Were you injured in an accident involving multiple vehicles? If so, you could be entitled to recover compensation for losses you suffered due to the accident. Multi-car accidents have the potential to cause devastating injuries and property damage. You deserve the chance to hold the person who caused the accident accountable for their negligence.
Multi-car accidents are typically caused by driver negligence. Drivers can be negligent in a variety of ways, including:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or intoxicated driving
- Aggressive driving
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Fatigued driving
If you were injured by a negligent driver who caused a multi-car pileup, you could pursue compensation from the at-fault driver through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. To bring a successful claim, you’ll need to demonstrate that the driver is liable for the multiple-car accident. There are four main elements of liability:
- You need to show that the driver owed you a duty of care to prevent you from coming to harm.
- You need to show that the driver breached that duty through some form of negligence, like distracted driving or drunk driving.