Who is at fault in a multi-car accident?

Who is at fault in a multi-car accident?

Crashes involving two vehicles can be far less complicated than those involving three or more vehicles, a situation known as a “pileup” or “multi-car crash.” If you were injured in a crash and need compensation to pay your medical bills, make up for lost wages, and more, you need to know who’s at fault (responsible) for the collision. So who’s at fault in a multi-car accident? And what do you need to do to get the compensation you are owed?

Our Lake Charles car accident lawyers can help you to navigate your legal rights. Contact The Johnson Firm today to discuss your case through a free consultation. Call (337) 433-1414 now.

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Who is liable in a multi-car accident?

Many factors are considered in a multi-car accident, and ultimately, the most liable person is the one who caused the first incident to occur. However, it is only sometimes that clear. For example, if you struck another person because you did not react fast enough to changing circumstances on the roadway, you could be responsible for the damages you caused to others.

Multi-car collisions – who’s at fault when more than one person may be to blame?

In some situations, it is not clear if one person is more to blame than the other. This is when it gets very confusing and challenging for many drivers and insurance companies. Ultimately, the police will investigate (and your insurance company will as well) to determine fault. If you do not agree with it, our legal team will also investigate what occurred to ensure that the blame is levied on the right party.

Multi-car pile up: who’s at fault when evidence is not clear?

There are some situations where the evidence is not clear or consistent about what happened or why it occurred. It can be challenging to navigate these incidents. Police reports can provide a wide range of information to support your claims, and we will investigate the details of the accident to determine what occurred.

When there is no clear evidence, different stories, or that can be viewed in multiple ways, it will ultimately be up to the court to decide fault in these matters.

Who is at fault in a multi-car pileup when weather causes the incidents?

What if it was all the weather’s fault? The answer is it almost never is, even if the weather conditions are bad. No matter what is happening on the road, drivers are responsible for the injuries they cause by driving unsafely. If conditions are bad, every driver is expected to slow down, pay attention, and if necessary, pull over until conditions are safe enough to continue driving. People who drive unsafely in bad weather are no different than drivers who run red lights or stop signs on a sunny day.

When weather leads to accidents and injuries, it is critical to recognize that you are still responsible for the incident. If the other driver caused your losses, then they are still responsible for what has occurred.

What can we do as your attorney to help you navigate these complicated legal matters?

In challenging situations like this, we encourage you to set up a consultation with our Lake Charles car accident lawyers. Learning who is at fault in a multi-car accident is not always simple, and sometimes, even the police report is not accurate. However, our legal team will help you navigate your rights and support you to recover any damages you may be owed.

Contact The Johnson Firm today to discuss your case. We are happy to provide you with a free consultation to discuss your case fully. You do not have to settle for what you believe is unfair. Instead, call (337) 433-1414 now to learn your legal rights.

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