The Dangers of Single-Vehicle and Multiple-Vehicle Car Accidents

July 15, 2016 — by Mark T. Flickinger, JD
Tags: Auto Accidents Personal Injury Wrongful Death

The aftermath of an auto accidentThe lawyers of Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton have helped the people of Provo in their time of legal need. After serious auto accidents and collisions, our attorneys have always sought to provide clients with peace of mind that helps them through the litigation process.

Accidents involving one vehicle and multiple vehicles can pose a number of dangers. Let's take a moment right now to consider how single-vehicle auto accidents compare to multiple-vehicle auto accidents.

Singe-Vehicle Auto Accidents

Single-vehicle auto accident refer to collisions in which just one vehicle is involved. This means just a single car or motorcycle or truck that did not collide without another motor vehicle at all.

Causes of Single-Vehicle Auto Accidents

Some potential causes of single-vehicle auto accidents include:

  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Poor road conditions
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Lack of road signs or signals
  • Mechanical failure
  • Defective tires
  • Vehicle rollover
  • Driver distraction
  • Texting while driving

Keep in mind that just because a single vehicle is involved in an accident doesn't mean that a collision was the sole fault of the driver.

Potential Dangers and Injuries in Single-Vehicle Auto Accidents

While singe-vehicle collisions may seem less serious than multi-vehicle accidents, that is certainly not the case. Accidents with single vehicles can be just as serious as multi-vehicle collisions, especially if the vehicle strikes an object head-on at high speeds.

Multiple-Vehicle Auto Accidents

Multi-vehicle auto accidents refer to collisions that involved more than one vehicle. This could mean just two vehicles or even major pile-ups that clog a highway and involve many motorists.

Causes of Multiple-Vehicle Accidents

The causes of multiple-vehicle auto accidents are similar to the causes of single-vehicle auto accidents. The man issue to keep in mind is that with more vehicles on the road, there is more potential for something to go wrong, which means an increased risk of auto accidents.

With regard to multi-vehicle collisions, other drivers need to remain attentive while on the road, which means signaling before changing lanes or turning, having brake lights and taillights that function properly, and so forth.

Potential Dangers and Injuries in Multiple-Vehicle Accidents

When more vehicles are involved in an accident, the risks of serious harm go up. There may be more injuries and more fatalities simply because of the increased number of parties involved. Such tragedies can be quite serious.

How Our Attorneys Can Help

If you or a loved one was involved in an auto accident that was the result of someone else's negligent actions or inaction, it's important to work with an attorney so that you can get the strong legal representation you deserve. Your attorney will fight to collect damages to cover injuries and medical bills from the accident, and to punish the negligent party for causing these hardships should it be warranted.

Contact the Lawyers of Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton

To learn more about your legal rights following a serious auto accident or collision, it's important that you contact our team of personal injury and wrongful death attorneys today. The lawyers of Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton will fight for you and your loved ones in your time of legal need.