Automobile Collision Personal Injury Law Firm in Placentia, CA
If you've been injured in an automobile accident, you will want to speak to a legal professional who specializes in personal injuries. Obtaining the right lawyer will help get you on the way to a mental recovery as well as potential financial recovery.You want someone with knowledge and experience on your side when you face the process of filing a damage claim and the ensuing fight for justice, especially in the Placentia, CA area. Our lawyers have many years of experience in all areas of law, but our specialty is helping our clients recover from the trauma and hardship caused by motor vehicle accidents and their effects. You don't pay us anything unless we recover the damages you are due. We can help you with these types of injuries/accidents:
Pickup Truck Accidents
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Pedestrian's hit by Vehicle
Driving while Distracted Accidents
Injured on a Ride Share Provider
With the increase of ride-sharing services in the Aliso Viejo, CA area, you may not be the one driving when an accident occurs; but you still may be hurt.While calling Uber®, Lyft®, or any other type of rideshare service may be hassle-free and budget-friendly, it isn't always safe to use. And, since you are not in command of the vehicle, you also aren't in control of your fate. You would anticipate that as "professional" drivers, the people behind the wheel of ride-sharing services would have highly-evolved skills that complement their competence to get you to your final destination safely, but regrettably that is not consistently the situation. Studies show that since 2011 ride-sharing companies have increased traffic deaths in the US by 2%-3% (University of Chicago and Rice University), therefore you are much more at risk today than before these services existed.So what should you do if you are involved with a traffic accident while a passenger in a "commercial" vehicle driven as part of a ride share? Call us today at (877) 278-6890. This is especially true as the legal landscape of these companies continues to evolve; laws may vary across state lines and our firm knows the terrain. So if you are involved in an accident while a passenger in a ride sharing service, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC for a free, no commitment consultation.
Taxi Cab and Limousines
Contracting a traditional cab or limousine service is a little different. Because they have been in existence for awhile, the legal complexities and processes are much more apparent. While ride-sharing services like Uber® and Lyft® are relatively new, cabs and limos have been around since before cars had motors! The primary difference between dealing with Uber® and Lyft® or a taxi/limousine service is the underlying company; Uber® and Lyft® are nationwide, while taxi and chauffeur driven car services are usually locally owned or operated.Because taxis and limousines are typically company/corporately owned, they may be regulated even more strictly and subject to greater standards of care. Our team of experienced attorneys will ensure that you receive the care and consideration your individual case demands and that you won't get "bullied" by a large transportation company. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC today for a FREE CONSULTATION.It goes without saying that getting in an accident with a cab or limo - even if you are in a different vehicle - will also call for the ability of a knowledgeable legal firm. Call us today at (877) 278-6890.
Car Rental Accidents
If you are involved in a traffic accident while driving a rental car, you can expect to have to deal with additional issues not present in the case of any sort of accident with your own car or truck.Along with the stress of the accident, any injuries, any property damage, and the physical and emotional well-being of all persons involved in the actual accident, having to fight with a corporate entity like a rental car company adds yet another layer of complication to your situation. Factors like:
- Determining liability - Who is at fault and to what extent?
- Insurance coverage - Did you purchase extra insurance from the car rental organization? What does your personal insurance protection provide? Who pays first?
In short, while being part of an car accident is traumatic enough, the additional obligation of dealing with the rental car company can be daunting. Allow our law firm to deal with everything for you. Call (877) 278-6890 now to talk with one of our attorneys. We have many years of practical knowledge in rental car accident law and have helped myriad people in the Aliso Viejo, CA area.
Rear End Crashes
Even if you do everything properly, you can still be involved in an accident. One of the most frequent types of accidents are rear-end crashes and occur in 29% of all accidents (NHTSA, 2017)So if your motor vehicle is stopped at a stop sign or intersection (you are "at rest") and the car behind you fails to stop ("an object in motion"), your vehicle will be acted upon by that "unbalanced force" and will be propelled forward when contact occurs. Not only will this damage your vehicle, but since you are also "at rest" inside the vehicle, the "unbalanced force" will also act on your body like it does your car, creating a "whiplash" effect that can cause you extreme trauma.The more quickly the vehicle that hits you is moving, the stronger the "unbalanced force" will be, and the more substantial the damage to you and your vehicle. It doesn't matter, however, if the vehicle that hits you is moving fast or slow, there will be damage, and you need to contact us to assess that damage and your potential solutions.You need an ally who will fight for you and your protection under the law. You need Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC. Call us at (877) 278-6890 to receive the Aliso Viejo, CA area's best legal representation.
Injuries Resulting from Drunk Driving and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Accidents
Driving under the influence of any regulated substance can be hazardous to you and those around you. Whether it's alcohol, prescription drugs, marijuana, or even over-the-counter medicine, your abilities are reduced when you have drugs or alcohol in your system. The law specifies the level to which you can be compromised and still legally operate a moving vehicle, but that limit fluctuates depending on municipality. While you may not know the legal limits, our team of specialists at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC does. Call us at (877) 278-6890 for a no-cost consultation.Driving a vehicle Driving while under the influence is a huge issue in the US, and regrettably not everyone involved in DUI accidents is under the influence. If you or someone you love has been injured or affected by an individual under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you need to contact us immediately to explore your legal remedies.If you are connected to an alcohol or drug related violation you are going to really want high quality representation. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for your free consultation.
Definitely. For that matter, you shouldn’t communicate with a claims adjuster until after you have spoken to an attorney at law. Claims adjusters are employed by the insurance underwriter, they don't represent you. It is their duty to preserve their company's cash, and they can’t accomplish that if they voluntarily offer you the greatest settlement, so they are going to offer you less. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will get you more.
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 accountable for all, a portion, or none of your medical-related bills. 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 portion that is not your responsibility. So, if the car accident is determined to be 100% the fault of a second party, you ought to recover 100% of the damages. If, however, you are found to be in the wrong in any way, your reimbursement will be diminished by the proportionate 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 trauma you suffered were 30% caused by your seat belt infraction, your payment may be reduced by 30%. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to discuss your legal and medical options.