Car Collision Injury Law Firms in Sierra Madre, CA
If you've been injured in an automobile accident, you will want to talk to legal counsel whose specialty is personal injuries. Locating the right legal representative will help get you on the way to an emotional recovery as well as potential financial recovery.You want someone with knowledge and experience on your side when you take on the process of filing a claim for damages and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Sierra Madre, CA area. Our lawyers have decades 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 recover the damages you are owed. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Pickup Truck Accidents
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Texting while Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is extremely tough to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (kids, music, cellular devices, animals, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, automobile traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife animals, 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 take your attention away from the road is dangerous. In the Sierra Madre, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in an accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Roll Over Accidents
Rollovers usually occur due to 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 quickly and the vehicle's center of gravity shifts suddenly. This shift can 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 incredibly harmful. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants perished in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these did not involve any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the popularity of SUVs increases, so does the proportion of SUV-related traffic collisions. Unfortunately, the death rates involving SUVs is much higher than that of other vehicles. According to a 2019 IIHS study, 42% of SUV occupant 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 dropped 46% since 1975, SUV occupant deaths have risen ten-fold.The physical design and style of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than traditional passenger cars and therefore are more vulnerable to rollovers. Since the roof structure 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.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 kinds of side impact crashes: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes typically occur when 2 (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 issues and complications that cannot instantly be viewed but could render the vehicle unsafe. Other times the dent or damage is so significant that the car is not drivable and could be a complete loss. In either event, our law firm will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance underwriters and any legal complications that may arise.The other type 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 traffic 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 power and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The impact of a T-bone accident often translates to substantial trauma to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's death or permanent disability. If you or a family member have been the victim of any type of car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal specialists will help you determine 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 commitment consultation.
Head On Collisions
Thankfully, head on accidents make up only a tiny percentage of traffic accidents. Head-on collisions occur most frequently in remote locations than urban areas, accounting for 13 percent of all rural lethal crashes, while only comprising 7 percent of lethal accidents in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the extent of the majority of head-on accidents, an ambulance and/or EMTs are almost always dispatched to the location of the vehicle accident, generating potentially substantial health related expenses as well as the liability, property damage, and damage to the automobiles involved. Needless to say, these types of collisions can transform the course of one's lifestyle physically, emotionally, and economically. You need an ally; someone who knows legal techniques 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-cost consultation. Our organization of attorneys has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our happy clientele in the Sierra Madre, CA area, we can help do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High-speed collisions are horrifying. Due to the laws of physics, the quicker you (or the opposing vehicle) is going, the higher the chance for loss of vehicle control, damages, and/or personal trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a slight "tap" at high speed can lead to a disastrous result if it triggers you to lose control of your vehicle. The seriousness of crashes on the interstate - and their greater speeds - lead to more substantial crashes and subsequently higher damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with an interstate (or any) accident in the Sierra Madre, 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 complimentary 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 result of highway accidents. Once again, due to the higher speeds and natural forces involved, the damage to vehicles and people is typically more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible severity of freeway accidents multiplies when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, 18 wheelers, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the highways. Due to their bulk and lack of maneuverability, larger trucks cannot stop as easily or make tight turns without risking rollover. This condition is compounded at the more significant rates of freeway traffic.Motorcycles are also a challenge because they very often will "open up" their throttles when they get on the freeway, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.Regardless of whether it involves a motorcycle, another passenger vehicle, or a truck, highway traffic accidents are oftentimes devastating, and you need assistance if you are to recover from the physical, emotional, psychological, and financial 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 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 vehicle traffic accidents kill more individuals annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Without a doubt, weather conditions are a factor in automobile crashes, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and knowledgeable in working with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Sierra Madre, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of 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 treacherous driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. It stands to reason that the worse the weather, the more likely there will be effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 accidents annually due to icy roads. Undoubtedly a contributing factor is that it requires ten times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are comfortable with pleasant weather like we have in Sierra Madre, CA nearly all of the year and you and/or your family are forced to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may experience 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.
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.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to explore if there is support available to you. If you have a personalized professional medical plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance company should be invoiced for your medical charges, but you still might be responsible for satisfying an insurance deductible amount and for any co-payments in your insurance.You might also have medical care coverage already a part of your auto insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your opportunities and to make sure you get every bit of the compensation you ought to get.
They may be responsible for all, a portion, or none of your medical-related costs. Since California is a Comparative fault state, you are allowed to receive reasonable and customary healthcare costs, but you are only eligible for the proportion that is not your fault. So, if the accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a different person, you should recover one hundred percent of the damages. If, however, you are found to be to blame in any way, your settlement will be discounted by the corresponding 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 injuries you received were 30% as a result of your seatbelt violation, your settlement may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical choices.