Helping seriously injured victims of chain reaction car accidents across Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, Naples, the Palm Beaches and the Florida Keys.Florida Chain Reaction Car Accident Lawyer
Some of the most frequent car accidents occurring on Florida’s roadways are so-called chain reaction or multi-vehicle crashes. Determining who is a fault when these collisions, in which three or more vehicles are involved, happens is a complex activity. Miami chain reaction car crashes, which are often described as a series of multiple rear end crashes, usually caused by the last vehicle driving in a direction of travel slamming into the back of one car, the force of which then causes that car to hit the one directly in front of it, and so on. Imagine if you will, a chain of dominoes falling into one another in a row. Many times there are disputes regarding the order in which the vehicles struck one another.
While many people believe the blame is always upon the person who hit someone directly from behind, often times, that person will claim another vehicle behind theirs was actually the person who started the chain reaction. As Florida is a comparative negligence state, determining which vehicle actually started a Fort Lauderdale chain reaction versus which vehicle was pushed into a car in front of it is critical to make sure each respective insurance company pays their correct share of the damages caused in the accident.
Once the insurance companies begin investigating Palm Beach chain reaction car accidents, their investigators and adjuster will certainly take recorded statements from each of the driver involved in the crash. The primary information being sought during those statements will certainly be “how many impacts did you feel?” The reason this question is so important is simple, the number of impacts each driver felt will give the insurance company an idea as to order in which each vehicle struck each other. For example, in a three vehicle crash, if the front (first car) driver says he only felt one impact, the inference would be that the rear (last car) hit the second (middle) car, and that car then struck the front car. However, if the front driver says he felt two impacts, then the inference is that the middle car struck the front car first, and then after being struck by the rear car, struck the front car again…two impacts. Because of the inferences which insurance companies may draw from a quick recorded statement may hamper an injured Naples chain reaction car accident victim, it is imperative that those seriously injured in a Florida chain reaction car accident contact personal injury lawyer Joseph Lipsky quickly after the crash.
Other methods of determining fault in a chain reaction car accident include:
- eyewitness statements, including passengers in the vehicles
- photograph evidence of the vehicles taken at the accident scene
It is precisely due to the complexities involved in evaluating chain reaction accidents, that if you are injured in such a crash, that you contact experienced Florida car accident attorney Joseph Lipsky to help you with your claim. Given Mr. Lipsky over 25 years of car accident litigation experience, his knowledge will help you maximize your financial recovery. It is with that experience, that we have helped our clients recover tens of millions of dollars in compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses.
As we help all injured car accident victims on a contingent fee basis, which means we only get paid when we get our clients paid, any injured victim may contact and hire our office on a no costs or attorney’s fee up front basis.
Because of the multiple impacts caused in chain reaction car accident, the occupants of each vehicle are highly susceptible to being injured from the trauma to the front or back of their vehicle. Some of the most frequently debilitating injuries that victims of chain reaction crashes suffer from include:
- Whiplash injuries to their neck and back
- Facial abrasions caused by airbags
- Chest injuries caused by seatbelts
If you or a family member were injured in a Florida chain reaction car accident because of someone else’s fault, we urge you to contact us ONLINE OR CALL us at:
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