March 1st, 2013 - by DKRPA
A Florida man had to be extricated from his vehicle after it flipped over in the early morning hours of last Sunday. The crash happened in Palm Beach, and the man was rushed to the hospital. Details of his condition are unknown, but it is likely that he suffered some serious injuries. Rollover accidents are known to cause head injuries that can take a long time to recover from.
It was a single-vehicle accident, something that happens far more often than many people may even realize. If asked “what is the most common type of car accident,” most people would say that an accident involving two or more vehicles is the answer. However, that is not the case. Single-car accidents are the most common.
This is important because it relates back to the coverage provided by your car insurance. Most people assume that their insurance provides blanket coverage; but depending on what types of coverage you choose, that is not necessarily the case. For example, there are specific types of insurance that cover property damage; that cover other people that drive your car; and that cover damage caused by striking an object that is not a vehicle.
They do not necessarily overlap, and it can lead to an accident victim being in a tough financial spot when they discover their insurer does not cover the particulars involved in their wreck. Even when the insurer should cover you, they will fight tooth and nail to mitigate their liability — meaning they may lie to you to try and get you to pay for some of the accident.
Source: Palm Beach Post, “Single-car crash in suburban West Palm Beach sends one man to hospital,” Carlos Frias, Feb. 17, 2013
- To learn more, please visit our Palm Beach car accident page.