Distracted Driving Accidents
It is quite challenging to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car distractions (children, music, cellular devices, cats and dogs, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the scenery, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), diversions occur.Regrettably, being distracted while driving a motor 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 focus away from the road is dangerous. In the Coto De Caza, 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 usually occur as a result of the higher center of gravity in particular vehicles, particularly 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 physical contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be exceptionally harmful. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle drivers and occupants were killed in rollover crashes in 2016. 28% of these did not involve any other impact. (IIHS, 2018)As the acceptance of SUVs increases, so does the proportion of SUV-related traffic collisions. 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 design and style of SUVs are such that they have a higher center of gravity than ordinary passenger cars and therefore are more susceptible 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 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 varieties 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 issues and complications that cannot immediately be spotted but could render the car or truck dangerous. Other times the dent or damage is so extensive that the car or truck is not drivable and could be a complete loss. Either way, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance underwriters and any legal difficulties that may arise.The other kind of side impact accident is the "T-bone" and can have much more life threatening results. T-bone collisions occur when the front of one vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone traffic accidents are almost always more serious than sideswipes because the energy in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transmits all of the power and force from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The power of a T-bone accident often can cause extreme injuries to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's loss of life or permanent disability. If you or someone close have been the victim of any type of car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal specialists will help you determine if there are legal and financial 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 Crashes
Thankfully, frontal collisions make up only a small percentage of traffic collisions. Head-on accidents take place most frequently in remote locations than urban areas, making up 13 percent of all rural deadly crashes, while only comprising 7% of lethal collisions in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the nature of a large number of head-on crashes, an ambulance and/or EMTs are nearly always dispatched to the scene of the automobile accident, bringing about potentially considerable medical related bills in addition to the legal, property damage, and damage to the motor vehicles involved. As you can imagine, these types of accidents can transform the course of one's lifestyle physically, emotionally, and financially. You need an ally; someone who knows legal techniques and who will fight for you and your loved ones. If you are associated with 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 lawyers has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our clients in the Coto De Caza, CA area, allow us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Highway Auto Accidents
High speed collisions are frightening. Because of the laws of physics, the more quickly you (or the opposing car) is moving, the greater the chance for loss of vehicle control, damages, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a minor "bump" at high speed can lead to a devastating consequence if it triggers you to lose control of your car or truck. The degree of accidents on the interstate - and their higher associated speeds - lead to more serious collisions and therefore more extensive damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved with a highway (or any) accident in the Coto De Caza, 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 absolutely free and carries no obligation, and you won't pay us anything unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.Loss of life and life-threatening trauma are often the outcome of highway accidents. Once again, due to the above average speeds and actual physical forces involved, the damage to vehicles and people is generally more significant than a "fender bender" on a residential street. The potential 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 freeways. Due to their bulk and lack of maneuverability, larger trucks can't stop as readily or make tight turns without risking rollover. This issue is compounded at the higher speeds of interstate traffic.Motorcycles are also problematic because they have a tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the freeway, and they can seemingly appear from nowhere.Regardless of whether it involves a motorcycle, another passenger vehicle, or a truck, freeway traffic accidents are oftentimes catastrophic, and you need assistance if you are to recuperate from the physical, psychological, emotional, and financial 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 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 people every year than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Clearly, weather is a factor in automobile collisions, and you need an expert who is there for you - rain or shine - and proficient in dealing with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Coto De Caza, 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.Nasty 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. Doubtless a contributing factor is that it requires ten 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 Coto De Caza, CA a large percentage of the year but you and/or your family are compelled to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may confront conditions that lead to 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.