WHEN THERE ARE SEVERAL AUTOMOBILES INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT, THE DAMAGE THAT IS CREATED IS THAT MUCH WORSE
On Friday night, July 19th, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to the scene of a multi-car accident in Royal Palm Beach. The collision that took place on State Road 7 and Okeechobee Boulevard involved five separate vehicles. Of the nine victims who were transported to both Palms West Hospital and Wellington Regional Medical Center, there were several who needed to be removed from the vehicle they were in. Thankfully, none of the parties involved in this large accident had serious injuries to speak of; however, knowing what kind of damage multi vehicle car accidents can cause, they are all extremely lucky.
MULTI-CAR ACCIDENT SCENERIOS
An issue that many times presents itself when there are multiple cars involved in an auto accident is determining who in fact is at fault for the collision. This is true with even the most basic of multi-car accidents, including rear end collisions.
Everyone becomes quick to point the finger at someone else as to being responsible for the accident. It may seem pretty easy to say who is at fault in a rear end collision involving multiple automobiles, but in fact, there are many questions that are raised because people are generally looking forward and do not see what has happened behind them. Times when people attempt to shift responsibility include:
• Front Vehicle at Fault: At times, the front vehicle in a multi-car accident gets blamed for the collision. Accusations of cutting off another driver, braking too aggressively, and recklessly attempting to switch lanes are a few of the things that are used to place blame on a front vehicle.
• Middle Vehicle at Fault: There are situations when a middle vehicle in a multi-car accident receives blame for the collision. Accusations from a rear vehicle may include that the middle vehicle was the first one to strike the first vehicle in line. It is generally the case that the lead vehicle saw what was taking place behind them.
• “Phantom Vehicle” Scenarios: When there is a situation where an at-fault party claims that another vehicle, who was not involved in the actual accident, caused the collision and drove away, it is referred to as a “Phantom Vehicle” situation.
AN ATTORNEY CAN HELP DETERMINE THE NEGLIGENT PARTY
Figuring out who is the person responsible for everyone’s property damage and personal injuries can be very tiresome. Speaking with an attorney can help you understand the process of how the insurance companies assign liability and determine who will be responsible for paying any costs to the victims involved.
If you have been involved in a multi-car accident, then contact the Fort Lauderdale injury firm of Madalon law and speak with an attorney to see how any confusion as to who was at fault for your multi-car auto accident can be cleared up. You have nothing to lose as the consultation with Madalon Law is completely free to you.