When you are injured in a car accident, you and your personal injury attorney will need to determine who was at fault for causing the crash. If your accident involved just one other vehicle, determining fault—and liability—is usually pretty straightforward. Things get much more complicated, however, when there are two or more other vehicles involved in addition to your own. The good news is that our experienced car accident lawyers can help you figure out which party or parties should be held responsible for the multi-vehicle accident in which you were hurt.
There are a number of reasons why multi-vehicle accidents occur. One of the most common reasons is distracted drivers who do not see the vehicles in front of them because they are not paying attention and fail to stop, or they lose control of the vehicle and end up creating a pileup of vehicles. Poor road conditions and bad weather can also be contributing factors. Or, a driver who is unfamiliar with an area can easily become confused and cause a crash.
Multi-vehicle accidents can be catastrophic, with many drivers not having enough time to react and stop their vehicles from hitting the vehicle in front of them. This often causes a chain reaction. In other situations, a driver will swerve to try to avoid slamming into already crashed vehicles, only to end up driving right into oncoming traffic and causing an even bigger pileup of vehicles.
In some multi-vehicle accidents, the circumstances of the crash make it obvious which driver is at fault, such as a lost driver running a red light or a driver who suddenly hits their brakes with no warning or legitimate reason. However, there are many of these accidents where it may not be as apparent or there is more than one at-fault driver. In many cases, liability is shared among several different parties. This makes the case even more complicated and the help of an experienced attorney even more important.
Contact an Appleton Personal Injury Attorney for Assistance
If you have been injured in a multi-vehicle accident, it is important to consult with an experienced Green Bay car accident lawyer can determine which driver is liable for your injuries and losses. A skilled attorney will know how to investigate the crash, staying aware of the legal nuances and potential conflicting stories by other drivers and even witnesses there may be. Call Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. at 920-739-7366 for a free consultation today.