Car Collision Personal Injury Attorney in East Whittier, CA
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you will want to talk with a lawyer whose specialty is personal injury. Obtaining the right legal professional will help get you on the road to a mental recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.
What should you do first if injured in East Whittier, CA in an accident?
Car accidents can be a traumatic experience. Before everything else, you should ask for medical support if necessary. If you haven't done so already, speak to a healthcare professional to ensure that you are healthy, then call us today at (877) 278-6890.It stands to reason that traffic accidents are more frequent in urban areas like East Whittier, 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 info of all individuals involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to remain at the scene of an accident can end up in penalties, fines, and potential time in jail, but if you are involved with any type of accident, you should wait for the police to arrive. Dependent on the circumstances and if all people agree, you may be able to swap contact information and leave the scene of the accident. In some situations - particularly if there are injuries involved - the parties are obligated to contact the governing law enforcement office and report the accident, whether there was any other damage or not.Requirements following an automobile 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 law enforcement
- The responsible party must attend to any accidental injury of the non-responsible party
- If both parties are injured they can legally leave the scene 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 legal professionals 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 a passenger, the driver, a bystander, or involved in some other way, you are in all probability going to experience mental and physical effects from the accident. Take a breath, calm yourself, and call one of the best and most respected law firms in the East Whittier, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process plenty of 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 issues you may not have considered like the cost of property damage, medical costs (both current and in the future), loss of earnings and wages, legal liability, potential disability claims, 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.
Truck Accident Injuries
Uber Accident Injuries
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Injured as a Passenger
Texting while Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is extremely difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (children, music, cellular devices, pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, automobile traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), diversions occur.Unfortunately, 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 eyes away from the road is dangerous. In the East Whittier, 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 result of the higher center of gravity in select vehicles, specifically SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) and large trucks. Rollovers can occur when a driver turns the vehicle too quickly or sharply and the vehicle's center of gravity suddenly shifts. This shift can cause the tires to lose physical contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be extremely harmful. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants died in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of the accidents didn't involve any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of SUVs increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic collisions. Unfortunately, the fatality rates involving SUVs is much higher than those 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 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 conventional passenger cars and therefore are more prone to rollovers. Since the roof of most vehicles is not designed to support the body weight of the car, the impact 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) cars or trucks 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 issues and complications that cannot immediately be spotted but could make the vehicle unsafe. Other times the dent or damage is so severe that the car is not drivable and could be a total loss. Either way, our law firm will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance providers and any legal difficulties that may arise.The other type of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more lethal results. T-bone collisions occur when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone auto accidents are almost always more serious than sideswipes because the energy in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transfers all of the energy and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The effect of a T-bone collision often translates to drastic injuries to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's death or permanent impairment. If you or your family member have been the victim of any type of vehicle accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal specialists will help you determine if there are legal and financial 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 Crashes
Thankfully, head-on collisions make up only a tiny percentage of automobile accidents. Head-on collisions take place more often in outlying locations than urban areas, making up 13 percent of all non-urban fatal collisions, while only comprising 7% of lethal collisions in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the intensity of the majority of head-on collisions, an ambulance and/or EMTs are almost always dispatched to the location of the vehicle accident, resulting in substantial healthcare expenditures not to mention the legal, property damage, and damage to the motor vehicles involved. Essentially, these types of collisions can alter the focus of one's life physically, emotionally, and financially. You need a supporter; someone who understands legal techniques and who will battle for you and your loved ones. If you are part of a head-on collision - or any auto accident for that matter - you will want to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a free of charge consultation. Our team of attorneys has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our happy clientele in the East Whittier, CA region, allow us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Highway Car Accidents
High speed collisions are horrific. Because of the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing vehicle) is going, the greater the opportunity for loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a slight "bump" at high speeds can give rise to a catastrophic consequence if it triggers you to lose control of your car or truck. The severity of auto accidents on the freeway - and their greater accompanying speeds - lead to more serious crashes and subsequently higher damage and insurance claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in a freeway (or any) accident in the East Whittier, 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 completely free and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Fatalities and potentially fatal injuries are often the result of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the above average speeds and physical forces involved, the damage to vehicles and people is normally greater than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The potential seriousness of interstate 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 weight and lack of maneuverability, larger trucks can't stop as quickly or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This problem is compounded at the more substantial rates of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also a problem because they very often will "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.Regardless of whether it involves a motorcycle, a truck, or another passenger vehicle, highway accidents are frequently devastating, and you need help and support if you are to recover from the physical, financial, psychological, and emotional side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 study done by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of automotive vehicle accidents 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 vehicle traffic accidents kill more people annually than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Unquestionably, weather is a factor in automobile crashes, and you need somebody who is there for you - rain or shine - and proficient in dealing with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping East Whittier, CA area citizens 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 clients.Nasty weather leads to unsafe 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. Undoubtedly a contributing factor is that it requires ten times longer to stop on snow and ice than it will on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are accustomed to pleasant weather like we have in East Whittier, CA most of the year and you and/or your family are required to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may come across 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. 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.
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.
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.