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Automobile Collision Personal Injury Law Firm in Santa Clarita, CA
If you've been seriously injured in a car accident, you will want to speak to a law firm who specializes in accidental injury. Obtaining the right legal professional will help get you on the path to an emotional recovery as well as potential monetary recovery.
What do you do after being injured in Santa Clarita, CA?
Car accidents can be traumatic. Before anything else, you should seek medical assistance 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 prevalent in metropolitan areas like Santa Clarita, CA (where there are lots of people and vehicles) than agricultural areas. No matter where the accident takes place, you will want to gather the contact info of all parties involved - including witnesses - and then contact us.Failure to remain at the scene of an accident can end up in penalties, fines, and potential time in jail, but if you are associated with any type of accident, you should wait for the authorities to arrive. Depending upon the situation and if all parties agree, you may be able to exchange contact information and leave the scene of the accident. In some situations - 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 an automobile accident vary from region to region and can be complex. Here are some of the requirements you may experience depending on where the accident occurs:
- The driver(s) must stay at the scene until law enforcement officials arrive
- The responsible driver must contact the authorities
- The responsible party must attend to any accidental injury of the non-responsible party
- If both parties are injured they can legally leave the location 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 attorneys to relieve you of the stress of dealing with the mess.Whether the cause of 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 physical and mental effects from the accident. Take a breath, calm yourself, and call one of the best and most respected lawyers in the Santa Clarita, CA area: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC.We've been through this process countless times before, and our team of lawyers will not only help you answer the questions you have about "What's next?" but we will also address issues you may not have considered like the cost of property damage, medical costs (both current and in the future), loss of earnings and wages, legal liability, potential disability claims, 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.
Distracted Driving Accidents
It is extremely tough 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 view, automobile traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife animals, etc.), diversions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while driving a vehicle 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 take your attention away from the road is dangerous. In the Santa Clarita, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a traffic 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 specific vehicles, specifically SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) and large trucks. Rollovers can occur when a driver turns the vehicle too quickly 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. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be exceptionally dangerous. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of the accidents did not involve any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the popularity of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the proportion of SUV-related traffic accidents. Unfortunately, the death 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 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 construction of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than regular passenger cars and therefore are more prone 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 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 types of side impact crashes: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes typically occur when 2 (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 extensive damage to both vehicles, including structural concerns and complications that cannot instantly be spotted but could render the vehicle quite unsafe. Other times the dent or damage is so significant that the car is not drivable and could be a complete loss. In either event, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance carriers and any legal obstacles that may arise.The other type of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more life threatening results. T-bone collisions happen when the front of one vehicle hits 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" while a T-bone transfers all of the power and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The impact of a T-bone accident often brings about drastic trauma to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's loss of life or permanent impairment. 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 determine if there are legal and economic 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, head-on collisions make up only a slight percentage of automobile accidents. Head-on collisions occur most often in remote locations than metropolitan areas, making up 13 percent of all non-urban lethal collisions, while only comprising 7% of fatal collisions in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the extent of virtually all head-on accidents, EMTs and/or an ambulance is almost always dispatched to the location of the auto accident, generating potentially considerable medical-related charges in combination with the liability, property damage, and damage to the motor vehicles involved. Essentially, these types of catastrophes can change the focus of one's life time physically, emotionally, and fiscally. You need an ally; someone who knows legal techniques and who will battle for you and your family. If you are involved with 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 no obligation consultation. Our organization of attorneys has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the Santa Clarita, CA area, permit us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Freeway Vehicle Accidents
High speed collisions are frightening. Because of the laws of physics, the quicker you (or the opposing vehicle) is going, the better the opportunity for loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or physical injury when your vehicles collide. Even a little "tap" at high speeds can give rise to a devastating outcome if it triggers you to lose control of your vehicle. The degree of auto accidents on the highway - and their greater associated speeds - lead to more major crashes and subsequently greater damage and insurance claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in a highway (or any) accident in the Santa Clarita, 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 appointment is completely free and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Death and potentially terminal trauma are often the outcome of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the significant speeds and physical forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is frequently greater than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible intensity of interstate accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, semis, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the highways. Due to their weight and lack of maneuverability, bigger vehicles can't stop as easily or make tight turns without risking rollover. This issue is compounded at the more significant speeds of freeway traffic.Motorcycles are also problematic because they very often will "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.Despite whether it involves a truck, a motorcycle, or another passenger vehicle, freeway catastrophes are usually disastrous, and you need help and support if you are to recover from the physical, psychological, financial, and emotional side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 study done by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of automotive vehicle crashes are weather related.
- 70% of weather-related accidents 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 accidents kill more individuals annually than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Unquestionably, weather is a contributing factor in traffic crashes, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and accomplished in working with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Santa Clarita, CA area citizens mitigate all sorts of 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.Unpleasant weather leads to treacherous driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. Logically, the worse the weather, the more likely there will be negative effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 crashes annually due to icy roads. Doubtless a contributing factor is that it takes 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are accustomed to appealing weather like we have in Santa Clarita, CA nearly all of the year and you and/or your family are forced 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.