Car Collision Injury Law Firms in Lake Forest, CA
If you've been hurt in an automobile accident, you will want to speak with a lawyer whose specialty is personal injuries. Locating the right attorney will help get you on the road to a mental recovery as well as potential financial recovery.
What should you do after being in an accident in Lake Forest, CA?
Car accidents can be traumatic. Before everything else, you should seek medical support if necessary. If you haven't already done so, speak to a medical professional to ensure that you are healthy, then call us today at (877) 278-6890.It makes sense that traffic accidents are more commonplace in urban areas like Lake Forest, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than agricultural areas. No matter where the accident occurs, you will want to acquire the contact info of all individuals involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to stay at the location of an accident can end up in fines, penalties, and potential jail time, but if you are associated with any type of accident, you should wait for the police to arrive. Depending 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 circumstances - 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.Obligations following any sort of accident vary from location to location and can be complex. Here are some of the requirements you may encounter depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must stay at the location until law enforcement arrive
- The responsible driver must contact law enforcement
- The responsible party must attend to any injuries 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 lawyers to relieve you of the stress of dealing with the mess.Whether the accident was your fault or not, whether you were a passenger, the driver, a bystander, or involved in some other way, you are probably going to suffer with mental and physical effects from the accident. Take a breath, calm yourself, and call one of the best and most respected lawyers in the Lake Forest, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process lots of times before, and our team of legal professionals will not only help you answer the questions you have about "What's next?" but we will also address fears you may not have considered like the cost of damage to property, current and future medical costs, potential loss of wages and earnings, potential disability claims, 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.
Auto Accident Injuries
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Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is quite difficult 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, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife animals, 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 draw your attention away from the road is dangerous. In the Fullerton, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a car accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers generally occur due to the higher center of gravity in particular vehicles, particularly 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 shifts suddenly. This shift might cause the tires to be deprived of 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 perished in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of the accidents did not include any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of SUVs increases, so does the proportion of SUV-related traffic accidents. Unfortunately, the death 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 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 ordinary passenger cars and therefore are more susceptible to rollovers. Since the roof 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 in the vehicle.Roll over accidents are also commonplace 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 varieties of side impact accidents: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes usually occur when 2 (or more) automobiles are moving 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 concerns and complications that cannot instantly be spotted but could make the car or truck unsafe. Other times the damage is so substantial that the car is not drivable and could be a total loss. Either way, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance carriers and any legal situations that may arise.The other type of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more dangerous results. T-bone collisions take place when the front of one vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone car accidents are almost always more dangerous than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while a T-bone transmits all of the power and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The power of a T-bone accident often translates to significant trauma to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's death 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 specialists will help you ascertain 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 Collisions
Thankfully, frontal collisions make up only a small percentage of driving crashes. Head-on crashes happen far more frequently in non-urban locations than urban areas, accounting for 13% of all non-urban lethal accidents, while only comprising 7% of deadly collisions in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the extent of virtually all head-on crashes, an ambulance and/or EMTs are almost always dispatched to the scene of the accident, leading to significant medical-related costs in conjunction with the legal, property damage, and damage to the cars or trucks involved. Needless to say, these types of traffic accidents can transform the course of one's daily lifestyle physically, psychologically, and fiscally. You need a proponent; someone who knows legal procedure and who will battle for you. If you are involved in a head-on collision - or any car accident for that matter - you need to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a free of charge consultation. Our staff of attorneys has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the Fullerton, CA community, let us do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High speed collisions are terrifying. Due to the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing car) is going, the higher the chance for the loss of vehicular control, damage, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a slight "tap" at high speed can contribute to a catastrophic result if it triggers you to lose control of your car or truck. The extent of auto accidents on the interstate - and their greater associated speeds - lead to more substantial accidents and consequently more extensive damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are associated with a freeway (or any) accident in the Fullerton, 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 completely 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 injuries are often the consequence of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the higher than average speeds and actual physical forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is almost always more significant than a "fender bender" in a residential location. The potential severity of highway accidents multiplies when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the highways. Due to their body mass and lack of maneuverability, larger trucks cannot stop as rapidly or make tight turns without risking rollover. This issue is compounded at the more substantial rates of speed of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also an issue because they have a tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.Despite whether it involves a motorcycle, a truck, or another passenger vehicle, interstate crashes are often devastating, and you need help and support if you are to recover from the physical, financial, emotional, and psychological side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 report conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of automotive vehicle accidents 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)Undoubtedly, weather is a contributing factor in car collisions, and you need somebody who is there for you - rain or shine - and accomplished in working with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Fullerton, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of demands resulting from traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clients.Unpleasant weather leads to hazardous driving conditions, dangerous roads, and more accidents. It stands to reason that the worse the weather, the more likely there will be negative effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 accidents annually due to icy roads. Unquestionably a contributing factor is that it takes ten times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are accustomed to wonderful weather like we have in Fullerton, CA nearly all of the year and you and/or your family are compelled 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 determine if there is help and support readily available. If you have a personalized health care plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance underwriter should be billed for your medical related charges, but you still may be responsible for fulfilling a deductible amount and for any copayments in your health care insurance.You might also have medical coverage already a part of your automobile insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your solutions and to ensure that you get every bit of the money you deserve.
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.
They may be accountable for all, a portion, or none of your medical charges. Since California is a Comparative fault state, you are allowed to receive reasonable and customary medical expenses, but you are only qualified to receive the proportion that is not your fault. So, if the collision is determined to be 100% the fault of a different person, you ought to recover 100 % of the damages. If, however, you are determined to be at fault in any way, your settlement will be diminished by the proportionate percentage.For example, if you were hit by an automobile (they were at fault) but you weren’t wearing a seatbelt (as required under California Vehicle Code Section 27363), and injuries you received were 30% as a result of your seat belt violation, your payment may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to go over your legal and medical opportunities.