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Single Car Accident: Is There A Claim?

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Through out the year , it’s not unusual to pass signs of single car spin outs and rollovers. Speed and road conditions are often the factors the police ascribe to these accidents. In these collisions are there still claims?

The answer in in most cases yes.

- With any Minnesota motor vehicle accident there is almost always No Fault coverage. A claim can be made to pay medical bills, wage loss, replacements services and resulting medical mileage for those injured. Depending on the circumstances, that claim will either be from the persons car insurance or the involved vehicle.

- Passengers who didn’t contribute to the accident will have the right to make a liability claim if they have pain and suffering and if they meet a Minnesota threshold.

- There is often property damage issue , both for the vehicle and other items in the car.

An experienced Personal Injury lawyer should be able to help any of the parties involved, figure out all of the coverages available. If you or a family member is involved make sure you talk to someone before you sign away rights you have or if you are told that you can’t make a claim.

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  1. Harvey McFadden says:
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    Loss of Control Accidents

    There is much debate over why so many loss of control accidents, with many varying opinions from experts and the public.
    But what if we take everything out of the equation but the vehicle?
    We know the point at which the vehicle will start to pivot and that is when one front wheel has more traction than both rear wheels combined. 67% front weight to 33% rear weight.
    The most stability offered 50/50 is offered in race cars sports cars and some luxury vehicles. These vehicles will become unstable with a force of 90% of the vehicle weight.
    At the other end of the scale pickups, some SUV’s and cars with weight ratios of 60/ 40 to 66/34. The force needed to cause loss of control ranges to just 10% of the vehicle weight. On these vehicles rear traction is critical
    There are some good videos on the Internet showing how important the rear tires of a vehicle are. Also the Society of Automotive Engineers paper 2002-01-0553 shows any decrease of tread depth from new of the rear tires can contribute to an accident. Also on youtube “ front wheel drive stability test”

  2. Mike Bryant says:
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    Interesting comment, thanks for taking the time to read and stop by.

  3. Harvey McFadden says:
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    Analyzing vehicle accident statistics, two things consistently stand out. One is the number of accidents in relation to the drivers’ age. It always graphs as a U shape where younger and older drivers have more accidents than middle age drivers. The other consistent concern is the fact that the number of accident is correlated to the weight distribution between the rear and front of a vehicle. The lighter the rear of a vehicle compared to the front, the more accidents are registered. The graph illustrates a sharp rise as a / shape, where for each percent weight reduction in the rear, there is an additional twenty fatalities per million of the same model car.
    Consistently, there are 60 reported injuries for every one reported fatality and considering the fact that the most unbalanced car has 200 fatalities per million registered cars, the chances of an injury is (200×60=12000 divided by 1,000,000) or 1 in 84 as compared to other more balanced cars where the chances of injury is 1 in 340.
    There are no balanced cars that have high fatality rates and no unbalanced cars with low fatality rates. With the worst cars having 65 percent of the weight on the front and considering the fact that the front of your car has considerably much more traction, predicting a safe speed becomes almost impossible. Consumers not being informed of the weigh difference makes things more risky.

  4. Mike Bryant says:
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    thanks for the additional points.