The word collision usually refers to the unwanted contact between two motored vehicles. Still, it could concern a collision between one such vehicle and an unmovable object. That second possibility has introduced the need for an answer to this question.
What could take place in a single vehicle accident?
There are all sort of immovable objects that get passed by a moving car, truck, van or SUV. Of course, few of them ever get hit by such a vehicle. Still, an accident could result from a vehicle’s movement off of the road and into a tree, a light post or a traffic sign. Anything that travels on four wheels could go out of control. That fact has begun to take on new meaning, as society gets introduced to driverless automobiles. When a motored vehicle goes out of control, it may well run off the road. That could then cause it to collide with an unmovable object. Finally, it could be that a car, a small truck, a van or an SUV actually flips over.
Reasons that the driver may not be at fault
A defense lawyer could point to some defect in the damaged vehicle or in some part of that same four-wheeled mode of transportation. The roadway over which the vehicle’s tires had to pass could be declared dangerous. It might have contained some type of debris.
As the driver ventures down the road, following all the regulations, it gets hit, either intentionally or unintentionally by another driver. In reacting to that hit, the driver of the impacted vehicle might then steer it off the road.
Best practices for someone in single-vehicle accident
• Take pictures of the site where the collision took place.
• Write down those details that could be used to identify a dangerous driver (vehicle’s license number, model or year).
• Get picture of any car or truck part that might be held responsible.
This last suggestion has been added, in recognition of one fact that contributed to some of the first single-vehicle accidents. At that time one manufacturer had chosen to make and sell six wheeled vehicles. The middle pair of wheels could function, unexpectedly, as a fulcrum.
It could allow the six-wheeled car to get stuck in a given location. The middle pair of wheels would sit at one level, while the other four rested on a different level. That type of single-vehicle accident no longer takes place.
Of course, in the near future motorists and travelers on the roadways might need to deal with an entirely new and different sort of accident, one which had involved no more than one vehicle, and maybe no driver. In other words, it would have been caused by a driver-less car. Insurers must now determine who could be held responsible for such an accident. However, irrespective of the type of accident that happened, it is important to contact an injury lawyer in Brampton.