Nevada Injury Attorneys Explain Single Car Accidents and Your Rights as a Victim
Car accidents that occur often involve multiple vehicles colliding with each other. However, this is not always the case. An accident can happen that includes just one single car.
This can occur when the car strikes another object, such as a tree or someone’s property. It can also open when something goes wrong with a vehicle, such as when a truck jackknifes or when a car rolls over.
Single vehicle accidents can be just as dangerous as multi-vehicle crashes, and permanent or fatal injuries can result from a single-vehicle accident. Motorists involved in these crashes should not assume that they have no legal right to obtain compensation even if there were no other drivers involved in the incident. It is often possible for those involved in a single-vehicle crash in Las Vegas to pursue a claim to receive compensation.
LV Personal Injury Lawyers can provide help. Our experienced and compassionate legal team will work with victims of single-vehicle accidents to identify if any third parties are to blame for causing a crash to occur and to help victims to pursue legal action. Zachary D. Clayton, Esq. can also provide help to those hurt in single-vehicle accidents who are seeking compensation through their own insurance companies when a single-vehicle accident has happened.
Causes of Single Vehicle Accidents
There are many different potential causes of single-vehicle crashes that can occur. Some of the most common reasons these accidents happen include:
- Drivers who lose control over their cars because they are intoxicated, driving while fatigued, or distracted
- Problems with a vehicle, such as unintended acceleration or braking issues
- Road defects or debris in the road
- Tire blowouts that cause a motorist to lose control
- Adverse weather conditions
- Unbalanced loads on trucks
In many cases, dangerous behavior on the part of a driver is the cause of a single-vehicle accident. However, this isn’t always the case. In fact, there are tragic incidents in which vehicle malfunction or road problems cause a motorist to lose control and become involved in a serious or potentially even fatal accident.
Who is Responsible for Single Vehicle Accidents?
Determining who is responsible for a single-car accident can be extremely important because the person who is responsible for causing an accident can typically be held legally liable for losses.
This means that if the driver of the car involved in a single-vehicle accident was careless and caused a crash to occur, passengers or others affected by the accident could pursue a claim for compensation.
If a driver was responsible, in full or in part, for causing his own single-vehicle accident, that motorist may face more challenges obtaining compensation because there may be no third party to blame. If the driver was only partially responsible but other factors played a role in causing the accident or worsening the injury such as debris in the road or an airbag that didn’t deploy correctly, then it is possible that motorist could hold the carmaker or those responsible for road maintenance liable for losses.
If there was a problem with the roads or a car defect, then the motorist involved in the single-vehicle accident could pursue a case to hold either the road designer responsible or the car manufacturer liable for losses. LV Personal Injury Lawyers will help accident victims to identify all parties who could potentially be held liable for losses in order to maximize the chances of being able to recover full and fair compensation for single-vehicle accident damages.
What Our Clients Say
I suffered a devastating auto accident in Las Vegas due to someone else's fault. I was fortunate enough to call LV Personal Injury Lawyers who helped me in the most effective and client-friendly way possible.
When no one else was even partly to blame for the accident, we will help victims or surviving family members to evaluate insurance coverage options and to determine if the victim’s own insurer will pay any damages for injury or property. Our goal is to take whatever approach is necessary to help victims get the most compensation possible after a tragic crash has occurred.
Compensation for Single Vehicle Accidents
Compensation for a single-vehicle accident should be designed to make a victim whole for losses if a third party was to blame for the accident.
If you were hurt because another driver was unreasonably careless and caused a single-vehicle accident to occur while you were a passenger, you should be compensated for both economic and non-financial loss. This can include payment for loss of wages, pain and suffering, medical expenditures, and emotional distress.
Likewise, those hurt in a single-vehicle accident that occurred because of a Nevada road defect or a problem with the car should be able to obtain compensation for all of their losses from the company or entity responsible for causing their accident to happen.
A victim of a single-vehicle accident who caused his own crash to occur may not be fully compensated for every loss. The availability of compensation will depend upon the insurance coverage that the affected motorist had at the time of the collision.
Getting Help From a Vegas Accident Attorney Zachary D. Clayton
LV Personal Injury Lawyers firm provides the help that single-vehicle accident victims need to pursue a claim to maximize their compensation. Whatever your situation and whoever was to blame for your crash, we’ll help you to identify all parties that could be responsible for compensating you and will work to ensure that you get the maximum money available for crash losses.
To find out more about how our Las Vegas single-vehicle accident attorneys can help you, give us a call today.