Distracted Driving Accidents
It is extremely difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (kids, music, cellular phones, dogs and cats, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife animals, etc.), diversions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while driving a vehicle 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 eyes away from the road is dangerous. In the Orange, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a collision, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Roll Over Accidents
Rollovers generally occur because of the higher center of gravity in specific 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 can cause the tires to be deprived of contact with the road and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be very hazardous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these didn't involve any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of sports utility vehicles 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 occupant 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 decreased 46% since 1975, SUV occupant deaths have risen ten-fold.The physical design 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 roofing system of most vehicles is not designed to support the 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 commonplace 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 considerable damage to both vehicles, including structural concerns and complications that cannot instantly be seen but could make the vehicle quite unsafe. Other times the damage is so severe that the car or truck is not operational and could be a complete loss. Either way, our attorneys will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance companies and any liability concerns that may arise.The other kind of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more dangerous results. T-bone collisions occur when the front of one vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone car accidents are almost always more serious than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transfers 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 considerable trauma to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's death or permanent impairment. If you or a family member have been the victim of any type of automobile accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal experts will help you discover 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 commitment consultation.
Head On Crashes
Thankfully, head on crashes make up only a slight percent of driving accidents. Head-on crashes take place most frequently in rural locations than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13 percent of all non-urban fatal collisions, while only comprising 7 percent of fatal crashes in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the nature of virtually all head-on accidents, an ambulance and/or EMTs are almost always dispatched to the scene of the vehicle accident, generating considerable medical-related expenditures in conjunction with the liability, property damage, and damage to the motor vehicles involved. Needless to say, these types of collisions can change the course of one's daily lifestyle physically, emotionally, and financially. You need an advocate; someone who understands legal strategy and who will battle for you and your family. If you are included in a head-on collision - or any motor vehicle 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 lawyers has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the Orange, CA vicinity, we can help do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Interstate Vehicle Accidents
High-speed accidents are frightening. Owing to the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing car) is traveling, the higher the chance for loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or bodily injury when your vehicles collide. Even a little "tap" at high speeds can contribute to a catastrophic outcome if it causes you to lose control of your car or truck. The extent of collisions on the highway - and their higher speeds - lead to more severe crashes and therefore more substantial damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a freeway (or any) accident in the Orange, 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 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 injuries are often the result of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the higher than average speeds and physical forces involved, the harm to vehicles and people is almost always more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The possible severity of interstate accidents increases when you take into account all of the large trucks, commercial vehicles, 18 wheelers, and tractor-trailers that seem to take over the highways. Due to their body mass and lack of maneuverability, larger trucks can't stop as rapidly or make tight turns without risking rollover. This condition is compounded at the greater rates of interstate traffic.Motorcycles are also a challenge because they possess a tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the interstate, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.Regardless of whether it involves another passenger vehicle, a truck or a motorcycle, highway collisions are usually disastrous, and you need support if you are to recuperate from the physical, financial, emotional, and psychological effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 report conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of motor 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 motor vehicle accidents kill more individuals annually than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Undoubtedly, weather conditions are a contributing factor in car crashes, and you need somebody who is there for you - rain or shine - and experienced in working with all types of accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Orange, CA area citizens mitigate all sorts of demands resulting from traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clients.Nasty weather leads to hazardous driving conditions, treacherous 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. Unquestionably a contributing component is that it takes ten times longer to stop on snow and ice than it does on dry pavement (GEICO Insurance, 2018). If you are comfortable with appealing weather like we have in Orange, CA the vast majority of the year but you and/or your family are compelled to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may run across 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.