Distracted Driving Accidents
It is quite difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (kids, music, mobile phones, animals, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife, etc.), diversions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while driving 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 Talbert, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a car accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers commonly occur as a result of the higher center of gravity in select 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 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 very dangerous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants died in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these didn't include any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic collisions. 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 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 typical passenger cars and therefore are more prone to rollovers. Since the roof 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.Roll-over 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 types of side impact accidents: 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 considerable damage to both vehicles, including structural concerns and complications that cannot instantly be spotted but could render the car or truck quite unsafe. Other times the damage is so significant that the car or truck 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 carriers and any legal concerns that may arise.The other form of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more dangerous results. T-bone collisions take place 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" while a T-bone transmits all of the energy and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The effect of a T-bone collision often results in drastic injuries to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's loss of life or permanent disability. If you or a loved one have been the victim of any type of vehicle accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals will help you determine if there are legal and financial 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 crashes make up only a tiny percentage of vehicle collisions. Head-on accidents occur more frequently in outlying areas than metropolitan areas, accounting for 13 percent of all non-urban deadly accidents, while only comprising 7 percent of lethal crashes in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of virtually all head-on accidents, EMTs and/or an ambulance is nearly always dispatched to the location of the crash, resulting in significant health-related costs in combination with the liability, property damage, and damage to the motor vehicles involved. Essentially, these types of accidents can change the focus of one's life physically, emotionally, and economically. You need a supporter; someone who knows legal procedure and who will fight for you and your loved ones. If you are included in a head-on collision - or any accident for that matter - you will want to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a free of charge consultation. Our organization of lawyers has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our valued clientele in the Talbert, CA vicinity, allow us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Interstate Vehicle Accidents
High speed accidents are horrific. Owing to the laws of physics, the quicker you (or the opposing car) is going, the more significant the chance for loss of vehicular control, damages, and/or physical trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a minor "bump" at high speeds can give rise to a devastating consequence if it makes you lose control of your car or truck. The severity of auto accidents on the interstate - and their significantly greater associated speeds - lead to more substantial crashes and subsequently more significant damage and insurance claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are associated with a freeway (or any) accident in the Talbert, 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 and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Death and potentially fatal injuries are often the result of freeway accidents. Once again, due to the significant speeds and natural forces involved, the damage to people and vehicles is frequently 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 trucks, commercial vehicles, semitrailers, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the freeways. Due to their body mass and lack of maneuverability, bigger trucks cannot stop as easily or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This condition is compounded at the more substantial rates of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also an issue because they be inclined to "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.Irrespective of whether it involves a motorcycle, another passenger vehicle, or a truck, highway accidents are often disastrous, and you need assistance 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 done by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of automotive vehicle accidents are weather related.
- 70% of weather related accidents 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 vehicle traffic accidents kill more people annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Unquestionably, weather is a contributing factor in automobile accidents, and you need someone 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 Talbert, CA area citizens mitigate all sorts of compensation claims due to traffic accidents for years. Call us at (877) 278-6890 and join our growing list of happy and satisfied clientele.Nasty weather leads to threatening driving conditions, treacherous roads, and more accidents. It stands to reason that the worse the weather, the more likely there will be effects on the road. According to Carsurance.net there are about 156,000 crashes annually due to icy roads. Undoubtedly 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 used to appealing weather like we have in Talbert, CA most of the year but you and/or your family are required to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may run into conditions that result in 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.