Multi-Vehicle Collision Lawyers
Multiple-vehicle collisions, also known as pile-ups, are one of the deadliest types of traffic accidents. These accidents involve three to any number of automobiles, and frequently result in serious injuries and property damage. With more vehicles involved, the likelihood of harm is much greater.
Common causes of automobile pileups include:
- Inclement weather: Snow, ice, rain, or fog can make roads slippery and impair drivers’ vision.
- Blocked line of sight: A driver’s line of sight being obstructed by the landscape or other vehicles may result in a pileup when they encounter hazards without warning.
- Speeding: Traveling at a high rate of speed makes it difficult to stop in time to avoid a collision.
- Distracted and intoxicated drivers: Drivers distracted by electronic devices or those under the influence of drugs or alcohol may lose control of their vehicles, resulting in a multi-car accident.
- Road hazards: Damaged roads and debris can result in drivers having to swerve unexpectedly.
An unexpected multiple-vehicle collision can be physically and financially devastating. In addition to your injuries, you will be faced with steep medical and repair bills. Being involved in a multiple-vehicle collision is particularly stressful because of the number of parties involved and the various types of injuries that may have resulted. In addition, the large number of people involved often makes it difficult to determine liability.Determining Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Collision
Georgia uses a system called modified comparative negligence, in which liability is apportioned by each party’s share of fault. You will be able to recover damages if you were less than 50% at fault, but any recovery will be limited by the percentage of your fault. In a multiple-vehicle collision, fault may be divided among multiple parties.
If you are involved in a multiple-vehicle collision, it’s important to have an attorney representing your legal interests. This gives you the best opportunity to recover compensation for property damage, medical bills, and lost wages. It is especially important to retain an attorney immediately if another party involved in the accident or the party’s insurance company claims that you were at fault. For your free consultation, contact the experienced multi-car accident lawyers at Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC at (404) 460-0101. We represent clients in Atlanta, Marietta, Alpharetta, Duluth and other cities across the state of Georgia.