Car or Truck Collision Injury Law Firms in Silver Lake, CA
If you have been hurt in a vehicle accident, you will want to speak to legal counsel who specializes in personal injury. Locating the right attorney will help get you on the way to a mental recovery as well as potential financial recovery. Contact us right away at (877) 278-6890 if you've been injured in any of the following types of accidents:
Truck Accident Injuries
Pedestrians Hit at Crosswalk
Injured as a Passenger
Driving while Distracted Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is quite difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (your children, music, cellular devices, pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), diversions occur.Regrettably, 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 focus away from the road is dangerous. In the Silver Lake, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in an accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Roll Over Incidents
Rollovers typically occur as a result of the higher center of gravity in specific vehicles, specifically 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 often causes the tires to lose contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be very hazardous. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of the accidents did not include any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the popularity of SUVs increases, so does the proportion 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 passenger 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 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 ordinary passenger cars and therefore are more prone to rollovers. Since the roof structure of most vehicles is not designed to support the weight of the vehicle, the impact 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 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 kinds of side impact crashes: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes usually occur when two (or more) automobiles are moving in the same direction and the driver's side of one of the vehicles comes in contact with the passenger side of the other vehicle. Sideswipes can cause extensive damage to both vehicles, including structural issues and complications that cannot instantly be observed but could make the vehicle unsafe. Other times the damage is so extensive that the car or truck is not drivable and could be a total loss. In either event, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance underwriters and any liability concerns that may arise.The other kind of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more lethal results. T-bone collisions take place when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone collisions are almost always worse 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 can cause considerable injuries to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's death or permanent disability. If you or your family member have been the victim of any type of vehicle accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal experts will help you discover if there are legal and monetary solutions available to you for your pain and suffering. Call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a free, no obligation consultation.
Thankfully, frontal collisions make up only a tiny percentage of driving crashes. Head-on collisions take place most frequently in remote locations than metropolitan areas, making up 13% of all non-urban deadly crashes, while only comprising 7% of lethal collisions in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the nature of virtually all head-on collisions, EMTs and/or an ambulance is nearly always dispatched to the scene of the auto accident, bringing about considerable medical charges along with the liability, property damage, and damage to the motor vehicles involved. As you can imagine, these types of traffic accidents can transform the focus of one's day-to-day life physically, emotionally, and financially. You need a proponent; someone who understands legal process and who will fight for you. If you are included in a head-on collision - or any auto 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 Silver Lake, CA area, permit us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High-speed accidents are terrifying. Because of the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing car) is moving, the higher the possibility for the loss of vehicle control, damage, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a small "bump" at high speeds can lead to a disastrous result if it causes you to lose control of your vehicle. The severity of collisions on the freeway - and their significantly greater accompanying speeds - lead to more serious crashes and subsequently more substantial damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in a freeway (or any) accident in the Silver Lake, 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 100 % 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 trauma are often the consequence of highway accidents. Once again, due to the higher than average speeds and actual physical forces involved, the harm to vehicles and people is almost always greater than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The potential extent of freeway accidents increases when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to dominate the freeways. Due to their bulk and lack of maneuverability, heavier vehicles can't stop as fast or make tight turns without risking rollover. This problem is compounded at the more substantial speeds of interstate 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 nowhere.Regardless of whether it involves another passenger vehicle, a motorcycle, or a truck, highway collisions are frequently devastating, and you need help and support if you are to recuperate from the physical, financial, psychological, and emotional effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 report performed by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of motor vehicle accidents are weather-related.
- 70% of weather related accidents take place 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 automobile traffic accidents kill more individuals every year than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Obviously, weather conditions are a contributing factor in car collisions, and you need someone 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 Silver Lake, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of compensation claims as a result of 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, treacherous roads, and more accidents. It stands to reason that the worse the weather is, the more likely there will be consequences on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 accidents annually due to icy roads. Certainly a contributing factor is that it will take 10 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 Silver Lake, CA the vast majority of the year but you and/or your family are forced to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may confront conditions that result in 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.
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.
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.
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.