Being involved in a vehicle accident is terrifying. When there are many vehicles involved in a collision, this anxiety might become much more intense. Multi-car collisions, sometimes known as pileups, may be deadly no matter where they occur. Keep reading to learn what to do if you are involved in one of these accidents and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
The most common cause of pileups
The most common cause of pileups is hazardous weather, with fog being the most common culprit. Multi-car accidents can also be caused by heavy rain and snowstorms. They can, however, occur at junctions if a motorist runs a red light and causes an accident at the intersection. It is essential to be aware of the weather conditions and to drive according to the weather that may occur on the road in order to avoid a pileup. It's also critical to maintain a defensive driving style at all times.
Despite your best efforts, pileups are sometimes inevitable. Multi-car collisions can happen in an instant and are frequently caused by a chain reaction on the road. The collision scene after a multi-vehicle accident is chaotic, and traffic movement may be disrupted.
What to do immediately after a multi-car accident
The most essential thing you can do after a pileup is to remain cool and call 911 as soon as possible. Make sure none of your passengers or you have suffered any serious injuries. Staying in your car is also a good idea. It's difficult to tell when the crash site is safe because of the nature of pileups. Another car may hurt you as you depart the vehicle if the crash is not yet over. Keep your seatbelt secured, put on your warning lights, and stay in your car until first responders tell you to.
Taking photographs can assist you support your case later if you are able to do so. Stay in your car, but attempt to get whatever photographic or video proof you can. Once the crash is finished, this may be the last concrete piece of proof you have. Take notes and write down all the facts of what happened, including any injuries, before filing your claim. Make sure you stay and give the cops your statement.
Make sure you get checked out by the paramedics as the first responders come. Even if you don't have any injuries right now, you should get medical help. Symptoms of certain injuries may not appear for many hours or days. If you've been cleared by paramedics, schedule an appointment with your doctor in the coming days for a thorough examination.
Filing insurance claims
Insurance claims might take a long time to process after a multi-car accident. An insurance company has a tough time determining who is at fault. This is why, before contacting your insurance carrier, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. You can contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free case review.