Distracted Driving Accidents
It is very difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (kids, music, cellular devices, pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife animals, etc.), diversions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while driving is one of the most hazardous 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 focus away from the road is dangerous. In the Santa Paula, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a major accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Roll Over Accidents
Rollovers commonly occur due to the higher center of gravity in certain vehicles, particularly 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 suddenly shifts. This shift may cause the tires to suffer a loss of contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be exceedingly hazardous. A combined 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants were killed in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of the accidents did not include any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic accidents. Unfortunately, the death rates involving SUVs is much higher than those of other vehicles. According to a 2019 IIHS study, 42% of SUV occupant 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 declined 46% since 1975, SUV occupant deaths have risen ten-fold.The physical design and style of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than traditional 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 in the vehicle.Rollover 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 kinds of side impact crashes: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes usually occur when 2 (or more) cars or trucks are moving 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 issues and complications that cannot instantly be viewed but could make the vehicle quite unsafe. Other times the damage is so significant that the car is not drivable and could be a total loss. In either event, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance companies and any legal difficulties that may arise.The other form of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more life-threatening results. T-bone collisions happen when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone accidents are almost always more serious than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transmits all of the power and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The effect of a T-bone collision often translates to drastic injuries to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's death or permanent impairment. If you or your family member have been the victim of any type of car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals will help you figure out 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.
Head On Crashes
Thankfully, frontal crashes make up only a small percentage of traffic collisions. Head-on crashes take place more often in outlying areas than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13 percent of all non-urban fatal collisions, while only comprising 7% of deadly collisions in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of virtually all head-on collisions, an ambulance and/or EMTs are almost always dispatched to the scene of the auto accident, resulting in significant health related expenditures in conjunction with the liability, property damage, and damage to the cars involved. As you can imagine, these types of catastrophes can transform the course of one's personal life physically, emotionally, and financially. You need an ally; someone who understands legal processes and who will fight for you and your loved ones. 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 no-cost consultation. Our organization of legal professionals has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our happy clientele in the Santa Paula, CA region, allow us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High speed collisions are horrific. Owing to the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing vehicle) is traveling, the more significant the possibility for the loss of vehicular control, damage, and/or bodily injury when your vehicles collide. Even a tiny "bump" at high speed can contribute to a disastrous consequence if it causes you to lose control of your vehicle. The extent of crashes on the interstate - and their significantly greater speeds - lead to more major crashes and therefore greater damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in a highway (or any) accident in the Santa Paula, 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 complimentary 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 injuries are often the consequence of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the high speeds and natural forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is almost always more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible seriousness of highway accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to dominate the highways. Due to their weight and lack of maneuverability, heavier trucks can't stop as easily or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This issue is compounded at the greater speeds of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also problematic because they tend to "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.No matter whether it involves a motorcycle, a truck, or another passenger vehicle, highway traffic accidents are often disastrous, and you need support if you are to recover from the physical, financial, psychological, 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 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 motor vehicle traffic accidents kill more individuals annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Undoubtedly, weather conditions are a contributing factor in traffic crashes, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and knowledgeable in dealing with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Santa Paula, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of demands caused by 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, dangerous roads, and more accidents. It stands to reason that the worse the weather is, the more likely there will be negative effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 accidents annually due to icy roads. Undoubtedly a contributing variable is that it requires 10 times longer to stop on snow and ice than it will on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are comfortable with wonderful weather like we have in Santa Paula, CA most of the year and you and/or your family are compelled 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.