Getting into a car accident with another driver is always stressful and a scary experience. But what happens if you’re in an accident involving multiple vehicles? These types of accidents can cause serious damage, several injuries, and can destroy your vehicle. There are many questions that occur after a multi-vehicle accident, such as who is at fault and how will you pay for your injuries. You many need the services of an experienced car accident attorney to help you with your claim.
For more than 55 years, the Scranton multi-vehicle accident lawyers at Munley Law have been helping clients throughout the tri-state area with their car accident claims. We know all the intricate details surrounding a pile-up and understand the concerns you may have about who should be held accountable for your injuries. We will get the answers to your questions and make sure the proper person or persons who caused the accident are held accountable and you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Causes of Multi-Vehicle Accidents
How does a multi-vehicle accident occur? Sometimes, after two cars get into a crash, other drivers on the road may not see them, cannot stop in time, or have no place to go. A good example would be driving down the highway, you get around a corner and see an accident in the middle of the road. Since you are going at a high rate of speed with cars passing you in other lanes, you are unable to avoid hitting at least one of the wrecked vehicles.
Another way a multi-vehicle crash can happen is a chain reaction, when one car is pushed into oncoming traffic after a collision, such as one car rear ending another, pushing it into the car in front of it and so on.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, multi-vehicle accident fatalities have increased by 11.2 percent in 2015. But why such a drastic increase? Here are a few common causes that result in a multi-car collision:
- Unfavorable road conditions due to ice, snow, or rain
- Poor visibility
- Traffic congestion
- Cars going too fast for the conditions
- Tailgating cars
- “Rubbernecking,” where other drivers are looking at an initial crash and not paying attention to their driving
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
Compensation for Your Multi-Car Crash
It can be hard to determine who’s responsible for any type of car accident, let alone a multi-vehicle accident. This is why you need a personal injury law firm that has the resources available to investigate the accident, find out what really happened, and who are the party or parties responsible for your injuries.
Munley Law’s on-staff team of investigators routinely visit accident scenes and take photographs of physical evidence. They search for eyewitnesses, skid marks, yaw marks, accident debris, and gouge marks, as well as oil, gas, and radiator fluid stains that can disappear quickly after an accident. We will also obtain police reports, motor carrier records, witness statements, photographs, and safety logs. The sooner you engage us to represent you, the sooner we can get to work.
If you’ve been involved in a multi-vehicle accident that caused you an injury, don’t wait. Contact a Scranton multi-vehicle accident lawyer at Munley Law now for a free consultation.