Can I Recover After a One-Car Collision In Atlanta?
At the Atlanta personal injury law firm of Boling Rice LLC, we work to make sure that accident victims receive the compensation they deserve in even the most unique of circumstances. If you have suffered injury in an auto accident, call us today at (770) 744-0890 for a free consultation. If another party causes an accident, you deserve to fully recover from any accident-related losses you suffered. Determining liability in an accident is not always simple, though. Certain situations require thorough investigation in order to identify a negligent party that caused your accident. For example, when a single motor vehicle is in a collision by itself, most people may assume that the driver is at fault. However, many single-car accidents are actually caused by another party’s negligence. If you suddenly lose control of your car due to someone’s negligence, our attorneys will strive to identify the liable party so that you can recover. Some examples of negligence that may cause a one-car accident include the following:
- Defective auto parts—drivers may easily lose control if the brakes, tires, steering, or another car part suddenly malfunctions. In such situations, the car manufacturer may be held liable for negligently selling a defective car.
- Road hazards—if the local or state government does not properly inspect, repair, or maintain the roadways, drivers may crash if they encounter a pothole, crack, or uneven pavement and the municipality should be held responsible.
- Other drivers—if another driver is impaired or distracted and runs you off the road, that driver should be found liable even if their vehicle was not involved in the resulting crash. This is often difficult since the other driver may not stop at the scene of the collision, however our attorneys work to help you recover whenever possible.
Single-car accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, nearly half of all fatal injuries for drivers under age 25 occurred in a single-car accident. The losses suffered due to medical costs, lost wages, permanent disabilities, and more can be devastating and any responsible parties should have to compensate injured victims.