When most of us think of a car accident, we picture two cars colliding together. However, many car accidents in South Florida cities such as Hollywood involve a single vehicle. These types of collisions can be just as deadly as crashes involving multiple vehicles. In some cases, these accidents can actually be more dangerous.
If you have been injured in a single vehicle crash, do you know whether your insurance company will protect you? You obviously cannot contact the insurance company representing the other driver because there might be no other driver involved. However, don't make the mistake of assuming that there are no liable parties or no options. You may have more legal options than you realize. To review your rights, contact Flaxman Law Group, a law firm with offices in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami. Our local team of South Florida personal injury attorneys can meet with you in a free case review to find out what options exist in your situation.Single-Vehicle Crashes Can Lead to Serious Injury
There are several things that make single vehicle collisions especially dangerous:
- There may not be another motorist available to render help in time to provide life-saving medical help for the injured party
- Single vehicle collisions tend to happen on long stretches of road or on highways, where speed may be a factor
- It can be more challenging to seek compensation in single vehicle crashes than in crashes involving multiple insurance companies
- The insurance company or authorities may automatically blame the driver involved, without considering all the possible causes of the crash
Many drivers assume that if they are in a single vehicle collision, they do not have the same right to seek compensation from their insurance company. After all, if there is no other motorist involved, they may wrongly assume that they caused the accident. This is not always the case.
Even in single vehicle collisions, there may be multiple liable parties. For example, if inadequate signage or poor road design caused the collision, the motorist may be able to seek compensation from the municipality where the accident occurred. If mechanical failure or a car defect caused the collision, the motorist may have a claim against the car manufacturer or against other liable parties. Just because there seemed to be no one else involved in the accident, it does not mean that the crash was entirely your fault.Getting Answers after Your Car Crash
If you've been in a single vehicle collision, it can be harder to get information about what caused your accident. There may be no other witnesses to help you understand what caused the collision and the causes of the accident may be subtle road design issues or mechanical defects that you cannot see yourself. This is why it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney who can analyze your claim and can help you understand whether you have the right to seek compensation.
The reality is that no two single car crashes are the same. If you have been injured in a collision that did not involve another vehicle and would like to review the specifics of your case to find out what options exist, contact Flaxman Law Group today. Our team of attorneys has more than six decades of trial and negotiation experience and we have a network of accident reconstruction experts, investigators, medical consultants, engineers, and other experts to draw on when creating a strong case on your behalf. Contact us today for a free consultation.