Car Collision Injury Lawyer in Downey, CA
If you have been injured in an automobile accident, you will want to talk to an attorney who specializes in personal injury. Picking the right legal representative will help get you on the road to an emotional recovery as well as potential financial recovery.
What should you do after being in an accident in Downey, CA?
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience. Before everything else, you should seek out medical support if necessary. If you haven't already done so, speak to a healthcare professional to ensure that you are healthy, then call us today at (877) 278-6890.It seems logical that traffic accidents are more prevalent in metropolitan areas like Downey, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than rural areas. No matter where the vehicle accident takes place, you will want to pull together the contact details of all people involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to remain at the location of an accident can result in penalties, fines, and potential jail time, but if you are engaged in any type of accident, you should wait for law enforcement to arrive. Depending on the circumstances and if all people agree, you may be able to exchange contact information and leave the scene of the accident. In some scenarios - particularly if there are injuries involved - the parties are required to contact the governing law enforcement office and report the accident, whether there was any other damage or not.Expectations following a traffic accident vary from location to location and can be complex. Here are some of the requirements you may experience depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must stay at the scene until law enforcement officials arrive
- The responsible driver must contact the authorities
- The responsible party must attend to any injuries of the non-responsible party
- If both parties are injured they can legally leave the location of the accident if they drive to the hospital together
While you may not know what to do next, we do. Call us at (877) 278-6890 for a FREE CONSULTATION and allow our team of attorneys to relieve you of the stress of dealing with the mess.Whether the cause of the accident was your fault or not, whether you were the driver, a passenger, a bystander, or involved in some other way, you are probably going to suffer physical and mental effects from the accident. Take a breath, calm yourself, and call one of the best and most respected attorneys in the Downey, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process countless times before, and our team of lawyers will not only help you answer the questions you have about "What's next?" but we will also address questions you may not have considered like the cost of current and future medical costa, property damage, lost wages and earnings, legal liability, and others. One thing you won't have to worry about is the cost of our services, because we don't get paid unless you get paid, and your initial consultation is FREE.
Uber Accident Injuries
Pedestrian's hit by Vehicle
Texting while Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is very difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (young children, music, cellular devices, cats and dogs, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), diversions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while driving a motor vehicle is one of the most hazardous 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 focus away from the road is dangerous. In the Downey, 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 typically occur as a consequence of the higher center of gravity in certain 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 may cause the tires to lose contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be tremendously hazardous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants perished in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these did not include any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the proportion 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 occupant 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 declined 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 normal passenger cars and therefore are more prone 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.Roll-over 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 crashes: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes typically occur when two (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 significant damage to both vehicles, including structural problems and complications that cannot instantly be observed but could render the car or truck dangerous. Other times the dent or damage is so extensive that the car is not operational and could be a total loss. In either event, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance companies and any liability issues that may arise.The other kind of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more life-threatening results. T-bone collisions happen when the front of one vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone auto accidents are almost always worse than sideswipes because the energy in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transmits all of the power and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The power of a T-bone accident often results in severe injuries to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's loss of life or permanent impairment. If you or someone close have been the victim of any type of car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals will help you ascertain if there are legal and monetary 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.
Thankfully, frontal collisions make up only a small percentage of driving accidents. Head-on collisions take place most often in agricultural areas than metropolitan areas, making up 13% of all non-urban lethal crashes, while only comprising 7% of fatal collisions in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the nature of virtually all head-on crashes, an ambulance and/or EMTs are nearly always dispatched to the scene of the automobile accident, generating significant health related fees as well as the legal, property damage, and damage to the motor vehicles involved. As you can imagine, these types of collisions can transform the course of one's lifestyle physically, psychologically, and financially. You need a proponent; someone who knows legal techniques and who will battle for you and your loved ones. If you are involved with a head-on collision - or any car 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 staff of lawyers has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our happy clientele in the Downey, CA community, let us do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Highway Vehicle Accidents
High speed accidents are horrifying. As a result of the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing vehicle) is traveling, the higher the possibility for loss of vehicular control, damage, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a little "tap" at high speeds can give rise to a disastrous consequence if it triggers you to lose control of your car or truck. The degree of accidents on the interstate - and their significantly greater speeds - lead to more severe collisions and subsequently higher damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a freeway (or any) accident in the Downey, 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 terminal trauma are often the direct result of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the significant speeds and natural forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is typically more significant than a "fender bender" in a residential community. The possible extent of highway accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, 18 wheelers, and tractor-trailers that seem to dominate the freeways. Due to their weight and lack of maneuverability, bigger vehicles can't stop as readily or make tight turns without risking rollover. This issue is compounded at the more substantial rates 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 nowhere.Irrespective of whether it involves a motorcycle, another passenger vehicle, or a truck, freeway collisions are often disastrous, and you need help if you are to recuperate from the physical, psychological, financial, and emotional side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 study performed by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of automotive 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 automobile accidents kill more individuals every year than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Needless to say, weather is a contributing factor in traffic collisions, and you need somebody 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 Downey, CA area citizens mitigate all sorts of demands caused by traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clientele.Nasty weather leads to dangerous driving conditions, dangerous 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 crashes annually due to icy roads. Unquestionably a contributing variable is that it takes 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it will on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are used to wonderful weather like we have in Downey, CA nearly all of the year but you and/or your family are required to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may come across conditions that lead to 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.
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.
Definitely. In fact, you should never consult with a claims adjuster until after you have spoken to legal counsel. Claims adjusters work for the insurance carrier, they do not work for you. It is their obligation to protect their organization's cash, and they cannot accomplish that if they voluntarily present you with the highest settlement, so they are going to offer you less. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will get you more.
They may be responsible for all, a portion, or none of your medical expenses. Since California is a Comparative fault state, you are permitted to receive reasonable and customary medical related costs, but you are only able to receive the proportion that is not your fault. So, if the vehicle accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a second person, you ought to recover 100 percent of the damages. If, however, you are determined to be at fault in any way, your reimbursement will be lessened by the proportionate percentage.For example, if you were hit by a motor vehicle (they were at fault) but you were not wearing a seatbelt (as required under California Vehicle Code Section 27363), and injuries you sustained were 30% caused by your seatbelt infraction, your payment may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical choices.