Three students from Dallas Baptist University were killed in a car accident after their vehicle’s driver swerved off the road and hit a utility pole. The students were riding in a 2009 Chevy Silverado about 3 a.m. on Saturday when the truck’s driver hit a large fiberglass cylinder and went airborne, finally striking the utility pole. The driver and both passengers died at the scene of the accident.
In single vehicle accidents such as this one, it’s often easy to assume that all of the liability is on the driver. However, in many cases other circumstances could be at fault for the accident and the accident may not have been the driver’s fault at all. Some factors that can also be responsible for single vehicle accidents include mechanical defects with the automobile, roads that are poorly maintained, and road debris. Many single-car accidents are associated with a vehicle running off the road. Many roads are now being designed with wider shoulders and higher friction on the roads to prevent collisions.
Anyone who has been seriously injured in an automobile accident needs to hire experienced automobile accident attorneys as quickly as possible. Crucial evidence must be gathered just after the accident occurs, especially if roadway debris is involved. Witnesses could also play a large part in single vehicle accident cases.
If you have been involved in a single car accident in the Plano area, call the automobile accident attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. Our attorneys can help you analyze your case to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. Call to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.