Distracted Driving Accidents
It is really difficult to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (young children, music, cellular phones, pets, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, vehicle traffic, other vehicles, billboards, animals, etc.), diversions occur.Unfortunately, being distracted while behind the wheel 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 take your eyes away from the road is dangerous. In the Hillgrove, 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 normally occur due to the higher center of gravity in specific vehicles, primarily 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 suddenly shifts. This shift often causes the tires to lose contact with the ground and the vehicle to flip. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be exceptionally harmful. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants died in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of these did not include any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the level of popularity of SUVs 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 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 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 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) vehicles 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 extensive damage to both vehicles, including structural concerns and complications that cannot instantly be spotted but could make the car or truck dangerous. Other times the dent or damage is so significant that the car or truck is not drivable and could be a total loss. Either way, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance carriers and any liability situations that may arise.The other kind of side impact collision is the "T-bone" and can have much more life-threatening results. T-bone collisions take place when the front of one vehicle hits the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone auto accidents are almost always much worse than sideswipes because the momentum in a sideswipe is more of a "glancing blow" whereas a T-bone transfers all of the power and momentum from one vehicle into the side of the other vehicle. The effect of a T-bone collision often can cause substantial injuries to the occupants of both vehicles, and can often result in someone's loss of life or permanent disability. If you or your family member have been the victim of any type of automobile accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal experts 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 commitment consultation.
Thankfully, frontal accidents make up only a tiny percent of vehicle accidents. Head-on collisions occur more frequently in non-urban locations than urban areas, accounting for 13 percent of all non-urban deadly accidents, while only comprising 7 percent of fatal accidents in urban areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of a large number of head-on accidents, EMTs and/or an ambulance is nearly always dispatched to the scene of the automobile accident, bringing about potentially extensive medical related charges in conjunction with the legal, property damage, and damage to the vehicles involved. Needless to say, these types of accidents can transform the course of one's daily life physically, emotionally, and economically. You need an ally; someone who understands legal procedure and who will battle for you. If you are involved in a head-on collision - or any motor vehicle accident for that matter - you will want to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a no obligation consultation. Our staff of legal professionals has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our happy clientele in the Hillgrove, CA area, allow us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
High-speed accidents are horrifying. Due to the laws of physics, the more rapidly you (or the opposing vehicle) is moving, the better the opportunity for the loss of vehicular control, damage, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a little "tap" at high speeds can lead to a catastrophic consequence if it makes you lose control of your car or truck. The extent of auto accidents on the freeway - and their higher than average speeds - lead to more substantial collisions and consequently more extensive damage and claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are associated with a freeway (or any) accident in the Hillgrove, 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 consultation 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 consequence of interstate accidents. Once again, due to the very high speeds and physical forces involved, the damage to people and vehicles is almost always greater than a "fender bender" in a residential neighborhood. The potential extent of highway accidents goes up when you take into account all of the large commercial transport trucks, commercial vehicles, semis, and tractor-trailers that seem to command the highways. Due to their size and lack of maneuverability, heavier vehicles cannot stop as easily or make tight turns without the risk of rollover. This problem is compounded at the more substantial rates of speed of freeway traffic.Motorcycles are also a problem because they have the tendency 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 truck, a motorcycle, or another passenger vehicle, highway traffic accidents are often catastrophic, and you need assistance if you are to recover from the physical, financial, emotional, and psychological consequences of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of motor 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 motor vehicle traffic accidents kill more individuals annually than large-scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Undoubtedly, weather is a contributing factor in car collisions, and you need someone who is there for you - rain or shine - and accomplished in dealing with all types of traffic accidents. Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC has been helping Hillgrove, CA area residents mitigate all sorts of claims 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 threatening 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. Certainly 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 wonderful weather like we have in Hillgrove, CA the vast majority of the year but you and/or your family are forced to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may confront 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.