Special Considerations For Liability in Multi-Vehicle Car Crashes
Local 10 News recently reported that a 46-year-old man who was injured a week beforehand in a multi-vehicle accident in North Miami Beach has died from his injuries. He was one of nine people who were injured in a Thursday afternoon accident at an intersection. Surveillance video from the scene of the accident shows the white Jaguar SUV driven by the deceased trying to make a left turn into a shopping plaza when he was hit by a Mercedes-Benz being driven at a high rate of speed. After the initial crash, four other vehicles collided and two others had to be hospitalized in stable condition after the accident.
How Often Do Multi-Vehicle Accidents Happen?
The prospect of an accident with multiple other vehicles is obviously one of the most intimidating and scary collision scenarios that any driver can imagine. But unfortunately, this kind of collision occurs more often than any of us would like to think. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has reported that almost half of the motor vehicle crash deaths in 2017 that happened nationwide occurred in multi-vehicle crashes. As there were almost 35,000 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States that year and this statistic only addresses fatalities, it is likely that a lot more people were involved in accidents with multiple vehicles where no one perished.
What Should I Understand About Liability in Multi-Vehicle Car Crashes?
Determining the liable party, or the driver who was at fault, is a relatively straightforward process in many car accident cases. However, this process can become much more complicated when it comes to accidents that involve multiple cars. Because there are multiple parties involved, there are multiple sources of potential liability and figuring out which one is responsible for an accident can be difficult. Additionally, multiple drivers may be liable for the accident in other circumstances. Regardless, in many instances, drivers involved in the collision have very different accounts of how the accident happened.
For this reason, while you may want to navigate this process on your own to get it over with as quickly as possible, you should understand that it can be of great help to have the assistance of an experienced legal team throughout the legal process and this is especially true when it comes to determining and establishing fault.
Have You or a Loved One Been Injured as the Result of a Multi-Vehicle Accident?
Instead of attempting to navigate the complexities of a multi-car pileup on your own, you should depend on the help of the right legal team to investigate the circumstances of a multi-car pileup and help you establish liability. As the experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys of the Pendas Law Firm, we offer the help you will need to help you hold the appropriate parties responsible and maximize your success with your claim. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a car accident as the result of a collision involving multiple vehicles, you should contact us today so we can begin exploring your legal options.
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