Mesa Single Vehicle Accident Injury Attorney
Single Vehicle Accident Cases in Mesa
For most the picture that comes to mind when one says "car accident" is two vehicles colliding with a crash and crumpling of metal. Yet according to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a very large percentage of car accidents and related fatalities involve only one vehicle. There are many types of single vehicle accidents:
- A driver swerves to avoid another car or truck and hits a guard rail
- An object, such as a tire or piece of furniture, is lying in the middle of the roadway
- Black ice or a slippery substance causes loss of vehicle control
- Equipment failure
It presents a troublesome element for the driver in seeking compensation for his loss as there was no other driver at fault. Most insurance companies will consider that the driver was at fault in a single vehicle accident and deny claims or only partially cover losses. It often takes legal representation from seasoned Mesa car accident lawyer to address this type of case in court or to get an insurance company to pay up.
How an Insurance Company might Treat a Single Vehicle Accident
Suppose you are driving down a street with two lanes. A truck driver does not see you and pulls over into your lane. You can either keep driving and collide with the truck or take your chances and swerve to the left. You choose to not hit the truck but in the process of swerving you unavoidably hit the curb and a pole. The result is whiplash, medical costs, total loss of your car and damages to property. In actual cases such as this insurance companies have either refused to pay or have paid very small settlements. The rationale was that as the truck did not hit the car that the car's driver was at fault and so a claim did not need to be paid. This has happened even when the drivers had otherwise clean records and were loyal, long-term clients of the insurance company. Mr. Anthony Knowles has worked hard over the years to get just compensation for his clients that they deserve. It can require an aggressive and persistent campaign but you should not let such damages go uncompensated.
In other more serious cases, equipment failure on the vehicle, such as brakes, seatbelts, airbags, and accelerators or other systems or parts has resulted in severe injury and damages or tragic loss of life. Such cases must be carefully managed and fully documented. The legal team at the firm stands resolute and will aggressively seek compensation for damages in cases of single-vehicle injury cases related to faulty or defective cars or parts.
A single vehicle accident is none the less dangerous and can be the source of great pain and losses. Please get help by
contacting a Mesa Single Vehicle Accident Lawyer