Most car accidents are simple, and it is clear which party was at fault when the collision occurred, but this is not always the case for every incident. Sometimes car accidents involve multiple parties, vehicles, crashes, and injuries. The chaos of the accident often creates problems for drivers in agreeing on which car hit the other first and how to determine responsibility. If you were involved in a multi-vehicle accident, it is crucial to know your rights and how to protect yourself and maximize your chances of obtaining adequate compensation.
What to Do After a Multi-Vehicle Crash?
In a multi-car collision, there is a higher possibility of more severe or fatal injuries. So, your priority should be contacting emergency services and seeking medical treatment. Be sure to contact the police if none of the other drivers have done so.
You should get as much evidence from the scene as possible before moving the vehicles, but a multiple car crash may close off several lanes of traffic. The police will usually move the cars to clear the way for other traffic and then take statements from everyone involved in the crash. It’s important that you contact your insurance company and file a claim for the accident. You should also reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. A personal injury case resulting from a severe car accident can be highly complex, so you’ll want a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to guide you through the process.
Establishing Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Accident
The biggest challenge of multi-vehicle collisions is assigning liability or fault. In all personal injury claims, the party suing for compensation must prove the defendant’s actions were negligent and directly caused the suing party’s injuries or damage sustained. Multi-vehicle accidents typically involve a chain reaction of crashes, so it can be challenging to determine fault. For example, if other drivers involved in the accident also are speeding or distracted, this can create an even more severe multiple vehicle accident. However, sometimes, there may not be enough insurance to pay each victim the compensation they deserve.
If you were injured in a serious car accident, hiring a personal injury attorney is essential to ensure you get the representation you deserve. Reach out to the Snyder Law Group today for a free case evaluation.
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