No two car accidents are exactly the same. Some crashes involve a single driver and vehicle while others may involve several different vehicles that crash like dominoes. Multi-vehicle collisions can be very complicated, as many different drivers will likely be pointing fingers at each other trying to allege liability for their injuries, property damage, and other losses.
If you have been involved in a multi-vehicle accident, you should contact a law firm that has extensive experience handling this type of complex case. At the Law Offices of Randolph Rice, we have the skill and resources to represent clients after the most complicated collisions, so please call today to learn how we can protect your rights.
How Chain Reaction Crashes Can Occur
Accidents involving several vehicles can happen in many different ways. Often one car may lose control and collide with another car to start the chain of events. Other cars may then crash for the following reasons and more:
- Driving too fast to slow down or stop for the sudden crash
- Distracted driving prevents them from noticing the need to stop in time
- Cars suddenly brake to look at a crash that just occurred, causing other drivers to collide with them
- Cars stop to help the crash victims but do not pull far enough off the road
- Drivers are following too closely and cannot stop to avoid crashing
- A collision sends a car into another lane or oncoming traffic, which continues the crash
These are only some of many ways that chain reaction car accidents can happen. One thing is for certain, however – there is always the potential for multiple motorists to suffer severe and life-altering injuries if this type of accident occurs.
Determining Liability in a Multi-Vehicle Crash
After a multi-vehicle accident, each driver will likely try to claim that they were not at fault in the crash, while assigning blame to other drivers. In Maryland, if you are deemed even slightly at fault for a crash, you will not be able to hold any other drivers liable for your losses. Therefore, it is critical to have an attorney on your side who can fight against allegations of liability on your part.
Our law firm knows how to identify when others parties should be held liable and to take the necessary legal action against them so you can recover for your medical bills and other losses. Our attorneys can also help you seek compensation from your own no-fault insurance if applicable. We will explore every possible avenue to ensure you are fully compensated whenever possible after this traumatic type of crash.
Find Out How a Baltimore Multi-Vehicle Accident Attorney Can Help You
The contributory negligence laws in Maryland are strict and can make it complicated to recover after a multi-vehicle crash. You should never give up, however, as the Law Offices of Randolph Rice will see your case through to the very end. If you would like to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team, call (410) 694-7291 or contact us online today.