- The auto manufacturer—If a manufacturer sells a vehicle or a vehicle component that is defective, it puts drivers at risk for serious injuries. If tires, brakes, steering systems, or other parts suddenly malfunction, a driver can easily lose control and crash into an object.
- Another driver—Some one-car crashes occur because a driver was simply reacting to another negligent driver on the road. If another car suddenly veers into an improper lane or fails to yield, a driver may swerve sharply in response and may crash.
- A government entity—Cities and states have a duty to keep roads safe for all drivers. If a government entity fails to properly inspect and/or maintain roads, dangerous hazards such as potholes, uneven surfaces, or large cracks may develop and may cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle.
Single car accidents can cause severe injuries and damage. These accidents usually involve a driver colliding with a tree, building, or other obstacle, sometimes at a high rate of speed. Following a one-car accident, you would likely assume that the driver is the only potential party at fault. However, the contributing causes to a single car accident are not always that simple. Often, another party’s negligence may have caused the accident though it may not be immediately apparent. Through thorough investigation, Merry Fountain, an experienced auto accident lawyer knows how to identify negligence of others to help victims of single car accidents properly recover for their injuries.Negligence that may cause a one-car collisionThe following are some examples of parties who may be negligent and cause a one-car accident: