Not every traffic accident involves one car colliding into another car. In some cases, one vehicle may crash without any other vehicles involved. You may think that because you were the only driver involved, you have few rights to financial recovery. However, this is generally not the case, and your options will depend on many factors. You should schedule a free case evaluation with our skilled single car accident attorney at Quattrochi and Torres as soon as possible.
Your Rights after Your Single-Car Crash
The extent of your rights and the appropriate course of action will largely depend on what caused your single-vehicle accident. The following are some common causes of this type of crash:
- Another driver runs a vehicle offthe road, but they don’t collide
- Brake failure, tire blowouts, or other malfunctions
- Hitting road hazards that cause adriver to lose control
- Negligence on the part of thedriver who crashed
If someone else was responsible for the accident, such as another driver, an auto manufacturer, or a road maintenance crew, you may have the right to seek compensation for your losses from the negligent party. However, even if you were at fault for your own crash, you can still obtain compensation for medical bills and lost income. This is becauseFlorida requires all drivers to carry no-fault insurance, called personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. This policy should cover losses up to a certain amount even if you caused the crash.
Consult with an Experienced Seminole County Florida Car Accident Lawyer Today
No insurance claims are simple, even if the claim is filed with your own PIP insurer. You should always have the assistance of an attorney who understands the Florida insurance process. Quattrochi and Torres assists clients in and around Seminole County, so please call 407.452.4918 or contact us online for a free consultation.