There is one kind of car accident that we don’t discuss very often and that is a single-vehicle car accident. As the term suggests, a single-vehicle accident is one that involves only one car.
Single-vehicle accidents can be just as severe – or even more so – than a typical car accident involving more than one car.
When it comes to who is to blame, what the causes might be, and more, there is much to be covered on this topic about how to handle a single-vehicle car accident. Read along for more information.
Causes of Single-Vehicle Accidents
When only one car is involved in an accident, the causes can be complex. While there wasn’t any other car involved, there may have been another driver that contributed to the accident without being in the accident. The weather conditions may have created a difficult driving situation. Maybe there was an issue with the road itself. There are potential causes to a single-vehicle accident where the fault is caused by an outside factor.
However, it is common that a single-vehicle accident is caused by the driver, either by distracted driving or potentially driving under the influence.
Compensation After a Single-Vehicle Accident
As Florida is a no-fault state, it shouldn’t be an issue to seek compensation for any accident given the right circumstances. What does this mean? Whether you’re involved in a car accident with another driver or by yourself, you have the right to seek compensation from your insurance company. So what are the circumstances that qualify you for compensation in a single-vehicle accident?
Hazardous Road Conditions
Whether it be severe rain storms or roadway obstructions, if road conditions cause you to get in an accident, you should be covered by your insurance. In addition, if there is a specific party at fault for the obstruction, you may be able to seek additional compensation.
Car Related Defects
If your car experiences a defect that causes a car accident, you are able to seek compensation. Car defects include airbag defects, tire blowouts, or brake issues. There are plenty of car defects that could happen, but as long as you are properly maintaining your car – defects shouldn’t happen, therefore, you should be compensated.
What to do if you’ve been involved in a single-vehicle accident
If you find yourself in a situation where you are the only vehicle involved in a car accident, you should follow the same guidelines as anyone involved in any car wreck.
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Report your accident, seek necessary medical attention, and gather relevant documentation that will support your claims. And as always, consult a personal injury attorney to discuss the details of your case. As each accident and situation is unique, the road to compensation will follow suit.
Please reach out to us here at Pipas Law if you are curious about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve been involved in a single-vehicle accident.