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Single Car Accidents

A common misconception of motorists is that single-car accidents only occur to careless drivers. In fact, not only are single-car accidents just as common as multiple-car accidents, they are just as fatal. Many factors can contribute to a single-car accident and this does not exclude the “perfect” safe driver. Unexpected factors can also cause a single-car accident, such as wildlife in the surrounding area, adverse weather conditions, or even a cracked windshield.  In any event, you should take the time to do research to find an attorney, like a personal injury attorney Dekalb County GA residents trust, who can assist you in determining what your rights are in a single car accident.  Because of the rising frequency of hit and runs, manufacturer vehicle issues, and distracted drivers, countless attorneys are readily available to assist you with determining your rights.  You should make sure that you contact the police in the event of a hit and run because this information will prove pertinent as your claim, if any, progresses.

The following are some examples of parties who may be negligent and cause a one-car accident:

  •   The auto manufacturer—If a manufacturer sells a vehicle or a vehicle component that is defective, it puts drivers at risk for serious injuries. If tires, brakes, steering systems, or other parts suddenly malfunction, a driver can easily lose control and crash into an object.
  •   Another driver—Some one-car crashes occur because a driver was simply reacting to another negligent driver on the road. If another car suddenly veers into an improper lane or fails to yield, a driver may swerve sharply in response and may crash.
  •   A government entity—Cities and states have a duty to keep roads safe for all drivers. If a government entity fails to properly inspect and/or maintain roads, dangerous hazards such as potholes, uneven surfaces, or large cracks may develop and may cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle.

If you have recently been involved in an single care accident,  you may be entitled to financial compensation for any wages loss or medical bills.  Because you aren’t an attorney, you should reach out to someone who can assist you in determining if you have a claim to seek compensation for any inconvenience you were caused.  While you are uncertain about the results, a skilled, trained attorney will do a good job assisting you with gaining clarity and figuring out the next step.  There is nothing wrong with taking the time to find out what, if anything, can be done.

Thanks to our friends and contributors from Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. for their insight into single car accidents.


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