Car accidents are problematic, stressful, and an annoyance. Serious wrecks can result in injuries to drivers and passengers as well as property damage. The judicial process for recuperating money from an at-fault party can be lengthy. Often times parties settle for less than the total costs of expenses. This occurs in accidents involving multiple vehicles. However, what happens, if anything, in the case of a single-car crash?
Most people associate accidents as involving two or more vehicles. This is not always the case. Statistics published in a 2015 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates1 that approximately fifty-five percent motor vehicle deaths, nationwide, involve single-vehicle accidents.
Without a doubt, countless Floridians are impacted in single-vehicle accidents each year. Drivers and passengers may incur expenses such as medical costs or property repairs as a result. But, because single-vehicle accidents only involve one vehicle, many mistakenly believe that they are not entitled to recover.
Negligence of Others Can Cause Single-Vehicle Car Crashes
An accident is not always an accident. Sometimes, accidents can be caused as a result of driver-related issues. Other times, the negligence2 of another may cause a single-vehicle accident. A victim may be entitled to recover damages from the negligent party whenever his or her accident was the caused by another’s negligence.
Potential Causes of Single-Vehicle Crashes Include:
Contact Your St. Petersburg, FL Automobile Accident Attorney Today
You may be entitled to damages if you were involved in a single-car crash. The attorneys at the Dolman Law Group can evaluate the facts of your case and help you recover those damages to which you may be entitled. Call (727) 222-6922 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation.