On Tuesday evening, a single-vehicle car accident claimed the life of a man from O’Fallon, Missouri. The accident happened when 70-year-old Richard R. Nesbit was operating a 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse along Interstate 44 eastbound. The Missouri State Highway Patrol report that at approximately 6:20 p.m. the Eclipse veered off the left side of the roadway and collided into a cable barrier. Emergency workers pronounced Nesbit dead at the scene of the accident. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident. The Patrol is investigating the accident in an attempt to determine a cause.
It is common for individuals to have been involved in a single-vehicle car accident to assume that they do not have grounds to file an accident case. Those assumptions are false! A single-vehicle accident may be caused by the reckless actions of the drivers; however, it may also be caused by dangerous roadways, vehicle design flaws, or mechanical defects. Victims may have grounds to file a case against the roadway engineers, vehicle manufacturer, or another party. The driver could be held responsible if you were injured as a passenger in the vehicle in which they operated negligently. Regardless of the circumstances, all individuals should contact a knowledgeable auto accident attorney to determine liability and if there are grounds to file a case.
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