Fort Lauderdale Multiple-Vehicle Collisions Lawyer
Sometimes during an accident, multiple vehicles can be involved which can cause serious problems for determining fault or addressing injured victims at the scene of the accident. If you have been involved in a multiple-vehicle collision, you may have quickly realized that determining which insurance companies to contact and what proper legal steps to take are confusing and complicated. Luckily, the team at Friedland & Associates is experienced with accidents of this nature, and will be happy to advise you and represent your case through the entire process.
Contact us today for an initial case consultation, where you will be able to explain the situation and understand the options of your circumstances. It is important to us that we are able to present a clear and compelling case in a civil lawsuit or through negotiations with the insurance companies, and we will work to establish a strong explanation for the cause, your injuries, and who is liable for the impact on your life. Read more below about multiple-vehicle collisions, and contact us immediately to start working on your case today.
What Is a Multiple-Vehicle Accident?
In the most basic terms, a multiple-vehicle accident is exactly what it sounds like: an accident that involves many vehicles. They most-often occur on highways and other main roads where there are lines of vehicles all moving in one direction at the same speed, in relatively close proximity of one another. In these cases, the accident may be the result of the lead driver hitting their brakes quickly and being rear-ended, which in turn causes the second car to stop abruptly and be rear-ended, and continuing back through however many vehicles are involved in the crash.
While multi-car pile-ups are ubiquitous throughout the history of motor vehicles, there are other types of accidents that can also cause serious problems for multiple vehicles. One such instance is an accident that begins as a sideswipe but then forces one vehicle into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on collision. In this situation, there are two separate accidents that are related to each other, but not in the same way that a multi-car pileup happens.
There are many different ways that a car accident between two vehicles can quickly involve other cars or even pedestrians. No matter what the situation is, it is important that we are able to work through the details of the incident and determine who is responsible for your injuries.
Determining Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Accident
When there are multiple cars involved in an accident, determining who is at fault can be complicated. In many cases, it may be found that multiple cars are at fault, to a more or lesser extent depending. In these cases, we will refer to Florida’s Comparative Fault law, in which each person involved in the accident is assigned a percentage of fault. This means that we will proceed through the claims, negotiation, or lawsuit process as normal, and will be awarded an amount at the end of it. Then, the courts will reduce that amount by the percentage that you were found to be at fault.
For example: if you were to be awarded $100,000 for your injuries in an accident, but were also 30% at fault, your award would be reduced by 30% and you would receive $70,000. Not only will we fight to be sure that the percentage you are found at-fault for is fair, but we will make sure that the final award is fair for your injuries and suffering as well.
Contact Friedland & Associates Today
Before you go any further with the complicated process of determining who was at fault, how to file claims, and what amount of money you are entitled to, contact us. When you are working with a car accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, you can move forward with confidence that you are covering every detail, seeking damages for every issue, and following every step properly. While we are unraveling the complicated matter of comparative fault and identifying who to pursue for damages, you can focus on recovery and getting your life back on track after your injuries.