Car Collision Injury Law Firms in La Habra Heights, CA
If you've been hurt in an automobile accident, you will want to speak to legal counsel whose specialty is personal injury. Choosing the right legal representative will help get you on the path to an emotional recovery as well as potential financial recovery. Contact us right away at (877) 278-6890 if you've been injured in any of the following types of accidents:
Pickup Truck Accidents
Commercial Driver Accidents
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injured as a Passenger
Texting while Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is quite difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (young children, music, mobile phones, pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), distractions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while behind the wheel 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 eyes away from the road is dangerous. In the La Habra Heights, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a car accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers normally occur due to 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 quickly or sharply and the vehicle's center of gravity suddenly shifts. This shift can cause the tires to be deprived of contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be incredibly dangerous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants perished in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of these did not include any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of SUVs increases, so does the percentage 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 occupant deaths in non-SUV cars occurred in rollovers. The IIHS 2018 study says that while car occupant deaths have declined 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 regular 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 car, the damage 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 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 usually occur when two (or more) automobiles 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 immediately be seen but could make the vehicle quite unsafe. Other times the damage is so substantial 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 kind of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more dangerous 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 energy in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transfers all of the energy and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The impact of a T-bone collision often results in substantial trauma to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's loss of life or permanent impairment. If you or your family member have been the victim of any type of car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal experts will help you figure out if there are legal and financial 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, head-on crashes make up only a tiny percent of automobile crashes. Head-on crashes happen far more often in rural locations than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13 percent of all rural deadly crashes, while only comprising 7% of lethal accidents in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the intensity of most head-on crashes, EMTs and/or an ambulance is almost always dispatched to the scene of the automobile accident, which results in potentially substantial medical bills in combination with the legal, property damage, and damage to the cars or trucks involved. As you can imagine, these types of accidents can change the course of one's daily life physically, psychologically, and financially. You need a supporter; someone who knows legal process and who will battle for you and your family. If you are associated with a head-on collision - or any auto 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 organization of attorneys has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the La Habra Heights, CA area, allow us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High-speed crashes are terrifying. Because of the laws of physics, the more rapidly you (or the opposing vehicle) is moving, the more significant the opportunity for loss of vehicle control, damage, and/or bodily injury when your vehicles collide. Even a tiny "bump" at high speeds can give rise to a catastrophic outcome if it makes you lose control of your vehicle. The severity of crashes on the interstate - and their higher than average associated speeds - lead to more major crashes and therefore greater damage and insurance claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in a freeway (or any) accident in the La Habra 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 free of charge and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Fatalities and life-threatening trauma are often the outcome of highway accidents. Once again, due to the very high speeds and natural forces involved, the damage to people and vehicles is almost always greater than a "fender bender" in a residential neighborhood. The potential intensity of freeway accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, 18 wheelers, and tractor-trailers that seem to take over the highways. Due to their bulk and lack of maneuverability, bigger trucks can't stop as readily or make tight turns without risking rollover. This problem is compounded at the greater rates of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also problematic because they tend to "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.Regardless of whether it involves a motorcycle, a truck, or another passenger vehicle, highway accidents are oftentimes devastating, and you need assistance if you are to recuperate from the physical, financial, psychological, and emotional effects 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 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 motor vehicle traffic accidents kill more people annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Without a doubt, weather conditions are a factor in motor vehicle collisions, and you need somebody who is there for you - rain or shine - and knowledgeable in working with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping La Habra Heights, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of demands 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 threatening driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. Logically, the worse the weather is, the more likely there will be effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 crashes annually due to icy roads. Unquestionably a contributing factor 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 used to pleasant weather like we have in La Habra Heights, CA a large percentage of the year and you and/or your family are compelled to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may encounter 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.
Unquestionably. For that matter, you should never speak with a claims adjuster until after you have already spoken to legal counsel. Claims adjusters are working for the insurance provider, they don't represent you. It is their purpose to save their organization's money, and they can’t do that if they voluntarily present you with the maximum settlement, so they will certainly offer you less. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will get you more.
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 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.