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Causes of Single- and Multiple-vehicle Auto Accidents

By Sean Burke on May 27, 2014

Auto Accidents - Single vs. Multiple VehicleDevastating auto accidents can take many possible forms, from a single car sliding into a guardrail due to unforeseeably hazardous road conditions to a multi-vehicle pileup caused by a large commercial truck that went out of control due to faulty brakes. At the Law Offices of Sean M. Burke in Orange County, auto accidents of all types can form the basis of personal injury litigation on behalf of injured victims and their families. Our skilled, experienced personal injury attorney and his team have extensive experience and success in handling both single-vehicle and multiple-vehicle auto accident cases.

Of course, there are differences between single- and multiple-vehicle accidents. Each type of accident requires a unique approach to investigation and accident reconstruction. Throughout his career, Sean M. Burke has built a network of trusted medical, forensic, and other professionals who can help him present the strongest case possible on behalf of his clients, regardless of the circumstances surrounding their auto accidents. If you or a member of your family was seriously injured in a single- or multiple-vehicle auto accident, or if you lost someone you love in such an accident, our law firm can help you to obtain the full measure of damages to which you are entitled, no matter how complex the case.

Single-vehicle Auto Accidents

Single-vehicle auto accidents, as the name suggests, involve just one vehicle as opposed to a multiple vehicles. A single-vehicle accident can involve a car, truck, motorcycle, van, SUV, or any other motor vehicle. Auto accident lawyer Sean M. Burke typically handles single-vehicle accident cases arising from:

  • Flaws in the roadway: Defects in a roadway, including potholes, sink holes, cracks, and unsafe curves - especially when there are not adequate warnings given by way of road signs - are common causes of single-vehicle accidents.
  • Defective automotive parts: Automotive parts such as brakes, fuel lines, steering columns, airbags, seatbelts, and tires can cause catastrophic injuries when they fail to function properly. In such cases, any or all parties involved in the design, manufacture, or marketing of the product may be liable for damages.
  • Inadequate signage: Hazardous road conditions and defects in roadways must be indicated by clear signs. When these signs are not present, and an accident ensues, there may be grounds for litigation.
  • Rollover accidents: Older SUVs and other vehicles with high centers of gravity are at particular risk of rolling over.

Multiple-vehicle Auto Accidents

When most people think of auto accidents, they probably imagine multiple-vehicle collisions. Our law firm commonly handles such accidents, often due to another driver:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Speeding or otherwise failing to observe the rules of the road
  • Engaging in reckless or aggressive driving
  • Being distracted by a smart phone or other piece of technology
  • Making an unsafe turn or lane change
  • Running a red light or driving through a stop sign
  • Following too closely

Contact Our Personal Injury Law Firm Today

For further information about litigation involving single- or multiple-vehicle auto accidents, please contact the Law Offices of Sean M. Burke today.

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