Can You File a Personal Injury Claim for a Single Car Accident?
In most cases, accidents involving just one car are considered the fault of the driver. Hence, you cannot file a personal injury suit against anyone. Typical causes of single car accidents include slipping on ice, swerving to avoid hitting an animal or a pothole, glare from the sun, and distracted driving.
However, there may be situations where fault cannot be automatically placed on a driver—for instance, failure of a road crew to put up a sign warning of a dip in the road, or a sudden mechanical failure in your car. In such cases, it is essential to document the scene of the accident and preserve evidence (especially your car—no driving off in it or your claim of mechanical failure isn’t credible).
Similarly, if you were the passenger in a car driven by a driver who was texting, you likely have a case for suing the driver’s insurance company to recover for your medical expenses and any wages you may have lost due to having to take time off from work for treatment of your injuries.
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Because there are so many unique variables in single car accident cases, it’s a good idea to get the input of an experienced car accident attorney. In Milwaukee, Warshafsky Law stands out as the personal injury law firm committed to helping the injured get the highest possible financial compensation.