Automobile Collision Personal Injury Attorney in La Cañada Flintridge, CA
If you've been hurt in a car accident, you will want to contact a law firm who specializes in personal injuries. Selecting the right legal representative will help get you on the way to an emotional recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.You want someone with knowledge and experience on your side when you take on the process of filing a damage claim and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the La Cañada Flintridge, CA area. Our law firm has numerous 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 a cent until we collect the money you are owed. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Pickup Truck Accidents
Pedestrian's hit by Vehicle
Injured as a Passenger
Texting while Driving Accidents
Electronic Scooter Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is quite difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (your children, music, mobile phones, your pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, automobile traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), distractions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while driving 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 attention away from the road is dangerous. In the La Cañada Flintridge, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a traffic accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers usually occur as a consequence of the higher center of gravity in specific 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 suddenly shifts. This shift might cause the tires to suffer a loss of physical contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be exceptionally harmful. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants were killed in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these did not include any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of sports utility vehicles 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 passenger 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 dropped 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 normal passenger cars and therefore are more susceptible to rollovers. Since the roof structure of most vehicles is not designed to support the body weight of the car, the impact 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 varieties of side impact crashes: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes typically occur when 2 (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 extensive damage to both vehicles, including structural issues and complications that cannot instantly be viewed but could render the vehicle unsafe. Other times the damage is so significant that the car or truck is not operational and could be a total loss. In either event, our law firm will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance underwriters and any legal situations that may arise.The other form of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more deadly results. T-bone collisions happen when the front of one vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone auto accidents are almost always worse than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transfers 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 drastic trauma to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's death or permanent impairment. If you or a loved one have been the victim of any type of automobile accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals will help you ascertain if there are legal and economic 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 obligation consultation.
Head On Collisions
Thankfully, head-on collisions make up only a tiny percentage of driving collisions. Head-on collisions take place far more often in outlying areas than urban areas, making up 13 percent of all rural deadly collisions, while only comprising 7% of deadly accidents in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of the majority of head-on collisions, an ambulance and/or EMTs are nearly always dispatched to the location of the vehicle accident, which results in potentially substantial healthcare costs in addition to the legal, property damage, and damage to the motor vehicles involved. As you can imagine, these types of collisions can transform the course of one's lifespan physically, psychologically, and economically. You need an ally; someone who knows legal techniques and who will fight for you. If you are associated with a head-on collision - or any vehicle accident for that matter - you will want to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a no-cost consultation. Our team of legal professionals has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the La Cañada Flintridge, CA region, permit us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Freeway Car Accidents
High speed collisions are frightening. As a result of the laws of physics, the more rapidly you (or the opposing vehicle) is moving, the better the chance for loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or personal injury when your vehicles collide. Even a minor "bump" at high speeds can contribute to a disastrous consequence if it makes you lose control of your car or truck. The degree of crashes on the highway - and their significantly greater associated speeds - lead to more substantial accidents and subsequently higher damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a freeway (or any) accident in the La Cañada Flintridge, 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 discussion is absolutely free and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Loss of life and potentially terminal injuries are often the consequence of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the very high speeds and actual physical forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is normally greater than a "fender bender" in a residential community. The possible severity of highway accidents increases when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to take over the freeways. Due to their body mass and lack of maneuverability, heavier vehicles cannot stop as quickly or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This problem is compounded at the more significant speeds of interstate traffic.Motorcycles are also an issue because they have the tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the freeway, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.No matter whether it involves another passenger vehicle, a motorcycle, or a truck, freeway accidents are often catastrophic, and you need support if you are to recover from the physical, psychological, financial, and emotional consequences of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 study carried out 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 motor vehicle accidents kill more people every year than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Without a doubt, weather conditions are a contributing factor in automobile accidents, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and experienced in dealing with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping La Cañada Flintridge, 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 clientele.Unpleasant weather leads to hazardous driving conditions, dangerous 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. Unquestionably 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 used to appealing weather like we have in La Cañada Flintridge, 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 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 help and support available. If you have a private healthcare plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance company should be billed for your healthcare obligations, but you still could be responsible for fulfilling a deductible amount and for any sort of co-payments in your medical insurance.You could also have medical coverage built in your automobile insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your opportunities and to ensure that you get every bit of the money you deserve.
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.
They may be responsible for all, a portion, or none of your healthcare 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 responsibility. So, if the automobile accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a second person, you should recover one hundred percent of the damages. If, however, you are found to be to blame in any way, your reimbursement will be decreased by the proportionate amount.For example, if you were hit by a car (they were at fault) but you weren’t wearing a seatbelt (as required under California Vehicle Code Section 27363), and injuries you sustained were 30% due to your seatbelt violation, your legal claim may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical solutions.