There may be much more to a single-vehicle car accident than meets the eye. When someone is involved in an accident in which they were the only car involved, it may be simple to say that the sole liability lies with the driver. This is not always the case. If you were involved in a single vehicle accident, you will need to file an auto accident claim with your insurance. Whether you are just beginning the claims process or you need legal assistance for a denied or unfavorable claim, a lawyer from our firm may be able to assist you.
There are actually many instances in which a single vehicle car accident is not the driver’s fault, or sole fault. Listed below are examples of these types of accidents:
These are commonly classified as single vehicle car accidents. As many as 30 percent of all fatal car accidents in the United States are run-off-road crashes. These types of accidents are commonly caused by a vehicle striking a fixed object such as debris, a median, or a tree. In order to prevent these types of accidents from occurring, many roads are now build with wide shoulders, higher friction and improved curve banking. If at all possible, any debris in the road should be removed as soon as possible. When this does not happen, serious accidents can occur. Not all run-off-road accidents are caused by driver negligence, but some are.
If you or someone you love was involved in a single vehicle car accident, please do not hesitate to contact our firm. Shook & Stone is passionate about securing maximum financial compensation for clients, and always fight to ensure this happens, no matter how complex the case may seem. Even if you are unsure of whether you need an attorney’s help, a free consultation can shed light on the matter. Contact a Las Vegas, Nevada car accident lawyer at our firm and find out how we can help.