Who is At-Fault in a Chain Reaction Car Accident?
Most car accidents involve only two vehicles. However, in some cases, when one driver collides with another, it can causea chain reaction. When one car hits another, it may push the hit car into another, triggering a multi-vehicle collision. If you have been involved in this type of accident, you may be wondering who is at fault. Here is some information you need to know.
Why Is It Important to Determine Fault After a Car Accident?
If a multi-vehicle accident occurs, you may wonder why fault is even important. Fault is important because itdetermines who is responsible for paying for damages, including vehicle damage and medical expenses. The at-fault driver’s insurance company will pay for the damage, and if there is not enough coverage available, the at-fault driver can even be sued for damages.
Who is At Fault in a Chain Reaction Car Accident?
Determining who is at fault in a chain reaction car accident is not always easy. In some cases, one driver may have all of the fault, while in other cases, various drivers may have fault. If one car hits another car, and that causes that car to lurch forward and hit another car, the driver who started the chain reaction is typically found to be at fault for the accident. However, if other drivers did not stop in time to prevent themselves from hitting other cars or have a safe distance between themselves and other vehicles, they may have some fault in the accident as well. Ultimately, it comes down to who was following traffic rules and laws and who may not have been.
How Can an Attorney Help Determine Fault After a Car Accident?
In many cases, determining fault in chain reaction car accidents can be challenging. As such, you may wish to hire an attorney to help you determine fault. An attorney will rely on police reports, witness statements and vehicle recreationists to help prove who may have been at fault for the multi-vehicle accident and why. This can be important to help you prove fault, determine who to include in the lawsuit and vital to recovering money for any injuries you sustained.
If you or a loved one were injured in a multi-car accident, it is important to hire an attorney to help you with your personal injury claim. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine who is at fault, file a claim and help you recover the maximum amount of money. Here at Mukerji Law Firm, we are committed to helping those injured in an auto accident. Contact us today if you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident that resulted in injuries.