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Determining Fault in a Chain Reaction Collision in California

When three or more vehicles are involved in a traffic accident, this is known as a multi-vehicle accident. Multi-vehicle accidents are usually caused by an event known as a “chain reaction”, which occurs when one vehicle causes a series of collisions because of the force of the impact. In these types of accidents, it can be extremely difficult to determine who is to blame for the collision. In certain cases, more than one party may be considered at fault. As a result of their complexity, it is critical to consider obtaining the support of a knowledgeable auto accident attorney who understands how to handle these types of cases. The exemplary attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can provide the legal support you deserve.

Multi-vehicle traffic accident cases are complex and they demand exhaustive investigations. Without the support of a qualified attorney, it may be very difficult to determine who was at-fault for causing the accident. Through their experience and many years of dedicated service, the auto accident attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP have helped injured auto accident victims obtain the monetary compensation they were owed. To schedule a confidential consultation with the proficient auto accident firm, call (909) 894-0812 or complete the online contact form today.

How Most Multi-Vehicle Accidents Happen

Traffic accidents that involve three or more vehicles usually occur when there is heavy traffic and on narrow roads that do not have emergency shoulders. Whenever vehicles do not have sufficient space to avoid collisions, stopped traffic, and/or are forced to drive close to one another, multi-vehicle accidents can happen. In many cases, drivers can purposefully drive too close to one another, and as a result of a sudden distraction or suddenly stopped traffic, these drivers can cause multi-vehicle accidents.

Multi-vehicle accidents can also occur because of outside factors. Examples of this can include: Adverse weather conditions, such as heavy fog or rain, A lack of sufficient street lighting, An animal running across the road, Road debris, and Defective road designs.

How to Determine Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Accident

Like most auto accident cases, the driver who initiated the collision can usually be held responsible for the damages caused by the accident. Depending on the case, however, other parties may also be held accountable for the accident. Multi-vehicle accidents can be very complex, and they will usually require an extensive investigation. When filing a claim against a suspected at-fault party, it is essential to demonstrate that this party was negligent in causing the accident. To establish negligence, it is necessary to obtain: Eyewitness accounts that could corroborate the version of events, Evidence at the scene of the accident, Police reports about the accident, and The at-fault party’s record of traffic violations committed, which led to the accident.

Obtain the Support of a Qualified Auto Accident Attorney

It can be difficult to ascertain fault in chain-reaction accident cases. Consequently, it is important to obtain the support of a qualified auto accident attorney who understands the laws regarding these types of cases. Additionally, a well-versed attorney will be able to conduct a comprehensive investigation and ensure a strong case is built against all potentially liable parties.

The auto accident case attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP are exceptionally qualified in handling complex multi-vehicle accident cases. If you were recently injured in a traffic accident caused by a chain-reaction, you can obtain a free consultation with the proficient legal associates at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP by calling (909) 894-0812 or filling out the online contact form today.

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Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.