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Single-Vehicle and Multiple-Vehicle Accidents

By Steve Charpentier on June 29, 2013

Single / Multiple-Vehicle Car and Auto AccidentsAuto accidents can be extremely serious, resulting in major injury and even death. That's why our team of personal injury lawyers takes every motor vehicle accident case very seriously. Whether it's a single-vehicle accident or multi-vehicle accident, we approach each case with the utmost care. Our legal team wanted to look into the basics of single and multi-vehicle auto accidents right now so that you have a general understanding about what each of these kinds of auto accidents involves.

Single-Vehicle Auto Accidents

Single-vehicle auto accidents refer to cases in which just one vehicle crashes or collides with another object.

Common Causes of Single-Vehicle Auto Accidents

Some of the most common causes of single-vehicle auto accidents include:

  • Driver error
  • Reckless driving
  • Inattentive driving
  • Poor road conditions
  • Poor weather
  • Mechanical failure
  • Auto part defects
  • Poor road signs

In cases in which the driver was not at fault for the accident occurring, justice should be sought against the responsible party. In the case of road conditions and mechanical errors, this means seeking legal action against the local government/municipality and the auto manufacturer/auto part manufacturer.

Multiple-Vehicle Auto Accidents

Multi-vehicle auto accidents refer to cases in which more than one vehicle was involved in the collision. Our personal injury lawyers take these kinds of cases just as seriously as single-vehicle auto accidents.

Common Causes of Multiple-Vehicle Auto Accidents

Some of the most common causes of multi-vehicle auto accidents include:

  • Driver error
  • Reckless driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Failure to observe the rules of the road
  • Traffic signal malfunctions

As with single-vehicle auto accidents, it's important for our team to seek legal action against the negligent party who is responsible for the accident occurring. This will be determined during our investigation of your claim.

Are multi-vehicle accidents more serious than single-vehicle accidents?

Multi-vehicle accidents can be more serious than single-vehicle accidents. This isn't to say that single-vehicle accidents are not deadly, but that the chance for serious injury increases when there are many vehicles involved in a collision.

We should stress that should either kind of auto accident result in a fatality rather than just serious injury, our legal team will help the loved ones of the victim or victims in a wrongful death lawsuit. This will seek damages against the responsible party for your loss.

What are my legal options following a motor vehicle collision?

Should you or a loved one be the victim of a serious auto accident, it's important that you speak with our auto accident experts as soon as you are able. We will help you seek damages against the party responsible for the accident. Compensatory damages will cover vehicle damage, medical bills, and other economic and material losses sustained while punitive damages will levy sanctions against the negligent party in order to deter future acts of negligence.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Personal Injury Lawyers

For more information about your legal rights in an auto accident case, it's important that you speak with experts. That's where our legal team comes in. To meet with our attorneys to discuss your case, be sure to contact our Central Florida personal injury law firm today. With lawyers in Titusville, Cocoa, and Melbourne, we will be able to help you and fight diligently for all of your legal entitlements.

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