Single vehicle accidents are, as the name implies, any accident involving only one car.
They are often the result of:
- Animals Running into the Road
- Faulty Auto Parts or Systems
- Negligent Driving
- Poor Driving Conditions
- Road Hazards
There is a common misconception that the driver of the vehicle is always at fault in such an accident. While this is often the case, in many single vehicle accidents, another party may be liable for any injuries incurred. If, for example, a part or safety system such as tires or brakes malfunctioned, then you may be able to recover damages from the manufacturer by filing an auto product liability lawsuit.
Likewise, it is possible that the road was not maintained in such a way as to make it safe for travel. In this case, the government agency in charge of the road's upkeep could be at least partially responsible for your injuries. While it is not impossible to file a lawsuit against the government in this manner, it is can be a more difficult legal process, requiring the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
In accidents involving multiple vehicles, the risk of catastrophic injury and death greatly increases with each additional vehicle involved. The most common type of multi-vehicle accident is the pile-up, in which one car suddenly stops in a roadway, usually containing high traffic or high speeds or both, so that the car behind does not have time to stop and collides with the first vehicle. The same happens with the next vehicles behind, and pile-ups can end up involving dozens, even hundreds, of cars.
This makes for an incredibly dangerous situation, as drivers and passengers who survive the original impact may be severely injured or killed in the collisions that follow. The amount of wreckage and debris at the site can also make it incredibly difficult for survivors to escape, leaving people trapped in dangerous situations. This also means that a fire starting in a single vehicle could spread quickly, and engulf numerous victims. It is also very difficult to determine liability in such an accident, and it is imperative that you are represented by a skilled Colorado Springs auto accident lawyer in such a case.
The Law Firm of Ted Bills has more than 15 years of experience in car accident cases and is well-equipped to deal with your accident, regardless of how many vehicles were involved. Ted Bills understands the laws governing liability in car accidents, including Proportional Comparative Fault, and he will put this knowledge to work for you, fighting for your right to obtain the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.
If you have been involved in a car accident, don't submit anything to your insurance company until you contact us by calling (719) 359-9000, and get Ted working for you.
- Personable, Trustworthy, and Highly Experienced in Both Negotiation and Litigation
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