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Multi-vehicle traffic accidents, which are sometimes referred to as chain reaction accidents or pile-ups, are collisions that involve more than two motor vehicles. A common example of such accidents is when a vehicle rear-ends another vehicle, which causes that vehicle to rear-end the vehicle in front of them, and so on. If you have been involved in a multi-vehicle collision, contact a Los Angeles traffic accident lawyer today for assistance.
Most multi-vehicle accidents occur on major highways where the vehicles involved are going at high rates of speed. The higher the speed of the vehicles involved in the accident, the more likely injuries will be sustained and that they will be severe in nature. Also, multiple vehicles means multiple drivers and passengers and therefore multiple injuries. As these injuries are likely severe, it is imperative that the injured persons receive immediate medical care, yet with so many persons injured at once, receiving medical attention can be delayed.
While multi-vehicle accidents can have many causes, some of the more common are as follows:
Inclement weather: Rain, sleet, and snow can make the roads slick which leads to loss of vehicle control.
Following too closely: The closer a driver follows the vehicle in front of them, the less time they have to react should the vehicle in front of them suddenly stop.
Distracted driving: Distracted driving is when a driver shifts their focus to anything other than the act of driving. Distracted driving leads to increased error in driving.
Speeding: Speeding reduces driver reaction time. Also, in cases of inclement weather, speeding is a contributing factor in causing accidents.
Due to the number of vehicles involved in a multi-vehicle accident, our Los Angeles traffic accident lawyer knows that unless a party involved in the accident admits fault, determining responsibility can be difficult. Responding law enforcement officers will obtain statements from the parties involved as well as any witnesses. Other methods used to determine fault are:
In some cases, it may be necessary to conduct an accident reconstruction to help determine the party or parties at fault. Whether or not accident reconstruction is needed in your particular case is something you can address with your Los Angeles traffic accident attorney.
With Banafshe Law Firm, PC, you can rest assured the Los Angeles traffic accident lawyer you meet with has the experience necessary to ensure you receive the compensation you are owed. Our car accident lawyers have developed winning strategies that result in our clients receiving superior representation and the legal solutions they desire. Our firm can handle every step of the process for you and our assistance never costs you anything unless our representation results in your receiving the monetary compensation you are owed. We also advance all case costs. Contact us at 310-273-7300 or on our contact page, for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and se habla espanol.