Being injured in an auto accident is more than physical pain. The financial hardships and emotional trauma are difficult to bear, too.
When you’re involved in a single-car accident, you may blame yourself. It isn’t always your fault.
A respected West Palm Beach single-auto accident lawyer will help you hold negligent parties responsible for their involvement in your accident. We are here for you, whether you need assistance handling insurance companies or if you need to file a lawsuit against an individual.
Our West Palm Beach auto accident lawyers ensure that your single-car accident doesn’t continue to ruin your life. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Who May Be Responsible for Your Single-Vehicle Accident
People often assume that the driver is at fault in single-car accidents. While this may be true in many cases, it isn’t always the case. In fact, there are many situations where the driver is not at fault at all.
If another driver’s negligence forced you to take evasive maneuvers that led to a single-car accident, they are responsible for your damages.
In cases where the road is in poor condition, the government entity responsible for road maintenance may be responsible for your single-vehicle accident. If a pothole or a lack of guard rails leads to your collision, you may be able to file a claim. Speak with a West Palm Beach single-auto accident lawyer to discuss your options.
If your car crashed due to a mechanical failure, the person who installed the faulty part or the manufacturer of the faulty part can be found liable. The failure needs to be sudden and there should be proof that you otherwise maintain your car well in order for this defense to work.
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Types of Single-Car Accidents
There are five types of single-car accidents:
- Fixed-Object Crashes – Instances where the vehicle collides with a stationary object, such as a tree or guardrail.
- Crashes Involving Animals – Crashes that involve animals, such as hitting a deer.
- Crashes Involving Pedestrians – Collisions where a driver strikes a pedestrian.
- Crashes Involving Cyclists – Crashes when a driver collides with a cyclist.
- Crashes Involving Non-Fixed Objects – Crashes caused by road debris, potholes, tree limbs, and other items that are not in a fixed position.
Causes of Single-Car Accidents
Single-car accidents make up 50% of the car accidents in Florida annually, according to the IIHS. Drivers need to be aware of the common causes of single-car accidents to help them avoid potential injuries.
Speeding increases the odds of being involved in any type of auto accident. Going faster than the speed limit reduces your braking time and gives you less time to notice obstacles.
In single-car accidents, there is a greater risk of a rollover injury. Speeding accounted for 85% of the roll overs in single-car accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Distracted driving can be anything from changing the radio to texting to eating while driving. If you are not paying attention to the road, you increase your chances of being in an accident. Distractions can make you miss your chance to avoid an obstacle or cause you to drift off the road into another vehicle.
Swerving To Avoid Obstacles or Debris.
Unforeseen obstacles and debris can appear while you’re driving, typically if they’ve fallen off the back of a truck. You may swerve to avoid hitting the debris but end up colliding with the guardrail or running off the road. This is one of the most common causes of single-auto accidents.
Animals often cross our roadways. However, when they do so suddenly and/or at night, they pose a high risk to drivers. You have limited time to react when a wild animal appears right in front of your car.
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol makes you a danger to everyone on the road, including yourself. Impaired drivers are likely to be distracted, make reckless decisions, and speed. It is common to see them swerving between lanes or to get in a single-car accident due to a lack of control of the vehicle.
Many single auto accidents occur due to individuals taking evasive maneuvers to avoid impaired drivers as well.
Brakes can fail at crucial moments. While you may be driving safely and adhering to traffic rules, a mechanical part in your vehicle can fail. This can lead to a crash with a stationary object. If your car is well maintained, there is no reason that a part should put you in such a frightening scenario. An expert West Palm Beach single-auto accident lawyer can help you pursue claims against the manufacturer.
Getting behind the wheel while tired is just as deadly as getting behind the wheel when you’re drunk. You are less likely to be alert and aware of what’s going on in front of you. This increases your odds of hitting a stationary object.
Sun glare can make it difficult to see other vehicles while heavy rains can reduce traction on the road.
We'll Protect Your Legal Rights
Other companies do not have your back during this traumatic time. West Palm Beach auto accident lawyers are here to protect you from insurance companies, manufacturers, and other drivers who are only concerned about their own bank totals.
We know that your life is more important than their figures. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.
How Our West Palm Beach Single Vehicle Accident Lawyer Can Help
When you choose our West Palm Beach single-auto accident lawyers, we will examine your case to determine who is really at fault so you can decide on the best way to seek damages.
Our years of experience will make this overwhelming time simple. You can trust in our honest communication and dedication to our clients.
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