Automobile Accident Personal Injury Lawyer in Lancaster, CA
If you have been injured in a car accident, you will want to speak to a legal professional whose specialty is personal injury. FInding the right lawyer will help get you on the way to a mental recovery as well as potential monetary recovery. Contact us right away at (877) 278-6890 if you've been injured in any of the following types of accidents:
Auto Accident Injuries
Truck Accident Injuries
Uber Accident Injuries
Commercial Driver Accidents
Injured as a Passenger
Driving while Distracted Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is extremely difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (your children, music, mobile phones, cats and dogs, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, automobile traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), distractions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while behind the wheel is one of the most dangerous 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 focus away from the road is dangerous. In the Lancaster, 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 generally occur because 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 quickly or sharply and the vehicle's center of gravity shifts suddenly. This shift often causes the tires to be deprived of contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be extraordinarily harmful. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of these did not involve any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of SUVs increases, so does the percentage 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 dropped 46% since 1975, SUV occupant deaths have risen ten-fold.The physical construction of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than normal passenger cars and therefore are more susceptible to rollovers. Since the roofing system of most vehicles is not designed to support the body weight of the vehicle, 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 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 types of side impact collisions: 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 considerable damage to both vehicles, including structural issues and complications that cannot instantly be spotted but could make the car or truck unsafe. Other times the damage is so extensive that the car or truck is not drivable and could be a complete loss. Either way, our law firm will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance underwriters and any legal situations that may arise.The other form of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more deadly results. T-bone collisions come about when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone traffic accidents are almost always more dangerous than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transmits all of the energy and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The power of a T-bone accident often results in considerable injuries to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's death or permanent disability. If you or someone you care about have been the victim of any type of vehicle accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal experts will help you figure out 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 commitment consultation.
Head On Accidents
Thankfully, head-on crashes make up only a small percentage of automobile crashes. Head-on collisions happen far more frequently in remote areas than urban areas, accounting for 13% of all non-urban fatal collisions, while only comprising 7% of fatal collisions in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of a large number of head-on accidents, an ambulance and/or EMTs are almost always dispatched to the location of the auto accident, generating considerable medical-related fees not to mention the liability, property damage, and damage to the vehicles involved. Essentially, these types of traffic accidents can change the focus of one's life time physically, emotionally, and economically. You need a proponent; someone who understands legal process and who will fight for you and your loved ones. If you are involved with 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 no-cost consultation. Our staff of legal professionals has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the Lancaster, CA area, permit us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Freeway Auto Accidents
High speed crashes are horrifying. As a result of the laws of physics, the faster you (or the opposing car) is going, the greater the possibility for the loss of vehicle control, damages, and/or physical trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a little "tap" at high speed can give rise to a devastating result if it triggers you to lose control of your vehicle. The seriousness of crashes on the highway - and their significantly greater associated speeds - lead to more severe accidents and therefore more substantial damage and insurance claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are associated with an interstate (or any) accident in the Lancaster, 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 free and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Fatalities and life-threatening injuries are often the direct result of highway accidents. Once again, due to the high speeds and natural forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is typically more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The potential intensity of interstate accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, semis, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the highways. Due to their mass and lack of maneuverability, bigger trucks can't stop as quickly or make tight turns without risking rollover. This condition is compounded at the more substantial speeds of interstate traffic.Motorcycles are also a challenge because they very often will "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.No matter whether it involves a truck, a motorcycle, or another passenger vehicle, freeway catastrophes are frequently catastrophic, and you need support if you are to recuperate from the physical, emotional, financial, and psychological consequences 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 motor vehicle accidents are weather-related.
- 70% of weather-related crashes happen 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 every year than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Obviously, weather is a factor in motor vehicle collisions, and you need somebody who is there for you - rain or shine - and proficient in working with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Lancaster, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of claims resulting from traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clients.Inclement weather leads to dangerous 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. Doubtless a contributing factor is that it requires 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are accustomed to pleasant weather like we have in Lancaster, CA a large percentage of the year and you and/or your family are required to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may run 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.
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.
Unquestionably. For that matter, you should never speak with a claims adjuster until after you have already spoken to legal counsel. Claims adjusters are working for the insurance provider, they don't represent you. It is their purpose to save their organization's money, and they can’t do that if they voluntarily present you with the maximum settlement, so they will certainly 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-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.