Recently, a father and son were killed in San Antonio after a motorcycle crash. Both were thrown from their vehicle after they missed a curve and struck a concrete wall. Law enforcement had very little information about the cause of the accident, though speeding appears to have played a role. If you are unfortunate enough to lose a loved one in a motorcycle accident, it is important to know that you have options in terms of seeking compensation.
Single-Vehicle Accidents Can Be Caused By Someone Else
One of the most important things to keep in mind if you have been in a single-vehicle accident is that another person may have played a role in the crash occurring. A single-vehicle crash is one where the damage is confined to a single-vehicle - not a crash in which only one vehicle played a role. Depending on the specific situation you find yourself in, it is very possible that another driver or an outside actor might be held liable for your injuries.
Some of the most common instances where you might not be liable (or might only be partially liable) for your accident include if your vehicle malfunctions, or if you have to take evasive action to avoid another vehicle - for example, if someone swerves into your lane and you need to quickly swerve away to avoid an accident. In some cases, the government may have maintained a road so poorly that it played a role in your accident - though filing suit against a governmental entity does raise sovereign immunity issues. Either way, these events may mean you can hold another person liable for your injuries....