Multi-Vehicle Car Accidents in Georgia
Chain-reaction crashes, pileups, and other types of multi-vehicle car accidents are some of the most dangerous traffic collisions you can be involved in. The attorneys at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC have handled a wide range of car accident cases over the years, including claims involving multi-vehicle car accidents.Causes of Multi-Vehicle Car Accidents
A typical multi-vehicle car accident involves one driver hitting another, and a chain reaction involving three or more vehicles occurring as a result. Multi-vehicle car accidents may also be caused by:
- Tailgating (driving too closely to the vehicle in front)
- Distracted driving
- Cell phone use and texting
- Low-visibility conditions
- Black ice
- Hidden road hazards at the crest of a hill or a curve
- Construction zones
- Other areas where reduced speed is required
While the cause of multi-vehicle accident may seem easy to determine, there are often numerous other factors to consider. In some cases, the last driver in a pileup will claim that one of the middle cars stopped first, and he or she could not stop in time to avoid a collision. Other times, blame is placed on the driver at the front of the pileup. For example, a driver in the middle or rear of the chain may claim the first driver stopped for no reason or changed lanes and slammed on the brakes.
If you were in the first vehicle in a chain-reaction pileup, you are often in the most difficult position to recover compensation. That’s because the drivers behind you will often dispute liability. This is when it is important to have the right car accident attorneys working on your behalf. We will collect witness statements and also search for video of the accident that may exist. We also use accident reconstructionists who can help determine the sequence of events from things such as the amount of damage to the vehicles, skid marks on the road, and other signs that point toward fault.Multi-Vehicle Accidents & Insurance Companies
Injury claims arising from multi-vehicle car accidents are often further complicated when many different insurance companies become involved. Sometimes, one or more insurance companies will ask you to give a recorded statement or approach you with a quick settlement offer. It is best to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer before you talk to any insurance company or consider a settlement.Contact KWFDM after a Multi-Vehicle Accident in Georgia
If you’ve read this page, you likely understand that a multi-vehicle accident is difficult to sort through and resolve. Let the legal team at KWFDM in Atlanta help you recover compensation. Please call our multi-vehicle accident team today at (404) 461-0101. All information is kept strictly confidential and we represent clients with accidents in Atlanta, Marietta, Macon, and Savannah and across the Southeastern U.S.