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Single-Vehicle Accident Claim

May 3, 2022

The majority of traffic collisions often involve two or more parties – an automobile and another party – such as a motor vehicle, bicyclist, pedestrian, motorcyclist, or truck. However, there are cases where the accident only involves a single-vehicle. Single-vehicle accidents can range from running off the road to hitting an object along the roadside, spinning out, flipping over, or crashing into a tree. A skilled Colorado personal injury attorney can evaluate your unique situation and enlighten you about your possible options to recover damages after a single-vehicle accident.

At Landry Law, P.C., our attorney has the resources, expertise, and experience to assist and guide clients in their single-vehicle accident claims. As your legal counsel, we can investigate all of the facts of your unique circumstances and explore your available legal options to pursue damages. Using their extensive knowledge, our reliable attorney will fight compassionately to protect your best interests and help you seek the maximum possible compensation. We’re proud to serve clients across Lone Tree, Trinidad, Denver, Castle Rock, Douglas County, and Castle Pines, Colorado.

Possible Causes of Single-Vehicle Accidents

A single-vehicle accident can be described as a traffic crash with only one car involved. Even if someone else’s actions might have contributed to the incident, it will still be considered a single-vehicle accident so far only your car was involved. Here are some possible causes of single-car accidents in Colorado include:

  • Speeding.

  • Drunk driving – driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • Poor road conditions.

  • Inexperienced drivers.

  • Distracted driving.

  • Mechanical failure or vehicle defects.

  • Bad weather.

  • Running off the road.

  • Drowsy driving or driving while fatigued.

A skilled Colorado car accident lawyer can review every last detail of your case, help determine liability, and enlighten you about your option to recover damages.

Determining Liability – Colorado Is an At-Fault State

Colorado is an at-fault car insurance state. Under the state’s at-fault laws, the driver who caused the accident (the at-fault party) will be held financially responsible for medical bills, vehicle damages, and other accident-related losses suffered by the accident victims.

However, just because it’s a single-car accident doesn’t necessarily mean that the driver is at fault. There are certain situations where another party’s actions might have caused the single-vehicle accident. Examples include:

  • The driver crashed into a tree to avoid hitting another reckless driver.

  • The crash occurred because the driver ran off the road to avoid hitting a pedestrian who disobeyed traffic rules or suddenly ran out in front of the car.

  • The driver ran off the road to evade or prevent a collision with another driver who swerved into their lane.

  • The crash occurred because an aggressive driver ran the car off the road.

  • The crash occurred due to a mechanical failure, faulty brake, or defective vehicle part.

  • The crash occurred because the local government entities failed to repair the bad road conditions.

A knowledgeable attorney can identify the at-fault party, help establish liability, and determine how to proceed with your insurance claims.

Will My Insurance Cover the Damages?

Pursuing insurance claims for a single-car accident often involve a lot of complexities. However, whether your insurance provider will cover the damages will depend on your type of insurance policy. The following insurance coverage options are available to drivers in Colorado:

Liability Coverage: This insurance policy covers medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, wrongful death damages, and property damage to auto accidents victims.

Collision Coverage: This insurance policy provides coverage for any damage to your motor vehicle which occurs while still paying it off. This coverage can protect you from paying expensive fees to replace or repair your motor vehicle after an accident. 

Comprehensive Coverage: This insurance policy covers damage to your car as a result of other incidents apart from traffic crashes, such as vandalism, harsh weather, hail damage, or theft.

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage: This insurance policy covers car damage caused by a driver or motorist with no insurance at all or less than the required amount of coverage.

An experienced car accident attorney can explore your options to recover damages, help file your insurance claims, and attempt to recover the maximum possible compensation.

Experienced Colorado Personal Injury Attorney

No matter how careful you may be while driving, you can still be a victim of a traffic crash. Single-vehicle accidents are often overwhelming and can possibly affect your physical, mental, and financial health. Fortunately, you may still be entitled to seek compensation for any injuries or damages you might have suffered from the incident. An experienced personal injury attorney can advocate for your best interests and help you pursue fair financial compensation for your injuries.

At Landry Law, P.C., we’re committed to offering experienced legal counsel and vigorous representation to victims of single-vehicle accidents and their loved ones. Using their extensive knowledge of the state laws addressing personal injury cases involving single-vehicle accidents, our trusted lawyer can assist and guide you through the overly complex claims process. We will fight diligently on your behalf and help negotiate a fair financial settlement with the insurance company.

If you were injured in a single-vehicle accident, you may recover damages. Contact Landry Law, P.C. today to schedule a simple case assessment with a knowledgeable car accident attorney. Our reliable lawyer can offer you the highly-personalized legal guidance, strong advocacy, and comprehensive representation you need in your accident claims. We proudly represent clients across Lone Tree, Trinidad, Denver, Castle Rock, Douglas County, and Castle Pines, Colorado.