Whiteout: What to Expect from Multiple Vehicle Accidents
Multiple vehicle accidents are horrific events. Fortunately, they are experiences that few people are familiar with outside of the nightly news, but for those who have found themselves on the highway during heavy fog or driving snow, the possibility of being involved in one of these incidents becomes all too real. In most cases, accidents that result from low visibility are chain reaction accidents that happen in an instant, leaving confusion, injury, and in the worst instances, death. Nobody wants to be involved in an accident, but when it comes to whiteouts, it’s important for you to know what to expect and what to do if you’re involved in a multiple vehicle accident. The attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help.
Injuries that result from car accidents often lead to lawsuits, but these issues are relatively uncomplicated when compared to what happens when you are involved in a multiple vehicle accident. When there is more than one vehicle and driver involved in an accident the issues are immediately more complicated, whether you are looking to get resolution through a settlement or in a trial. Not only do you have the injured victim working against the individual or entity that was responsible for the accident, but you also are working against other victims for what may be a limited pool of money to pay for compensation of injuries and other damages.
Multiple vehicle accidents may be nothing but fender benders, but they can also be deadly events. When a multiple vehicle accident happens it sets off a chain reaction that has the potential for going far beyond the primary impact, sending shock waves into other drivers as they are either victimized by the laws of physics or end up being involved in secondary collisions as they try to avoid the primary accident. In some cases people are both struck and then strike others, and the dual impact increases the chance of them suffering severe injury.
Being involved in a multiple vehicle accident requires a high level of engagement from your personal injury attorney. Though it may seem like an abundance of caution, the most effective strategy is often to file lawsuits against all who are involved. Doing so increases the possibility that you as the victim of the accident end up getting the compensation that is appropriate for the injuries and damages that you have sustained.
Being involved in a chain collision can lead to physical injuries as well as emotional and mental trauma, and many of those who have been in these situations report being unable to escape from the horror and nightmare of the situation. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we understand that you have been through a traumatic incident and work hard to make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve. To speak with us about your best next step, contact us today to set up a consultation.