Accidents Involving Seniors
As mentioned in an investigation done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2017, 18% of all traffic deaths in 2016 were people 65 years of age and older. A 2019 study from AAA (The Automobile Association of America) reported that per mile traveled, deadly crash rates escalate beginning at age 75 and rise sharply after age 80. And while they concluded that this is largely due to an increased risk of injury and medical problems, not an increased risk of crashes, if they are behind the wheel of the other car you may be at a greater risk. If you or a family member in the El Sereno, CA area have been in an accident involving a senior citizen, or if you are a Senior driver and have been in an accident, contact Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC for a free assessment and to look at your possible remedies.It is well recognized that as we grow older we begin to lose many of our effectiveness. Our hearing can decrease, as can our eye-sight, energy level, cognitive ability, and response time. The failure - or slowed ability - to respond to a risk or dangerous scenario can be the difference between preventing an accident completely or becoming part of the accident studies. With the advent of enhanced medical technology and diet, people are living for a longer period and have more active daily routines. Subsequently, there are more senior vehicle operators on the road, and consequently there are more accidents involving elderly drivers. According to Consumer Reports, in 2017 over 3.5 million Americans 85 and older held a driver's license. If you or a family member in the El Sereno, CA area have been in an accident involving a senior citizen, or if you are over 65 and have been in an accident, contact Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC for a free appointment and to go over your possible solutions.
Failure to Yield Accidents
Drivers all over the El Sereno, CA area "fail to yield" on a day to day basis, resulting in numerous accidents. "Failure to yield" is precisely what it appears to be: someone fails to yield the right of way to someone else, resulting in an accident.Failure to yield accidents are quite common in El Sereno, CA and frequently occur at intersections, with an excessive amount of accidents as a result of illegal left-hand turns. Failure to yield accidents also quite often occur at flashing red lights when a vehicle fails to come to a complete stop, flashing yellow lights, and when drivers vigorously merge onto freeways and/or when lanes merge.While failure to yield accidents are typically more minor, they may still result in property damage and personal injuries, which may lead to loss of revenue because of lost time at a job and disability. We've seen our share of failure to yield cases at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC and have lots of expertise trying these cases. Allow us to represent you if you need an attorney who will fight for your legal rights to the fullest extent of the law. Call (877) 278-6890 today.
Driving While Texting Accidents
Texting behind the wheel of a moving vehicle is the worst feasible thing you can do, and is not only dangerous, it is quite prevalent. A 2019 Driver Knowledge study determined that 1 out of every 3 people text while driving, even though texting while driving increases the possibility of crashing a startling 23 times. And while 47 out of 50 states have banished texting while driving, it still happens, and it still generates accidents on a consistent basis. If you or a loved one or family member have been in a traffic accident while texting, or while the other driver was texting, you most definitely need to contact us. Our notoriety for helping El Sereno, CA area drivers is exceptional, and with the severe nature of this infraction you need a legal team who is not only savvy with texting while driving accidents, but more importantly, their litigation.
In 2018, 8.02% of US households owned motorcycles. (Motorcycle Industry Council, 2019)Even though motorcycles account for only 0.6% of all motor vehicle miles traveled, riders make up 14% of all traffic deaths and 17% of all occupant (driver and passenger) deaths, (NHTSA, 2019) and while 20% of passenger vehicle crashes lead to injury or loss of life, 80% of motorcycle accidents bring about personal injury or death. Also, motorcyclist deaths were more likely to occur in cities than in outlying areas (60% vs. 38%). (IIHS, 2019)If you know somebody who was involved with or died in a motorcycle accident, there is no more appropriate legal firm in El Sereno, CA than Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to aid you. Click on our Contact link or call (877) 278-6890 right now to seek advice from one of our experienced attorneys. We will fight for you.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists can be even more complicated than vehicle-to-vehicle accidents because the other party may or may not have insurance.Cyclists endure quite a few of the very same concerns as motorcyclists, but at reduced speeds. They are usually not as visible as cars and/or trucks, they aren't as secure on 2 tires as a car is on 4 tires, and a collision involving a bicycle has a very high percent probability of leading to physical damage. 81% of pedestrian fatalities in 2018 occurred in urban locations, and 40% of pedestrian deaths involving people 70+ in 2018 occurred at intersections, in comparison to 22% for those younger than Age 70. (IIHS, 2019).If you were in any sort of accident involving a bike, a jogger, or a motorcycle you are going to require a capable legal professional. You need Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC. Call us at (877) 278-6890 today.
Teenage and Inexperienced Driver Accidents
As you can most likely imagine, the more practice a person gets driving, the more self-assured they become and the better driver they end up. Sadly, teenage and new drivers must "practice" on the roads with the remainder of us, and they often have a lot to learn! A 2019 Texas A&M Transportation Institute study determined that Teens are much more likely to violate the speed limit and follow at unsafe distances than older drivers. That same report found that Teens normally do not consider driving at 5 to 10 mph above the speed limit to be hazardous.The NHTSA found that drivers ages 15-20 had the greatest representation in speed related fatalities (32% and 22%) compared to any other age group in 2016, and that driving too fast was a consideration in 31% of Teen driver fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are practically 3 x more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than drivers aged 20+, and that car crashes are the leading cause of loss of life for US teenagers.Granted, no one begins as an excellent driver; all of us needed practice, and several of us are continuing to learn! But Teens who don't have experience are obviously more inclined to getting into car accidents. Despite all of the data demonstrating that teenage drivers can make a lot of mediocre judgments, the fact is that they are driving on the road with us, and their activity affects you and your loved ones.If you have been involved with a traffic accident which involves a teen or new/unskilled driver, you need to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC so that we can support you throughout the legal process. There are a number of new drivers hitting the roadways in and around El Sereno, CA on a daily basis, and until they get the experience they need, they are a hazard to all of us. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC today for a free discussion. We will address your concerns about current and extended term healthcare bills, loss of income, emotional, and physical pain and suffering that will subsequently occur, and the opportunities for a law suit to help you get on with your life.
Emergency Vehicle Accidents
Sadly, people responding to auto accidents are also subject to accidents of their own. In 2018, 168 people died in crashes involving emergency vehicles. The great majority of these fatalities were occupants of non-emergency vehicles (56%); deaths among pedestrians, emergency vehicle drivers, and emergency vehicle passengers each amounted to about 13% to 14% of the fatalities. When most people are attempting to get somewhere fast, crashes can occur. If you or a loved one were wounded in an accident involving an ambulance, police car, firetruck, or other emergency vehicle, our law firm, Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC can help you. Call (877) 278-6890 today to set up your initial consultation.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
There are also other cars and trucks that respond to the location of traffic accidents; tow trucks for example. While you may think of tow trucks as the people who make an appearance to help clear away the aftermath of an accident or assist an disabled vehicle, accidents involving tow trucks occur more frequently than you would imagine, and can be the source of significant damage to vehicles, not to mention severe accidental injury to people. Like large over-the-road commercial transport trucks (semi-trucks, 18 wheelers, etc.) tow trucks are massive, bulky, quite heavy and not very maneuverable. Their size and diminished mobility contribute to the damage they can do, and when you put a towed-vehicle into the situation you elevate the danger of accidents even further.Department of Transportation cars and trucks and other service vehicles (tow trucks, electric power company vehicles, highway repairs and maintenance trucks, etc.) are all over the place, and yet we tend not to notice them as much because we are so used to seeing them. The fact is, however, that they are large, mobile, and can present dangers on the roadways.You should call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC right away at (877) 278-6890 if you are involved in a collision with a commercial vehicle. Commercial vehicles typically have large organizations and/or corporations behind them, and those companies/corporations have seemingly unlimited resources that they might use to their full advantage. You need someone in your corner who will fight for your rights; Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will do that. Our experienced law firm has been assisting El Sereno, CA area individuals and their families for decades, and we will guide you as well.Dealing with personal injury and property damage as a result of vehicle accidents in and around El Sereno, CA can be confusing. Having an ally who is in a position to interpret the ever-changing statutes and legal landscape as it relates to automobile accidents and their consequences - dealing with your existing and potential physical, emotional, psychological, and economic needs - is our forte at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC. Having a competent team of practitioners advise you for the duration of the legal process is priceless, and yet Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will not collect a dime from you until we win your case. You never want to attempt to face a legal situation without the counsel of an auto accident lawyer that is acquainted with the El Sereno, CA courtroom and legal system. To do so would be both careless and impractical. The complications you face in the El Sereno, CA process of law will be insurmountable without the proper legal instruction and counsel, which is why you need Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.As part of your claim you will need to take into account the current and longer term ramifications of the car accident. Doctor bills, physical damage, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, emotional pain, and reimbursement for loss of life, among a wide variety other issues, will all need to be addressed, and attempting to do so all by yourself and unrepresented is foolhardy. The rival parties will be represented by lawyers, and your own insurance company will want to get away with spending as little as possible, so you require a firm who will stand up and battle for your rights. You require a firm who has been involved in these types of legal proceedings countless times before. You require a firm who will fight for every nickel you are owed and who will attempt to make certain that you will be taken care of for the rest of your life if necessary. You need Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.Make no mistake about it, while the insurance policy adjuster that your insurance carrier will assign to the case is supposed to be keeping an eye out for your needs, their job is to save the insurance provider money and settle any claims with that in mind. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will go toe-to-toe with your insurance carrier - and any other parties as well - to make certain you obtain the best arrangement possible, one that not only covers existing charges, but possible future bills as well. Without a experienced car accident lawyer representing you, you don't stand a chance of getting a suitable settlement. Call (877) 278-6890 right now for your free, no obligation consultation.
Auto Accident Lawyer in El Sereno, CA
The law firm of Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC work to make sure that affected individuals of car accidents aren't further compromised by incapable legal representation. It stands to reason that insurance companies are more profitable if they don't have to pay significant settlements; the more money they retain, the more profitable they are. Unfortunately, that attitude includes repayments to you as well as other injured parties, so they will want to settle your insurance claim for as little money as possible, but Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will fight to ensure that you get every dollar that you are owed.