New York Multi-Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Multi-vehicle accidents involve three or more motor vehicles. The injuries sustained by all parties are usually higher in multi-vehicle crashes than in two-party collisions. And, determining liability is also usually more complicated. If you were hurt in a multi-vehicle crash or highway pileup, we can help you prove fault, file a personal injury claim, and win your case for maximum compensation. The New York multi-vehicle accident lawyers at Cohan Law Firm have vast experience handling complex, contentious traffic collision cases, and can help you get to the bottom of what really happened.
Rear-End Crashes Involving Multiple Vehicles
Let us pretend there are four vehicles traveling in the same direction and a traffic light turns red. The first car comes to a complete stop at the light, the second car hits it from behind, the third car comes to a complete stop in time, but the fourth car then hits the third car and pushes the third car into the second car. All four, at this point, have collided. This type of collision is called a chain reaction crash, or a pileup, and it is one of the more complex types of traffic collisions when it comes to determining fault. In this scenario, cars two and four are both at fault. The driver of car three could file a claim with the driver of car four, while the driver of car one could file a personal injury claim with driver four and driver two, potentially. You can see how confusing this becomes, and this is assuming that the driver of car one was obeying all of the traffic laws, and did not (moments before) pull out in front of the other three cars from a side street and violate the right of way.
Injuries in a New York Multi-Car Crash
Whenever multiple cars are involved in a collision, there is a higher chance of injury for all occupants, due to the additional forces being exerted from different sides of each vehicle. Victims in multi-car crashes are essentially in multiple crashes at the same time. Common injuries in a multi-car crash include various types of traumatic brain injury, multiple broken bones, whiplash, facial injuries, contusions, and lacerations. Victims of these types of injuries deserve a high level of compensation, but it is easier said than done to procure fair compensation.
Call a New York Multi-Vehicle Crash Attorney Today
Figuring out what party or parties to file a claim with is always complicated in multi-car collisions, as multiple parties may be negligent. Furthermore, if there were other innocent victims in your collision, they too may be seeking damages from the at fault party or parties, potentially eating into the negligent driver’s limited insurance policy. It can be contentious determining which plaintiff is compensated fully, and which is not. If you were involved in a collision with multiple other vehicles, you need to take action quickly. Call the New York HOV multi-vehicle car accident attorneys at Cohan Law Firm today at 855-855-0321 for a complimentary consultation and to get started on your case as soon as possible.