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Dallas Single-Car Accident Attorney

Any type of car accident can be a scary confusing experience. Many accidents in and around the Dallas area involve only one vehicle. However, these incidents often lead to devastating injuries for drivers and passengers. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our qualified and experienced team is ready to help you secure any compensation you are entitled to when you need a Dallas single-car accident attorney.

The anatomy of a single-car accident

There are many causes of single-car accidents in the Dallas area. In many of these instances, the driver of the vehicle is likely to be found at fault for the incident. Some of the most common causes of single-car accidents include:

  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Operating too fast for conditions
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver inexperience
  • Environmental conditions such as poor weather
  • Roadway defects
  • Vehicle defects

As with any vehicle accident, insurance carriers will work to determine what caused the accident before they agree to pay any compensation for the incident. It is important to understand how liability for these incidents can determine the amount of compensation an insurer pays out in a settlement.

Defending yourself after a Dallas single-car accident

Because these incidents only involve one vehicle, the driver is almost always considered to be at fault for the accident. This can have ramifications when it comes to securing compensation for injuries and property damage. However, there are times when the driver in a single-car accident may not be held liable. To demonstrate this, we want to use some theoretical examples.

  • Let’s imagine that Driver A is heading southbound on a two-lane highway. Driver B is heading northbound. Suppose Driver B is intoxicated in drifts into the southbound lane. Because of this, Driver A swerves to avoid the collision and ends up crashing, even though no contact between the two vehicles occurred. In this case, Driver B was the cause of the accident.
  • Another example could be a driver striking a tree after running off of the roadway due to unreasonably dangerous roadway conditions. In this case, the governmental agency responsible for roadway inspection and maintenance may be liable for allowing unsafe conditions to exist and failing to promptly repair them.
  • A driver may also not be liable in the event an accident is caused due to a defective vehicle or vehicle part. In these cases, a car or part manufacturer may be liable for injury and damage expenses.

We are ready to help you through this

If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident involving a single vehicle, you may need to seek legal assistance. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we have vast experience in personal injury law and understand what it takes to secure maximum compensation for your case. This can include coverage for:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life damages

We know how to take on aggressive insurance carriers and will not back down. When you need a Dallas single-car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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