Liability in Single Vehicle Accidents

download-4A single-vehicle accident can be every bit as serious as a crash involving multiple cars.  Some people think that single vehicle accidents mean that the driver is always at fault and that there is nothing they can to recover for their injuries, including pain and suffering, medical bills and missed time from work.   That is simply not true.

Many factors beyond the control of the driver can lead to single vehicle collisions,including poor weather conditions, road conditions, and defects in your vehicle either from the manufacturer or from a negligent repair by a mechanic.  Any of these problems may have caused your accident and injuries. At Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers, our Boston accident attorneys have helped many clients recover for their injuries sustained in single-vehicle accidents and can help you as well.

Single vehicle accidents are more common than you may think. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reveal that approximately 55 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths in 2016 occurred in single-vehicle crashes. In many states, that number climbs to over 60 perecent. Some common examples of such accidents include but are not limited to: running off the road, debris in the roadway, a dangerous object left in the road, poor road repairs and evasive maneuvers to avoid crashes with another driver.

Each case of a single vehicle accident is different and depending on the facts there could be several potential responsible parties. In some cases, the vehicle manufacturer may be liable if your accident was a direct result of a defect in the vehicle.  In other cases, single-vehicle accidents may be direct results of poor road design or maintenance. Some examples of this poor road surfaces, including potholes, a malfunctioning traffic light or an intersection with a preventable blind spot, such as one that has been overgrown by trees and bushes.  Finally, other drivers on the road may have contributed to the single-vehicle accident. For instance, you may have been swerving to avoid colliding with a car that made an improper or unsafe turn or lane change in front of your vehicle and ended up hitting a tree instead.

Single-vehicle accidents can lead to severe and catastrophic, even deadly injuries that can be extremely costly to the victim and their family. If liability is established, the damage recovery is available to include lost wages, pain and suffering, out of pocket medical expenses and damages related to death, including funeral and burial expenses, in fatal single vehicle crashes.

Liability in a single-vehicle accident case can be complicated. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a single-car accident, you need to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. With years of experience, we at the Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers understand how to investigate these accidents, and we can provide you with an honest assessment of your claim and your chances of recovery. We are committed to helping our clients understand their rights and getting them the compensation they rightfully deserve. For a free consultation regarding your accident, call us at 617-367-2900 today.

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