The vast majority of vehicle accidents on the roadways in and around Philadelphia involve more than one party (another vehicle, pedestrians, bicyclists). However, there is also a large percentage of single-car accidents that do not involve another party. Many who get injured in a single-car accident automatically assume that they will be at fault for the incident, but that is a misconception. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our Philadelphia car accident attorneys want you to know that there may be others liable in these situations, and you may be entitled to compensation.
When we look at data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, we can see that there were approximately 55,000 total single-vehicle collisions reported across the Commonwealth during the latest year recorded. Statistics show that these collisions accounted for approximately 44% of all vehicle crashes that year. According to the data we have, drivers aged 16 to 21 and those 65 and older are more likely than other drivers to be involved in single-vehicle collisions.
At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our team thoroughly investigates these incidents for our clients. We often discover that single-vehicle collisions, contrary to popular belief, are caused by the careless or negligent actions of others on the roadway or various other parties that could have liability. We have learned that just because there is only one vehicle involved does not mean that the driver in the vehicle was at fault. Some common causes of a single-vehicle collision in and around Philadelphia include the following:
In the event that our investigation uncovers another liable party, the injury victim may be able to file a lawsuit in civil court in order to recover compensation for their losses.
At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our Philadelphia single-car accident lawyers work diligently to obtain various types of compensation for our clients. This can include the following:
Victims of single-car crashes in Philadelphia will have a limited amount of time to file lawsuits in these cases. The Pennsylvania personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an accident occurs. This gives victims of single-car crashes a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against any alleged negligent party.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a single-car accident in or around Philadelphia, you may be entitled to compensation. The team at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay will fully investigate your claim and work to determine whether any other party is liable. We refuse to back down to aggressive insurance carriers or at-fault parties. When you need a Philadelphia single-car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.