Single Vehicle Accidents in Washington, DC
Preventable Single Vehicle Crashes
Single vehicle accidents happen frequently. Just because only one vehicle is involved, however, does not mean that the driver is always to blame. If you or someone you love was recently involved in a single vehicle accident that was not your fault, you may have the right to recover your losses from the responsible party.
By proving that another person or entity caused your accident, you may be able to recover damages for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost work wages and future earnings
- Pain and suffering
In addition, passengers in single vehicle car accidents usually will almost always have a claim, since they usually did not do anything to cause or contribute to the collision. Victims of preventable accidents have legal rights, and our Washington, DC car accident lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. are here to help victims and families through the personal injury claim process. We offer free and confidential consultations, and invite you to discuss your case as soon as possible after your car accident.
What causes single vehicle accidents?
While it is possible that single vehicle accidents can be caused by a driver’s error, there are also many situations where these crashes are caused by the negligence or wrongful acts of others.
Examples of the situations where others can be held at fault for causing single vehicle accidents include:
- Defective Auto Parts – Defective auto parts are one of the most common causes of single vehicle accidents. Examples include defective brakes and tire blowouts. Our firm has experience representing victims harmed by vehicle defects.
- Roadway Hazards – Poorly maintained roadways, defective signs and signals, and road debris are common hazards that can cause single vehicle crashes. Cargo that falls off commercial trucks or other vehicles commonly cause drivers to swerve and crash.
- Other Drivers – In general, the actions of other drivers can cause single vehicle accidents, as drivers may swerve, speed up, and otherwise lose control to avoid collisions. Common factors may include distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, unsafe lane changes, and reckless driving, among others. Negligent drivers are often at the root of run-off-road accidents.
Discuss Your Case with a DC Injury Lawyer
If you or your loved one has been harmed in a single vehicle accident that was not your fault, you can learn more about your rights and eligibility to recover compensation by speaking personally with a member of our legal team. Our accident attorneys have recovered more than $250 million on behalf of our clients, and we are prepared to review your case to see how we can help you.
To request a free consultation, contact our firm at (202) 659-8600!