Single-car Accident Attorneys in Georgia
Just because your car was the only vehicle involved in an accident does not mean that the accident was your fault. Someone else may be to blame or is responsible, and you may be able to take legal action and obtain compensation for your injuries and property damage.
Single car crash cases, however, are often complex. Many attorneys will turn them away because determining liability is often difficult. That’s where we come in. The experienced Georgia auto accident attorneys at the Studstill Firm, LLP are not afraid to pursue compensation for victims involved in single car accidents. And we’re routinely able to secure compensation for our clients who may have been injured on roads in Valdosta, Macon, Albany, or anywhere in South Georgia or Middle Georgia.
Common Causes of Single Car Accidents
The following are the most frequent causes of loss of control behind the wheel:
Hydroplaning: Motorists involved in hydroplane accidents are often victims of negligence and don’t know it. If a road is constructed properly, hydroplaning accidents simply should not happen. Water should not build up on a road. Rather, water should drain to the side. If water builds up on a road causing a vehicle to hydroplane, those responsible for constructing and maintaining the unsafe roadway may be held responsible for the motor vehicle accident and personal injuries or wrongful death that result.
Road Construction: Construction zones are everywhere on interstates that run through Georgia, such as I-75, I-95, and I-85. Contractors are required to set up construction zones in a manner that does not put drivers or road construction workers in danger. Unfortunately, crashes in work zones happen all too often, resulting in severe personal injuries and even deaths. Accidents in these areas may have been caused by lack of warning signs, improperly diverted traffic, poor placement of cones and barriers, or other problems. When collisions occur in a work zone or construction area, negligent construction companies may be held accountable.
Clear zones: A properly maintained road or highway in Georgia must have an area on both sides of the road completely clear of debris, trees, obstacles, shrubbery or other obstructions. These are called clear zones. The purpose of clear zones is to act as a safety buffer for cars and other vehicles that leave the roadway. The clear zone gives the vehicle space to stop without hitting anything. However, many of Georgia’s roads and highways do not have properly maintained clear zones. As a result, many car crashes and accidents end with a violent collision into a tree or other obstruction that should have been removed.
Vehicle Defects: Improperly designed or manufactured vehicles, or vehicles with defective parts, can cause single car accidents. Defective brakes and steering mechanisms can result in the unexpected loss of control. Defective tires can cause rollovers. Designers, manufacturers, and sellers of a defective vehicle can be held accountable in these cases.
One-Car Accident Claims
The single-car accident attorneys at the Studstill Firm, LLP are experts in obtaining compensation for those hurt on roadways in Macon, Albany, Waycross, Tifton and in other parts of South Georgia. If you’re unsure of the cause of your accident, contact us today at (229) 247-2299.
If we feel your case has merit, we will move quickly to examine the entire vehicle and all of its pieces or parts, and the roadway where the accident occurred to determine if someone else was responsible for the wreck. It is important to move quickly in these types of cases because of how quickly valuable evidence on the car and at the wreck scene will disappear and be lost forever. Without the proper investigation, even the best cases will fail.
Because we provide all potential clients with a free consultation, there is no risk in calling to discuss your matter with us. Let us help you decide if the case is worth a serious look to determine what really happened. At a minimum, you may have peace of mind knowing what really happened. For a free consultation, call (229) 247-2299.