Can I Recover Compensation for a Single-Car Accident?
When you’re hurt in a single-car accident in New York City, you may be worried that it’s all your fault. No other drivers were on the road, after all, so it had to be your fault, right? But that’s not always the case. Other factors may have contributed to your accident, leading to your single-car crash.
But how do you recover compensation for an accident when you were the only one involved?
The lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP understand how tough it can be to seek compensation when you’re the only person directly involved in a car accident. Here’s the good news—we have the tools you need to recover the compensation you’re due when you’re hurt in a single-car accident.
Fault for a Single-Car Accident
When you’re hurt in a car accident and no one else was around, you may need to first determine the cause of your accident. For example, one of the axles on your car may have broken, causing you to lose control of the car and crash. That malfunction may have happened because of a defect in the car part.
These defects may be the responsibility of the manufacturer. They’re responsible for making a safe product that doesn’t cause undue harm when used properly. Your lawyer can hold them accountable if they fail to do this.
Road hazards like potholes can also cause damage to your car and lead to a serious car accident. In these cases, you may need to seek compensation from the government agency responsible for the roads. They’re responsible for road maintenance, and if they fail to repair the roads, they may be liable for your suffering.
Compensation You May Be Due for a Single-Car Accident
Knowing who’s liable for your injuries is only a part of your claim. You also need to know what your claim is worth. If you seek out less compensation than what you’re due, you may be unable to increase the compensation you receive. Your lawyer can help you maximize the value of your claim when you’re hurt and suffering.
When you’re hurt in a single-car accident, you may be due any or all the following damages:
- Medical care
- Lost income
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
Get Help from an Accident Lawyer
Hurt in a single-car wreck? You may have grounds for compensation that cover the costs of your injuries and suffering. Even if another vehicle wasn’t involved, someone else may have caused your accident.
But that information may not help you take the next step to compensation. Luckily, the lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you make your next move. We have the tools and resources to help your claim succeed. Start with a free consultation, and we can help you get the compensation you’re due after an accident. Call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the following online contact form.