A Single Vehicle Car Accident Does Not Mean You Are at Fault
When many people think of car accidents they think of multi-vehicle accidents. Single vehicle accidents, however, are fairly common and have their own set of problems with regard to insurance claims. Many single-vehicle accidents are not the fault of the driver. There are many factors which can contribute to single vehicle accidents. While driver error, inexperience or driver distraction is often touted as the primary cause of single-vehicle accidents, a large percentage of such accidents are the result of external factors.
Road conditions, mechanical failures, faulty parts, improper signage, road hazards and other factors could make it almost impossible for a driver to avoid an accident. For example, a driver who runs into a tree because he or she is trying to avoid a downed power line may have a case against the city or power company. A driver whose brakes fail thus preventing him from stopping before he hits a light pole may have grounds for a lawsuit against the vehicle's manufacturer. A driver who crashes into a guard rail because his windshield wipers failed in the middle of a storm may be able to file a claim against the company that produced and distributed the windshield wipers.
It is important to consult with a knowledgeable car accident attorney if you or a loved one has been involved in a single vehicle or any other type of car accident. The attorneys from our firm have extensive experience with such cases, and we will be able to review your specific case and the circumstances surrounding your accident to help determine liability.
Contact Feingold & Posner, P.A. today in order to schedule your confidential consultation and review of your case.