Single Car Accidents

In the blink of an eye, a regular morning routine can become an unexpected car accident. You may have been in an accident where it was just you involved. What happens next? Is it your fault? What do you tell your insurance company? The answer to these questions depend on a few factors.

What is a Single Car Accident?

A single car accident is an accident that only involves your car. You will be the one held responsible for most single car accidents, however, sometimes you may be able to prove that your accident was due to the negligence of someone else. A few common cases of single car accidents include:

  • Poor Road Maintenance – In cases involving poor road maintenance, your car may be fallen into a deep pothole or an area under construction with no cones or signs. The governing municipalities may be held liable for your accident.
  • Unavoidable Accident – These types of accidents vary depending on the actions of other people. An example of this would be if a cyclist or another person, turns into traffic without looking, forcing you to act quickly to avoid them and as a result, you end up hitting something else. That individual may be held responsible for your accident.
  • Vehicle Defects – Manufacturing defects are often very unexpected and can often lead to a dangerous situation. Your accident could be the result of faulty brakes or poor alignment. With the help of a car accident lawyer, you may be able to recover damages as a result of manufacturing negligence.

While you may be able to collect damages for a car accident based on the categories above, in accidents involving DUIs it may not be possible. Whether you hit a parked car or a traffic sign, if you are found guilty of driving under the influence, you will more than likely have to pay up to repair for whatever damages you incurred. Questions about coverage for you will depend on the plan you have with your insurance company, but a lawyer may be able to assist here as well.

Like any other accident, you can suffer injuries and incur body damage to your vehicle. Before speaking with insurance companies or anyone else, you should have an attorney present to advise you. Speaking with other representatives before having a conversation with a lawyer could potentially harm your case. Do not make any statements about your involvement or what you witnessed on the scene. Those statements could be potentially used against you. Your only statement should be “Let me speak to my lawyer.”  At Car Accident Cases our professionals can evaluate your case and connect you with a car accident attorney in your area. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.