Who is at fault in a multi-car accident depends on a variety of factors. It often comes down to proving negligence on another party. If you and your lawyer can show that the other driver or a third party was negligent, then they may be held liable for your accident and injuries.
Then, you can recover compensation for your losses, such as your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Proving Negligence in a Multi-Car Accident
There are often multiple factors at play in how the multi-car accident unfolded, and it can be difficult to tell who is at fault in the immediate aftermath.
This point is where an attorney from our firm comes in. We will investigate the multi-car accident to uncover proof of negligence and use this evidence to fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
Evidence in Multi-Car Accidents
There are many forms of evidence that we can use to identify who was at fault for your accident. For example, there may be CCTV footage that captured the accident. Photographs of the scene of the accident, the damage to your vehicle and the other vehicles involved, and the road conditions on that day can also be useful.
We will also try to find evidence such as medical records and police reports, which can establish a paper trail proving the accident and injuries. Witness statements are also an important part of painting a full picture of what happened and how it happened.
Negligence in Multi-Car Accidents
According to the Legal Information Institute (LII), “negligence” is defined as “A failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances.”
In other words, if the other driver or drivers involved in your accident failed to meet this duty of care through an action or inaction, they may have been negligent and therefore at fault.
There are common forms of negligent driving that can cause an accident, such as:
- Drunk driving: Alcohol can impair reflexes and senses.
- Drowsy driving: Fatigued drivers may struggle to stay awake at the wheel and also suffer from poor reflexes and senses.
- Distracted driving: This behavior includes texting, messing with the radio, looking at a GPS, calling, reaching for a purse in the backseat, etc.
- Aggressive driving: This behavior can include speeding, weaving in traffic, tailgating, and street racing.
Another Driver Might Not Have Been Responsible for the Accident
Parties outside of the other driver(s) could have been the culprit for the accident. Using evidence and resources, your lawyer might find that one of the following parties might be to blame for the multi-car accident:
- A government municipality: If they failed to address the debris or another hazard in the road
- A parts manufacturer: If they produced a faulty part that was installed in the at-fault driver’s vehicle
- A mechanic: If they improperly installed a part in the at-fault driver’s vehicle.
This list of possible liable parties is not exhaustive.
What Makes Our Firm Stand Out
At our firm, we go the extra mile for our clients. We make sure that our clients receive the individualized, personal attention that they deserve. That way, you can feel in control of your case and your future during this uncertain time.
We Value Responsive Legal Care
No more frustrating phone tag. At our firm, you will receive your attorney’s phone number. If you call us, we will call you back. If you e-mail us, we will e-mail you back. If you have questions, we will do our best to answer them.
We will keep you updated on your case so that you will never be out of the loop.
We Handle the Insurance Companies
When you hire our team, you can spend less time dealing with the headaches of bureaucracy and paperwork and more time recovering with your loved ones after your accident.
We will negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf. Instead of fighting with insurance adjustors for your fair share, we will use the evidence we have uncovered to go to bat for you.
If we can’t come to an agreement, we will file a lawsuit within four-year deadline, imposed by Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a).
We Can Set up Appointments
We can also handle the other complications that pop up after an accident. Need help getting your car fixed? Need assistance scheduling appointments and check-ups? We are here for you. We will do what we can to make you feel taken care of.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to receive your free consultation and to learn more about who is at fault in a multi-car accident.
Since we work on a no-win, no-fee payment plan, you will not be charged a dime unless and until we obtain a settlement or judgment for you.
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