Distracted Driving Accidents
It is very hard to remain 100% focused on driving. Whether it's in-car disruptions (kids, music, mobile phones, cats and dogs, etc.) or something outside your vehicle (the view, automobile traffic, other vehicles, billboards, wildlife animals, etc.), distractions occur.Regrettably, 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 draw your eyes away from the road is dangerous. In the Pico Rivera, CA area there are plenty of distractions, and if one of them leads to you getting in a major accident, you know who to call: Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890.
Rollovers generally occur because of the higher center of gravity in certain 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 suddenly shifts. This shift often causes the tires to lose physical contact with the road and the vehicle to flip over. For obvious reasons, rollover accidents can be extraordinarily hazardous. A total of 7,488 passenger vehicle occupants died in rollover accidents in 2016. 28% of these didn't involve any other collision. (IIHS, 2018)As the popularity of sports utility vehicles increases, so does the percentage of SUV-related traffic accidents. 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 dropped 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 typical 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 impact 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 kinds of side impact accidents: the "sideswipe" and the "T-bone."Sideswipes usually occur when two (or more) vehicles 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 vehicle unsafe. Other times the dent or damage is so extensive that the car or truck is not drivable and could be a complete loss. In either event, our legal team will guide you through the process of dealing with the insurance companies and any liability situations that may arise.The other type 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 strikes the side of the other vehicle (like a "T"). T-bone accidents are almost always more dangerous 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 power of a T-bone collision often results in substantial trauma to the passengers of both vehicles, and can often result in somebody's death or permanent impairment. If you or a loved one have been the victim of any type of car accident, we want to talk to you. Our legal professionals will help you ascertain if there are legal and economic 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 Accidents
Thankfully, head on accidents make up only a small percentage of traffic crashes. Head-on crashes take place far more often in rural locations than urban areas, accounting for 13% of all non-urban deadly crashes, while only comprising 7% of deadly collisions in metropolitan areas. (NHTSA)Due to the severity of most head-on accidents, EMTs and/or an ambulance is almost always dispatched to the scene of the auto accident, resulting in considerable medical-related bills as well as the legal, property damage, and damage to the cars involved. As you can imagine, these types of traffic accidents can change the course of one's way of life physically, psychologically, and financially. You need an ally; 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 auto accident for that matter - you will want to call Law Offices of John C. Ye, APLC at (877) 278-6890 for a no-cost consultation. Our staff of lawyers has collected millions of dollars in settlements for our clientele in the Pico Rivera, CA vicinity, allow us to do the same for you, your loved ones, family, or friends.
Highway Auto Accidents
High-speed collisions are horrific. Due to the laws of physics, the faster you (or the opposing vehicle) is going, the greater the possibility for the loss of vehicle control, damages, and/or bodily trauma when your vehicles collide. Even a slight "bump" at high speeds can give rise to a devastating result if it triggers you to lose control of your vehicle. The extent of crashes on the freeway - and their higher accompanying speeds - lead to more substantial accidents and therefore more extensive damage and compensation claims. To recover the highest settlement if you are involved in an interstate (or any) accident in the Pico Rivera, 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 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 interstate accidents. Once again, due to the above average speeds and natural forces involved, the harm to people and vehicles is frequently more significant than a "fender bender" in a residential district. The potential intensity of highway 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 size and lack of maneuverability, larger trucks can't stop as quickly or make tight turns without risking rollover. This problem is compounded at the more significant speeds of highway traffic.Motorcycles are also an issue because they possess a tendency to "open up" their throttles when they get on the highway, and they can seemingly appear from thin air.No matter whether it involves another passenger vehicle, a truck or a motorcycle, highway traffic accidents are oftentimes devastating, and you need help and support if you are to recover from the physical, psychological, emotional, and financial side effects of your involvement. Contact us today at (877) 278-6890.
Accidents Due to Weather Conditions
According to a 2019 report performed by the Federal Highway Administration, about 21% of automotive vehicle crashes 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 vehicle accidents kill more individuals every year than large scale weather disasters. (The Weather Channel, 2018)Obviously, weather conditions are a contributing factor in traffic crashes, 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 Pico Rivera, 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.Nasty weather leads to treacherous driving conditions, dangerous 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. Certainly a contributing factor 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 accustomed to appealing weather like we have in Pico Rivera, CA nearly all of the year and you and/or your family are forced to drive in ice, snow, fog, or sleet, you may encounter 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.