Complex Legal Issues Raised by Multiple Vehicle Traffic Accidents in Georgia


December 03, 2016

Auto Accident Attorneys Discuss Complex Legal Issues Raised by Multiple Vehicle Traffic Accidents in Georgia

Multi-car pileups can be one of the deadliest types of car crashes because of the number of vehicles involved and the risk of multiple impacts. Auto collisions that involve a chain reaction with several cars are not uncommon on highways with heavy traffic and factors like road hazards, limited visibility, and inclement weather. While some of these accidents could be avoided if motorists adjusted their driving to fit the conditions, many drivers disregard conditions that necessitate increased caution. In this blog, our auto accident attorneys provide an overview of information regarding multi-car pileup accidents.

When drivers fail to slow down, devote a hundred percent of their attention to the road, or exercise extra care given a lack of visibility, adverse driving conditions create the risk of a collision causing debilitating injuries or wrongful death. Although alcohol-impaired drivers always present a danger to other motorists, this risk increases in these types of adverse conditions because drunk drivers often cannot respond effectively to potential hazards.

The many parties involved in a multi-car pileup can make pursuing a personal injury claim complicated. When several drivers are involved in a collision, special challenges arise for proving fault. Multiple parties may be liable based on the chain reaction nature of the collision. While Driver A might be at fault for injuries to Driver B, Driver B might be liable for injuries to Driver C, etc. These situations can complicate matters regarding the proper party to against whom to pursue an injury claim as well as analyzing the amount of insurance available to pay your claim.

Insurance issues also can be difficult to navigate when you are injured in a multi-car accident. The insurance companies for the different parties will attempt to blame parties other than their insured. This matrix of competing targets of blame makes it important that you consult with an auto accident attorney at Montlick & Associates to learn about your legal rights and options if you have been in an accident that you believe was caused by negligence.

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If you or someone close to you is injured in a motor vehicle accident, our experienced auto accident attorneys are committed to pursuing the fullest recovery under the law for our clients. Montlick and Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty-two years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you.

Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

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Sources:

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/traffic/fatal-wreck-causes-heavy-delays-on-i-75-south/nsyLw/
 http://www.nhtsa.gov/About-NHTSA/Press-Releases/2011/U.S.-Department-of-Transportation-Issues-New-Ejection-Mitigation-Rule

Category: Auto Accidents

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.