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Liability in a Multi-Car Accident

Multi-car accident

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, multi-car accidents account for a third of annual car accidents. Multi-car accidents are caused mostly by inclement weather, speeding, distracted driving (i.e. phone use, radio use, reading maps, eating, personal grooming, etc.), drowsy driving, intoxicated driving, disabled vehicles on the side of the roadway or following too closely. When one car hits another car, determining liability is easier. However, determining liability in a multi-car accident can be challenging because there are more vehicles involved. Therefore, it essential to conduct a professional analysis, also known as accident reconstruction, in a multi-car accident.

Accident Reconstruction Can Help Prove Liability in a Multi-Car Accident

Accident reconstruction experts are trained to compile all the accident evidence, which can include photos of the scene and the involved vehicles, police investigation reports, analysis of car damage, vehicle skid marks, eyewitness reports and weather conditions. They can reconstruct what likely occurred before, during and after a multi-car accident. This information may be useful in determining whether a victim’s injuries are the result of one driver being primarily responsible, or possibly several drivers contributing to the crash.

Shared Liability Applied in Multi-Car Accidents

Multi-car accidents are often caused by the negligence of multiple drivers and it falls under shared liability. Under a shared liability rule or comparative negligence, each driver may receive compensation according to his or her percentage of fault.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a multi-car accident and need an effective and experienced car accident lawyer, Rockland Injury Lawyers can help. Our car accident lawyers have been handling car accident cases for over 50 years. You can count on us to fight on your behalf to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call us at 845-709-8005 / 800-940-1799 or email us at jeff@rocklandinjurylaw.com or reuven@rocklandinjurylaw.com.

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