Automobile Accident Injury Attorney in Sherman Oaks, CA
If you have been injured in a car accident, you will want to talk with legal counsel whose specialty is personal injury. FInding the right legal representative will help get you on the path to an emotional 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:
Lyft Accident Injury
Injuries While Riding
Distracted Driving Accidents
Electronic Scooter Accidents
Accidents Involving Seniors
According to research done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2017, 18% of all traffic deaths in 2016 were people 65 years of age and older. A 2019 study from AAA (The Automobile Association of America) reported that per mile traveled, lethal crash rates rise beginning at age 75 and increase sharply after age 80. And while they came to the conclusion that this is largely due to an more significant risk of personal injury and medical issues, not an increased risk of crashes, if they are driving the other car you may be at a higher risk. If you or a family member in the Sherman Oaks, CA area have been in an accident involving a senior citizen, or if you are over 65 and have been in an accident, contact Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC for a free consultation and to take a look at your possible solutions.It is widely recognized that as we get older we begin to lose many of our skills. Our hearing can diminish, as can our eye-sight, energy level, cognitive ability, and response time. The failure - or delayed ability - to respond to a risk or unsafe scenario can be the difference between evading an accident altogether or becoming part of the accident statistics. With the advent of better medical technological advances and diet, people are living a lot longer and have more active daily routines. Subsequently, there are more senior motorists on the road, and as a result there are more accidents involving senior drivers. According to Consumer Reports, in 2017 over 3.5 million Americans 85 and older held a driver's license. If you or a family member in the Sherman Oaks, CA area have been in an accident involving a senior citizen, or if you are a Senior driver and have been in an accident, contact Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC for a free appointment and to talk about your possible remedies.
Failure to Yield Accidents
Motorists all over the Sherman Oaks, CA area "fail to yield" on a consistent basis, resulting in countless accidents. "Failure to yield" is exactly what it appears to be: someone fails to yield the right of way to someone else, resulting in an accident.Failure to yield accidents are quite common in Sherman Oaks, CA and typically occur at intersections, with an excessive amount of accidents resulting from illegal left-hand turns. Failure to yield accidents also frequently occur at blinking red lights when a vehicle fails to come to a complete stop, flashing yellow lights, and when drivers vigorously merge onto highways and/or when lanes merge.Whereas failure to yield accidents are often more minor, they may still result in property damage and physical trauma, which may lead to loss of income because of lost time at work and disability. We've seen our share of failure to yield cases at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC and have plenty of experience litigating these cases. Allow us to work for you if you need a law firm who will fight for your rights to the fullest extent of the law. Call (877) 278-6890 today.
Texting While Driving Accidents
Texting driving is the worst imaginable thing you can do, and is not only hazardous, it is quite commonplace. A 2019 Driver Knowledge study determined that 1 out of every 3 people text while driving, even though texting while driving elevates the chances of crashing a startling 23 times. And while 47 out of 50 states have banned texting while driving, it still takes place, and it still creates accidents on a routine basis. If you or a loved one or family member have been in any sort of accident while texting, or while the other driver was texting, you most definitely need to contact us. Our track record for assisting Sherman Oaks, CA area drivers is phenomenal, and with the serious nature of this violation you need a team of legal professionals who is not only savvy with texting while driving accidents, but more importantly, their litigation.
In 2018, 8.02% of US households owned motorcycles. (Motorcycle Industry Council, 2019)Even though motorcycles are responsible for only 0.6% of all vehicle miles traveled, motorcyclists make up 14% of all traffic deaths and 17% of all occupant (driver and passenger) deaths, (NHTSA, 2019) and while 20% of passenger vehicle crashes result in personal injury or death, 80% of motorcycle accidents account for injury or death. Also, motorcyclist fatalities were more apt to take place in urban than in outlying areas (60% vs. 38%). (IIHS, 2019)If you know someone who was involved with or killed in a motorcycle crash, there is no more appropriate law firm in Sherman Oaks, CA than Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to aid you. Click on our Contact link or call (877) 278-6890 without delay to speak to one of our accomplished lawyers. We will fight for you.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists can be even more complicated than vehicle-to-vehicle accidents because the other party may or may not have insurance.Bicyclists are up against several of the very same concerns as motorcyclists, but at lower rates of speed. Cyclists usually are not as visible as passenger cars and/or trucks, they aren't as steady on only two wheels as a car or truck is on four wheels, and an accident including a bike has a high percentage probability of resulting in bodily damage. 81% of pedestrian deaths in 2018 took place in metropolitan areas, and 40% of pedestrian deaths involving people 70+ in 2018 happened at intersections, in comparison with 22% for those younger than 70. (IIHS, 2019).If you were in any sort of accident involving a bike, a walker, or a motorcycle you are likely to require a knowledgeable lawyer or attorney. You need Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC. Call us at (877) 278-6890 today.
Teenage and Inexperienced Driver Accidents
As you can probably imagine, the more training an individual is getting behind the wheel, the more self-assured they become and the better driver they become. Regrettably, teenage and new drivers are required to "practice" on the road with the rest of us, and they typically have a lot to learn! A 2019 Texas A&M Transportation Institute study determined that Teens are much more likely to violate the speed limit and follow at unsafe distances than seasoned drivers. That same report revealed that Teens don't consider driving at 5 to 10 mph above the speed limit to be dangerous.The NHTSA found that drivers ages 15-20 had the highest representation in speed-related fatal accidents (32% and 22%) compared to any other age group in 2016, and that speeding was a component in 31% of Teen driver deaths. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) determined that per mile driven, teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are almost 3 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than drivers aged 20+, and that car accidents are the primary cause of death for US teens.Granted, no one begins as an excellent driver; all of us needed practice, and several of us are still learning! But teenagers who are lacking practical experience are clearly more prone to getting into car accidents. Despite all of the stats showing that teenage drivers can make many bad choices, the reality is that they are on the highway with us, and their behavior affects you and your loved ones.If you have been involved in an accident involving a teen or new/inexperienced driver, you need to contact Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC so that we can support you throughout the legal process. There are 100s of new drivers hitting the streets in and around Sherman Oaks, CA each and every day, and until they get the working experience they need, they are a threat to all of us. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC today for a free discussion. We will attend to your questions about existing and future professional medical bills, loss of income, psychological, and physical pain and suffering that will usually occur, and the potential for litigation to help you get on with your life.
Emergency Vehicle Accidents
Sadly, people responding to auto accidents are also exposed to accidents of their own. In 2018, 168 people were killed in crashes involving emergency vehicles. The lions share of these deaths were occupants of non-emergency vehicles (56%); deaths among pedestrians, emergency vehicle drivers, and emergency vehicle passengers each amounted to about 13% to 14% of the deaths. When people are trying to get some place quickly, crashes can occur. If you or a loved one were hurt in an accident involving an ambulance, police car, firetruck, or other emergency vehicle, our law firm, Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC can assist you. Call (877) 278-6890 today to set up your initial consultation.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
There are also other vehicles that respond to the location of car accidents; tow trucks for instance. While you could possibly think of tow trucks as the people who make an appearance to help clear away the consequences of an accident or assist an incapacitated car or truck, accidents involving tow trucks occur more frequently than you would imagine, and can be the source of appreciable physical damage to vehicles, not to mention severe injury to individuals. Like large over-the-road commercial transport trucks (semi-trucks, 18 wheelers, etc.) tow trucks are big, bulky, quite heavy and not very agile. Their size and decrease in mobility contribute to the physical damage they can do, and when you insert a towed-vehicle into the mix you increase the chances of accidents even further.Department of Transportation vehicles and other service vehicles (tow trucks, power company vehicles, highway maintenance trucks, etc.) are all around us, and yet we usually do not notice them as much because we are so acquainted with seeing them. The fact is, however, that they are heavy, mobile, and can represent potential risks on the roadways.You should call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC right away at (877) 278-6890 if you are involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle. Commercial cars and trucks typically have large businesses and/or corporations behind them, and those companies/corporations have seemingly unlimited resources that they might use to their full advantage. You need a firm in your corner who will fight for your rights; Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will do that. Our highly trained attorneys have been assisting Sherman Oaks, CA area households for numerous years, and we will help you as well.Managing personal injuries and physical damage caused by vehicle crashes in and around Sherman Oaks, CA can be challenging. Having an ally that is prepared to understand the ever-changing legislation and legal landscape as it pertains to automobile accidents and their consequences - attending to your existing and upcoming physical, emotional, psychological, and economic needs - is our specialty at Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC. Having a skilled team of professionals assist you for the duration of the legal process is priceless, and yet Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will not collect a dime from you until we win your lawsuit. You never want to attempt to struggle with a legal case without the support of an auto accident attorney that is familiar with the Sherman Oaks, CA court and legal system. To do so would be both careless and unrealistic. The difficulties you face in the Sherman Oaks, CA courts will be insurmountable without the proper legal advice and counsel, which is why you need Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.As part of your legal claim you will need to take into account the current and long term repercussions of the accident. Hospital bills, property damage, loss of cash flow, pain and suffering, mental pain, and compensation for death, among numerous other issues, will all need to be addressed, and attempting to do so all by yourself and unrepresented is foolhardy. The opposing parties will be represented by legal counsel, and your own insurance company will want to get away with paying out as little as possible, so you require a firm who will stand up and battle for your legal rights. You require someone who has been involved with these forms of courtroom proceedings a great number of times before. You require somebody who will fight for every cent you are due and who will attempt to make sure that you will be provided for for the rest of your life if required. You need Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.Without a doubt, while the insurance adjuster that your insurance carrier will assign to the case is expected to be looking out for your best interests, their job is to save the insurance company money and settle any insurance claims with that in mind. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will go toe-to-toe with your insurance company - and any other parties as well - to ensure you obtain the best arrangement possible, one that not only covers existing obligations, but foreseeable future costs as well. Without a high quality auto accident legal professional representing you, you don't stand a chance of getting an appropriate settlement. Call (877) 278-6890 right now for your free, no obligation consultation.
Auto Accident Lawyer in Sherman Oaks, CA
The law offices of Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC work to make sure that affected individuals of car accidents aren't further affected by inexperienced attorneys. It seems logical that insurance underwriters are more profitable if they don't pay out massive settlements; the more money they keep, the more profitable they are. Regrettably, that attitude may include repayments to you as well as other affected parties, so they will want to settle your legal claim for as little money as possible, but Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC will fight to make certain that you get every dime that you are due.
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.
Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to explore if there is support available to you. If you have a personalized professional medical plan, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Covered California, or ObamaCare, your insurance company should be invoiced for your medical charges, but you still might be responsible for satisfying an insurance deductible amount and for any co-payments in your insurance.You might also have medical care coverage already a part of your auto insurance policy, call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC to better understand your opportunities and to make sure you get every bit of the compensation you ought to get.
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.