Car or Truck Accident Personal Injury Law Firm in Westlake, CA
If you have been injured in an automobile accident, you will want to speak with a legal professional who specializes in accidental injury. Determining the right law firm will help get you on the path to a mental recovery as well as potential financial recovery.You want someone with knowledge and experience on your side when you take on the process of filing a claim for loss and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Westlake, CA area. Our attorneys have many 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 until we collect the money you are due. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Lyft Accident Injury
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injuries While Riding
Driving while Distracted Accidents
Injured in a Rideshare Provider
With the boom of ride-sharing services in the Westlake, CA area, you may not be the one behind the wheel when an accident occurs; but you still may be seriously injured.While contacting Uber®, Lyft®, or any other type of ride hailing service may be easy, 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 be expecting that as "professional" drivers, the people behind the wheel of ride-sharing services would have exceptional skills that complement their ability to get you to your destination safely, but regretfully that isn't 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), consequently you are at greater risk today than before these services existed.So what should you do if you are involved with an accident while a 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 change; 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 obligation assessment.
Taxi Cab and Limousines
Contracting a traditional taxi or limousine service is a little different. Because they have been available so long, the legal implications and procedures are much more established. While ride share services like Uber® and Lyft® are relatively new, 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 company; Uber® and Lyft® are nationwide, while taxi and chauffeur driven car services are usually locally owned.Because taxis and limousines are usually corporately/company owned, they may be regulated even more stringently and subject to greater 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 car accident with a minicab or limo - even if you are in a different vehicle - will also call for the abilities of a qualified legal firm. Call us today at (877) 278-6890.
Rental Car Accidents
If you are involved in a car accident while operating a rental car, you will surely have to deal with added issues not present in the instance of a vehicle accident with your private car or truck.Along with the anxiety 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 contend with a corporate entity like a rental car company adds yet another layer of difficulty to your situation. Factors like:
- Determining responsibility - Who is to blame and to what degree?
- Insurance coverage - Did you buy extra insurance from the rental car business? What does your private insurance policy cover? Who pays first?
In short, while being involved in an car accident is difficult enough, the additional duty of dealing with the rental car company can be overwhelming. Allow our attorneys to take care of everything for you and your loved ones. Call (877) 278-6890 now to consult one of our legal professionals. We have many years of practical knowledge in rental car accident law and have helped a huge selection of people in the Westlake, CA area.
Even if you do every single thing the right way, you can still be involved in a traffic accident. One of the most common types of accidents are rear-end collisions and occur in 29% of all crashes (NHTSA, 2017)So if your vehicle is stopped 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 extreme trauma.The more rapidly the vehicle that hits you is going, the stronger 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 damage, and you will want to contact us to assess that damage and your potential remedies.You need an advocate 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 Westlake, 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 marijuana, alcohol, prescription drugs, or even over-the-counter medication, your abilities are reduced when you have intoxicants in your blood stream. The law specifies the degree to which you can be compromised and still legally operate a moving vehicle, but that limit fluctuates depending on local government. 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 intoxicated is a major issue in America, and unfortunately not everyone involved in DUI accidents is under the influence. If you or anyone you care for has been hurt 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 knowledgeable representation. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for your free consultation.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to explore if there is help and support readily available. If you have a private professional medical plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance provider should be invoiced for your healthcare costs, but you still can be responsible for fulfilling a deductible amount and for any copayments in your medical insurance.You may also have health care coverage integrated in your auto insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your choices and to make sure you get all of the money you ought to get.
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.
They may be accountable for all, a portion, or none of your medical charges. Since California is a Comparative fault state, you are allowed to receive reasonable and customary medical expenses, but you are only qualified to receive the proportion that is not your fault. So, if the collision is determined to be 100% the fault of a different person, you ought to recover 100 % of the damages. If, however, you are determined to be at fault in any way, your settlement will be diminished by the proportionate percentage.For example, if you were hit by an automobile (they were at fault) but you weren’t wearing a seatbelt (as required under California Vehicle Code Section 27363), and injuries you received were 30% as a result of your seat belt violation, your payment may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to go over your legal and medical opportunities.