Chain Reaction Car Accident
Who’s At Fault?
Multi-vehicle accidents commonly occur when more than two cars hit each other in a chain of rear-end accidents. Typically, they happen because of the force of the first collision: the last in a line of cars (Driver D) rear-ends the second to last car (Driver C), pushing Driver C forward into the third to last car (Driver B), causing Driver B to rear-end the first car (Driver A).
These types of accidents are also called “chain reactions.”
Who Pays – 3 Car Accident
Although they can be the result of a single driver’s negligence, chain reaction accidents may involve instances of carelessness by multiple drivers. Many people, including passengers in any of these cars, may sustain injuries. Therefore, litigating the resulting personal injury lawsuit can be particularly challenging.
If you are involved in a chain reaction accident, it is important to exchange insurance information with all the drivers involved, obtain witness contact information and contact the police to come to the scene and create a police report. You might also want to contact a car wreck lawyer in Tampa, FL.
You should try to obtain photographs of the scene, including skid marks, vehicle debris and property damage from multiple angles. If you are injured, you should contact our law firm as soon as possible after the accident to make sure that all relevant evidence is immediately identified and documented.
Our main personal injury law office is located in Trinity, FL (Pasco County), but we handle cases throughout the Tampa Bay area and all of Florida.