Who Is at Fault in a Multi-Car Accident?
Multi-car accidents are frightening and they have the potential to be extremely dangerous, causing serious injuries to those involved. Indeed, multiple cars mean more opportunity for broken bones, trauma, and property damage. If you are injured in a multi car crash, you probably want to know:
What Is Fault?
Fault is responsibility for an accident or misfortune and in a personal injury claim, such as a car accident, is connected with negligence. In this instance, negligence can mean that someone did or did not do something and that “something” was a legal duty they had to others. For instance, drivers have a legal duty to not drink and drive or run red lights. By engaging in these unlawful behaviors while behind the wheel, they are exhibiting negligence.
However, in any sort of car accident (even if it is a multi-car accident), there must be actual damage. This damage can be a physical injury like a broken arm or a traumatic brain injury. Damage also includes the damage that happens to the vehicle or to other property. If you or a loved one are injured as a result of another driver's negligence, talk to an experienced accident attorney about your legal rights.
Why Is Fault Important?
Determining fault is important in a multi-car accident for two reasons. First, it helps you, insurance companies, and the court understand who should be held responsible for the accident. The person or persons who are found at fault for the wreck may be ordered to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and for the property damage of others who were affected by their negligence. In order to recover compensation for your injuries, you do need to file an injury claim.
Involved in a Multi-Car Accident?
If you were involved in a multi-car accident, contact a personal injury attorney who has experience handling these types of claims. It’s not always easy to determine who is at fault and who may be a defendant if you have to file a lawsuit. The right lawyer can help guide you through the process.
For a free, no obligation consultation, contact the accident attorneys at Ghozland Law Firm to discuss your legal rights and potential for financial recovery today.