22 Mar WHO IS RESPONSIBLE IN A MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT?
Posted By Gruenberg Kelly Della || 22-Mar-2019
Sometimes, a single vehicle accident very quickly transforms into a multi-vehicle accident, especially in high-traffic or high-speed areas. When the chain of events happens too quickly, drivers don’t react quickly enough to prevent themselves from crashing into another vehicle, road object, etc. For example, if a driver is hit from behind, circumstances can lead to a multi-vehicle pileup between 3 cars. These accidents always result in catastrophic consequences due to the increased chances for injury, damage, and devastation.
Multi-vehicle accidents are notoriously challenging when it comes to determining fault as there are so many variables and factors the more people and cars are involved. Another complication is possible discrepancies due to the increased number of witnesses, passengers, and other drivers offering a differing account of what happened. Therefore, key factors are used to ensure the right people are held responsible for their part in the accident.
The following are important considerations in determining fault in a multi-vehicle accident:
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Distracted driving, such as cell phone use
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Other negligence or misconduct
During the investigation process, drivers are quick to point the blame at one another. Therefore, it is vital law enforcement arrives at the scene as soon as possible so reports accurately reflect what actually happened.
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