Automobile Collision Personal Injury Attorney in Santa Monica, CA
If you have been seriously injured in a vehicle accident, you will want to consult with legal counsel whose specialty is personal injury. Obtaining the right law firm will help get you on the road 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:
Lyft Accident Injury
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injured as a Passenger
Driving while Distracted Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is extremely tough to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (kids, music, cellular devices, pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, automobile traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife animals, etc.), diversions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while driving is one of the most dangerous 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 Santa Monica, 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 typically occur as a consequence of the higher center of gravity in specific vehicles, primarily 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 often causes the tires to be deprived of physical contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be tremendously dangerous. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants died in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of the accidents did not involve any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the popularity of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic collisions. 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 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 construction of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than regular passenger cars and therefore are more susceptible to rollovers. Since the roofing system 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 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 types of side impact collisions: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes typically occur when two (or more) cars or trucks are moving 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 concerns and complications that cannot instantly be viewed 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 complete loss. In either event, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance providers and any liability concerns that may arise.The other form of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more life threatening results. T-bone collisions come about when the front of one vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone auto accidents are almost always more dangerous than sideswipes because the energy in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transmits all of the energy and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The effect of a T-bone collision often can cause extreme injuries to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's death or permanent disability. If you or your family member have been the victim of any type of automobile accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal specialists 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.
Head On Accidents
Thankfully, head on collisions make up only a tiny percent of automobile collisions. Head-on collisions happen most frequently in agricultural locations than urban areas, accounting for 13% of all non-urban fatal crashes, while only comprising 7% of lethal collisions in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of a large number of head-on crashes, EMTs and/or an ambulance is nearly always dispatched to the location of the accident, which results in extensive medical-related fees along with the liability, property damage, and damage to the vehicles involved. As you can imagine, these types of catastrophes can alter the course of one's life time physically, emotionally, and financially. You need a supporter; someone who understands legal process and who will fight for you and your family. If you are involved in 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 obligation consultation. Our team of attorneys has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the Santa Monica, CA region, we can help do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Interstate Vehicle Accidents
High speed crashes are horrific. Owing to the laws of physics, the quicker you (or the opposing car) is moving, the more significant the chance for the loss of vehicular control, damage, and/or personal trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a slight "bump" at high speeds can give rise to a devastating result if it causes you to lose control of your vehicle. The degree of accidents on the freeway - and their significantly greater speeds - lead to more major crashes and therefore higher damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a freeway (or any) accident in the Santa Monica, 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 fatal trauma are often the outcome of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the higher speeds and natural forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is normally greater than a "fender bender" in a residential district. The possible intensity of highway accidents multiplies when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to dominate the highways. Due to their size and lack of maneuverability, heavier trucks can't stop as fast or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This condition is compounded at the greater speeds of interstate traffic.Motorcycles are also problematic because they very often will "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.No matter whether it involves another passenger vehicle, a motorcycle, or a truck, highway crashes are usually disastrous, and you need assistance if you are to recover 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 conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of motor vehicle crashes 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 accidents kill more individuals annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Undoubtedly, weather conditions are a contributing factor in traffic collisions, 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 Santa Monica, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of demands as a result of traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clientele.Nasty weather leads to threatening 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 factor is that it takes 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are comfortable with wonderful weather like we have in Santa Monica, 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 run into 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.
Absolutely. In fact, you shouldn’t communicate with a claims adjuster until after you have spoken to a legal professional. Claims adjusters are employed by the insurance carrier, they do not work for you. It is their duty to protect their organization's money, and they can’t accomplish that if they voluntarily provide you with the greatest settlement, so they're going to offer you less. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will get you more.
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 at (877) 278-6890. If you were given an unsolicited payment proposal from an insurance carrier, they may be trying to pull a fast one to get you to accept a pitiful settlement so you will disappear without costing them a considerable amount of money. The legal team at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC are industry experts who deal with automobile accidents all of the time.Their reputation serving claimants in the Citrus, CA area is impressive, and you will want to consult with Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC before agreeing to any settlement presented. Your introductory consultation happens to be complimentary, so precisely what do you and your family have to lose?