Many people may assume that just because you were the only driver involved in an accident, you cannot file a personal injury claim. However, depending on the nature of your accident, that may not be the case.
There are a number of circumstances where your accident may not be your fault, or not entirely your fault. If the fault for the accident belongs to another person or institution, then you may still be able to file a personal injury claim to compensate you for your losses.
When considering a single-driver accident, it is important to seek the guidance of an attorney who understands the nuances of motor vehicle accidents with an eye for complex liability issues.
If you are not responsible, who might be?
Driving a vehicle is a complex relationship between you, your vehicle, the road and other drivers. When considering how a breakdown in this relationship might happen, it is clear that there are a number of ways things can go wrong.
It is possible that another driver took actions that led to your accident. For instance, if another driver runs a stoplight and you swerve to avoid striking the car, you may hit something else, like a tree. These cases are always complex to litigate, but they can still present viable options.
Similarly, it is possible that your accident was due to a failure by some component of your vehicle. If, for instance, there is a failure in your steering column or brake lines, then you may be able to successfully bring a suit against the manufacturer. After all, if the component had not failed, you would almost certainly have not suffered an injury. If this is the case, then your personal injury claim may convert into a products liability claim.
Furthermore, it is possible that your accident was due to a poorly designed or improperly maintained road. If you can demonstrate that the accident occurred because of the poor conditions, then it is certainly possible to bring a liability suit against the city or county agency that is responsible for maintaining the road or designing it so poorly.
Build a strong team for strong results
Of course, each case is different, and requires its own careful evaluation. If you are ready to pursue fair compensation for your injuries, then it is vital that you enlist the guidance of an experienced attorney who can help you understand the nuances of the law and how it may apply to your claim.
With proper legal assistance, you can confidently pursue justice while your rights remain protected.