Distracted Driving Accidents
It is very hard to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (kids, music, mobile phones, pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife animals, etc.), distractions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while driving 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 draw your focus away from the road is dangerous. In the Azusa, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in any sort of accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers typically occur because of the higher center of gravity in specific vehicles, especially 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 shifts suddenly. This shift often causes the tires to be deprived of physical contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be extremely dangerous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants were killed in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these didn't involve any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the popularity of SUVs increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic collisions. Unfortunately, the fatality rates involving SUVs is much higher than those 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 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 conventional passenger cars and therefore are more vulnerable to rollovers. Since the roofing system of most vehicles is not designed to support the body weight of the car, the damage sustained in a rollover can crush the roof and cause massive and catastrophic injuries to the passengers in the vehicle.Rollover 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 2 (or more) vehicles are traveling 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 viewed but could make the vehicle quite unsafe. Other times the damage is so substantial that the car is not drivable and could be a total loss. In either event, our law firm will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance carriers and any liability situations that may arise.The other form of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more dangerous results. T-bone collisions come about when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone traffic accidents are almost always more serious than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" while a T-bone transmits all of the energy and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The power of a T-bone accident often can cause substantial injuries to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's death or permanent disability. If you or someone you care about have been the victim of any type of vehicle accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals will help you figure out if there are legal and monetary remedies 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 Collisions
Thankfully, frontal crashes make up only a tiny percent of driving collisions. Head-on collisions happen most often in rural locations than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13% of all non-urban deadly crashes, while only comprising 7% of fatal collisions in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the intensity of virtually all head-on accidents, an ambulance and/or EMTs are nearly always dispatched to the scene of the auto accident, generating considerable medical-related charges not to mention the legal, property damage, and damage to the automobiles involved. As you can imagine, these types of collisions can change the course of one's life time physically, psychologically, and financially. You need a proponent; someone who knows legal procedure and who will battle for you and your loved ones. If you are involved in a head-on collision - or any 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 team of lawyers has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the Azusa, CA vicinity, permit us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Interstate Auto Accidents
High-speed crashes are horrifying. As a result of the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing vehicle) is going, the more substantial the possibility for the loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a slight "tap" at high speed can lead to a disastrous outcome if it causes you to lose control of your vehicle. The severity of accidents on the highway - and their higher accompanying speeds - lead to more severe crashes and subsequently greater damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a highway (or any) accident in the Azusa, 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 free of charge 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 outcome of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the very high speeds and physical forces involved, the damage to people and vehicles is typically greater than a "fender bender" in a residential community. The possible intensity of interstate accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, 18 wheelers, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the highways. Due to their weight and lack of maneuverability, larger vehicles cannot stop as rapidly or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This issue is compounded at the more substantial rates of interstate traffic.Motorcycles are also an issue 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 another passenger vehicle, a motorcycle, or a truck, interstate accidents are frequently devastating, and you need support if you are to recuperate from the physical, emotional, financial, and psychological effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 report carried out by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of automotive vehicle accidents 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 automobile accidents kill more individuals every year than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Unquestionably, weather conditions are a factor in automobile crashes, and you need somebody who is there for you - rain or shine - and knowledgeable in dealing with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Azusa, CA area citizens 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 clientele.Unpleasant weather leads to hazardous driving conditions, dangerous roads, and more accidents. Logically, 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 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 comfortable with wonderful weather like we have in Azusa, 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 into conditions that bring about 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.