You were the only vehicle involved in the accident, and you’re probably assuming that it was therefore your fault and that there’s no possibility to recover compensation.
At Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C., we have seen all too many injured people wrongly assume fault when they were the only driver involved in an accident. There are many other factors that come into play in these types of crashes, which is why you should NEVER assume fault until you have gathered all of the facts.
Read the rest of this post, then click here to flip through our verdicts and settlements, and notice the cases where unsafe road maintenance and conditions were the cause.
Too many people don’t pursue compensation for single-vehicle accidents when they should. Sure, there are some instances where it was the driver’s fault due to drowsy driving, distracted driving, excessive speed, or poor weather conditions.
But there are just as many incidents where the driver was not at fault, or at least not entirely. You have every right to pursue compensation for your injuries and other damages after a single-vehicle accident as you do after an accident with another vehicle or a multiple-car pile-up.
Take, for instance, the 2014 controversy surrounding the use of Trinity Industries’ ET-Plus end terminals. The company was charged with changing the design and not informing the federal government, who had approved the design for use in guardrail systems nationwide. The company’s end terminals have been blamed for multiple deaths. This device is a 175-pound steel mount on the end of a guardrail that is meant to absorb shock and cushion the impact of a crash. Instead, it would lock up and “impale” vehicles.
The Federal Highway Administration is an agency that approves products for use on federal highways. When there is an accident on the road, there could be many contributing factors. This is equally true for single-vehicle accidents, as it is for multiple-vehicle crashes. A personal injury lawyer can thoroughly investigate the details of your case and identify any and all faulty parties—state departments, federal government, manufacturing companies, and many more.
Whatever you do, do NOT assume the accident was your fault until you have spoken with a Fairbanks car accident attorney. If you do, you could give away compensation that is rightfully yours—money that could help you to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering. Call us for a free consultation.