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Oh No! You’ve Been Involved in a Multi-Vehicle Accident, Now What?

Oh No! You’ve Been Involved in a Multi-Vehicle Accident - Now WhatCar accidents are always scary, guaranteed.  Even if it’s a minor one.  So, as you can imagine when the accident involves three or more vehicles, the situation becomes even more high-stress.

The first thing you think about after a multi-vehicle accident is the damage it caused.  Are you hurt?  Did someone else get hurt?  How’s my car?  But once you’ve determined those facts, you’ll want to know who’s at fault.

Thornton’s injury attorneys Hull & Zimmerman have been investigating multi-vehicle accidents for decades and today we’ll tell you what to do after you’ve been involved in one and how to best determine who’s at fault.


The Negligent Driver Car Accident

The leading cause of car accidents is negligence due to distracted driving.  First and foremost, be sure you’re never that driver.  That said, just because you’re not the negligent driver, doesn’t mean you won’t be involved in an accident because of one, so always stay alert and attentive.  

When you are in a multi-vehicle crash, determining fault is necessary so that you can get compensation for your damages and injuries.  This may not be an easy task, however.  Was someone on their phone, fighting with their kids in the backseat, speeding?  

Finding a multi-vehicle accident attorney is the best way to determine what caused the accident.  An investigation team will provide a report detailing exactly what happened and your personal injury attorney will be able to use that report to determine your compensation.  

Keep in mind that more than one of the vehicles could be at fault, making the crash harder to analyze.  It’s important to figure out the actions of every driver involved to accurately establish accountability.  


The Chain-Reaction Car Wreck

We’ve all seen the pile-up car accidents when one car hits the car in front of it and that car hits the car in front of it and that goes on for several cars.  No one wants to be involved with the chain-reaction car accident.  

You may assume (and in many cases be accurate) that the driver furthest back is at fault, pushing all the other cars into each other.  The accident, however, could easily be started by a middle car, who hits the car in front of them, and the car behind them doesn’t react to the quick stop in time, and ultimately hits the car in front of them (sandwiching the at-fault car).

Getting to the bottom of where the chain-reaction accident started is key to a legitimate claim, so it’s important to have experts find out where the accident began and whether all involved had left the appropriate amount of space between their vehicle and the one in front of them.  


The Defects, Weather, or Road Conditions Car Accident

While car accidents are usually driver error, sometimes the fault lies elsewhere.  You’ve probably seen letters from car makers describing a car’s defect.  If not taken care of, a car defect can cause serious harm and lead to every kind of car accident.  If you ever receive one of these letters it’s important to have the problem resolved however the manufacturer describes.   

Multi-vehicle car accidents can also be because of serious weather or road conditions.  This may be the fault of mother nature, or it could be because road signs weren’t working or missing, pavement was slippery, potholes, low visibility, construction, the list goes on and on.

Hiring professional personal injury lawyers will help to find whether any of these causes could have been avoided and if so, who should have seen to it, and if they can be held accountable. 


The Takeaway

You shouldn’t have to suffer through any injury due to another party’s negligence.  If you have been involved in a multi-vehicle crash, our team will investigate thoroughly the particulars of your accident so that the physical, financial, and emotional injuries you incurred will be justly compensated.

Northglenn personal injury attorneys Hull & Zimmerman will provide counsel and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. 

At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., we understand the pain and frustration that comes with an accident. While it can never truly compensate you for your loss, damages may help address the financial realities of your situation. Contact us today to schedule a pressure-free, no-obligation consultation, so you can learn what your legal options are. Call us at (303) 423-1770 or toll-free at (866) 385-3505. You can also find us online at Proudly serving North Denver, Northglenn, Westminster, Thornton, Commerce City, Arvada, and Broomfield.


At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., we are honored to help accident victims in their time of need, and take our responsibility as personal injury lawyers incredibly seriously. We know how important it is for victims to secure the full and fair compensation they need following a serious accident, and that is why we take a hands-on, personalized approach to every case we handle.

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