Car or Truck Collision Injury Lawyer in San Pedro, CA
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you will want to speak with a lawyer whose specialty is personal injury. Selecting the right attorneys 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 have to deal with the process of filing a claim for loss and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the San Pedro, CA area. Our legal team has 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 results. You don't pay us anything unless we recover the damages you are due. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Auto Accident Injuries
Truck Accident Injuries
Commercial Driver Accidents
Pedestrian's hit by Vehicle
Texting while Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is quite challenging to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (your children, music, cellular devices, pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), diversions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while driving 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 San Pedro, 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 generally occur as a result of the higher center of gravity in certain vehicles, particularly 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 often causes the tires to suffer a loss of contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be very hazardous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of the accidents did not 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 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 decreased 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 traditional passenger cars and therefore are more susceptible to rollovers. Since the roofing system of most vehicles is not designed to support the weight of the vehicle, the damage sustained in a rollover can crush the roof and cause massive and catastrophic injuries to the passengers inside the vehicle.Rollover 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 accidents: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes usually occur when 2 (or more) vehicles are traveling 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 observed but could render the car or truck quite unsafe. Other times the damage is so significant that the car or truck is not operational and could be a complete loss. Either way, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance carriers and any legal concerns that may arise.The other form of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more deadly results. T-bone collisions take place when the front of one vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone traffic accidents are almost always worse than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas 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 severe injuries to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's death or permanent impairment. If you or a family member have been the victim of any type of automobile accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal specialists will help you discover if there are legal and economic 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, frontal collisions make up only a tiny percentage of traffic accidents. Head-on crashes happen more often in non-urban areas than urban areas, making up 13 percent of all rural fatal accidents, while only comprising 7 percent of fatal collisions in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the intensity of virtually all head-on crashes, EMTs and/or an ambulance is almost always dispatched to the location of the crash, generating potentially considerable health related fees not to mention the liability, property damage, and damage to the automobiles involved. Essentially, these types of car accidents can alter the focus of one's daily lifestyle physically, emotionally, and fiscally. You need an ally; someone who understands legal processes and who will battle for you. If you are included in a head-on collision - or any car accident for that matter - you need to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a free of charge consultation. Our staff of lawyers has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the San Pedro, CA community, we can help do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High-speed accidents are frightening. Due to the laws of physics, the more rapidly you (or the opposing car) is moving, the more significant the chance for loss of vehicular control, damage, and/or physical injury when your vehicles collide. Even a minor "bump" at high speed can lead to a disastrous result if it makes you lose control of your vehicle. The severity of crashes on the interstate - and their higher speeds - lead to more serious accidents and therefore greater damage and insurance claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a freeway (or any) accident in the San Pedro, 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 consultation is 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 life threatening trauma are often the direct result of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the significant speeds and actual physical forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is generally more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The potential extent of interstate 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 freeways. Due to their weight and lack of maneuverability, heavier trucks can't stop as readily or make tight turns without risking rollover. This condition is compounded at the more significant rates of freeway traffic.Motorcycles are also an issue because they have been found to "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.Despite whether it involves a truck, another passenger vehicle, or a motorcycle, highway collisions are usually disastrous, and you need help and support if you are to recuperate from the physical, financial, psychological, and emotional side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 report performed by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of motor vehicle crashes are weather related.
- 70% of weather related crashes happen 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 traffic accidents kill more people every year than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Clearly, weather is a contributing factor in car collisions, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and proficient in dealing with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping San Pedro, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of compensation claims due to 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 is, the more likely there will be consequences on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 accidents annually due to icy roads. Certainly a contributing component is that it requires 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it will on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are comfortable with appealing weather like we have in San Pedro, CA the vast majority of the year but you and/or your family are forced 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 expertise with all types of traffic accidents, and we're here when you need us.
Absolutely. For that matter, you should never talk to a claims adjuster until after you’ve spoken to an attorney at law. Claims adjusters are employed by the insurance carrier, they do not represent you. It is their duty to save their organization's money, and they can’t accomplish that if they voluntarily provide you the maximum payment, so they're 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 accountable for all, a portion, or none of your medical-related bills. Since California is a Comparative fault state, you are allowed to receive reasonable and customary medical expenses, but you are only qualified to receive the portion that is not your responsibility. So, if the car accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a second party, you ought to recover 100% of the damages. If, however, you are found to be in the wrong in any way, your reimbursement will be diminished by the proportionate 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 trauma you suffered were 30% caused by your seat belt infraction, your payment may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical options.