Charleston Single-Vehicle Accident Lawyer

Prove Liability with Our Car Accident Law Firm

If you were involved in a single-vehicle accident, you may be confused about where to go from here. Are your injuries covered? Is your property damage covered? Will your insurance rates spike?

At Preston & Salango, PLLC our Charleston personal injury attorneys have over 40 years' combined experience handling all types of car accident claims, and we can help you in your single vehicle accident case.

Just because you were involved in a single-vehicle accident, it doesn't mean it was your fault, and it doesn't mean you aren't eligible for compensation from your own insurance carrier, or even another party.

What are some of our firm's accolades?

  • AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
  • U.S. News and World Reports "Best Law Firms"
  • Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

Anatomy of a Single-Vehicle Accident

Single-vehicle accidents include collisions with trees, run-off-the-road collisions, collisions with debris on the road, rollover crashes, and collisions with animals.

While the common cause of such accidents is operator error arising from excessive speeding, distracted driving, driver fatigue, or drunk driving, sometimes environmental factors or outside influences contribute to the accident, some of which include:

  • Hazardous road construction
  • Potholes on the road
  • Black ice
  • Slick road conditions
  • Sun glare
  • Falling debris, including rocks
  • Defective automobile part
  • Defective tires
  • Animal crossing the road
  • Poor drainage

Filing a Claim

Depending on the facts of the case, your best option may be to file a claim with your own insurance carrier. Insurance policies contain different types of coverage including: liability, collision, no-fault, and comprehensive.

Depending upon your insurance policy and NC law, your losses may be covered by your collision or your comprehensive insurance.

Another party may be responsible for your accident; for example, if a defective auto part led to the accident, the car's manufacturer may be liable. Or, if poor safety warnings during road construction led to your accident, the contractor or a municipality may be liable under limited circumstances involving gross negligence.

Dangerous road conditions left unrepaired can point the finger to a state or federal government agency, but, such cases must be supported by sufficient evidence and filed within West Virginia's statute of limitations, which is two years.

Contact our firm to explore all avenues for pursuing compensation in your single-vehicle accident with our Charleston personal injury lawyers!

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