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Single Car Accidents:Is There A Claim?

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As you travel the Minnesota roads this winter season, it's not unusual to pass signs of single car spin outs and collisions. 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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    When looking at the cause of loss of control accidents it is advisable to look at the predictability of the vehicle in question. Everyone is aware that pickup trucks with a weight ratio front to rear of 60/40 need the best tires on the rear to prevent the back from sliding out in poor conditions.
    What is not evident to a casual observer are cars that have weight ratios more unbalanced than pickup’s. With a weight ratio of 65/35 a small car can weigh as much as a limo on the front and have only half as much weight on the rear. At this point the condition and the tread depth of the rear tires become’s critical to prevent the vehicle from getting sideways resulting in rollover or severe direction change. A vehicle with a weight ratio such as this will have four times the accidents of a 50/50 balanced car.

    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” or ” front wheel drive vs loose gravel”

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    Thank you for reading and the very helpful comment.