Accidents Involving Seniors
As mentioned in research done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2017, 18% of all traffic fatalities in 2016 were people 65 years of age and older. A 2019 report from AAA (The Automobile Association of America) found that per mile traveled, lethal crash rates rise starting at age 75 and increase sharply after age 80. And while they determined that this is primarily due to an heightened risk of personal injury and medical complications, not an increased risk of crashes, if they are behind the wheel of the other car you may be at a higher risk. If you or a family member in the Van Nuys, CA area have been in an accident involving a senior citizen, or if you are over 65 and have been in an accident, contact Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC for a free consultation and to go over your potential remedies.It is widely known that as we age we begin to lose many of our skills. Our hearing can lessen, as can our visual acuity, energy level, cognitive ability, and reactions. The inability - or slowed ability - to react to a threat or high risk scenario can be the difference between avoiding an accident entirely or becoming part of the accident data. With the development of improved medical technological innovations and diet, people are living a lot longer and have more active life styles. As a result, there are more older vehicle operators on the road, and subsequently there are more accidents involving elderly drivers. According to Consumer Reports, in 2017 over 3.5 million Americans 85 and older held a driver's license. If you or a family member in the Van Nuys, CA area have been in an accident involving a senior citizen, or if you are a Senior driver and have been in an accident, contact Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC for a free appointment and to go over your possible remedies.
Failure to Yield Accidents
Motorists all over the Van Nuys, CA area "fail to yield" on a frequent basis, resulting in numerous accidents. "Failure to yield" is exactly what it sounds like: someone fails to yield the right of way to someone else, contributing to an accident.Failure to yield accidents are quite common in Van Nuys, CA and typically occur at intersections, with an excessive quantity of accidents as a result of illegal left-hand turns. Failure to yield accidents also frequently occur at flashing red lights when a vehicle fails to come to a complete stop, flashing yellow lights, and when drivers aggressively merge onto highways and/or when lanes merge.Whereas failure to yield accidents are typically more minor, they may result in property damage and bodily injury, which may contribute to loss of revenue because of lost time at a job and disability. We have seen our share of failure to yield cases at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC and have lots of expertise litigating these cases. Allow us to represent you if you need an attorney who will fight for your rights to the fullest extent of the law. Call (877) 278-6890 today.
Driving While Texting Accidents
Texting driving is the worst potential thing you can do, and is not only risky, it is quite widespread. A 2019 Driver Knowledge study determined that 1 out of every 3 people text while driving, even though texting while driving elevates the risk of crashing a startling 23 times. And while 47 out of 50 states have banned texting while driving, it still takes place, and it still results in accidents on a consistent basis. If you or a loved one or family member have been in any sort of accident while texting, or while the other driver was texting, you most definitely need to contact us. Our notoriety for aiding Van Nuys, CA area drivers is outstanding, and with the significant nature of this violation you need an ally who is not only competent with texting while driving accidents, but more importantly, their litigation.
In 2018, 8.02% of US households owned motorcycles. (Motorcycle Industry Council, 2019)While motorcycles account for only 0.6% of all vehicle miles traveled, riders account for 14% of all traffic fatalities and 17% of all occupant (driver and passenger) deaths, (NHTSA, 2019) and while 20% of passenger vehicle accidents result in personal injury or dying, 80% of motorcycle accidents bring about injury or death. Also, motorcyclist fatalities were much more apt to happen in cities than in non-urban areas (60% vs. 38%). (IIHS, 2019)If you know anyone who was involved with or killed in a motorcycle crash, there is no better law practice in Van Nuys, CA than Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to help you. Click on our Contact link or call (877) 278-6890 right now to seek advice from one of our knowledgeable attorneys. We will fight for you.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists can be even more complicated than vehicle-to-vehicle accidents because the other party may or may not have insurance.Cyclists encounter several of the very same challenges as motorcyclists, but at reduced rates of speed. They typically are not as obvious as cars and/or trucks, they aren't as steady on 2 wheels as a car is on 4 tires, and any sort of accident including a bike has a very high percent likelihood of contributing to bodily trauma. 81% of pedestrian deaths in 2018 took place in urban environments, and 40% of pedestrian fatalities among men and women 70 and older in 2018 happened at intersections, in comparison with 22% for those younger than Age 70. (IIHS, 2019).If you were in any sort of accident involving a bicycle, a pedestrian, or a motorcycle you are likely to require a competent personal injury lawyer. You need Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC. Call us at (877) 278-6890 today.
Teenage and Inexperienced Driver Accidents
As you can likely imagine, the more practice somebody is getting behind the wheel, the more self-assured they grow to be and the more comfortable driver they become. Regrettably, teenage and new drivers must "practice" on the road with the rest of us, and they typically have a lot to learn! A 2019 Texas A&M Transportation Institute study determined that Teens are more likely to speed and tailgate than older drivers. That same report found that Teens do not consider driving at 5 to 10 mph above the speed limit to be hazardous.The NHTSA found that drivers ages 15-20 had the greatest percentage in speed-related fatalities (32% and 22%) compared to any other age group in 2016, and that speeding was a factor in 31% of Teen driver deaths. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) determined that per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are essentially 3 x more likely to be involved in a deadly accident than drivers aged 20 and older, and that car crashes are the leading reason of death for US teens.Granted, no one starts off as a really good driver; we all needed practice, and some of us are still learning! But teenagers who lack experience are obviously more vulnerable to getting into car accidents. Irrespective of all of the stats indicating that Teen drivers can make many inferior choices, the reality is that they are on the road with us, and their behavior affects you and your loved ones.If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident which involves a teen or new/novice driver, you need to get in touch with Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC so that we can help you throughout the legal process. There are a number of new drivers rolling onto the roadways in and around Van Nuys, CA seven days a week, and until they get the experience they need, they are a threat to all of us. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC today for a free conference. We will tackle your concerns about current and upcoming healthcare bills, loss of income, emotional, and physical pain and suffering that will inevitably occur, and the opportunities for a law suit to help you get on with your life.
Emergency Vehicle Accidents
Regrettably, men and women responding to auto accidents are also exposed to accidents of their own. In 2018, 168 people were killed in crashes involving emergency vehicles. The bulk of these deaths were occupants of non-emergency vehicles (56%); fatalities among pedestrians, emergency vehicle drivers, and emergency vehicle passengers each accounted for about 13% to 14% of the fatalities. When first responders are attempting to get some place fast, accidents can occur. If you or a loved one were hurt in an accident involving an ambulance, police car, firetruck, or other emergency vehicle, our law firm, Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC can help you. Call (877) 278-6890 today to set up your initial consultation.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
There are also other cars and trucks that respond to the scene of accidents; tow trucks for instance. While you might think of tow trucks as the men and women who show up to help to tidy up the aftermath of a vehicle accident or assist an incapacitated vehicle, accidents involving tow trucks occur more often than you would envision, and can be the source of significant damage to vehicles, together with severe personal injury to people. Like large over-the-road commercial transport trucks (semi-trucks, 18 wheelers, etc.) tow trucks are large, bulky, heavy and not very maneuverable. Their size and lack of mobility play a role in the physical damage they can do, and when you insert a towed-vehicle into the situation you elevate the possibility of accidents even further.Department of Transportation cars and trucks and other service vehicles (tow trucks, power company trucks, freeway routine maintenance vehicles, etc.) are all around us, and yet we tend not to notice them as much because we are so used to seeing them. The fact is, however, that they are big, on the move, and can represent dangers on the roadways.You should call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC immediately at (877) 278-6890 if you are involved with a collision with a business vehicle. Commercial cars and trucks typically have prominent companies and/or corporations behind them, and those companies/corporations have seemingly unlimited resources that they may use to their advantage. You need someone in your corner who will fight for your rights; Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will do that. Our seasoned attorneys have been supporting Van Nuys, CA area families for years, and we will assist you as well.Addressing personal injuries and property damage as a result of car or truck crashes in and around Van Nuys, CA can be challenging. Having an ally that is able to translate the ever-changing legislation and legal landscape as it relates to automobile accidents and their complexities - attending to your present and prospective physical, emotional, psychological, and monetary needs - is our area of expertise at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC. Having a skilled team of professionals serve you throughout the legal process is invaluable, and yet Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will not charge you a cent until we win your case. You don't want to attempt to deal with a legal situation without the assistance of a car accident law firm that is knowledgeable with the Van Nuys, CA court and legal system. To do so would be both frivolous and unrealistic. The challenges you face in the Van Nuys, CA courts will be insurmountable without the proper legal instruction and counsel, which is why you need Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.As part of your insurance claim you will need to keep in mind the current and potential future implications of the accident. Professional medical bills, physical damage, loss of income, pain and suffering, psychological and mental pain, and compensation for death, among a multitude of other issues, will all have to be addressed, and hoping to do so alone and unrepresented is foolhardy. The opposing parties will be represented by legal counsel, and your own insurance company will want to get away with having to pay as little as possible, so you require a firm who will stand up and battle for your rights. You need a firm who has engaged in these forms of proceedings countless times before. You need a firm who will fight for every penny you are due and who will make certain that you will be provided for for the rest of your life if required. You need Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.Without a doubt, while the insurance policy adjuster that your insurance carrier will assign to the case is expected to be looking out for your needs, their job is to save the insurer money and settle any insurance claims with that in mind. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will go toe-to-toe with your insurance underwriter - and any other parties as well - to see to it that you obtain the best settlement possible, one that not only covers current charges, but foreseeable future expenditures as well. Without a professional auto accident law firm representing you, you don't stand a chance of getting a satisfactory settlement. Call (877) 278-6890 right now for your free, no obligation consultation.
Auto Accident Lawyer in Van Nuys, CA
The law offices of Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC work to make sure that victims of automobile accidents aren't further affected by unskilled law firms. It makes perfect sense that insurance companies are more lucrative if they don't pay out massive settlements; the more money they retain, the more profitable they are. Unfortunately, that way of thinking includes disbursements to you as well as other injured parties, so they will want to settle your claim for as little money as possible, but Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will fight to make sure that you get every nickel that you are due.