Can I Recover Compensation for a Single-Car Accident?
If you’ve been involved in a single-car crash and would like to recover compensation for the damages you’ve suffered, you might not be sure who you can even seek compensation from. If you contributed in some way to the accident, you might also be under the impression that you cannot recover compensation at all.
This simply isn’t the case. Read on to learn more about how you can obtain the compensation you deserve after being injured in a single-car accident.
How Comparative Negligence Works
Comparative negligence law allows for people who hold partial liability for an accident to recover their losses from the other parties responsible the accident. However, your final awarded amount will be reduced by the percentage of blame you carry.
Here’s what that means for you: Even if you’re partially responsible for your single-vehicle accident, you may still be able to recover partial compensation, and something is better than nothing. But if there was no other driver, who else could be responsible for what happened?
Who Could Be at Fault
There are a few parties we routinely look to for liability when there is a single-car wreck: the government road authority and the vehicle parts manufacturer.
Government agencies are entrusted with maintaining the safety of the roads across Massachusetts. If you were involved in a single-car crash that was caused by a missing street sign, a broken traffic light or lamp post, a large pothole, or a road work zone that was improperly secured, a government agency could be named as the defendant in your claim.
We examine the liability of the vehicle parts manufacturer if a part on your vehicle malfunctioned or was faulty in some way, leading to your accident. If a recall was issued and you weren’t properly notified, or if the manufacturer deliberately misled you about the quality of your vehicle’s parts, you may be owed compensation for your single-car crash injuries.
Get in Touch with a Boston Car Accident Attorney
After a single-car crash, you can obtain compensation from the party whose negligent behavior is responsible for the collision—you might just have to dig deep to find out who’s responsible. To discuss who will be named in your claim or ask additional questions about your case, contact an experienced Boston car accident lawyer at Joel H. Schwartz, PC today.
Schedule your free, no-obligation claim evaluation today. We can be reached by phone at 1-800-660-2270 or through the contact form below.