Who Pays For A Single-Car Wreck?

Many people assume that if a person is injured in a single-car accident, he or she has nowhere to turn to recover compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages and disability. This may not be the case.

Just because you are injured in a single-car wreck does not mean that another party may not be responsible for your losses. Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still recover compensation as long as your negligence does not exceed that of the other party.

So who is the other party in a single car accident? Here are a few examples:

· The municipality that failed to maintain the roadway in a safe condition

· A construction company that left debris on the roadway

· The manufacturer of a guard rail system that failed to function properly

· The manufacturer of a defective auto component that either caused the accident or contributed to your injury from the accident

Georgia is a comparative negligence state. This means that your recovery from a motor vehicle accident can be reduced by any percentage of liability a court assigns to you. If you are 50 percent or more at fault , you do not have a right of recovery against another party. However, an experienced personal injury lawyer may be able to build a strong case of negligence against another party even if you were partially at fault.

The law firm of Stone Law Group in Atlanta handles complex personal injury cases against car manufacturers, municipalities, road construction companies and other parties who may be responsible for injuries caused in a single-car wreck. For a free initial consultation, call 404-436-2766.

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