Automobile Collision Personal Injury Attorney in Sunland, CA
If you've been hurt in a vehicle accident, you will want to speak with a legal professional whose specialty is personal injury. Determining the right lawyer 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 undertake the process of filing a claim for damages and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Sunland, 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 impact. You don't pay us a cent until we recover the damages you are owed. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Truck Accident Injuries
Pedestrian's hit by Vehicle
Injured as a Passenger
Texting while Driving Accidents
Electronic Scooter Accidents
Injured in a Rideshare Service
With the expansion of ride-sharing services in the Sunland, CA area, you may not be the one behind the wheel when an accident happens; but you still may be seriously injured.While calling Uber®, Lyft®, or any other type of ride-sharing service may be handy, it isn't always safe to use. And, since you are not in control of the car or truck, 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 capabilities that complement their capacity to get you to your destination safely, but unfortunately that isn't regularly 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), meaning that you are at greater risk today than before these services existed.So what should you do if you are associated with an 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 our firm knows the terrain. So if you are involved in an accident while a passenger in a ride share service, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC for a free, no commitment assessment.
Cabs and Limousines
Employing a traditional taxi or limousine service is a little different. Because they have been in existence for awhile, the legal ramifications and operations are much more apparent. While ride-sharing services like Uber® and Lyft® are relatively new, cabs and limos have been around since before cars were invented! The basic difference between dealing with Uber® and Lyft® or a taxi/limousine service is the underlying business; Uber® and Lyft® are nationwide, while taxi and chauffeur driven car services are usually locally owned.Because taxis and limos are typically company/corporately owned, they may be regulated even more rigorously and subject to greater 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 traffic accident involving a minicab or limo - even if you are in a different vehicle - will also need the abilities of a seasoned legal firm. Call us today at (877) 278-6890.
Rental Car Accidents
If you are involved in a car accident while driving a rental car, you will surely have to deal with additional headaches not present in the case of any sort of accident with your personal vehicle.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 another layer of complexity to your situation. Factors like:
- Understanding liability - Who is at fault and to what extent?
- Insurance protection - Did you get extra insurance from the car rental company? What does your personal insurance plan cover? Who pays first?
In short, while being involved with an car accident is aggravating enough, the additional duty of reporting to the rental car company can be overwhelming. Allow our attorneys to take care of everything for you. Call (877) 278-6890 now to talk to one of our lawyers. We have years of expertise in rental car accident law and have helped a number of people in the Sunland, CA area.
Rear End Collisions
Even if you do everything right, you can still be involved in a traffic accident. One of the most common types of accidents are rear-end crashes and make up 29% of all accidents (NHTSA, 2017)So if your motor vehicle is waiting 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 severe trauma.The more rapidly the vehicle that hits you is moving, the more powerful the "unbalanced force" will be, and the more significant 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 damages, 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 Sunland, CA area's best professional representation.
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 medication, your abilities are decreased when you have intoxicants in your system. The law specifies the degree to which you can be impaired and still legally operate a moving vehicle, but that limit fluctuates depending on municipality. 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 a vehicle Driving while under the influence is a huge problem in our country, and regrettably not everyone involved in alcohol related accidents is impaired. If you or someone you love has been injured or affected by someone 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 choose to professional representation. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for your free consultation.
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.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to determine if there is help and support readily available. If you have a personalized health care plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance underwriter should be billed for your medical related charges, but you still may be responsible for fulfilling a deductible amount and for any copayments in your health care insurance.You might also have medical coverage already a part of your automobile insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your solutions and to ensure that you get every bit of the money you deserve.
They may be responsible for all, a portion, or none of your medical expenses. Since California is a Comparative fault state, you are permitted to receive reasonable and customary medical related costs, but you are only able to receive the proportion that is not your fault. So, if the vehicle accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a second person, you ought to recover 100 percent of the damages. If, however, you are determined to be at fault in any way, your reimbursement will be lessened by the proportionate percentage.For example, if you were hit by a motor vehicle (they were at fault) but you were not wearing a seatbelt (as required under California Vehicle Code Section 27363), and injuries you sustained were 30% caused by your seatbelt infraction, your payment may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical choices.