The 4 Types of Multi-Car Accidents and How to Determine Who Is At Fault

It can be tricky to determine fault in a car accident involving two cars, but when more cars are concerned, responsibility can be even more challenging to determine. This is why it is so important to find a personal injury attorney who will not only work tirelessly to determine the at-fault party but will also fight aggressively to get you the compensation you are due.

If you are ready for a free legal consultation, consult with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker by calling 800-333-0000. You can also read on to learn about four of the most common types of multi-car accidents and how fault can be determined in each of them.

  1. Rear-End Accidents
  2. A rear-end accident may start with just two vehicles but could end up affecting many more. This is because when one vehicle rear ends another, the vehicle in front may be pushed into the vehicle in front of them – and this could go on through several vehicles. On the other hand, the car that rear ends the car in front of them may be hit by the car behind them – and this could also create a chain reaction of cars hitting the car in front of them when the cars brake suddenly.

  3. Side-Impact Crashes
  4. Also known as t-bone accidents, side-impact crashes generally start as two-vehicle crashes in which one vehicle hits the side of another vehicle. This is usually caused by one vehicle not yielding the right of way to the other vehicle. The collision can then push one or both vehicles into oncoming traffic, which can cause one or more additional crashes.

  5. Big Rig Accidents
  6. When big vehicles are involved in accidents – especially when those large vehicles are big rigs – there are often several vehicles involved. This is because the size of the large vehicle can push cars into other vehicles, or the large vehicle can hit several vehicles at the same time. In this case, whomever was at-fault for the big rig crashing may be found at fault for all the accidents that occurred.

  7. Head-On Crashes
  8. When two vehicles crash into each other head on, they are most often on a two-lane road. Any vehicle that’s behind one of the cars may not be able to stop and could hit one or more of the vehicles. On some small roads, oncoming vehicles may not be able to see the accident until they are too close to stop. This is why law enforcement urges people to get their vehicles off the road if it is at all safe to do so.

If you have been involved in a multi-vehicle accident and require assistance, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for your free legal consultation today.