What to do in Multi-Car Accidents
There are some car accident cases that are simple and only two vehicles are involved, and liability is obvious. However, if there are more than two vehicles involved, the claim is usually a lot more complicated. In these cases, it is usually hard to figure out how the accident was caused and who is legally responsible for damages.
The experienced auto accident lawyers in Beverly Hills at One Law Group are here to help you during this stressful time. If you have a case, we’ll investigate to establish who is at fault and be in communication with the insurance companies on your behalf.
Accidents with Multiple At-Fault Parties
There are several different types of multi-vehicle collisions, such as:
- Rear-end accidents
- Head-on accidents
- T-bone accidents
- Pile-up accidents
- Interstate accidents
- Chain reaction accidents
Several factors can contribute to a multi-car accident, including:
- Speeding: Speeding is on of the most common reasons highway accidents occur and because of this, drivers may have less time to stop. And because of it, there can be other drivers may also not have time to stop and avoid a multi-car pileup.
- Tailgating: It is common for multi-vehicle accidents to occur during rush hour, when traffic is congested, and everyone is driving super close to each other. It’s so easy for a pile up to occur if you don’t leave enough space between the vehicle in front of you.
- Bad weather: Bad weather conditions like ice and rain can cause your vehicle to slip and slide on roads. Additionally, rainy weather tends to cause poor visibility and cause accidents.
- Construction zones: When there is a construction zone, drivers are supposed to slow down for the safety of workers. It is common for drivers to not pay attention or may be speeding and aren’t paying attention to the warnings to slow down.
In many of these accidents, the carelessness of one or more drivers is the ultimate cause for the accident.
Figuring Out Who is at Fault
It is hard to prove fault in multi-vehicle accidents and there are many factors that are involved. Your personal injury lawyer and the insurance companies involved may consider factors like:
- Whether any drivers were violating traffic laws at the time of the accident
- Whether law enforcement gave any of the driver’s tickets
- Where the accident was located
- Conditions at the time of the accident
- The location of the vehicles’ damages
- The information in the accident report
- Any witness statements that were obtained
- The actions of the drivers involved
If you were involved in a multi-vehicle accident, please don’t hesitate to give the lawyers at One Law Group for help with your claim. Our firm will be able to provide you with the guidance and knowledge to help explain the insurance claims process and how liability can affect the value of your damages.