Liability Issues in Chain Reaction Crashes
There are few types of accidents that are more frightening than a chain reaction car crash. Typically, these accidents involve one car striking another that hits another vehicle, and so on. One particularly dangerous kind of chain reaction is a pile-up, in which an accident occurs, and oncoming drivers are unable to stop before hitting the disabled vehicles.
When multiple drivers are involved in accidents, the issue of fault can become very complicated, quickly. For example, if you are sitting at a stoplight and a car rear-ends you and causes you to hit the car in front of you, are you liable? The answer to this question is “probably not,” as nothing you did caused the damage to the vehicle in front of you. Instead, the driver who hit you would likely be liable for the damage to both your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you, as his or her negligence presumably caused both.
Protecting Your Rights after a Chain Reaction Accident
In the event that you have already been involved in a chain reaction accident, there are certain things you should do to protect your rights. The most important of these include the following:
- Do not discuss the accident with the other driver’s insurance companies
- Seek medical attention if appropriate, and follow all of your doctor’s orders
- Be very aware of what you are posting on social media – insurance companies have been known to monitor victims’ accounts
- Call an attorney as soon as you can
Learn How a Beverly Hills Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
If you have suffered injuries in a chain reaction accident – or any other type of motor vehicle crash – it’s in your best interest to contact a car accident attorney in Beverly Hills right away. At Jalilvand Law, we know how to get our clients the compensation they deserve under California law. Contact us online or call 310.478.5800 today to schedule a free consultation.