Not every car accident on the road will involve multiple vehicles and drivers who are involved in single-vehicle crashes must take special precautions when seeking monetary compensation. While insurance agencies may be quick to assign liability to the driver, there are many circumstances where the injured party may not be at fault. For example, vehicle defects, roads that are in disrepair, and the negligence of other drivers can all cause a person to experience an accident through no fault of their own.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a single-vehicle accident, it is imperative to contact Brunkenhoefer, P.C. Injury Attorneys as soon as possible. We know how to deal with insurance companies, law enforcement, and other drivers so that you get every penny you deserve. Our Corpus Christi personal injury lawyers possess more than 70 years of collective experience and have helped our clients recover from their injuries and accidents.
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A common scenario which leads to single vehicle accidents occurs when a roadside condition forces a driver to swerve off the road and hit a stationary object such as a light pole or a tree. These types of accidents have a high-risk of serious injury or even death. In the event that a negligent driver constitutes a road hazard, and forces another car to crash, the accident is still considered a single-vehicle crash and the negligent party can still be held accountable for their actions.
If the driver is uninsured or left the scene before you could collect identifying information, this is known as a hit and run accident or uninsured motorist accident. You must notify the police as well as your insurance immediately. If the driver is not apprehended, there is a chance you may be able to seek compensation from your own insurance company, depending on your available coverage.
In the event of a run-off accident, you may still be able to collect compensation even if you were partly at fault. Lawsuits in Texas operate under a modified version of comparative fault which states that you still may collect compensation for an accident as long as you share less than 50 percent of the fault for an accident. However, your potential settlement will be reduced in proportion to the percent you are determined to be at fault. For example, if a court determines a settlement to be worth $100,000, but you were found to be 30% at fault, you may still be eligible to receive $70,000 of the total settlement. This represents the subtraction of the percentage that you were responsible for.
After experiencing an accident, the steps you take can greatly influence the strength of your personal injury claim. Compensation in a car accident case is generally determined by the damages that you have suffered. Our legal team can consult with you during every step of the claims process to effectively communicate the extent of your injuries and how they have affected you. Injuries sustained in single-vehicle accidents can be severe and Our Corpus Christi car accident lawyers can help you to seek damages from missed work, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. If you have questions regarding the strength of your claim or the services we can provide, do not hesitate to contact our firm.
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