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Proving Liability in a Single-Vehicle Accident

If you are involved in a single-vehicle accident, it is vital to understand how liability is determined. In most cases, the driver is liable for any damages or injuries that occur. However, there may be instances where another party is at fault. The Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. team is here to teach you about liability and provide scenarios in which another driver may be at fault for a single-vehicle accident.

Who is Liable?


While most car accidents involve multiple vehicles, there are some situations where a single driver may be found liable. For example, if you lose control of your car and collide with a guardrail or tree, you may be responsible for the accident. Similarly, if you hit a patch of black ice and crash, you may be liable if it’s shown that you were driving too fast for the conditions.

The Other Driver

There are many scenarios in which another driver may be held liable for a single-vehicle accident. If another driver was speeding or driving recklessly and caused the accident, they would likely be held liable. If a driver was tailgating or under the influence of alcohol, they can also be held accountable for the accident.

It is important to gather evidence to prove liability in any of these scenarios. This may include eyewitness testimony, photos or videos of the accident, and the police report. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you gather this evidence and build a strong case.

The Government

In some cases, the government may be liable for a single-vehicle accident. For example, if the accident was caused by a dangerous condition on the road that the government knew about and failed to fix, the government may be held liable. Additionally, the government may again be responsible if the accident was caused by a defective traffic signal or stop sign.

The Manufacturer

Situations in which the manufacturer may be liable for a single-vehicle accident can arise in many different ways. For example, suppose there is a flaw in the vehicle's design that makes it inherently dangerous. In that case, the manufacturer may be held liable if an accident occurs due to that flaw.

Additionally, if the manufacturer fails to warn consumers about a known safety issue, they may also be held liable for any accidents related to that issue. In any of these cases, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney to determine whether or not the manufacturer may be liable for your accident.

If you've been involved in a car accident where you were the only driver, you may wonder if you need to hire a lawyer. The simple answer is that it depends on the circumstances of your accident. If you sustained significant injuries or property damage, it's probably in your best interests to consult an experienced car accident attorney.

Car Accident Attorneys

Our experienced car accident lawyers can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. We have a proven track record of success in car accident cases and will work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome. Contact the Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. team today for a free consultation, and let us help you take the first steps towards getting your life back on track.

Contact our firm through our website or by phone at (916) 229-6755