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Obtaining Compensation If You Have Been Injured in a Multi-Car Collision

Accidents between two cars have their fair share of complexities but add in other vehicles, and the question of liability can quickly become murky. Understanding your rights and responsibilities after a multiple-vehicle car accident is imperative to obtaining compensation for your injuries.

At Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, we represent individuals who have been injured in car accidents throughout Alabama. Our highly experienced legal team fights to get car crash victims and their families the compensation they deserve after an unexpected collision. If you have been involved in a multi-car accident, contact our office at (251) 444-7000 to request a free consultation.

What Should I Do After a Multi-Vehicle Accident?

In the event that you are involved in a multiple-vehicle car accident, you need to get yourself and your passengers to safety. If you are able to move your vehicle, get to the side of the road. 

If you are in a multi-car collision, you should always:

  • Call 911. Let the dispatcher know that you were involved in a multi-car collision and that there are potential injuries. The dispatcher can make sure that emergency medical personnel are sent to the scene.
  • Collect evidence. If you are able, take pictures and videos at the scene. Get witness information and the police report number from the officer. Do not make statements to other parties.
  • Seek medical attention. Even if you are not taken to the hospital in an ambulance, you should still seek medical attention immediately after the accident. Seemingly “minor” injuries may get worse over time. Obtaining an early diagnosis and starting treatment can help prevent complications.
  • Contact a car accident lawyer. In a multi-vehicle collision, determining liability can be difficult. Multiple car pile-ups are often the result of a chain reaction. A lawyer can help conduct an independent investigation to determine the initial catalyst for the pile-up.

Depending on the circumstances, it may be more than one party that can be held legally responsible for the accident. Hiring an attorney early in the process can ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to based on your injuries and prevent a negligent party from trying to place you at fault for the accident.

How Do I Know Who Is Liable in a Multi-Car Accident?

It is not your job to determine liability after a multiple-vehicle accident. You should not make statements regarding fault, including saying things to the extent of “I’m sorry,” or it was “my mistake.” Admitting fault may directly impact your right to compensation. 

There may be one or more parties that are responsible for the accident. An attorney can help determine what sparked the chain reaction resulting in your injuries. It is strongly recommended that you speak with an attorney before making any statements or signing any documents with the insurance company. 

Injured in a Multi-Car Collision? Contact Our Office.

Were you or a loved one injured in a multi-vehicle accident? Contact our office at (251) 444-7000 for a free, no-obligation consultation. 

We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and experienced litigators that will not rest until our clients receive the best possible outcome in their case. Call our office now to get started.