You’ve probably passed them on the road: accidents involving multiple vehicles and multiple drivers. These accidents can happen on Florida streets for a number of reasons. Sometimes, heavy traffic can mean one accident creates a chain reaction because other drivers don’t have enough space or time to come to a complete stop or to maneuver out of the way.
Chain reaction accidents can also be caused by high speeds on highways, where there simply may not be enough time to respond to avoid an accident. Truck accidents can also lead to multiple vehicle crashes, because the size and force of a truck can crash through multiple vehicles before coming to a complete stop.
Chain Reaction Accident Injuries
No matter why they happen, chain reaction accidents can result in serious injury. If you have been in this type of accident, you will want to get medical care right away to determine whether you have sustained whiplash, head injury, or any other type of serious injury. You’ll also want to contact a car accident injury claims attorney because these collisions tend to be quite complicated, and the insurance process can be a challenge, especially if your injuries are serious and you’ll need a lot of medical care.
Why You Need an Attorney
After a chain reaction, there may be multiple liable parties and multiple injured people. This can easily result in finger pointing. The number of insurance companies can only complicate matters.
You may be accused of causing the accident or you may find that there are multiple liable parties. In a multiple crash accident, there may in fact be multiple causes of the accident, which can make the investigation complicated. For example, the initial crash may have been caused by someone who was distracted and who crashed into the car in front of them. Then, subsequent crashes in the same chain reaction may have been caused by others who were distracted, tailgating, under the influence, or who failed to stop for other reasons.
Trying to determine the level of liability for each party is difficult. Attorneys can work with accident reconstruction experts, investigators, and other professionals to figure out exactly what happened and who the liable parties are, as well as how much liability each party carries.
There is another reason to contact a car accident attorney, too. The injuries sustained in chain reaction accidents can be complex. There may be multiple points of impact, and each one can add to injuries. For example, the initial collision may cause you to crash into your airbag. If there are multiple additional impacts, your head may continue to bounce against your airbag, compounding your injuries.
If you are in a multiple vehicle accident and you’re trapped in your car, there can be a delay in getting you medical attention. This can cause complications and make your injuries worse. In multiple vehicle accidents it’s not unusual for there to be fatalities and serious, permanent injuries. In these cases, it’s important to speak with an attorney to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve to pay for quality care.
If you’ve been injured in a chain reaction accident, call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 to set up a free, no obligation consultation Or contact us online to connect with a car accident claims attorney. Our offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood serve the entire South Florida area and we’d be pleased to discuss your potential case with you.