Injured While Ride-sharing Service
With the explosion of ride-sharing services in the Upland, CA area, you may not be the one behind the wheel when an accident occurs; but you still may be injured.While contacting Uber®, Lyft®, or any other type of ride sharing company may be convenient, 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 desired destination safely, but unfortunately that is not always 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 involved in 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 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 obligation consultation.
Limousines and Taxi Cab
Contracting a traditional taxi cab or limo service is a little different. Because they have been in existence so long, the legal ramifications and processes are much more straightforward. While rideshare services like Uber® and Lyft® are relatively new, taxi cabs and limos have been around since before cars existed! 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 limo services are usually locally owned or operated.Because taxis and limos are generally company/corporately owned, they may be regulated even more strictly and subject to greater standards of care. Our team of experienced legal representatives 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 an automobile accident involving a minicab or limo - even if you are in a different vehicle - will also require the expertise of a professional lawyer. Call us today at (877) 278-6890.
Car Rental Accidents
If you are involved in an automobile accident while driving a rental car, you are going to have to deal with added inconveniences not present in the instance of an accident with your own 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 fight with a corporate entity like a rental car company adds an additional layer of complexity to your situation. Factors like:
- Establishing liability - Who is to blame and to what degree?
- Insurance coverage - Did you purchase extra insurance from the car rental organization? What does your personal insurance plan cover? Who pays first?
In short, while being part of an vehicle accident is aggravating enough, the additional obligation of dealing with the rental car company can be overwhelming. Allow our legal team to deal with everything for you. Call (877) 278-6890 now to speak with one of our attorneys. We have years of working experience in rental car accident law and have helped a huge selection of people in the Upland, CA area.
Rear End Accidents
Even if you do every single thing correctly, you can still be involved in a major accident. One of the most common types of accidents are rear-end collisions and occur in 29% of all collisions (NHTSA, 2017)So if your car 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 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 severe bodily injury.The faster 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 damage, and you need to contact us to assess that damage and your potential solutions.You need an ally who will fight for you and your protection under the law. You need Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC. Call us at (877) 278-6890 to receive the Upland, CA area's best legal representation.
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 marijuana, alcohol, prescription drugs, 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 lawfully drive a moving vehicle, but that limit deviates depending on local government. While you may not know the legal limits, our team of attorneys 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 major problem in America, and regretfully not everyone involved in alcohol-related accidents is impaired. If you or someone you love has been injured or affected by anyone 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 desire to have high quality representation. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for your free consultation.