Who’s To Blame In Multi-Car Accident?

When you hear about a car accident, you assume it is between two vehicles. It makes sense. Typically one car is driving and hits another. Yet, the chances of getting hit by another car aren’t so far fetched. Our car accident attorneys at Dan Doyle Law Group has worked with clients who have suffered injuries from multiple vehicle crashes. The tricky part of a multi-vehicle crash is figuring out who is to blame. With over 20 years of experience, understand the convoluted legal system surrounding insurance companies and court systems. Our word of advice is to not accept any kind of offer or settlement from an insurance company until you speak our car accident attorneys first.

Comparative Negligence

In Norristown, a three-vehicle accident occurred early one Sunday morning. Around 1 am police were called to a multi-vehicle accident including a minivan, Ford Focus, and another car. Apparently, all three cars slammed into each other causing the minivan to careen into a gas meter. Fortunately, the gas was cut off before any real damage could be done. All three drivers were sent to the hospital. The question for an attorney representing, let’s say, the man in the minivan is how much the minivan driver was responsible for the accident?

Pennsylvania law is pretty straight forward. If you are the reason for the accident then you will take on the full cost of the medical bills and other necessities from the victim. However, the Pennsylvania court system also tries to maintain some kind of fairness. Comparative negligence is when each driver contributed a little negligence. However, some can contribute more than others. This is why you need a strong advocate by your side. You want an aggressive attorney to showcase that you had little to no negligence in comparison to the other driver. In this Norristown accident, the other two drivers.

If the minivan driver was found 10% negligent then whoever was the most responsible will pay all the medical and other bills except for that 10%. The minivan will be responsible for paying for 10% of bills. Comparative negligence allows for multiple people to take part of the blame. Our Car Accident Attorneys at Dan Doyle Law Group is here to help ensure that the right information is out there. Many think that the police report is the official text of the night, but it isn’t. Witnesses and pictures can tell just as much a story as a police report.

What To Do

If you have been injured in a car accident then you need to document everything from taking pictures on sight, if able, to compiling all the medical expenses. These documents can show that you were not at fault or had a very minor part in the story of the accident. Don’t get bullied into taking on more negligence than the truth. We are here to help. Call 215-987-3730 or click here to start your free consultation with our professional attorneys at Dan Doyle Law Group today.