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Multiple Vehicle Accidents

Getting into a vehicle accident with another vehicle is traumatic and frightening. However, the stress and terror associated with this incident are far greater when you’re involved in a multi-vehicle accident. These types of pile-up incidents may cause significant damage to your car as well as serious bodily harm if you are in it.

When multiple vehicles are involved in a crash, questions like “whose fault was it?” and “how are you going to pay for your injuries, medical expenses, and other financial losses?” might come to mind.

To address these worries, you’ll need the assistance of a qualified personal injury lawyer to aid you in obtaining compensation for your vehicle accident.

We at Texas Personal Injury Lawyers help our clients with filing successful multi-vehicle claims against the party responsible.

A multi-vehicle accident claim is made up of a number of intricate elements; determining who you should hold liable for your losses, injuries, and damages may be challenging. To get this right, you must understand the laws surrounding multi-vehicle accidents. This will assist you in determining who you must hold responsible and calculating your fair recompense.

Classification Of Multi-Vehicle Accidents

There is no precise number of vehicles needed to qualify a vehicle accident as a multi-vehicle collision. Any car or vehicle accident in which more than two vehicles are involved is considered a multi-vehicle incident.

Finding the vehicle at fault and determining liability becomes tough since several vehicles and automobiles are involved. In such difficult circumstances, we at Texas Personal Injury Lawyers can assist you.

What May Cause Multi-Vehicle Accidents

 

Occasionally, other drivers may not have enough time to brake or flee to any other destination after a collision between cars. Because of the smoke and obstructions, some drivers may not even detect the accident. In such scenarios, additional vehicles might smash into the existing disaster, resulting in a larger “pile-up.”

A chain reaction can also lead to a multi-vehicle pileup. In these situations, one vehicle pushes the car in front of it into oncoming traffic. The first car rear-ends the vehicle ahead of it, causing the second vehicle to push into the next automobile in line, and so on.

Accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, but, in the end, driver carelessness is to blame. Some of the circumstances that may cause multi-vehicle accidents to include:

  • Poor visibility;
  • Unfavorable road conditions such as rain, snow, or ice;
  • Traffic congestion;
  • Driving too fast, i.e., in bad road conditions or above speed limits;
  • Tailgating cars (intentionally or unintentionally); and
  • Drunk driving.

Rubbernecking is one of the most prevalent causes of multi-vehicle collisions, as drivers who are looking at the accident aren’t paying attention to their own driving.

Texas Law Of Modified Comparative Negligence

 

Texas uses a modified version of comparative negligence (also known as “proportionate responsibility” in Texas). This implies that your compensation can be reduced if you are found to be partially responsible for the harm. The plaintiff’s carelessness was not more than the defendant’s; hence, the award was decreased in proportion to the carelessness.

Unfortunately, in such situations, any driver may be held responsible for an action they did not intend, even if they only collided with another car as a result of a chain reaction of cars colliding with one another.

Because of this, you’ll need our knowledgeable attorneys at Texas Personal Injury Lawyers. We will not only defend you from being held accountable for something you did not do, but we will also look for the person(s) or entity(ies) to blame and seek compensation.

Determining The Fault In Multi-Vehicle Accidents

 

When it comes to multi-vehicle accidents, determining responsibility is a complicated process. There are frequently three sorts of actors to blame.

  • Vehicle In Front

When two cars travel in the same direction, the vehicle ahead is at fault. When a car ahead of you suddenly applies its brakes, it’s typically because there was another automobile in front of you. In such circumstances, the automobiles behind this vehicle may not have enough time to stop and cause a chain reaction of collisions.

In most cases, the vehicle behind the one in front must keep enough distance to avoid being hit if the ahead car brakes. However, if the leading vehicle slows down for no apparent reason, its driver may be held partially responsible for the multi-vehicle accident as a result of his or her negligence.

  • Middle Vehicle

Even if the rear vehicle gently applied its brakes as it should, a vehicle might smash into the front car. If the second car’s driver exceeded speed limits, didn’t maintain adequate distance between cars, or wasn’t paying attention, this may result in a rear-end collision.

  • The Last Vehicle

The last vehicle in a line of vehicles might also be the triggering point for a multi-vehicle collision. This can occur when the final car rear-ends the vehicle in front of it, causing each following vehicle to smash into the one ahead owing to the chain reaction.

No party is exempt from liability unless they can show that they were not responsible for the accident in some way. To do so, you must enlist the aid of knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorneys.

Litigation Of Multi-Vehicle Accident Cases

 

Because more than one person’s negligence might have caused the accident, it generally takes the services of a skilled lawyer to successfully handle a multi-vehicle collision lawsuit. Cases frequently can’t be resolved without filing a lawsuit and conducting discovery, which may include depositions of the driver and witnesses.

The following are some of the factors that might obstruct or delay the resolution of a multi-vehicle accident claim:

  • More than one at-fault driver
  • More than one injured party
  • Insufficient insurance to pay all claims
  • The Prosecutor’s investigation of deaths or serious injuries claimed
  • Cross-claims of negligence between drivers

It’s possible to wait years for a lawsuit if you don’t act quickly. Because the accident victim is still receiving medical treatment, many cases must be put on hold. Many insurance carriers refuse to pay accident victims in a timely and fair manner due to their business tactics of delay, denial, and defense.

A bifurcated trial is one approach that may be of help in moving a multi-vehicle accident forward. This implies that a person’s claim will be tried in two parts.

The first portion of the trial’s narrative focuses on the accident’s origins without addressing injuries. After hearing a lot of testimony and examining photographs of the collision scene and vehicle damage, the jury will only debate liability or the accident cause.

Then there’s the trial phase, which may last anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Cases then frequently settle or continue on to medical testimony in order to figure out how much compensation a harmed person is entitled to.

Get Compensation For Multi-Vehicle Accident In Texas

 

If you’ve been in a multi-vehicle accident, you’ll want the assistance of an experienced law firm like Texas Personal Injury Lawyers. We’ll look into your case and determine who is to blame for the multi-vehicle accident.

Our knowledgeable lawyers know the complex elements of multi-vehicle accidents and will make sure you aren’t blamed for someone else’s wrongdoing in a chain-reaction accident.

Call us at (888) 997-2148 now for you free consultation.

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