Single-car accidents happen in Homestead and other Florida communities. These types of car crashes involve any situation where no other vehicle or pedestrian is involved. If you crash into a barrier, go into a ditch, or crash into any property without hitting anyone else, that is considered a single-vehicle accident.
In these collisions, there may not be another vehicle driving at full speed, but the impact can still be enough to cause serious or life-threatening injuries, especially if your own vehicle was going fast. If you crash into a solid barrier at a high speed or even go into a ditch, you could suffer from significant impact or a rollover.
Single car accidents can cause whiplash, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, crushing injuries, amputations, trauma, and other injuries.
Why These Car Accidents Happen in Homestead and Florida
Single-vehicle accidents can happen for any number of reasons:
- Mechanical failure. Your car’s brakes or other systems may malfunction, causing the accident.
- A crash to avoid another vehicle. Sometimes, another driver pulls out in front of you or makes another unexpected maneuver, causing your accident.
- Poor road design. Potholes or turns which do not offer adequate visibility or the correct signs can cause you to crash into property.
- Wrong-way accidents. Going the wrong way can cause you to crash into an obstacle or go off the road.
- Poor driving conditions. Slippery weather or poor visibility can cause you to lose control of your vehicle or fail to notice hazards in front of you.
- Speeding. Going too fast can cause your vehicle to lose control.
- Driver inebriation or human error. Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol may falls asleep or may drive off the road or into barriers. Similarly, distracted drivers and fatigued drivers are more at risk of single car accidents.
Single Car Crashes and Liability
If no one else was involved in your crash, you may assume that you are liable for all the damages. After all, there’s no one else’s insurance company to contact. However, this is not always the case. If you had to swerve out of the way to avoid a car, truck, bicycle, or other person on the road, you may have a claim against that individual. If the property where the accident occurred had design or maintenance flaws which led to your crash, you may have a legal claim. The same is true if your car’s defects caused the accident.
In a single-car crash, it can be difficult to established what happened and to decide liability. This is why you will want to contact a Homestead car accident attorney as soon as possible. Experienced attorneys work with accident reconstruction experts and other professionals to determine what really caused your accidents so you can pursue any compensation you may be eligible for.
If you have been in a single-vehicle crash, call Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) to speak with a Homestead car accident attorney. Our legal team has more than six decades of combined trial experience as well as experience with negotiations and settlements. Your firs consultation with us is free of charge and comes with no obligation.