Roadside Debris Caused My Crash!

a broken windshield

In many instances, car accidents involve one car causing a collision with another. However, it’s essential to recognize that not all road accidents involve multiple vehicles. In fact, in some cases, an object such as a tire or metal scrap left in the middle of the road can cause a single car accident and lead to serious injuries and damages.

How Car Accidents Involving Road Objects Occur

Car accidents involving objects on the road typically happen when drivers encounter objects that have been left behind after falling off a vehicle or truck due to improper maintenance or loading. These objects may include:

  • Tires/shredded rubber,
  • Ladders,
  • Furniture,
  • Rocks/gravel
  • Flying tarps and more.

When these items are encountered on the roadway unexpectedly (and often without warning), it can create hazardous conditions for drivers, which might lead to an accident if they cannot stop in time or swerve away from it quickly enough.

Determining Liability

The first step in determining liability after a car accident involving an object on the road is identifying who is responsible for leaving that object there in the first place. In many cases, this will be either another driver whose vehicle had poor maintenance or loading practices that resulted in something falling off their vehicle onto the road, a construction company responsible for ensuring proper safety measures along construction zones, or even government agencies tasked with maintaining safe roads and highways free from debris and dangerous materials. Depending on who may have been at fault here (or if multiple parties were involved), different legal approaches may need to be taken to ensure proper compensation for resulting damages and injuries.

How Can I Recover Compensation?

In most cases where another person’s negligence was responsible for a car accident involving an object on the road—whether that be another driver or otherwise—compensation can usually be pursued by filing a personal injury lawsuit against them seeking reimbursement for any medical bills incurred as a result of their negligence. If applicable, insurance policies exist that may also provide coverage in certain situations (such as uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, for example, if no driver can be found).

How an Experienced Car Accident Attorney in Sonoma Can Help

In order to receive the compensation you deserve for a car accident involving an object on the road, it’s best to contact the experienced car accident attorney at Flahavan Law Offices. We will be able to review your case and any evidence you have available, work with investigators and other professionals as necessary, and help you build a strong case on your behalf.

If you have been injured in a car accident, call us today at (707) 414-0119 or fill out our form online for a free consultation.

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