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Bronx Car Accident Attorney Glenn A. Herman Discusses - How You Can Obtain Money Damages

Bronx Car Accident Attorneys Herman & Herman, PC Explains Can You Obtain Money Damages In A Single Vehicle Accident in NYC?

Accounting for 59% of road fatalities in the state of New York, single-vehicle accidents are one of the deadliest kinds of car crashes. Although the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision is usually considered responsible for a single-vehicle accident, there are some cases where another party may be at fault. In this article, Bronx car accident attorneys Glenn and Robin Herman explain how single-vehicle accident victims may be able to claim compensation from another party for their injuries in New York.

What is a Single-Vehicle Accident?

A single-vehicle accident is an accident that involves just one car. Examples of single-vehicle accidents include:

  • Being cut off by another vehicle and having a crash

  • Hitting a tree

  • Hitting a telephone pole, guardrail, or other infrastructure

  • Hitting a large animal such as a deer

  • A vehicle rollover

  • Swerving off of the road

Common Injuries in Single Vehicle Accidents

Single-vehicle accidents are the cause of hundreds of traffic deaths in New York each year. In non-fatal cases, they can cause injuries such as:

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Whiplash

  • Traumatic brain injuries

  • Concussions

  • Internal bleeding

  • Internal organ injuries

  • Broken and fractured bones

  • Punctures, abrasions, and lacerations

Can A Party Other Than The Driver Be Liable for a Single-Vehicle Accident?

In most cases, the driver in the collision is considered responsible for a single-vehicle accident. Factors such as distracted, drowsy, or drunk driving often cause single-vehicle accidents. However, if another party’s negligence causes the driver to swerve off of the road or otherwise leads to the accident, the injured driver may be able to seek money damages for their injuries from the other party. This might occur in situations such as:

  • The driver swerved to avoid another driver acting negligently on the road.

  • The driver was run off the road by an aggressive driver.

  • Poorly maintained roads caused the accident.

  • Other road hazards such as debris caused the accident.

  • A vehicle defect caused the accident.

Personal Injury Compensation for NYC Single-Vehicle Accidents

If you can successfully show that another party, such as another driver, an entity responsible for road maintenance, or the manufacturer of your vehicle, was responsible for the accident, and that the accident caused severe injuries, you may be able to claim money damages.. However, proving that another part is liable for your injuries and even locating the at-fault party can be difficult in single-vehicle accident cases. For this reason, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to explore your options.

About Bronx Car Accident Attorneys Herman & Herman, PC

Our Bronx car accident attorney team takes the time to learn every aspect of your case during our initial meeting in order to properly evaluate the full extent of the damages you or a loved one have suffered. We have been representing seriously injured New Yorkers for over 35 years. Born, raised, and living in the City, we know that when you have been injured in this town, you need an attorney to protect your rights and explain the law to you in a way you can understand.

For a no-charge consultation today to discuss the details of your injury event: https://hermannyc.com/free-case-consultation/

We represent clients in all five boroughs of New York (NY): Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, along with Suffolk County & Nassau County on Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and throughout the entire state of New York.

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