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Automobile Collision Personal Injury Law Firms in Santa Maria, CA

If you have been injured in a car accident, you will want to speak to an attorney whose specialty is personal injury. Tracking down the right lawyer 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:

Our Santa Maria, CA car accident lawyers can represent you for all of the following accidents:

Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

Lyft Accident Injury

Lyft Accident Injury

Bicycle Injuries

Bicycle Injuries

Catastrophic Accidents

Catastrophic Accidents

Semi-Truck Accidents

Semi-Truck Accidents

Pedestrian's hit by Vehicle

Pedestrian's hit by Vehicle

Injuries While Riding

Injuries While Riding

Texting while Driving Accidents

Texting while Driving Accidents

e-scooter Accidents

e-scooter Accidents

Distracted Driving Accidents

It is really difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (your children, music, cellular phones, animals, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), distractions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while driving a motor vehicle 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 attention away from the road is dangerous. In the Santa Maria, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a collision, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.

Rollover Accidents

Rollovers usually occur as a result of the higher center of gravity in particular vehicles, specifically SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) and large trucks. Rollovers can occur when a driver turns the vehicle too quickly and the vehicle's center of gravity shifts suddenly. This shift often causes the tires to be deprived of contact with the road and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be incredibly dangerous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of these didn't involve any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of sports utility vehicles 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 passenger deaths occurred in rollovers while only 20% of passenger 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 regular passenger cars and therefore are more prone to rollovers. Since the roof of most vehicles is not designed to support the weight of the car, the impact 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 commonplace 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 two (or more) vehicles 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 considerable damage to both vehicles, including structural issues and complications that cannot instantly be observed but could make the vehicle dangerous. Other times the damage is so substantial that the car is not drivable and could be a total loss. Either way, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance providers and any legal complications 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 crashes 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 impact of a T-bone accident often results in extreme trauma to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's death or permanent disability. If you or a loved one have been the victim of any type of vehicle accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal experts will help you discover 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 Crashes

Thankfully, head on accidents make up only a slight percentage of traffic accidents. Head-on crashes occur most frequently in agricultural areas than metropolitan areas, making up 13% of all rural lethal collisions, while only comprising 7 percent of fatal collisions in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the extent of virtually all head-on collisions, EMTs and/or an ambulance is almost always dispatched to the scene of the accident, resulting in potentially substantial health related costs along with the liability, property damage, and damage to the cars or trucks involved. Not surprisingly, these types of accidents can transform the focus of one's everyday life physically, psychologically, and financially. You need a proponent; someone who knows legal strategy and who will fight for you. If you are included in a head-on collision - or any accident for that matter - you need to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a no obligation consultation. Our organization of lawyers has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the Santa Maria, CA region, let us do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.

Highway Accidents

High speed accidents are horrific. Due to the laws of physics, the faster you (or the opposing vehicle) is moving, the more significant the possibility for loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or physical trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a little "bump" at high speeds can contribute to a disastrous outcome if it causes you to lose control of your car or truck. The extent of crashes on the freeway - and their greater associated speeds - lead to more severe crashes and therefore higher damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a freeway (or any) accident in the Santa Maria, 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 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 life threatening trauma are often the consequence of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the very high speeds and physical forces involved, the harm to vehicles and people is normally more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible intensity of freeway accidents increases when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, semis, and tractor-trailers that seem to take over the freeways. Due to their body mass and lack of maneuverability, heavier trucks can't stop as rapidly or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This problem is compounded at the greater rates of speed of interstate traffic.Motorcycles are also a challenge because they have the tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.No matter whether it involves a truck, another passenger vehicle, or a motorcycle, interstate catastrophes are frequently disastrous, and you need assistance if you are to recuperate 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 report conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of automotive vehicle accidents are weather-related.

  • 70% of weather-related crashes 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 automobile traffic accidents kill more individuals every year than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Needless to say, weather conditions are a contributing factor in automobile accidents, and you need someone who is there for you - rain or shine - and experienced in working with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Santa Maria, CA area residents 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 clientele.Inclement weather leads to hazardous driving conditions, dangerous 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 requires 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it will on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are used to appealing weather like we have in Santa Maria, CA most of the year and you and/or your family are compelled to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may run into 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.

Do Traffic Laws Vary in Work Zones?

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.

Can an Auto Accident Lawyer Help with Claim Adjusters?

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.

You Were Given an Offer. Now What Do You Have To Do?

Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890. If you were given an unsolicited payment offer from an insurance firm, they might be making an attempt to pull a fast one to get you to accept a quick payment so you will disappear without costing their company a small fortune. The legal team at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC are legal professionals who deal with collisions all of the time.Their notoriety guiding claimants in the Glendora, CA area is incomparable, and you will want to speak with Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC before agreeing to any settlement offered. Your initial appointment will be complimentary, so what do you have to lose?