About one-third (34%) of traffic incidents in Minnesota in 2022 were single-vehicle accidents, so you must understand what to do when involved in a single-vehicle accident and how insurance coverage works following those incidents. Our team at Pizano Insurance in Wayzata, MN is always here to help you with your insurance needs.
Understanding Fault In Single-Vehicle Accidents
Minnesota is a no-fault state, meaning that economic damages suffered due to the accident may be recovered from the driver’s insurance company. Even though Minnesota is a no-fault state, we still determine who is at fault, even for single-vehicle accidents, because the driver is not necessarily at fault for some or all of the accidents.
In many situations, drivers in single-vehicle accidents bear no or only partial fault. Some of those situations include:
- Hitting an object after swerving to avoid a vehicle or collision caused by another driver
- Hitting a deer or other animal
- Inclement Weather
- Road conditions or unkempt roads
- Hidden road signage
- Obstacles in the road
- Vehicle malfunction
Even in a single-vehicle accident, you should obtain a police report and safely document the accident scene. Doing so can help determine who bears what portion of the fault and may allow you to avoid or reduce liability. In addition to offering peace of mind, reporting the accident can help you save money or collect damages from others who are at fault or share in the fault.
Working With Pizano Insurance
Your friendly team at Pizano Insurance, serving Wayzata, MN, is ready to address all your insurance needs, including automobile insurance. Give us a call or stop in today to ensure you are appropriately covered while driving Minnesota’s roads.