Who is at Fault in a Car Pile-Up Accident?

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If you have been in a Brownsville, TX pile-up accident, call our experienced car accident attorney directly today.

Most car accidents involve two vehicles. Typically, the vehicle of the driver who caused the accident, as well as the driver of the vehicle who is hit as a result of the other’s negligence. When only two vehicles are involved, fault can be relatively easy to figure out and prove. On the other hand, when multiple vehicles are involved, knowing who caused the accident and who should be held liable can prove difficult. At the Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C., if you have been in a multivehicle pile-up crash, we can help. Reach out to our Brownsville, TX car accident attorney today to learn more.

Fault in a Multivehicle Pile-Up Crash

In an accident involving three, four, or even five or more vehicles, determining fault for the accident can prove complicated. In accidents like this, it is more likely than not that more than one party will be considered liable for the crash. In order to determine fault and liability, an investigation into the crash should be opened. Usually, the first thing that an investigator will want to discover is which driver initially acted negligently and was the first vehicle to hit another. Examples of negligence that could lead to a crash include:

  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Driving above the speed limit
  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving too closely
  • Failing to adhere to traffic laws

The second part of an investigation will be discovering why so many vehicles were involved in the crash—could this have anything to do with the negligence of other parties involved?

For example, most pile-ups would not happen but for drivers failing to provide a reasonable amount of distance between their own vehicle and others on the road.

Recovering Compensation With the Help from Our Brownsville, TX Attorney

If you have been in a pile-up crash, working with an attorney is one way to improve your chances of recovering your full settlement amount. Your attorney can help you by:

  • Understanding the sources of compensation available—in a pile-up crash, there may be more than one source of compensation available
  • Proving the fault of the responsible party and disproving any allegations of fault made against you
  • Opening an investigation into your case that involves hiring accident reconstruction experts where necessary
  • Determining the value of your claim by calculating damages
  • Representing you during settlement negotiations with the insurance adjuster

Call Our Brownsville, TX Car Accident Attorney Today

Being involved in a car accident can be terrifying, and being involved in a pile-up accident can lead to numerous unanswered questions about fault, liability, and damages recovery. When you call our Brownsville, Texas car accident attorney at the Law Office of Raul A. Guajardo, P.L.L.C., you can schedule a free, no-obligation with our law firm at a time that works for you. We are happy to review your case free of charge and provide you with an overview of your option. If you do decide to work with us, we work on a contingency fee basis. Send us a message or call our office directly to get started.