When people think of a car crash, they usually envision two cars slamming into each other. However, car crashes involving a single vehicle is quite common. When these types of car accidents occur, there are usually no witnesses and the driver may have suffered a serious personal injury like a broken leg, whiplash, or a traumatic brain injury.
When an accident investigation is conducted under these circumstances, law enforcement officials and other investigators may have only the evidence left at the scene of the crash, such as skid marks, damage to the roadway or property, and other things to help them try to determine what may have caused the accident.
Sometimes, however, questions are still left unanswered, or the investigation may lead to more questions. For instance, did road debris or road damage cause the crash? If this was the case, whose responsibility was it to see that the debris was removed or the road damage repaired in a timely manner?
Was the driver trying to avoid another car that had swerved over into the wrong lane? If so, was the other driver even aware that an accident occurred and simply did not stop to help?
These are just a few of the questions that can be raised as a result of a single-car crash. Unfortunately, when such a crash occurs, insurance companies may be reluctant to claim any responsibilities for paying for damages, or may want to hold off on paying in the hopes that something or someone else can be held liable for the wreck. If an insurance company is giving you a hard time and dragging their feet on your claim, give our firm a call so we can discuss what legal options are available to you.