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Single vs. Multiple Vehicle Accidents

By Norman Younker on July 22, 2013


Salt Lake City Car AccidentsNorman J. Younker, founder of Patientinjury.com® and one of the experienced medical malpractice attorneys of Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, has handled claims involving a wide variety of injuries, from spinal cord and brain injuries to wrongful death. As a result, he has been afforded special insight into injury cases of all types, including those arising from auto accidents. Victims of Salt Lake City car accidents can depend on Mr. Younker for exceptional representation, knowing that he will draw upon the vast and diverse resources at his disposal to present the strongest case possible on their behalf.

Auto accident claims can be filed by victims of both single vehicle accidents and multiple vehicle accidents. The differences between these two types of accidents run deeper than simply the number of vehicles involved in the accident. A personal injury attorney must be able to adapt his reconstruction and investigation services to the unique aspects of either type of accident in order to identify the liable party or parties. When clients secure the services of Norman J. Younker, they can expect nothing less than the highest standard of legal counsel and representation.

If you or a member of your family has been injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, van, SUV, or other motor vehicle accident, whether it involved only a single vehicle, two vehicles, or more, we invite you to contact the lawyers of Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC to arrange for an evaluation of your case.

Single Vehicle Auto Accidents

Single vehicle accidents are those that involve only one vehicle. Our auto accident attorneys handle cases arising from:

  • Auto Part Defects - Accidents resulting from defective auto parts or products can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles, increasing the likelihood of catastrophic accidents. In such cases, claims can be filed against any or all parties involved in the design, manufacture, or marketing of the product, depending on the nature of the flaw. Among the auto parts that are commonly defective are brakes, fuel lines, steering columns, and tires. Rollover accidents in which the roofs are not adequately strong enough to protect the occupants of the vehicle from harm may also form the basis of an automotive product liability claim.
  • Road defects - Single vehicle accidents also occur as the result of flaws in paved roads. Claims are often filed as a result of the failure to warn motorists of known flaws in the road.
  • Signage defects - Improper signage causes many single vehicle accidents. For example, if an accident occurs due to the lack of a sign warning of a narrowing of a lane or a dangerous curve, there may be grounds for a lawsuit.
  • Rollover accidents - Sports utility vehicles with high centers of gravity are particularly susceptible to rollover accidents, in which designers and manufacturers may be held liable in cases involving rollover accidents.

Multiple Vehicle Accidents

Multiple vehicle accident cases are often caused by other drivers:

  • Using their cell phones to talk or to send a text message
  • Operating their car stereos
  • Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Speeding or otherwise being reckless
  • Making unsafe turns or lane changes
  • Following vehicles in front of them too closely and hitting them from behind
  • Ignoring red lights or stop signs and entering busy intersections

Whatever the nature of your auto accident or injury, we urge you to call or email Norman J. Younker today for an evaluation of your potential claim.

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