Many people imagine a car accident as a collision involving two or more cars. But on many occasions, car accidents may take place with only one vehicle involved, and these single-vehicle car accidents can still result in serious injury or death. There are numerous reasons why these single-vehicle accidents occur. For example, a driver may accidentally crash into an object while swerving to avoid hitting another vehicle or pedestrian. A driver may also lose control over the vehicle, or hit an object on or near the road. In some cases, what caused the single-vehicle accident may be easy to identify, while in others it may be more difficult to identify.
According to a recent news report, one woman is dead after an accident involving one vehicle. A 70-year-old driver was behind the wheel of an SUV that accelerated in reverse, ramming into the spot where a greenhouse employee was standing. The employee was killed in the car accident. At this time, the 70-year-old driver is not facing charges. Two others were injured in the crash, including a 57-year-old man and an 8-year-old girl, both of whom were taken to the hospital.
It is common for the driver to be found at fault for a single-vehicle car accident. But in some instances, the driver may not be found at fault, such as when it is found that their vehicle was defective or if the driver was attempting to avoid an accident with a reckless driver, for example. In addition, some car accidents lead to drivers facing criminal charges, and those may include (but are not limited to) when the driver is found to have been driving under the influence or driving recklessly or when there is a hit-and-run.
Accidents occur every day and can be difficult to navigate without the assistance of an expert attorney. Because establishing fault in a car accident isn’t always so straightforward, connecting with an experienced attorney who also can provide compassion and support to grieving families is important. Additionally, when families have to make a decision about whether to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against a driver, talking through options with an attorney can help.
Have You Been Injured in a New Hampshire Car Accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in New Hampshire, contact the experienced attorneys at Peter Thompson & Associates today. The attorneys at our firm are ready to assist. Our attorneys have expertise in navigating complex lawsuits to help victims or the families of victims who have been injured or killed in serious car accidents. When car accidents suddenly happen, it can be a lot for injured parties or loved ones to juggle, but having a compassionate attorney like the attorneys at our firm, can make a difference. In addition to car accident cases, our firm handles wrongful death cases, personal injury, negligence, and medical malpractice claims. Call us today at 1-800-804-2004 to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney at Peter Thompson & Associates.