Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer Greg Stokes Analyzes Single-Vehicle Accident Causes Following Fatal One-Car Accident

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Atlanta car accident lawyer Greg Stokes of Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A reviews the different causes of single-vehicle accidents, following a fatal one-car accident in Fulton County.

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Most people are quick to blame the driver for a single-vehicle accident, but this is not always the case.

A motorist was killed in a single-vehicle wreck in Fulton County. Michael Burton, 53, of Atlanta apparently lost control of his vehicle and hit a utility pole on Monroe Drive NE. He was alone in the vehicle at the time of the fatal car accident, reported The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC 4.23.13). Single car accidents are more common than most people think, said Greg Stokes, a founding member of Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A., a respected Atlanta personal injury law firm.

“When an accident involves only one vehicle, there are two causes to consider,” said Stokes. “What caused the crash, and what caused the injury.”

Authorities are investigating the crash, reported the AJC.

“Most people are quick to blame the driver for a single-vehicle accident, but this is not always the case,” said Atlanta car accident lawyer Stokes.

According to the AJC article published on April 23, 2013, another vehicle can cause a single-vehicle accident by forcing a car, truck or motorcycle off the road. Often times, a person will steer his or her vehicle off the roadway when attempting to avoid a crash. When the vehicle goes off the road, it can then hit something, like a median or a pole. In many of these cases, the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident may drive off without being aware of the damage.

Single-vehicle accidents can also be caused by collisions. A person’s car may have run into a surprising road hazard, such as a downed tree or debris that fell from another vehicle. Perhaps the vehicle swerved to avoid a collision with an animal.

The road is another cause of single vehicle accidents. Poorly designed roads can increase the risk of danger to motorists. For example, speed limits may be set too high for a curve, the signage may be poor, the road surface may be mismarked, or the road surface may flood. Weather can also cause poor road conditions and contribute greatly to an accident.

Occasionally, loss of control can be caused by a defective vehicle. Problems may include a malfunctioning steering system, brake problems or defective tires. If a vehicle is poorly designed it may be prone to rollovers or other handling problems. This may cause accidents in situations where other cars or vehicles would overcome the challenge with little or no problem.

“An experienced auto accident lawyer will do a thorough accident investigation,” said Stokes. “It’s critical to discover what circumstances beyond the driver’s control either caused or contributed to the accident.”

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a single-car accident, contact the auto accident attorneys at Stokes & Kopitsky, Atlanta. The auto accident lawyers at Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A have helped many individuals, and/or their loved ones, obtain the compensation they deserve following auto accidents in Georgia. Contact Stokes & Kopitsky at 404-857-4762.

About Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A:

Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. is a leading personal injury firm serving Atlanta and other areas of Georgia. The firm has successfully represented thousands of clients who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Clients are given personal attention from lawyers who make every effort to win them the maximum level of compensation, as well as the justice they deserve. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney, contact Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. at:

Stokes & Kopitsky, PA
1175 Peachtree Street NE
100 Colony Square Suite 820
Atlanta, GA 30361

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