Accidents occur for many different reasons and in many different ways. There are single-car accidents, two-car accidents, and sometimes even multi-car pileup accidents. What is crucial to determining liability is what caused the crash rather than how many vehicles are involved in the collision.
But, how do you figure out who was liable for an accident, especially when yours is the only vehicle involved? Let’s take a look at some examples of times where you wouldn’t be responsible for your single-car crash.
Situations Where Someone Else Could Be Liable for Your Single-Car Crash
Example One – You are driving along a freeway when you experience a tire blowout. The blowout causes you to lose control of your vehicle and crash into a ditch, which causes injuries to you and damage to your vehicle.
Who was at fault for this accident? It will depend on what caused the tire to blow out. Was it a negligent manufacturer? Was it a lazy mechanic who forgot to properly inflate the tire? Or, was it you, because you didn’t have the tire looked at for the past two years? All three are possible.
Example Two – You are driving along a road and encounter a large pothole that causes you to lose control of your car and crash into a tree. You certainly aren’t responsible for putting the pothole in the road, so who would be liable? The government can be held liable for roadway maintenance issues that lead to car accidents.
Call a Car Crash Attorney Today
As you can see from these simple examples, there are occasions where you would not be liable for your accident, and you can sue if your car was the only vehicle involved in the accident. Reach out to Lane & Lane, LLC to discuss filing a vehicle accident claim during a free case assessment. Call 312-332-1400 or send in the contact form below.