Filing a Claim for a Multi-Vehicle Car Accident in AZ
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December 27, 2017
In a car accident involving more than two vehicles, determining fault can be challenging. In these situations, one or more drivers could be liable for your injuries.
If you were injured in a car accident involving multiple vehicles, do not hesitate to contact the Phillips Law Group’s experienced Phoenix car accident attorneys for professional legal help.
We have helped numerous victims of car accidents recover the compensation they deserve. We understand how to investigate these complicated accidents, and will pursue at-fault drivers to hold them liable for your injuries.
Common Causes of Multi-Vehicle Accidents
Several factors can contribute to a multi-vehicle accident, including human negligence and roadway hazards. These crashes often happen in areas with heavy traffic, when one driver makes an error and other motorists do not have enough time to respond and avoid the accident.
Some common causes of multi-vehicle accidents include:
- Weather: Drivers should adjust their speed when weather conditions are poor. Tires can lose traction in the rain, snow and ice, causing drivers to lose control over their vehicles. With reduced visibility due to weather, it can be difficult to see surrounding vehicles.
- Speeding: Speeding limits a driver’s response time to hazards, causing motorists to lose control and crash into other vehicles.
- Distracted driving: Cellphones, radios, GPS systems, passengers, and other distractions can pull a driver’s attention away from the roadway and hands from the wheel. Looking away from the road for just a few seconds increases the risk of serious accidents, including multi-vehicle collisions.
- Impaired driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances alters a driver’s perception and judgment. This can significantly impair his or her driving ability, behavior and decision making.
- Falling asleep at the wheel: Drivers who fall asleep at the wheel may drift through several lanes of traffic, run off the road, side swipe vehicles or ram into the car ahead of theirs, causing accidents that involve many vehicles.
Determining Fault in Multi-Vehicle Accidents
A personal injury attorney will consider several factors when determining fault in a multi-vehicle collision.
For example, our attorneys will review evidence to determine the cause of the accident and which drivers are at fault.
We are prepared to take several steps to collect evidence, including:
- Interviewing all drivers involved
- Inspecting photos of the accident scene
- Using technology to reconstruct the accident
- Interviewing witnesses
- Reading police reports
- Viewing traffic or red light camera footage
- Inspecting vehicle damage
- Determining if driver distraction, impairment or negligence caused the accident
Arizona’s comparative negligence law states that if a jury finds you at fault for a portion of the accident, it will reduce the damages awarded in proportion to your percentage of fault. For example, if you file a claim for $100,000 and you are found to be 30 percent at fault, your award will be reduced to $70,000.
If you are found to be partially at fault for your accident, an attorney can defend your claim to prevent you from receiving more than your share of the blame. Your attorney will try to negotiate with an insurer to help you receive the fair amount of compensation you deserve.
Get Help with Your Car Accident Claim
If you or someone you love has been involved in a multi-vehicle collision, it is in your best interest to consult with a skilled attorney to handle your claim.
At the Phillips Law Group, our seasoned car accident attorneys will work in your best interest to secure the compensation you deserve after an accident caused by another’s negligence.
During a free, no obligation consultation, we will review your claim to determine if you have a case against the at-fault driver. All of our services are provided on a contingency fee basis at no upfront cost. We will only require payment if we recover compensation for your claim.
Call 1-800-706-3000 to schedule a free consultation.
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