Multiple Vehicle Car Accidents
Often, when an individual thinks of a personal injury lawsuit, they think of it as a dispute between two individuals. For example, person 1 did something reckless and is suing person 2. But reality is more complex, sometimes there are three or more individuals involved in a car crash.
In a car accident scenario involving multiple drivers, there are complex issues to address. Talk to an experienced Baltimore auto accident lawyer to help you understand your options.
Liability Issues with Multiple Vehicle Car Accidents
When determining liability in the aftermath of a car accident, people often think of one person being careless so they are responsible for the other person’s injuries. But, causation comes into play when there are car accidents involving multiple drivers. When this happens, things get complex.
In the event of multiple defendants, a victim of an accident may not understand how they can recover damages. The answer depends on levels of fault and the unique circumstances of the personal injury case. There are times when a person’s injuries cannot be connected to one other person. In those circumstances, separate lawsuits could result.
It is common that more evidence is needed in multiple vehicle crashes. Be sure to obtain a police report and receive medical attention right away, even if you are not sure if the injuries are major or minor. And, of course, admit no fault and talk to a legal professional as soon as possible.
A Baltimore Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
Whether your accident was with one other vehicle or a few vehicles, it is likely the insurance company (or companies) you are in touch with will resist paying out. In fact, if there were multiple vehicles involved, they will likely allege comparative negligence. Comparative negligence is a term that essentially says each party involved in an accident has a portion of the respective responsibility.
An experienced lawyer can help to prove your case. They know what evidence is needed and how to obtain the documentation that will illustrate the facts. Some of the documentation they may assemble includes video or photographs of the accident site, witness accounts of the event, or professional testimony.
Even if you do share some of the blame, you still have options. Lawyers are important when there is a portion of liability attributed to various parties. In those instances, attorneys will work for you to be sure a fair percentage of fault is attributed to you, not more than your fair share.
Personal injury lawsuits contain many variables. If you have been injured in a car accident, you need a knowledgeable attorney to walk you through your options.
Have you been in an accident with multiple vehicles? Were you injured? Contact the legal team at Iamele & Iamele, LLP to understand your options following a crash. Our attorneys successfully secure compensation for accident victims in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan. We have extensive knowledge and experience in accident cases, including those involving multiple vehicles. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.