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Can You Get Compensation After a Single-Car Accident?

by Staff Blogger | January 6th, 2021

Did you know that well over half of all crashes nationwide are single-vehicle accidents? In addition, single-vehicle accidents are often even more dangerous than multi-vehicle accidents, with occupants suffering more severe injuries and even being at a greater risk of death.

In 2021, it’s no surprise that single-vehicle accidents are so common. That’s because more drivers than ever are distracted behind the wheel, and all it takes is a split second of looking away from the road to end up in a ditch, crash into a telephone pole, drive down an embankment, or even flip your vehicle onto its roof.

People involved in single-vehicle accidents often suffer serious injuries, and they may require expensive medical treatments. However, you aren’t out of luck when it comes to getting compensation if this happens to you, as you can pursue it from:

  • Your own insurance—A type of optional auto insurance coverage called MedPay will pay you for some of your medical bills regardless of who is at fault for your crash—even if it was you! This coverage is essential, as it kicks in after all types of crashes.
  • Another driver—Sometimes crashes are caused by drivers whose vehicles never sustain a single scratch. For example, a reckless driver who cuts someone off and causes them to swerve to avoid a collision and ultimately run off the road can be held liable if they can later be identified.
  • A governmental body—Federal, state, and local governments are in charge of various roads. When those roads aren’t maintained or become dangerous and aren’t repaired or closed and drivers get hurt, they can be held liable.

At Ponce Law, our Nashville car accident attorneys have years of experience holding all negligent parties liable after crashes and helping victims get compensation—even when no other vehicles or drivers were involved. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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