Single Vehicle Accidents
Single Vehicle Accidents
I’m Ed Smith, a Benicia auto accident attorney. If you or a loved one have been involved in a single vehicle auto accident, it’s likely that your insurance adjuster and law enforcement will assume that it is your fault. That’s not always the case. You may have been the only party involved in the accident, but you don’t have to be the only one dealing with the aftermath.
Important Information About Single Vehicle Accidents
In 2014, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 1,787 deaths caused by single vehicle accidents in California. The reasons behind those accidents vary, but the numbers are staggering. In single vehicle accidents, fault doesn’t always fall solely on the driver. Numerous outside factors such as:
- Poor lighting
- Animal Crossing
- Hazardous or dangerous road layouts
- Traffic signal malfunctions
- Faulty brakes
- Mechanical system failure
- Debris in road
- Hit and run drivers
The list above describes some of the more common factors that cause a single vehicle accident to occur. If you don’t see your situation on the list, don’t be discouraged, contact an experienced auto accident attorney for help. In some cases another vehicle may be at fault, but fled the scene. This is very common when the driver is distracted, intoxicated, drowsy, driving without a license or with a suspended license, or not properly insured. Even when someone flees an accident scene that caused your wreck, the uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist portion of your insurance policy may cover your damages. If you find yourself involved in a single vehicle crash and you believe another person is responsible, call an experiened attorney who can help you recover compensation for your damages.
An experienced injury lawyer knows how to collect evidence to determine the cause of your vehicle accident, compile facts to support your claim, take care of all of the paperwork and take on the task of making negotiations with your auto insurance carrier, and most importantly answer any and all questions you may have.
Benicia Auto Accident and Injury Lawyers
I’m Ed Smith, a Benicia Injury Lawyer. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a single vehicle auto accident and are ready to get the help you deserve, call me at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400 for fast, free and friendly advice.
We are considered the “personal” personal injury lawyers because we take the time to get to know you, your family and how your accident has affected your life. This puts us in a better position to negotiate and recover compensation for your injuries.
Source of Single Vehicle Accidents – http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/general-statistics/fatalityfacts/state-by-state-overview