If a car ends up colliding with a pole, wall, or other objects near the road, it is common to assume that the driver must have made a mistake and they are at fault. However, this is not always the case. If another driver is responsible or some other person created unsafe conditions that led to the accident, they can still be sued for negligence afterwards.
Driver goes into a power pole and causes an outage
Local police responded to a car crash on McDowell Road in Jackson. They arrived at the scene to find a car that had collided with a power pole near the intersection of McDowell Road and Woody Drive early in the morning. The accident had left approximately 200 people in the area without power. The cause of the incident was still unknown and being investigated when initial reports were released. The power company that serves the area also planned to have all customers’ electricity restored within a few hours.  
Does it matter what happened? 
There are a number of reasons why a car can end up crashing into a pole or other stationary obstacle on the road rather than simple driver error. There could have been another driver involved who left the scene. The roads themselves may have been under construction or experiencing other changed conditions due to things like weather or debris spilled out of other vehicles. The car itself may have malfunctioned due to a manufacturing defect. As long as something aside from the driver’s own actions contributed to the accident, a lawsuit can hold the “at fault” party responsible in a negligence case. Most lawyers who specialize in accidents will be able to determine the best way to proceed after they have some basic information. 

What will determine the cause of the accident?
An investigation by the police along with other information that is available to your car accident attorney should help uncover the exact cause and hold the person or business responsible. There may initially be complaints served to multiple parties while the investigation is ongoing. In civil cases, some of these other parties may be released from the case as a definite cause becomes clear. 
This process follows the same format as all other personal injury lawsuits. An attorney will essentially have to argue that the party responsible caused damages to their client, which can include money to pay for things like car repairs, medical bills, and lost wages. In serious accidents that result in permanent injuries or death, these amounts to cover a victim’s damages will increase relative to their losses.
Talk to a lawyer about your accident for more information 
If you have been involved in any kind of automobile accident in the Jackson area or nearby parts of Mississippi, contact the Heilman Law Group, PA. Their attorneys will advocate aggressively on your behalf to make sure you receive an appropriate level of compensation for your injuries.