Man Killed in Solo-Vehicle Crash in Pensacola
Car accidents can happen in a variety of ways. They can involve just one vehicle or multiple vehicles. They may involve pedestrians or animals. They can be caused by road hazards, such as potholes, ice, snow and downed trees. In some cases, they are caused by loss of control, with the driver hitting trees, medians, poles, signs and other objects on the side of the road.
A man was recently killed in a solo-vehicle crash in Pensacola. The fatal accident occurred on the morning of February 6 at Fairfield Drive and Eliasberg Street.
The 24-year-old man from Pensacola was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck when he failed to negotiate a curve at the intersection. He lost control and veered into the adjacent lane. He then hit a culvert and ended up overturning the vehicle. The pickup then hit a road sign before ending up in a ditch. The man died at the accident scene.
Liability in Solo-Vehicle Crashes
Not all car accidents involve multiple vehicles. When just one vehicle is involved in a crash, it is considered a solo-vehicle crash, even if property damage is involved.
For example, if a driver fails to negotiate a curve – which is what happened in this case – then they would be held liable. If they drove too fast in the rain or ice and spun out and hit a pole, they would be considered at fault. If they were drunk and went off the road, they would be considered liable.
However, not all solo-vehicle crashes are the fault of the driver. For example, if a vehicle weaved into your lane and you moved out of the way and hit a pole, you would not be at fault. If your vehicle suddenly malfunctioned and you lost control and crashed, the manufacturer would be held liable, not you. If a road condition such as a pothole or bump caused you to lose control, and there was no warning of the defect, you could sue the government. This process is complicated, but it’s not impossible.
In any case, if you have questions about liability in a solo-vehicle crash, contact a personal injury lawyer right away. You may not be at fault, so act quickly to preserve your rights to compensation.
Seek Help for Your Car Accident Case
Car accidents can be deadly, even when just one vehicle is involved. Curves and potholes in the road and negligent drivers can throw a driver off guard, causing serious injuries and even death.
There are many types of car accidents and they can cause a variety of damages. If you or a loved one was involved in a car accident, get legal help from the Dade City & Zephyrhills auto accident attorneys at Mander Law Group. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Schedule a consultation by filling out the online form or calling (800) 557-0411.