Who is to Blame in Multiple-Vehicle Accidents?
Written by Greg on April 5, 2020
Accidents happen unexpectedly, and when they do, they can be terrifying. As the largest and most densely populated city in Texas, there are many vehicles on our roadways. Not surprisingly, to learn, there are many vehicle accidents with injuries and fatalities. According to statistics compiled through the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), a crash happens about every minute with a fatal accident about every two and a half hours. While most crashes involve two vehicles, sometimes more vehicles are involved. The driver or drivers who are negligent should be held responsible for the injuries and other damages they cause.
Crashes Involving Multiple Vehicles
Accidents that involve more than two vehicles are more complex and can be more challenging to resolve. You must determine the negligent party in any collision, and that is no different in a multiple vehicle accident. The difference is that more than one party may hold some responsibility for the accident. The injury laws in Texas use comparative negligence to assign a portion of liability to each party involved in a crash. Comparative negligence means you can get compensation for damages in an accident, even if you are partly at fault.
The insurance adjuster will review the accident, read the police report, and talk to drivers to assign a percentage of fault to each driver. For instance, one driver may have changed lanes and hit another car, while a third driver crashed into the vehicles because he was speeding. Depending on the assignment of negligence, you may obtain at least a percentage of your expenses. The more vehicles involved in the accident, the more complex the assignment of negligence. Meaning the harder it is for a car accident attorney to collect fair compensation for you.
Damages Caused by Multiple-Vehicle Crashes
The damages caused by multiple-vehicle crashes can be much more severe than in other types of accidents. Your injuries are more likely to be significant because you may have been hit more than one time. Therefore, you could suffer different injuries such as whiplash and a head injury. Your vehicle is also more likely to have been damaged or totaled. If you were hurt in an accident, you might get compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and more.
Because of the complexity of multiple-vehicle crashes, it is helpful to seek guidance from an experienced Houston accident lawyer soon. Your attorney will work on your behalf to gather critical evidence to prove negligence in your case.
The Injury Lawyers at Baumgartner Law Firm
At Baumgartner Law Firm, our team is dedicated to providing you with the best legal representation. We are on your side to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. As a victim of an accident, you need to take care of your health and allow us to handle your legal needs.
Contact Baumgartner Law Firm today for a free case evaluation. We are happy to answer your questions and assist you with every aspect of your legal case. Call (281) 587-1111!