Who Is Held Liable In a Multi-Vehicle Accident?
When you are involved in an auto accident, the person is at fault is typically fairly obvious. Either you caused the accident or the other party did. In the case of a single-vehicle crash, perhaps the road conditions or inclement weather can be to blame. What happens when you are involved in a multi-vehicle accident? Determining fault when there are several cars in a crash isn’t always so easy.
As is the case in any accident, the first thing to do after seeking medical assistance is to call law enforcement. The officer or officers who respond will begin to put together a report that will help to determine negligence. Once this has been determined, your next step will be to contact an attorney.
An attorney experienced in auto accidents will file suit against anyone who is deemed to have been negligent. That is, any driver who is at fault or can share fault for the accident. Choosing the appropriate defendant in your case can be difficult, and this is where an attorney can be of great assistance.
Don’t assume that you have to deal with a car accident on your own, especially if you were injured. While you can certainly speak with insurance representatives on your own, you may be tempted to accept a settlement that isn’t fair. You deserve adequate compensation for your injuries and any property damage incurred. Don’t be under the false impression that insurance companies have your best interests in mind when they are speaking with you.
If you were injured in a car accident in Austin, hiring an attorney is often in your best interest. Call our office today for a free case evaluation and let us advise you of your options under current state law. We are here for you as you begin to put the pieces of your life back together. Call now or browse our website for more information about our firm.