Who is to blame in a multi-vehicle pile-up?
In a typical rear-end collision, only two cars are involved and the car in the back is usually to blame. In a multi-vehicle pileup, though, who is liable? Answering that question can be more difficult than you think. In these situations, you have a chain reaction of accidents that cause damage to multiple vehicles. If you find yourself in the midst of a multi-vehicle pile-up, you might be unsure of how to proceed. You may need more help than what your insurance company can/will offer. Insurance companies are in the business of saving themselves money, not getting justice for you. Alexander Law Group, PLC can help walk you through the claims process and any lawsuits that may arise. You don’t have to face this confusing insurance and legal situation alone.
How does this happen?
Multi-vehicle accidents typically occur when individuals are following too closely to another vehicle that needs to stop abruptly. If someone is rear-ended, it is because there was either too much distraction for the driver or not enough room to stop as quickly as needed. Following too closely is not only illegal but very dangerous. The initial accident can escalate by the force of the rear vehicle pushing the front vehicle into another. It could also occur from the rear vehicle continuing to be hit from behind by vehicles also unable to stop in time. The sequence of cars hitting into each other further complicates the liability determination.
Who is Liable?
Determining the liable party for a multi-vehicle pileup can be difficult to do. In rear-ending and chain reaction pileups, there is always some level of negligence at play. Insurance adjustors have the task of determining which individual(s) played the biggest part in being negligent. There also may be a situation where several drivers are at fault and must pay a portion of the damages for multiple vehicles. If you are not satisfied with the decision of the police report or of the insurance company, your best bet is to obtain legal counsel. Experienced lawyers can help you navigate through the intricacies of a multi-vehicle pileup.
How Can Alexander Law Group, PLC Help?
If you are uncertain of how to proceed with the insurance company after a multi-vehicle pileup or you need help with a lawsuit, Alexander Law Group, PLC is here for you. We can conduct our own investigation of the accident to determine the true cause of the accident. If you were involved in a pileup at no fault of your own, we can help get you the proper settlement. We also offer a free guarantee for our clients. You will pay absolutely no fee if we are unable to get you more money than what the insurance company is initially offering. That means no upfront expenses and a no-fee consultation. Give us a call today at (804) 271-1969 to set up your consultation and have one of our experienced attorneys start on your case right away. We are here to help you navigate the insurance and liability confusion.