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Who Is Responsible for a Single-Vehicle Accident?

If you’ve been hurt in a single-vehicle accident, you may be concerned about how you’ll get compensated for your injuries and the damages you’ve suffered. Who’s liable for your injuries when you’re hurt? The answer isn’t always obvious without another driver’s involvement. 

Fortunately, that’s what the Tampa car accident lawyers at Anderson & Anderson are here for. If you’re not sure who’s liable for your injuries, reach out for help. We can guide you to the at-fault party and represent you in court against them. 

Manufacturers

One moment, you may have been on the road without a problem. The next, your brakes failed, or your steering wheel locked up, or maybe your airbag deployed at the wrong time. All these issues are mechanical failures, and they may be someone else’s fault. 

When a manufacturer releases a product for consumer use, they’re expected to make the product as safe as possible for the user. If they fail to do their part to prevent an accident, they may be held liable for your injuries and your suffering caused by the accident. 

Unsure how to determine the manufacturer who’s liable for your injuries? Your lawyer can investigate your claim and help you identify the at-fault party, calculate your claim’s worth, and represent you in the courtroom. 

Government Agencies

Even if you’re driving carefully, without distractions, and your car is running as it should, a single-car accident can still happen. When it does happen, your car accident lawyer may look into the roadway where the accident happened. 

In some cases, a defect in the road may have caused your accident. That may be a pothole, for example, or it may be a defect in the road design—say if the road wasn’t built to drain water after heavy rain, and you were put at risk of hydroplaning and crashing. 

In these cases, the local Department of Transportation may be responsible for your injuries. But suing a government agency isn’t easy. Talk to your lawyer about how Florida laws can impact your claim before you file. 

Seek Answers with a Car Accident Lawyer 

When you’re hurt in a single-vehicle accident, you may not necessarily be responsible for the damages. You may instead have grounds to sue. But who’s responsible? 

If you’re not sure where to begin on your lawsuit, turn to the lawyers at Anderson & Anderson for help. Start with a free consultation, and we’ll help you determine fault to get compensated fairly for your suffering. Give us a call at 813-251-0072, or fill out the online contact form below.