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What to Do After a Multi-Vehicle Crash

You are driving down the highway and you quickly reach a wall of traffic. You come to an abrupt stop and check your review mirror to find that the car behind you isn’t stopping fast enough. They hit you and you feel major impact, but it doesn’t stop there—you immediately feel another hit. It’s as you’re moving your vehicle to safety that you realize there are multiple vehicles in the accident behind you.

It’s difficult to understand the steps to take when you’ve been in a multi-vehicle crash. You don’t want to have to go through the process of getting an attorney involved, but it may be necessary. Understand when you may need to hire a lawyer after being in a multi-vehicle car accident.

Determine Who Is at Fault

The first step is to determine who will be held liable for the car accident. If the last car hits and creates a chain reaction, they could potentially be held liable for all damages. Depending on the accident, any of the cars involved could be at fault. In some cases, the insurance company will find that no one admits fault.

This is why it’s so important to have legal representation—find a lawyer to consult you on your case. Our team at Robert J. DeBry & Associates has a combined 200 years of experience. We know the best way to deal with these situations.

Investigating Fault

While trying to figure out who is at fault, the investigators will look into the history of all the drivers. Witnesses of the accident will be interviewed and testimonies will be compared. If there are extenuating circumstances in the car accident, no one may be held liable for the accident.

If there are multiple people at fault, the amount of damages may be reduced, determined by the fault of every driver. If you and another person are at fault, your compensation could decrease by 50 percent based on their insurance.

If you have been in a car accident in Provo, Utah, contact Robert J. DeBry & Associates. A lawyer on our team can help you through the process in a multi-vehicle crash lawsuit.

Sources:
http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/post-crash.html
https://www.justia.com/injury/motor-vehicle-accidents/car-accidents/chain-reaction-multi-vehicle-accidents/

By |2017-12-11T06:53:10-06:00December 11th, 2017|auto accident|Comments Off on What to Do After a Multi-Vehicle Crash

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