A single vehicle accident can be just as serious, and even as deadly, as an accident involving two or more cars. Many of these accidents are the result of defective vehicle parts or equipment that doesn’t work properly, such as breaks and airbags. Other reasons for a single car accident include improperly maintained streets and highways, which can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle. Inadequately marked road hazards can also lead to single vehicle accidents and injuries.
There are plenty of reasons that a person can be involved in an accident and one of the most common attributes to single-vehicle accidents is distracted driving. Distracted drivers can be texting or using a cellphone to talk while operating a vehicle. New York is also notorious for cold winters, and slick or frozen roads may cause a car to swerve off-road. Pot holes that are unfilled can cause a liability to drivers as well, resulting in roll-overs or over-compensation. If you were driving in Upstate New York, you may have swerved to avoid an animal and been involved in a single-vehicle crash as well.
It may be easy to think that just because there were no other drivers involved in your accident, that you were at fault. This is not the case. Weather conditions, road conditions and even car defects can cause you to become involved in a collision that had nothing to do with your negligence. Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., is an experienced personal injury firm that has successfully helped many clients with claims involving single vehicle accidents. Our attorneys are strong advocates that will vigorously pursue and benefits you are due.
Any type of auto accident can result in serious injuries, including head trauma, broken bones, back injuries, spinal cord damage, brain injuries, knee injuries and internal injuries. Recovery can require months of physical therapy and other forms of rehabilitation before you are able to return to work. Some accidents are so severe they result in permanent disabilities, disfigurement and death. Our legal team will guide you through the claims process and work diligently to ensure the best possible outcome to your case.