Determining Fault in a Multiple-Vehicle Accident
Any type of accident can have devastating results. That situation is compounded when you’re involved in a multiple-vehicle crash. Now, several people are injured and looking at extensive damages and lengthy recovery times.
This type of crash can be especially difficult. Not only are multiple people seeking compensation, but there are far more people who could be deemed the responsible party. In these complex cases, you’ll need a lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates when determining fault in a multi-car wreck
Although these accidents can make it increasingly difficult to determine the at-fault party, you shouldn’t hesitate to go after the money you need for your damages. A lawyer will have the experience and resources to identify the responsible party and put you one step closer toward recovery.
Determining Cause in a Multi-Car Wreck
When you’re involved in a serious crash, you’ll need to determine what caused the accident. Although your memory might be hazy, it’s important to go through every detail you can recall with your attorney. You might be surprised what comes to the surface.
For example, you might have noticed that one of the other drivers was swerving dangerously or driving aggressively. Other drivers were trying to avoid this vehicle, but they still hit someone. This accident caused a chain reaction that left you with severe injuries and a damaged or totaled car.
Your lawyer will also look to gather eyewitness reports, but the recollections of the involved drivers will be crucial. If the cause is still unclear, your lawyer can turn to other forms of investigation.
Recreating the Crash Scene
Reckless driving causes hundreds of accidents every year, but the cause of your accident might not be so obvious. In some cases, it might seem as if one driver simply lost control, for example. You have to look for who or what caused the accident before you can begin gathering more evidence that the at-fault party was negligent.
Sometimes, you can rely on footage caught by security cameras or other surveillance tools. These can give you a better idea of what happened and how. Your lawyer can call also on experts to recreate the accident based on evidence collected from the scene.
For example, one or more drivers might have lost control of their vehicles during the accident, but they were being diligent. The combination of video footage and accident recreation can help your lawyer discover that the road itself was unsafe and caused the accident.
When the Salt Lake City Department of Transportation doesn’t take care to ensure the roads are safe for drivers, you can bring a claim against them for your damages.
Determine Fault with a Lawyer’s Help
A multiple-car crash can leave you with countless questions about your recovery and compensation. You need funds to pay your expenses and cover your medical bills, but that requires determining those responsible for the accident, which can be especially difficult when several cars are involved.
That’s why you’ll need an attorney from Craig Swapp & Associates. Get the help you need to prove who or what was responsible and secure the funds you deserve. Get started with your free claim consult by calling 1-800-404-9000 or by filling out our online form.