It’s entirely possible to be the only person who is injured in a car accident. Of course, there are multiple instances of a driver being injured in a collision and another driver walking away unscathed, but in some cases, only one car is involved — for example, a driver who slips on ice or drives into a tree. Can the injury victims in single vehicle accidents receive any compensation for the damages that result?
Although another party may not have been present during the accident, it is possible that someone else is at fault. This may include another person who was driving recklessly but drove away, a city that failed to maintain its roads, or someone who left an object in the street.
To prove that you did not cause your own injuries if you were the only person involved, you will need a strong case. In a single vehicle accident, it will be automatically assumed that you were at fault, so proving otherwise will require substantial evidence.
You should take pictures of the accident scene, and be sure to focus on the elements that contributed to the incident: Ice on the road, a misplaced sign, or potholes, for example. Gather your medical records and take pictures of your injuries as well, to show how the accident impacted you. You will need evidence of the severity of the damages.
Your insurance coverage may account for single vehicle car accidents, and you may be able to file a claim with your provider to recover compensation. This could include uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, personal injury protection, or plans that account for hit-and-run accidents.
You can’t build a strong case without a strong legal team, and Goodman Acker P.C. has the experience you need to succeed. Our attorneys understand how confusing it can be to be involved in single vehicle accident, and are here to help you understand your rights.
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