Car or Truck Accident Injury Attorney in Hacienda Heights, CA
If you've been hurt in a car accident, you will want to speak with legal counsel who specializes in personal injuries. Tracking down the right legal professional will help get you on the road to a mental recovery as well as potential financial recovery.Experience and knowledge are your allies when you have to deal with the process of filing a damage claim and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Hacienda Heights, CA area. Our attorneys have 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 impact. You don't pay us anything until we recover the damages you are due. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Auto Accident Injuries
Pickup Truck Accidents
Lyft Accident Injury
Injured as a Passenger
Distracted Driving Accidents
Electronic Scooter Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is very difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (young children, music, mobile phones, animals, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife animals, etc.), diversions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while behind the wheel is one of the most hazardous 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 eyes away from the road is dangerous. In the Hacienda Heights, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a major accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers generally occur due to the higher center of gravity in select vehicles, specifically SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) and large trucks. Rollovers can occur when a driver turns the vehicle too quickly or sharply and the vehicle's center of gravity suddenly shifts. This shift often causes the tires to suffer a loss of contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be extremely harmful. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants were killed in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of these didn't include any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of SUVs increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic accidents. Unfortunately, the fatality 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 occupant 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 of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than conventional passenger cars and therefore are more prone to rollovers. Since the roof structure of most vehicles is not designed to support the weight of the car, the damage sustained in a rollover can crush the roof and cause massive and catastrophic injuries to the passengers inside 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 kinds of side impact collisions: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes commonly occur when 2 (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 significant damage to both vehicles, including structural concerns and complications that cannot immediately be spotted but could make the car or truck dangerous. Other times the dent or damage is so severe that the car is not operational and could be a total loss. Either way, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance carriers and any liability obstacles that may arise.The other kind of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more life-threatening results. T-bone collisions come about when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone collisions are almost always worse than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while a T-bone transmits all of the energy and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The power of a T-bone accident often brings about drastic trauma to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's death or permanent disability. If you or someone close have been the victim of any type of vehicle accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals will help you discover if there are legal and monetary 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 commitment consultation.
Thankfully, frontal crashes make up only a small percent of driving collisions. Head-on accidents happen more often in rural areas than metropolitan areas, making up 13% of all non-urban lethal crashes, while only comprising 7% of fatal crashes in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of virtually all head-on crashes, EMTs and/or an ambulance is nearly always dispatched to the location of the crash, which results in potentially significant health related costs as well as the liability, property damage, and damage to the motor vehicles involved. Needless to say, these types of traffic accidents can transform the focus of one's everyday living physically, emotionally, and financially. You need a supporter; someone who knows legal procedure and who will fight for you and your loved ones. If you are involved with a head-on collision - or any accident for that matter - you will want to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a free of charge consultation. Our staff of lawyers has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the Hacienda Heights, CA community, allow us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High speed accidents are terrifying. Owing to the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing car) is moving, the more significant the possibility for the loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a tiny "bump" at high speed can lead to a catastrophic outcome if it triggers you to lose control of your car or truck. The degree of crashes on the highway - and their higher speeds - lead to more serious crashes and therefore greater damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in a highway (or any) accident in the Hacienda Heights, 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 life threatening injuries are often the result of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the higher than average speeds and physical forces involved, the damage to vehicles and people is normally greater than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The potential extent of interstate accidents increases when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the freeways. Due to their body mass 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 more substantial rates of interstate traffic.Motorcycles are also a challenge because they have a tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.No matter whether it involves a truck, a motorcycle, or another passenger vehicle, highway crashes are often devastating, and you need support if you are to recover from the physical, financial, emotional, and psychological side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of motor vehicle accidents are weather related.
- 70% of weather related accidents occur 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 automobile accidents kill more people every year than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Undoubtedly, weather is a factor in car crashes, and you need someone who is there for you - rain or shine - and experienced in dealing with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Hacienda Heights, CA area citizens 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.Nasty weather leads to hazardous driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. It stands to reason that the worse the weather, the more likely there will be consequences 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 will take ten times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are comfortable with pleasant weather like we have in Hacienda Heights, CA most of the year but you and/or your family are compelled to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may run across conditions that lead to 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.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to explore if there is support available to you. If you have a personalized professional medical plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance company should be invoiced for your medical charges, but you still might be responsible for satisfying an insurance deductible amount and for any co-payments in your insurance.You might also have medical care coverage already a part of your auto insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your opportunities and to make sure you get every bit of the compensation 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.