Single-Vehicle Crash on Coloma Road
A single-vehicle crash occurred in the Gold River area on February 23 that resulted in injuries. The accident was reported around 2:00 p.m. along Coloma Road between Gold Country and Sunrise boulevard. The incident report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that two juveniles were injured in the crash but managed to get out of the vehicle. A tow truck was called to recover the Mazda 5 they were riding in. The accident is being investigated by the CHP to find out how it occurred.
Reasons for Single-Vehicle Accidents
Single-vehicle collisions occur commonly. Most of them are caused by the negligence of the driver. Most of them occur due to speeding, distracted, fatigued or drunk driving or violating another traffic law. However, there are outside factors that can lead to a single-vehicle crash as illustrated below.
Causes of a Single-Vehicle Crash
A single-vehicle crash occurs for many reasons, and most are caused by driver error. However, there are other ways that a single-vehicle accident can happen where the injured driver can place a claim to recover compensation for their medical costs, lost time at work, and for their pain and suffering. These include:
- A single-vehicle accident may be caused by an aggressive or hit-and-run driver who leaves the scene afterward. There are many reasons for drivers to flee. Roadway aggression is a result of a driver’s anger issues. Some of them engage in verbal altercations with other drivers or weave in and out of traffic, tailgate and perform other acts that are dangerous to others. When aggressive or angry, a driver may force another car off the road, resulting in an accident involving only one vehicle. The reason hit-and-run drivers leave the scene is often that they are driving without insurance or that their licenses are expired. There are also people who panic. If another driver caused an accident, an injury lawyer can investigate it to determine who is responsible and locate that motorist.
- Government entities are liable for damages resulting from improper road maintenance that causes accidents involving a single vehicle. When traffic lights malfunction and overhead lighting is inadequate at night or potholes and debris are present in the highway, any of those problems can lead to a single-vehicle crash. As compared to other personal injury claims, however, a suit against a government entity is subject to a much shorter statute of limitations. A claim has to be filed within six months. The government entity has 45 days to respond. If the claim is disallowed, the injured party has another six months to file a lawsuit. If the government entity does not respond, they have up to two years to file a lawsuit. To ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, a personal injury lawyer can prepare the claim and ensure deadlines are met.
- An accident caused by mechanical problems can involve just one vehicle. When it occurs due to a part that is defective, the maker, as well as others in the production process, may be held liable. Bad brakes, a steering wheel that suddenly freezes, or a sticking accelerator are all examples of defective parts. It is recommended that people keep their vehicles after being in an accident, rather than having them destroyed. In this way, the vehicle can be examined for defects. An injury claim can be filed for product liability if a defect is found to be responsible for the accident.
Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer
My name is Ed Smith, and I am a Sacramento car accident lawyer. Injuries in a single-vehicle crash are not always caused by driver negligence. If you believe an outside influence caused your accident, call us for our free and friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. You can also reach us online.
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