A multi-vehicle accident occurs when three or more vehicles are involved. It is a myth that either the first or last vehicle is typically at fault; however, determining who is responsible for a multi-vehicle accident can be challenging.
Multi-vehicle accidents can be head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, or lane change accidents. Regardless, if you reside in an “at-fault” or “no-fault” state, determining liability will be case by case. Generally speaking, the driver who caused the initial accident is usually the liable party for the rest of the involved vehicles; however, sometimes more than one driver can be found at fault.
Hiring a good accident attorney is the key to figuring out who is responsible for a multi-vehicle accident. Unfortunately, not all accounts of the accident will be the same, making eyewitness statements only one piece of the puzzle. A thorough investigation of injuries sustained with medical reports, physical evidence, and the police report will be completed by your accident attorney.
The bottom line is that determining who is responsible for a multi-vehicle accident can be complicated, especially if you have been injured and are not at fault. If you have been in a multi-vehicle accident and need help navigating your situation, call the Law Offices of Reginald Keith Davis, Attorney at Law, experience you can trust to get the compensation you deserve. Licensed in both Kanas and Missouri.