November 17, 2019

Can I Recover Compensation for a Single-Car Accident?

When most people consider filing a claim for compensation after a car accident, they likely think of collisions involving multiple vehicles. However, if you’ve been in a crash in which your car was the only vehicle involved, you can recover compensation under the right circumstances.

Although you were the only driver involved in your single-car crash, other parties could still hold the blame for your injuries. But proving that point will be a challenge—one that is essential to receiving compensation.

The good news is that a car accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg can help.

Common Causes of Accidents Involving Only One Vehicle

The following are some common causes of single-car accidents for which you would not be considered responsible:

  • Dangerous Roads – Each municipality has a responsibility to maintain safe roadways for motorists. When a local government fails to maintain its roads, you have the right to seek compensation if that failure caused your single-car crash. Circumstances that could warrant a personal injury claim might involve objects in the roadway, potholes, improper signage, confusing intersections, and turns that are too sharp.
  • Malfunctioning Vehicles – Your single-car crash might have been due to a failure within your vehicle. Whether it was brought about by malfunctioning brakes or engine trouble, the manufacturer of your vehicle or the malfunctioning parts can be held liable for your damages.

Compensation for Your Single-Car Crash

Once you and your car accident lawyer have determined the cause of your single-car crash, the next step is determining how much compensation you need to cover all the hardships your accident has caused in your life.

Depending on the extent of your injuries and the damages you face, you may be able to recover compensation for the following damages:

  • Vehicle repair or replacement
  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma

Call a Car Accident Attorney

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg are here to show you how you can recover compensation for a single-car accident. Give us a call today at 414-271-7007 to schedule a consultation. You may also reach out through the online contact form below.