Las Vegas Auto Accident Lawyers Clarify Multi-Vehicle Accidents
Many motor vehicle accidents on the roads of Nevada involve two vehicles. Some, however, involve many more than just two cars. Multi-vehicle accidents are prevalent on highways and in adverse weather conditions.
Also called chain reaction accidents, these types of collisions routinely occur when one collision occurs and then other cars crash into the vehicles that were impaired by the accident.
Multi-vehicle crashes can also happen in circumstances where an accident pushes one or more cars into other vehicles on the road.
Multi-vehicle accidents can cause serious injury, both because there are a number of people typically involved in these accidents and because the fact so many cars are involved can make it difficult for emergency personnel to respond to the scene of the crash quickly. When a multi-vehicle accident happens, victims who are hurt by the accident can also face complications in pursuing a claim for compensation because it can be challenging to determine precisely who was to blame for the collision occurring.
Causes of Multi-Vehicle Accidents
Multi-vehicle accidents can occur for many different reasons in Nevada.
Often, these types of accidents involve one or more vehicles developing a problem that impairs the vehicle. For example, a car could veer off the road, or two cars could become involved in a collision. Other vehicles surrounding the impaired car(s) become unable to avoid hitting them, and this, in turn, results in three or more vehicles all becoming involved in an accident.
A multi-vehicle crash could also occur because a car strikes another vehicle and pushes it into a third car. For example, if a car in the rear strikes a lead car, the car that was hit could be pushed into the car directly in front of it. Or, one car could strike another, pushing it across a double yellow line and into a third vehicle.
Multi-vehicle collisions are more likely to occur on highways or on crowded roads where vehicles travel in close proximity and cars cannot get out of the way when an accident happens in front of them. However, they can happen in any circumstances where more than one vehicles are near enough to each other that a collision can occur.
Who is Responsible for Multi-Vehicle Accidents in Las Vegas?
Determining the cause of a multi-vehicle accident can be very complicated because there are different cars and different drivers involved.
Ultimately, the driver whose negligence was the direct cause of the crash should be held accountable to anyone injured as a result of that motorist’s carelessness.
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Accident victims will need to prove who was to blame for a multi-vehicle accident in order to be able to obtain compensation for damages. LV Personal Injury Lawyers can provide help with the process of conducting an investigation and gathering evidence to show who was to blame for the accident. We can work with you to obtain police reports from the crash scene that shed light on who was responsible.
We can also help you to hire expert witnesses, such as accident reconstruction specialists, that can sort through all of the evidence to determine which of the many motorists involved was the cause of the crash.
Compensation for Multi-Vehicle Accidents
Obtaining compensation for multi-vehicle accidents presents challenges. Not only can be it be difficult to prove who was to blame for the accident but if one driver hurt many people, than he or she might not have enough insurance coverage to cover all losses fully.
It’s essential to have an experienced Vegas multi-vehicle accident lawyer representing you early in the process so you can select the best approach to try to recover compensation for losses and damages. You may be able to negotiate an out-of-court settlement to get fair compensation if the responsible driver’s insurer accepts liability. Or, you may need to go to court to prove your claim and demonstrate the extent of damage endured.
You should be compensated for both economic loss and non-financial loss. Financial losses can include medical costs and lost wages, while non-financial losses can consist of emotional distress damages and pain and discomfort.
If a multi-vehicle accident resulted in fatalities, surviving family members could pursue a claim for wrongful death damages. This can include payment for all future lost wages the deceased would have earned and would have provided to surviving family members. It can also include compensation for the loss of the deceased’s companionship.
Getting Help From Vegas Car Accident Attorneys
Nevada auto accident attorneys at LV Personal Injury Lawyers can represent victims of multi-vehicle accidents or family members of those victims who lose their lives in an accident. Zachary D. Clayton, Esq. knows how to prove who was to blame and will guide you through every step of the process of fighting for full compensation for damages.
Whether we help you to prove your case in court or work to negotiate a settlement on your behalf, our goal is always to ensure you receive the maximum in compensation for multi-vehicle accident losses.
To find out more about how our compassionate and knowledgeable legal team can help you, give us a call today.