Car accidents involving three or more vehicles often lead to serious injuries and complex insurance claims. In these types of crashes, large vehicles, like 18-wheelers or delivery trucks, might be involved.
A multi-vehicle crash means your car might be struck several times, with each impact causing a separate injury to the driver and passengers. Sometimes a rear-end crash can turn into a chain-reaction accident involving several vehicles, each with extensive damage.
How severe are these types of car accidents?
Serious injuries in multi-vehicle crashes can be permanent and life-altering. Some of the severe injuries our attorneys have seen include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Broken bones
Don’t make the mistake of assuming your injury after such an accident is minor and will go away on its own. In some cases, an injury may not be apparent until days or weeks after the accident occurred. You should seek medical attention as soon as possible, and remember to follow your doctor’s advice.
What are the causes of a multi-vehicle crash?
Any number of factors can cause a multi-vehicle collision. Sometimes, a combination of factors play a role in the crash.
Here are some common causes behind pile-up car crashes:
- Poor weather conditions, such as snow, heavy rain or fog
- Road debris
- A sudden slowdown
- Driving too fast
- Drowsy driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Texting or distracted driving
Who is at fault in a multi-vehicle car accident?
Determining who is at fault can be a difficult challenge in a crash involving three or more cars. Your car may have been struck by two or more vehicles. In investigating the crash, you may find out that more than one driver acted negligently. Often, several insurance companies will come into play. You will want to get the insurance and contact information from each driver involved in the crash. Drivers and their insurance companies may point the finger at other parties involved in the crash.
There are a variety of ways to determine liability. They include, but are not limited to:
- Eyewitnesses, such as you or passengers or people who were passing by the crash scene
- Police reports
- Damage to the vehicles
- Evidence, such as skid marks and debris
Even if you know who caused the crash, your claim can get complicated. Other drivers may blame you and file a claim against your insurance company, or even name you in a lawsuit.
How can a car accident lawyer help?
Because of the complex nature of multi-vehicle accidents, you should contact an experienced injury lawyer in Connecticut as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli, we will work aggressively on your behalf to uncover the cause of the crash. Our investigation might involve consulting with accident reconstruction specialists and other experts to determine liability, but we leave no stone unturned. Our focus is on you – our client – and fighting to get you full compensation for your losses.
We are contingency fee lawyers, which means you pay nothing until you get compensated for the crash. Contact us online today for a free consultation. Let the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli work for you. Tell them you mean business!