What do you think of when you hear about a single-vehicle accident? For some people, that might bring to mind thoughts of roll-over crashes or cars that have driven off the road and crashed into a telephone pole or something else. If it’s just one vehicle involved in a crash, it has to be the fault of the driver who was operating the car, right? In some instances, it would be their fault, but there are times where it’s out of the control of the driver that they ended up in a wreck.
Automobiles are complex machines that rely on a lot of mechanical and electrical parts to work together in a precise unity to move us along the road. It is quite possible that one or more of these parts can fail and leave you unable to operate your vehicle safely. Each year, millions of cars have recalls of parts that managed to make it through the engineering, testing, and production processes. Some of these parts may be cosmetic but many of them are parts that, if they fail, could harm a person. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to make sure that a product they are selling is safe to use and operates properly. If a car manufacturer’s error leads to an injury because of an accident, that is one way that a single-car accident.
Very similar to the previous topic, tire failure is another problem that can occur when you are driving that could lead to an auto accident. If the manufacturer didn’t catch a problem during the production of their tires which makes it easy to have a blowout, that can be devastating. If you have never had a tire blowout while driving down the highway at 70 miles per hour, it is a harrowing experience. The blowout can cause you to lose control of your vehicle and run off the road. An inexperienced driver can end up in a truly bad situation because of a tire that failed.
Something failing on the vehicle isn’t the only reason that can cause a single-car accident. Poorly marked roads may lead to a problem, especially if there is construction going on. Also, animals on the road also present a danger. From pets to livestock, you may have had to swerve a time or two to dodge an animal in the road. Honestly, there are countless reasons why a person may get into a wreck and it is not their fault. However, when trying to seek compensation for damages caused in an accident, there are a lot of nuances regarding these things. It can be tricky to navigate the sea of legal waves that come hand in hand with an automobile accident. That’s why it would be in your best interest to talk to a lawyer who has plenty of experience handling car accident claims.
If you have been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries. You may wonder why you need an attorney when all you have to do is file a claim with an insurance company. Understand that insurance companies are in business to make a profit. They may try their best to keep from giving you a fair settlement for your injuries and other damages. Make sure you have someone fighting beside you the whole way and contact The Galbreath Law Firm for a free primary consultation.