Multi-vehicle collisions are car accidents that involve more than two vehicles. As these accidents frequently occur on high-capacity and high-speed roads such as freeways, they have a high potential to cause injuries and fatalities. Some multi-vehicle accidents have involved hundreds of vehicles, injuring and killing numerous people. Common causes for pileups include:
Multi-vehicle accidents can be extremely dangerous, involving numerous types of collisions and injuries. Freeways play host to frequent pileups due to both traffic congestion and high traffic speeds. If one car develops any problem or if there is a smaller isolated accident, such as a rear-end collision between two vehicles, the flow of traffic will be interrupted and other cars may be forced to suddenly brake, skid, collide, or dart into other lanes.
Determining Liability in Multi-Vehicle Accidents
Determining liability in multi-vehicle accidents is extremely difficult. Due to the chain reaction, or domino effect, investigators may be unable to determine if and how negligence was involved in the crash. Multi-vehicle accidents can be further complicated by the many insurance agencies involved. There is no universal formula for assessing fault in multi-vehicle collisions, but the order of cars, types of accidents involved, and other factors will be considered. An experienced and qualified attorney from Shook & Stone can help evaluate your case in order to determine how your liability and compensation will be affected.
Our attorneys at Shook & Stone have more than 85 years of combined experience and have helped many residents of Las Vegas and the surrounding communities injured in multi-vehicle accidents get the compensation their injuries required. As pileups and multi-vehicle collisions pose many complications, our dedicated attorneys can thoroughly and competently sift through the difficulties in order to bring your case to a successful resolution. Contact us today to discuss your case to set up a free case evaluation.