When people envision a motor vehicle accident, they likely think of two vehicles colliding on the road. Although many accidents do involve two vehicles, some may involve several vehicles and others may only involve one vehicle. For example, a driver may lose control after going over a patch of ice, veering off of the road and slamming into a tree. Single-vehicle accidents can deadly and there are many factors to consider when it comes to these crashes. In some cases, the accident may be a result of someone else’s negligence, necessitating legal action.
A single-vehicle crash may be caused by someone else’s carelessness in all sorts of ways. For example, a distracted driver may cross over the center line, causing a responsible driver to swerve off of the road in an attempt to avoid the distracted driver. Bad signage is another reason why some of these accidents occur, and in some areas, the roads can be especially dangerous, and cities should have taken steps to address safety concerns. Or, someone may be driving and a passenger in the car may intentionally interfere with their ability to drive properly.
Our law office understands the physical, emotional and financial consequences of these crashes. If you were involved in a single-vehicle wreck and believe that someone else’s reckless behavior or negligence played a role in the accident, it is crucial to examine the situation closely. You may have certain legal options to look into and going to court may help you pursue the resources you need.