Single-vehicle accidents can be just as dangerous — if not more so — than an accident involving multiple vehicles. These crashes often stem from a collision with a fixed object, a road departure, or a road defect.
They commonly result in a rollover as well, potentially creating deadly circumstances for vehicle occupants.
Despite not involving another driver who was negligent, a single-vehicle accident could still provide sufficient legal grounds for an injury claim. The claim may be against the manufacturer of a defective vehicle, the owner of a property with an unacceptable hazard, the agency responsible for keeping roads safely maintained, or any other number of potential named parties.
In some circumstances, the injured occupants of a vehicle may even have a claim against their own driver.
Ali Awad, the CEO Lawyer, is highly experienced in helping clients recover from the aftermath of their accident. If you have been involved in a single-vehicle accident, he and his attorney team will fight for your right to claim the full amount of compensation from all negligent parties.
We will review the circumstances of your crash, investigate the cause, and estimate damages so that you can recover as much as possible in the wake of your unfortunate accident.
Find out more about your legal rights and what forms of compensation may be available when you call (833) 254-2923 or contact us online to schedule a free, confidential case review with an experienced attorney near you.
Get Help From a Seasoned Atlanta Single Vehicle Accident Attorney Team
Because of the limited number of witnesses and the likelihood for them to occur in more remote areas, single-vehicle accidents can be more difficult to investigate. Determining the cause can require the input of accident reconstructionists and other experts.
There may also be allegations against the driver regarding speeding, alcohol use, reckless driving, or other negligent behaviors because of their tendency to be a prime causal factor in these accidents.
When you work with Ali Awad and the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm, you can rest assured that he will get to the bottom of what really happened in your accident. His team can also help you accurately value all damages you have suffered, ensuring that you get the compensation you need to recover from this extremely tragic event.
We have a track record that includes millions in secured settlements, and jury verdict awards won on behalf of our clients. While we can’t guarantee results for your own case, we can assure you that we will work as hard as possible using the full extent of our knowledge and experience.
When working with the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm, you can expect the following services and benefits:
Comprehensive case management across all stages of your claim, including handling the insurance claims process and preparing your case for a possible lawsuit
Seasoned legal guidance from an attentive and empathetic attorney
Strategic insights to help maximize your case’s chances of success
Accurate valuation of all damages, including projected future costs
Rigorous investigation into your accident’s cause, as well as the outcomes of cases similar to yours
Aggressive negotiation for the fairest amount of compensation possible
Referral to our network of trusted professionals who can help you recover medically from your accident, repair your vehicle, and prepare your accounts so as to retain the highest possible amount from your settlement or award
What Are Some Common Single-Vehicle Accident Scenarios?
A single-vehicle accident can take many forms, and it can even involve multiple types of collisions. However, when analyzing these accidents, a number of common scenarios emerge:
Collision with a tree or other fixed object
Loss of traction or vehicle control
Collision With Tree or Other Fixed Object
Fixed object collisions almost necessarily require a departure from the road, but not all single-vehicle accidents involving a collision will see the vehicle leave the road entirely. That is because many hazards — including trees, signage, post office boxes, barriers, fencings, etc. — lie just outside the path of the asphalt, immediately adjacent to the roadway.
The vehicle can take a turn too broadly, for example, or malfunction in such a way as to cause a loss of control, leading the driver to hit a tree, parked vehicle, or other object on or immediately beside the roadway.
These types of accidents are often associated with severe weather conditions, impaired drivers, drowsy drivers, and unacceptable roadway hazards. As an example of the latter category, a vehicle may collide with a bollard or other traffic control device that is insufficiently visible, or that was placed unreasonably close to the roadway.
Loss of Traction or Vehicle Control
A vehicle can have an accident without departing the road or hitting anything whatsoever. These types of accidents typically involve a “spinout” or rollover incident, often after the vehicle has hit a road hazard.
The driver may also have overcorrected after making a driving maneuver, such as a lane change, creating a high level of force on the top or rear end of the vehicle, followed by the vehicle spinning out or overturning.
Impaired and drowsy drivers often make overcorrection mistakes, but some accidents have been linked to active safety features that are poorly calibrated or that confuse the driver and cause them to overreact to the situation, leading to an accident.
Road departure accidents are often fatal. They commonly occur at night, especially when the driver is under the influence, distracted, speeding, or unfamiliar with their route.
Road hazards, such as washed-out roadways or slippery substances, can also contribute to this type of accident.
Other Road Hazards
Debris, potholes, soft shoulders, and other issues can all cause or contribute to a single-vehicle accident.
Single-vehicle accidents are more likely during and immediately after severe weather incidents. Drivers may lose visibility or control of their vehicle, especially when there is ice or standing water on the road.
Rollovers are an increasing problem in passenger vehicles. They can occur when the vehicle hits a “trip” point, such as a curb or object in the road, but they may even happen in curves or during other maneuvers at highway speeds.
Manufacturers may be liable when a dangerous vehicle design causes or contributes to one of these types of accidents.
How Can I Recover Money From My Single-Vehicle Accident After I Am Injured?
There are many possible sources of compensation available after you or a loved one has been hurt in a single-vehicle accident. This compensation can pay for your:
Pain and suffering
Some common sources of compensation available after a single-vehicle accident are listed below.
The Driver’s Insurance Policy
Depending on the policy, the driver of the vehicle may be liable for the costs of treating injuries and other expenses when they are determined to be at fault for the accident.
The Property Owner or Responsible Agency
Single-vehicle accidents are often caused by hazards, roadway defects, design flaws, improper signage, and other issues that fall under the responsibility of the state, local, or federal agency in charge of constructing and maintaining the road. Claims against state-affiliated entities require you to move fast, often leaving you just six months to file a claim and proof of your damages.
Private property owners can also be held liable if their negligence leads to a hazard or creates conditions that cause a single-vehicle accident to occur.
Defective Vehicle Manufacturers
Your vehicle may have had a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or a feature that was not adequately explained to you — all of which could have contributed to your accident. Your attorney will help you investigate the circumstances of your accident and determine if your vehicle or its systems played a part in causing your injuries or making them worse than they would have been otherwise.
Your Own Insurance
If you have collision insurance, you may be able to cover the costs of your vehicle’s repairs or replacement. Medical payments (MedPay) insurance coverage, which pays for your necessary medical care regardless of fault, is also available as an add-on for all policies.
Work With an Aggressive Atlanta Single-Vehicle Accident Law Firm That Wants to Fight for YOU!
Ali Awad and his entire team are not afraid to stand up against property owners, government agencies, vehicle manufacturers, and other parties when they hold liability for your injuries. Our experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys are prepared to assist you in any way we can, rigorously investigating your accident and then pursuing all parties who could have contributed to liability.
We understand that you may be scared and confused in the wake of your accident, especially when there’s not another driver who was obviously at fault. You can review all of your legal options and then entrust us to do everything we can to maximize your chances of obtaining the compensation you need.
Find out more about your legal options and what forms of compensation could be available when you call (833) 254-2923 or contact us online to schedule your free case review.
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Frequently Asked Questions
After a personal injury, you're bound to have legal questions. The CEO Lawyer Ali Awad can provide you with answers to these questions, just as he's given answers to his millions of curious social media followers. Take a look at some of the most common personal injury law questions for general information, and then reach out to one of our seasoned attorneys for specific guidance on your case!
To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?
The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Our legal professionals have the expertise to evaluate your case and determine a strong legal strategy so that you can obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. We will enlist investigators, assistants, and other specialists to collect accident reports, speak with witnesses to your accident, and put together a plan. While you focus on your physical recovery, we will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.
Georgia's Personal Injury & Accident Firm
Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Atlanta, it lasts only two years. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only two years to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.
What to Expect From Your Initial Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney?
During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process.
Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today.
We understand that some accident victims might have already obtained the assistance of an attorney but may be dissatisfied with the services provided. We are standing by and prepared to help you change legal representation, regardless of where you are in the process.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of personal injury accident, you should not hesitate to speak with the experienced attorneys at CEO Lawyer personal injury law firm. Call, email, or fill out our online contact form today so that we can begin helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.