Single car accidents can be incredibly stressful, especially if some factor caused you to crash like improper road signage, inclement weather, or another driver who failed to stop after you crashed. At Mass Injury Group, our Boston car accident lawyers proudly provide legal assistance to victims of single-car accidents. This involves investigating your claim to determine the cause of the accident and to help you receive the compensation you deserve. This includes working with insurance companies to secure coverage benefits.
Recently, one individual was hospitalized after being involved in a crash, according to a local news report. The vehicle in which the victim was riding ignited after impact and was severely charred, according to officials who reported to the scene of the crash. Debris from the vehicle was scattered all over the roadway and a telephone pole was knocked over. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
When it comes to single-car accidents, there are many different factors that could cause a driver to end up in a collision. In some cases, driver inattention or distraction could cause the driver to lose focus and to fail to see upcoming aspects of the roadway like sudden traffic or a sharp turn. But in other situations, a factor outside of the driver’s control could be to blame. This may involve the local municipality’s or transportation authority’s failure to post proper signage about speed limits or sharp turns. A failure to post signs requiring flow of traffic to stop or yield can also lead to single-car crashes. In this scenario, you may be able to bring a claim against the governing authority to recover damages. This could involve bringing a claim pursuant to the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act.
It may be the case that another driver caused you to crash and then took off. Whether the other driver was tailgating you, cutting you off, or violating a traffic law such as the right of way, you may be able to locate the driver and file a claim. You may also have the right to seek uninsured motorist coverage from your auto insurance provider.
Another cause of single-car accidents could be malfunctions with the vehicle in which the driving is riding. In this scenario, you can bring a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the vehicle. There are a few theories of recovery under this approach. The first is to show that the vehicle was designed in an unreasonably unsafe manner while the second is to show that the vehicle you possessed suffered from a design defect during the manufacturing process that rendered it unreasonably dangerous. A seasoned product liability lawyer can assist you in determining whether you may have a civil claim for damages in your single-car accident case.
At Mass Injury Group, we pride ourselves on protecting the legal rights of injury victims. Our seasoned team of Boston car accident lawyers offer a free consultation to discuss your situation and whether we may be able to help you assert your rights. To schedule your free consultation, call our firm at 617-263-0060 or contact us online to get started.