Why Multi-Vehicle Accidents Are Complex

From chain-reaction collisions to pileups involving multiple cars, multi-vehicle accidents involve at least three motor vehicles are caused by a wide range of factors, whether it’s distracted driving, intoxication, or even inclement weather conditions. Unfortunately, determining liability and recovering financial compensation can be quite difficult due to the various complexities of such crashes. 

The following are several reasons why multi-vehicle accidents are complex: 

  • Multiple negligent drivers – In collisions involving only two drivers, either one party is to blame or both parties share liability in causing the crash. Although one driver may be negligent, perhaps three or more drivers could be at fault, which may complicate the process of determining negligence. 

  • Multiple victims – Multi-vehicle accidents may also involve multiple injured passengers, which means they may be entitled to damages just like injured drivers. 

  • Multiple claims – It is not uncommon for one driver to blame another driver in a collision and vice versa. But in a multi-vehicle crash, you may have three or more parties blaming each other. 

  • Insufficient insurance – In Texas, all drivers are required to carry at least $30,000 for bodily injury per person, $60,000 for total bodily injury per accident, and $25,000 for property damage in liability insurance coverage. However, there may not be enough coverage to compensate everyone involved in a multi-vehicle accident. 

If you have been injured in a multi-vehicle accident, one of the most important things to do is hire an experienced personal injury attorney to protect your rights and best interests. A lawyer can help you investigate the accident, gather evidence and witness testimony, hire an expert witness (i.e., accident reconstruction expert), and negotiate with insurance adjusters to maximize your entitled compensation. 

Injured in a car accident in Dallas or Houston? Contact MR Civil Justice today at (214) 307-8387 for a free case review. Millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients! 

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