Multi-Car Accidents

Multi-Car Accident Attorney in Irving, TX, Serving DFW

Texas has a high rate of automobile accidents, with a traffic fatality every 2 hours and 20 minutes, and a serious traffic injury every hour and 59 minutes. The vast majority of traffic accidents can be traced back to people not following the rules of public safety, either breaking the traffic rules such as driving too fast or following too closely, or being under the influence when driving. This creates a dangerous situation for everyone on the road.

When multiple cars are involved in a car accident at the same time, the scene is more complicated. If you are involved in a multi-car accident, you will need to be prepared to protect yourself from liability.

Fault in a Multi-Car Accident

Sometimes it is obvious why a multi-car accident occurred. For instance, sometimes one car rear-ends another car, which is already stopped. That car then crashes into the car in front of it, through no fault of action of the driver.

Most of the time, though, it is much more complicated. Particularly when there are several vehicles involved, it can be difficult to pinpoint who is at fault. If several drivers are all involved in a dangerous activity, they will not be able to waive liability because another driver hit a different car first. They will need to sort out their part of it and be held responsible.

In this kind of situation, people say a chain reaction has occurred. One thing occurred, which caused another thing to occur, which caused something else to occur. Sometimes one of the vehicles involved has a dashboard camera, which helps put together the sequence of events which led up to the final scene where there are many crashed vehicles, all facing different directions. Often, accident investigators have to shut down the road while they tend to the injured and then investigate the scene.

Police and investigators will interview witnesses, taking statements as to what individuals believe happened. Witnesses are notoriously unreliable, and they may particularly have a difficult time keeping events straight during what would have been a fast-moving, frightening series of crashes. The police and other investigators will also take measurements, take pictures of the damage, and sketch where all the vehicles are in relation to each other. A skilled accident reconstructionist will be able to tell with some degree of accuracy who did what and how the crashes occurred.

Multiple-Car Accident Insurance Issues

Insurance can present an entirely new set of problems. Even if someone wasn’t at fault, insurance might force them to pay and then recover the money from the person who was at fault. For instance, from the first example, someone rear-ends someone who then rear-ends someone else. Both of the second drivers are innocent. However, if there is a dispute, the third driver will recover from the second car, whose car moved forward and hit him. It was not his fault, but he may be held liable, at least until he sues the first driver for starting the chain-reaction crash.

Chain Reaction Crashes

Especially on highways, and in bad weather, chain-reaction crashes can happen quickly and involve many drivers. When many people are driving too closely together, they have no place to go if one of them makes a mistake and hits the other. It creates a domino effect where the next crash and the next crash and the next, are inevitable because once it starts, it cannot stop.

A chain-reaction crash is scary, and you should try to avoid it by keeping the distance between yourself and the other drivers. If you end up trapped in a chain reaction crash, you need to remember to pay attention and stay in your car for safety.

Hiring a Multiple Vehicle Collision Attorney

Multiple vehicle collisions are probably the most complicated kind of automobile crash. It can be very difficult to sort out what happened, and even an expert accident investigator may get some details wrong. You do not want to be held responsible for all of the accident, or even part of it.

The Dashner Law Firm has experienced, skilled attorneys who are familiar with all aspects of traffic law and accidents. They know how stressful car accidents and their injuries can be, and they want to help you protect yourself and get any compensation you deserve in this distressing situation. If you have been involved in a multiple-vehicle collision, call Dashner Law Firm today so you will have someone on your side.

Additional Car Accident Resources:

Recent Settlement: $200,000
Slip and fall in Tarrant County, Texas on a sidewalk after a business left their sprinklers on overnight when the temperature got below freezing, which resulted in significant soft-tissue injuries. (Pre-Litigation costs were $1,327.13 and attorney's fees were $66,666.66, medical bills and liens $7,131.92, net to client $124,874.29)
Recent Settlement: $305,000
(Policy Limits) Motor vehicle collision in Harris County, Texas resulting in multiple lumbar and cervical herniations and corresponding neck and back surgeries. (Pre-litigation costs $1,105.03 and attorney's fees $101,666.66, medical bills and liens $98,989.93, net to client $103,238.38)
Recent Settlement: $337,500
Bicycle wreck where client suffered fractured wrist and corresponding surgery. (Pre-litigation costs were approx. $1858.79, and attorney's fees were $112,500, medical bills and liens $18,017.59, net to client $205,123.62.)
Recent Settlement: $300,000
Pit Bull attack with disfiguring scars to client’s upper arm. (Pre-litigation costs were waived, attorney's fees $90,000, medical bills and liens $4,807.19, net to client $205,192.81.)
Recent Settlement: $227,000
Slip and fall in a restaurant in Tarrant County, Texas that resulted in a serious elbow injury and surgery.(Litigation costs $13,139.11 and attorney'’s fees $80,800.00, medical bills and liens $16,871.29, net to client $116,189.60)
Recent Settlement: $250,000
Motor vehicle collision, which resulted in a severe knee injury and rotator cuff tear. (Pre-litigation costs were approx. $1,000 and attorney's fees were $83,333, medical bills and liens, $70,071.07, net to client $95,044.29.)
Recent Settlement: $79,500
Motor vehicle wreck where client suffered soft tissue injuries (Pre-litigation costs were approx. $701.06, attorney's fees $26,500, medical bills and liens $15,987, net to client $36,311.94.)
Recent Settlement: $950,000
Motor vehicle collision involving a drunk driver, which resulted in a fractured shoulder and pelvis. (Pre-litigation costs were approx. $13,500 and attorney's fees were $316,666, medical bills and liens $44,568.90, net to client $531,225.13).
Recent Settlement: $735,476
Motor vehicle collision involving an uninsured driver. Client suffered severely fractured leg and corresponding surgeries. (Pre-litigation costs were approx. $1629.05, and attorney's fees were $245,158.81, medical bills and liens $84,916.62, net to client $403,771.97.)
Recent Settlement: $450,000
Personal injury lawsuit involving a slip and fall, which resulted in a fractured ankle and reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). (Litigation costs were approx.. $11,250 and attorney's fees were $180,000 medical bills and liens $52,758.23, net to client $241,950.06.)
Recent Settlement: $2,000,000
Wrongful death 18-Wheeler motor-vehicle collision in Martin County, Texas. (Pre-Litigation costs were $12,397.69 and attorney's fees $666,666.66, zero medical bills or liens, net to client’s family $1,320,935.65)

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