insurance provider, they don't represent you. It is their purpose to save their organization's money, and they can’t do that if they voluntarily present you with the maximum settlement, so they will certainly offer you less. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will get you more.
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.
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.