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Can more than one driver be responsible for my car accident injuries?

Published on June 20th, 2020

Car Accident Lawyer

Were you injured in a multi-car accident? If you sustained a serious injury in a car accident, you may not even remember all the moments of that traumatic event. And if there were several vehicles involved, everything may have happened so fast that you do not have clear recollection of the events in their exact order. As a result, you may not know who hit who first and how many cars collided with yours. Therefore, it may be unclear as to who should be held responsible for compensating you for your damages. A lawyer, like a car accident lawyer from MartinWren, P.C., has the experience and knowledge necessary to protect the rights of their clients which includes collecting maximum compensation for their injury-related costs.

How do multi-car accidents occur?

Accidents involving more than one vehicle happen every day across our country. Though most vehicle accidents have no more than two vehicles involved, single and multiple car accidents are not uncommon. Very often, what happens is a “domino effect” in which an accident occurs and is compounded by additional drivers who are caught in the same web that entrapped the original crash vehicles. Here are a few examples of how this happens:

  •         A vehicle on the highway travels too closely behind the vehicle in front of them. When the first car slows, the car behind them rear-ends them, causing an additional slowdown. The car behind the second car may not be able to slow or change lanes in time and thus hits the second car. Successive cars behind those drivers are also unable to escape, especially as they are all travelling at a high rate of speed and all lanes become filled with colliding vehicles. In this scenario, if your car was hit from behind, it may have been hit by more than one vehicle.
  •         A driver loses control of their vehicle while travelling on a wet or icy road. As the vehicle spins, it collides with a vehicle on their side of the road divider and subsequently crosses that divider to hit oncoming traffic. In this scenario, if your car was hit by the oncoming car that crossed into your lane, or you were hit by a car that swerved into the lane beside you, there may be more than one driver at fault for your injuries.
  •         A vehicle is passing through an intersection when a car coming from the opposite direction turns in front of them. Because the vehicle that was driving straight through the intersection did not expect a car to pull out in front of them, they were driving at full speed. After making contact with the turning driver, their own vehicle spins around and hits another vehicle. If you were the driver of the third vehicle, there may be more than one driver at fault for your injuries.

If you suffered a serious injury in a car accident and it is unclear who may be at fault for your damages, contact a law firm to discuss your case with a car accident lawyer.

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