According to the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, one out of every 5 car crashes is a single vehicle crash. Single-car accidents can be a frustrating, and in some cases, scary situation depending on the occurrence. By definition, a single-car accident only includes one vehicle, but if a pedestrian, cyclist or other bystanders are involved that do not include damage to property, this would be considered part of the collision.
Single vehicle collisions can occur for a variety of reasons. If you were recently involved in a single-vehicle accident, negligence may have played a role. If you are unsure of how to recover compensation for your crash, turn to our trusted car accident lawyers in Houston for help.
What Constitutes a Single-Vehicle Accident in Houston?
A single-vehicle accident is where there is only one vehicle involved. The most common type of single-vehicle accident is where a person hits a stationary object or goes off of the road for some reason. Below are just some of the factors that may lead to a single-vehicle crash. If you were hurt because of another entity’s negligence, you have the right to hold them accountable.
While proving manufacturer defects is extremely expensive and difficult, your attorney’s task is to conduct a thorough investigation to determine if a manufacturing or design defect caused or contributed to the collision. Vehicle manufacturers release public recalls when they discover a malfunctioning part. If you believe your car was affected by any of these recalls, it may become an important component of your case. It may be possible to hold a manufacturer liable for breaching the warranty of your vehicle.
An attorney with Sutliff & Stout has access to the resources you need to uncover the details that will support your claim.
Unavoidable accidents can occur when you’re attempting to avoid another person in the roadway, typically a cyclist, motorcyclist, or even a pedestrian you don’t see in your vehicle’s sight. In some cases, it could be debris from another car.
If you are forced off of the road due to the carelessness of another, you have a right to make a claim against that individual. In accidents such as this, it is critical to get the information of the person who forced you off of the road.
In the case of debris falling from another vehicle that causes an accident, do your best to retrieve the license plate information or consult witnesses in the immediate area to see if they can help you gather the information about the person who was responsible.
Remember to inquire about legal assistance for unavoidable incidents that involve another object or person causing that accident. A knowledgeable attorney will ensure you receive the compensation or assistance in Court that you need to resolve these types of accidents.
Drinking and driving is the cause of a number of single-vehicle accidents. If you were a passenger in the vehicle and were hurt, you have a right to make a claim against the driver. If the driver was over served at a bar, restaurant or other venue, you may also have a right to make a claim against the person who over served the driver. This is known as a dram shop claim.
In Houston, the Sutliff & Stout Injury & Accident Law Firm is a trusted source of legal representation for accident cases. Our team is committed to helping people who have been harmed by the carelessness of others. We provide personal representation and guidance for every client and believe that you deserve to be treated fairly in the legal process. No matter what, we aggressively pursue every claim entrusted to us to ensure that happens.
The lawyers with Sutliff & Stout have been recognized by various publications and associations in the field of personal injury law in the state of Texas. Founding attorneys Hank Stout and Graham Sutliff are Board Certified in Personal Injury Law. We have won significant settlements for cases we have served throughout the years. To schedule your free consultation, call our office at (713) 987-7111 or fill out our contact form today.