Automobile Collision Injury Law Firms in Dana Point, CA
If you've been injured in a car accident, you will want to speak with a law firm who specializes in personal injury. Tracking down the right legal professional will help get you on the road 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 Dana Point, CA area. Our law firm has decades 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 a cent unless we collect the money you are owed. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Commercial Driver Accidents
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injured as a Passenger
Texting while Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is very hard to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (children, music, cellular devices, your pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), distractions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while behind the wheel is one of the most dangerous things you can do. The most frequent (62%) cause of distracted driving crashes is being lost in thought or letting your mind wander. (TeenSafe, 2018)Anything that can take your attention away from the road is dangerous. In the Dana Point, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a collision, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Roll Over Incidents
Rollovers normally occur as a result of the higher center of gravity in specific vehicles, especially SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) and large trucks. Rollovers can occur when a driver turns the vehicle too sharply or quickly and the vehicle's center of gravity shifts suddenly. This shift often causes the tires to suffer a loss of physical contact with the road and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be very dangerous. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants perished in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of the accidents did not include any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of SUVs increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic collisions. Unfortunately, the death rates involving SUVs is much higher than that of other vehicles. According to a 2019 IIHS study, 42% of SUV occupant deaths occurred in rollovers while only 20% of passenger deaths in non-SUV cars occurred in rollovers. The IIHS 2018 study says that while car occupant deaths have dropped 46% since 1975, SUV occupant deaths have risen ten-fold.The physical construction of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than conventional passenger cars and therefore are more susceptible to rollovers. Since the roofing system of most vehicles is not designed to support the body weight of the vehicle, the impact sustained in a rollover can crush the roof and cause massive and catastrophic injuries to the passengers in the vehicle.Roll-over accidents are also common with large trucks and trucks with trailers (semis). The same 2019 IIHS study notes that in 2018 45% of large truck occupant deaths occurred in rollovers
Side Impact Collisions
There are two varieties of side impact collisions: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes usually occur when two (or more) cars or trucks are traveling in the same direction and the driver's side of one of the vehicles comes in contact with the passenger side of the other vehicle. Sideswipes can cause extensive damage to both vehicles, including structural concerns and complications that cannot instantly be viewed but could make the car or truck unsafe. Other times the dent or damage is so substantial that the car is not drivable and could be a total loss. Either way, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance underwriters and any liability situations that may arise.The other form of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more fatal results. T-bone collisions take place when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone auto accidents are almost always more serious than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while a T-bone transmits all of the energy and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The impact of a T-bone collision often results in substantial injuries to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's loss of life or permanent impairment. If you or someone you care about have been the victim of any type of car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal experts will help you determine if there are legal and economic solutions available to you for your pain and suffering. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a free, no obligation consultation.
Thankfully, frontal accidents make up only a tiny percentage of traffic crashes. Head-on accidents happen far more often in rural locations than urban areas, making up 13% of all non-urban lethal collisions, while only comprising 7 percent of lethal crashes in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of the majority of head-on collisions, EMTs and/or an ambulance is nearly always dispatched to the location of the automobile accident, resulting in extensive medical expenses as well as the liability, property damage, and damage to the motor vehicles involved. As you can imagine, these types of car accidents can alter the course of one's way of life physically, emotionally, and financially. You need an ally; someone who understands legal techniques and who will fight for you. If you are included in a head-on collision - or any vehicle accident for that matter - you need to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a no obligation consultation. Our team of lawyers has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the Dana Point, CA area, let us do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Interstate Vehicle Accidents
High speed accidents are terrifying. Owing to the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing car) is traveling, the higher the chance for the loss of vehicle control, damages, and/or physical injury when your vehicles collide. Even a little "tap" at high speeds can give rise to a catastrophic consequence if it makes you lose control of your car or truck. The seriousness of collisions on the highway - and their greater accompanying speeds - lead to more substantial accidents and consequently greater damage and insurance claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in an interstate (or any) accident in the Dana Point, CA area, you should call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC. We can be reached by calling (877) 278-6890 or by going to our "Contact" page. Your initial appointment is absolutely free and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Death and life-threatening trauma are often the outcome of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the higher speeds and actual physical forces involved, the damage to vehicles and people is almost always more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible seriousness of interstate accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to dominate the freeways. Due to their size and lack of maneuverability, bigger trucks cannot stop as fast or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This condition is compounded at the higher speeds of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also a challenge because they have a tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.Regardless of whether it involves another passenger vehicle, a motorcycle, or a truck, highway crashes are often disastrous, and you need support if you are to recuperate from the physical, emotional, psychological, and financial side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 study done by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of automotive vehicle accidents are weather related.
- 70% of weather-related crashes happen on wet pavement
- 46% during rainfall
- 18% during snow or sleet
- 16% on snowy or slushy pavement
- 13% on icy pavement
- 3% in fog
The Weather Channel reported in 2018 that weather related vehicle traffic accidents kill more people annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Without a doubt, weather conditions are a contributing factor in motor vehicle accidents, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and proficient in working with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Dana Point, CA area citizens mitigate all sorts of claims as a result of traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clients.Inclement weather leads to threatening driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. It stands to reason that the worse the weather is, the more likely there will be negative effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 crashes annually due to icy roads. Undoubtedly a contributing component is that it takes ten times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are accustomed to wonderful weather like we have in Dana Point, CA nearly all of the year and you and/or your family are forced to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may run into conditions that bring about an accident. Don't worry, Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has plenty of expertise with all types of traffic accidents, and we're here when you need us.
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 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.