Car or Truck Accident Personal Injury Law Firm in Echo Park, CA
If you've been injured in a car accident, you will want to speak with a lawyer who specializes in personal injury. FInding 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 loss and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Echo Park, CA area. Our legal team 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 consequences. You don't pay us a cent unless we recover the money you are due. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Pickup Truck Accidents
Uber Accident Injuries
Commercial Driver Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is really difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (your children, music, mobile phones, dogs and cats, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, automobile traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), distractions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while driving a motor vehicle is one of the most treacherous 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 draw your focus away from the road is dangerous. In the Echo Park, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in any sort of accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers typically occur as a result of the higher center of gravity in particular vehicles, specifically 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 might cause the tires to lose contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be incredibly hazardous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants were killed in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of the accidents didn't involve any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of SUVs increases, so does the proportion of SUV-related traffic accidents. Unfortunately, the death rates involving SUVs is much higher than those 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 decreased 46% since 1975, SUV occupant deaths have risen ten-fold.The physical design and style of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than normal passenger cars and therefore are more vulnerable to rollovers. Since the roof structure 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 inside the vehicle.Rollover accidents are also prevalent 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 typically occur when two (or more) vehicles are moving in the same direction and the driver's side of one of the vehicles collides with the passenger side of the other vehicle. Sideswipes can cause substantial damage to both vehicles, including structural concerns and complications that cannot instantly be viewed but could make the vehicle quite unsafe. Other times the damage is so severe that the car or truck is not drivable and could be a complete loss. Either way, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance providers and any legal challenges that may arise.The other kind of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more life threatening results. T-bone collisions occur when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone crashes are almost always more dangerous than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while a T-bone transmits all of the power and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The effect of a T-bone accident often brings about severe injuries to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's loss of life or permanent disability. If you or someone you love have been the victim of any type of vehicle accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal experts will help you discover if there are legal and financial remedies available to you for your pain and suffering. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a free, no commitment consultation.
Thankfully, frontal collisions make up only a tiny percent of traffic accidents. Head-on accidents occur more often in non-urban locations than urban areas, making up 13 percent of all non-urban deadly collisions, while only comprising 7% of lethal crashes in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of a large number of head-on accidents, EMTs and/or an ambulance is almost always dispatched to the location of the crash, which results in significant health-related costs not to mention the liability, property damage, and damage to the automobiles involved. Essentially, these types of traffic accidents can change the course of one's everyday living physically, psychologically, and economically. You need an advocate; someone who knows legal procedure and who will battle for you. If you are involved in a head-on collision - or any car accident for that matter - you will want to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a no obligation consultation. Our team of lawyers has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clientele in the Echo Park, CA community, we can help do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Interstate Traffic Accidents
High speed accidents are horrific. As a result of the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing vehicle) is traveling, the better the opportunity for loss of vehicle control, damages, and/or personal injury when your vehicles collide. Even a slight "tap" at high speeds can contribute to a disastrous result if it makes you lose control of your vehicle. The severity of collisions on the interstate - and their greater accompanying speeds - lead to more major collisions and consequently greater damage and insurance claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in an interstate (or any) accident in the Echo Park, 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 complimentary and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Death and potentially fatal injuries are often the consequence of highway accidents. Once again, due to the higher speeds and actual physical forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is typically greater than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The potential intensity of interstate accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to take over the highways. Due to their weight and lack of maneuverability, larger trucks can't stop as quickly or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This issue is compounded at the higher rates of speed of interstate traffic.Motorcycles are also an issue because they very often will "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.No matter whether it involves another passenger vehicle, a motorcycle, or a truck, interstate crashes are frequently catastrophic, and you need help 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 accidents take place 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 accidents kill more people every year than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Undoubtedly, weather is a contributing factor in car accidents, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and accomplished in working with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Echo Park, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of claims caused by 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. Logically, the worse the weather, the more likely there will be negative effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 accidents annually due to icy roads. Unquestionably a contributing variable is that it will take 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it will on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are comfortable with pleasant weather like we have in Echo Park, CA a large percentage of the year and you and/or your family are forced to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may come across conditions that result in an accident. Don't worry, Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has plenty of experience with all types of traffic accidents, and we're here when you need us.
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.
Definitely. For that matter, you shouldn’t communicate with a claims adjuster until after you have spoken to an attorney at law. Claims adjusters are employed by the insurance underwriter, they don't represent you. It is their duty to preserve their company's cash, and they can’t accomplish that if they voluntarily offer you the greatest 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 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.