A single car accident is a type of accident in which only a single vehicle is involved. It may be caused by a driver colliding with a tree, building, or another obstacle. In the majority of cases, the driver is held at fault for the accident. However, if you can prove that the accident was the result of some obstacle, and not your fault, you may be able to shift the fault elsewhere and claim damages. The following are the causes and the parties that may be held liable for the cause of a single car accident:
A single car accident may take place because of a manufacturing defect, such as faulty brakes or poor alignment. In this case, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective vehicle and recover damages you sustained because of the accident.
Poor road design or maintenance
Poor road conditions or a lack of maintenance can cause a serious single car accident. If your accident was caused by poor road design or failure to maintain the roadway, you may sue the city, county, or other government entity responsible for the upkeep of the road. Suing the government is a difficult task. Hire an experienced attorney to assist you.
Another person’s negligence
A single car accident may happen when another person, motorist, or cyclist does something negligent that forces you to respond quickly. In this situation, you can hold the other person liable for the accident. However, before you file a lawsuit or a claim, be sure that you understand the negligence laws in your state.
Injured in a single car accident? Contact us
If you have been injured in a single car accident, contact the car accident lawyers at The Reinken Law Firm. We can help you claim damages for your injuries. We will take your case to court and recover compensation. For a free consultation, call 203-541-0090.