Can I Recover Compensation for a Single-Car Accident?

When you’ve been in a serious injury crash that involved only your own vehicle, you might wonder whether you can recover compensation for a single-car accident.

If you were the one to blame for your accident, then no, you can’t. However, if you weren’t the one to blame for the wreck, you could be able to file an auto injury case against the at-fault party. There are many circumstances in which you could file a case.

When You Are Eligible to File a Claim for a Single-Vehicle Collision

Most people don’t realize there are occasions in which others might have caused your single-car crash. For instance, what if you were avoiding a vehicle that ran a red light, and you crashed into a light pole in order to avoid that reckless driver?

Here’s another example: You are driving along when you encounter a downed light pole in the middle of the road. It’s possible the government could be responsible for your accident because they didn’t remove the light pole right away.

The following are a few more parties that could be liable for a single-car crash, if it’s demonstrated that their negligence was a factor in your wreck:

  • Mechanics and repair shops
  • The government
  • Construction companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Other drivers

Get in Touch with a Single-Car Wreck Lawyer

As you can see, you can recover compensation for a single-car accident under certain circumstances—as long as you weren’t the person responsible for causing the collision. Investigating your wreck and proving the fault of a manufacturer, the government, or a body shop can be more difficult than with other types of vehicle wrecks.

Help with your single-auto wreck case is available when you contact a West Palm Beach car accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo. Obtain a free claim review by calling 561-659-6366 or by filling out and sending in the online form below.