A single-car accident is a car accident involving only one vehicle. In other words, the collision happens with only one vehicle, rather than with two or more vehicles.
Determining fault in a car accident involving two vehicles usually depends on who was negligent before or during the crash. However, determining fault may become more complex when only one car is involved.
A single-car accident can occur when a vehicle:
When driving, every driver has a duty to obey traffic laws and keep pedestrians and other drivers safe. In some cases, a driver may not be liable for the accident because the accident:
Car-pedestrian crashes involve fault, which is usually dependent on negligence, in the same manner as a two-car accident. A driver is not automatically liable for hitting a pedestrian. The pedestrian will have to prove the driver:
Whether a driver can file an insurance claim on the single-vehicle accident depends on the type of coverage:
When you are trying to recover damages or if you are being sued for a car accident, it is helpful to contact a personal injury attorney. A lawyer can assist you with handling your case, including assisting you with settlement negotiations and putting together the required items for a trial.
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