San Francisco news reports that a Visalia man was killed Saturday in a car accident just south of Devil Slide in San Mateo County. According to reports, all lanes of the highway were closed after the accident in order to allow police to begin an investigation. One man was pronounced dead at the scene and another three people were taken to San Francisco General Hospital. What lead to the deadly crash is still under investigation.
In fact, single vehicle accidents are one of the most misunderstood types of Stockton car accidents. While many people assume that if they are hurt in a one-car crash, they will be unable to recover compensation for their injuries. This is not the case. In fact, several factors may lead to a single car crash making it critical to consult with an experienced Stockton car accident attorney to ensure you recover the compensation you deserve.
While in some cases a driver may be to blame in a one-car accident such as in a drunk driving accident, other times less obvious factors are at play and may cause or contribute to a single car crash with injuries.
Some common factors that lead to single vehicle accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Defective or faulty automobile parts. Common examples include defective tires, faulty brakes, or other auto defect.
Poor roadway design. Where the design of the roadway causes or contributes to a car accident, the municipality or other body responsible for the design may be subject to a lawsuit for roadway negligence and responsible to pay compensation for your injuries. Roadway negligence includes poor signage, inadequate lighting, too steep turns or inclines. The way a road is constructed – especially in mountainous regions or dangerous passes – affects the frequency and severity of single car accidents.
Inadequate roadway maintenance. In some cases, the condition of the roadway itself may lead to an accident, such as where shrubbery becomes overgrown, dangerous potholes are allowed to exist or other debris blocks safe passage.
For more information about car accidents, please contact a top California car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Frederick J. Sette for an immediate consultation.