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West Palm Beach Single-Vehicle Collisions

Knowledgeable Car Accident Attorneys Representing West Palm Beach Residents

When a motor vehicle accident only involves one car, a common thought is that the driver of that vehicle is solely responsible for bringing about his or her own injuries. While driver carelessness could be a cause of these types of accidents, that is not always the case. Additionally, when a passenger or pedestrian is injured in a single-vehicle collision caused by a negligent driver, he or she may also have a legal right to compensation. The West Palm Beach car accident lawyers at Donaldson & Weston help victims of single-vehicle collisions determine what led to their accident in order to pursue the proper legal actions against responsible parties. These accidents often leave victims with significant injuries that require extensive recovery efforts and can have a substantial financial impact. Our firm is dedicated to ensuring that clients receive the compensation that they need following a serious car accident. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to involvement in a single-vehicle collision, you should contact our attorneys today to discuss your possible legal claims.

Single-Vehicle Collisions in West Palm Beach

Many contributing factors can play a role in a single-vehicle accident, which occurs when one vehicle strikes an inanimate object, such as a tree, pole, or median. These types of accidents have been reported throughout West Palm Beach, often occurring on busy streets where cars travel fast, like Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, or on onramps for highways like I-95 or the Turnpike. Aside from driver error, there are other reasons that can lead to a single-vehicle collision, such as:

  • Poor road conditions, making the surface slippery and unsafe in rainy weather
  • Broken or inadequate signs
  • Obscured lights or signs due to overgrown trees
  • Debris or other hazards in the road
  • Construction zones that are not clearly marked or are improperly maintained
  • Vehicle defects or malfunctions

A driver’s own negligence is many times a contributory element in a single-vehicle collision. Actions like texting while driving, speeding, or other careless maneuvers can lead to a crash. A driver who runs another vehicle off the road can also be responsible for a single-vehicle accident.

Determining Liability Following a Single-Vehicle Collision

People injured in a single-vehicle accident may pursue a personal injury lawsuit against any negligent party who caused the collision. Passengers and drivers can hold another driver accountable for negligence, as well as other parties involved. For example, if a driver approaches a four-way stop, but one of the signs has been knocked down or is obscured by trees, and that driver proceeds without stopping, leading to a single-vehicle collision, the municipality or property owner responsible for the upkeep of that sign may be held liable. A driver’s own negligence does not preclude legal action against others from being pursued. In Florida, compensation is awarded to victims based on a ‘pure comparative fault’ rule, which means that damages are distributed in proportion to each party’s degree of liability in causing an accident. In contrast to some states, Florida applies this rule regardless of the degree of fault attributed to the plaintiff. Once liability is established, victims can receive compensation for lost property, loss of income, medical expenses, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering damages.

Seek Representation from a West Palm Beach Attorney

Investigating the cause of a single-vehicle collision can involve an inspection of the vehicle, a careful accident reconstruction, and an extensive gathering of evidence. Victims injured in car accidents need to focus their time on healing, rather than the details of a legal claim. The injury lawyers at Donaldson & Weston are committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate legal representation throughout all stages of our clients’ lawsuits. If you have been injured in a single-vehicle collision and want to learn more about your legal rights and options, you should call our office at (772) 266-5555 or contact us online to schedule a no-cost, risk-free appointment to speak with an attorney today.

“The attorneys at Donaldson & Weston helped me get an amazing result on my case. Obviously I’ve been through a lot physically but I feel better now and the money really helped my family. When I was riding my bicycle I was hit by a truck that wasn't paying attention. I am not the suing type, but I would definitely hire this firm again.”
“After my accident, i felt like I was being pulled in a bunch of different directions. I really didn't know what to do and all I wanted was someone to shoot me straight. The lawyers at the firm were so honest and definitely pointed me in the right direction. The staff was professional. I think it’s great that only attorneys work on my case, it definitely made me feel comfortable”
“After my accident happened I waited to hear back from the insurance company for about 6 months. I just felt like they kept jerking me around. They even told me not to hire an attorney because it would mean less money in my pocket. I couldn't wait any longer because my bills were out of hand. I hired this firm and they were solid. I got a great result without having to go to court.”