Multi-Vehicle Accident Attorneys in New Jersey
Multi-vehicle accidents can cause serious damage and result in personal injuries to New Jersey drivers and passengers. Because multiple cars and trucks are involved, proving who is at fault for the accident is usually complicated. Our New Jersey multi-vehicle accident attorneys are extremely experienced in representing clients who have sustained personal injuries in multi vehicle accidents, and proving liability on the other driver.
Multi-vehicle accidents happen daily in New Jersey and can include cars, trucks, buses and tractor-trailers. Cars can be stuck beneath tractor-trailers, wedged under other vehicles or scattered across the highway, waiting to be struck by the next unsuspecting driver.
Common Causes of Multi-Vehicle Accidents
Usually, multi-vehicle accidents occur in bad weather situations when the road is icy, snow-packed, rain-drenched or when the conditions are foggy.
The three most common causes for a chain-reaction multi-vehicle accident are:
- Distracted drivers fail to realize that the traffic in front of them has stopped or slowed considerably.
- Drivers who are following too closely do not have the time to react to an accident in front of them.
- Drivers who are speeding do not have a chance to slow down to avoid a wreck. This begins the chain reaction.
Determining Liability in Multi-Vehicle Accidents
Multi-vehicle accidents can become complicated because there can be numerous vehicles involved. For example, more than one driver can be at fault. There can be numerous injured people. The responsible driver does not have enough insurance to pay all the claims for personal injuries suffered by the occupants of the other vehicles. New Jersey prosecutors may want to investigate any deaths or serious injuries that occurred, or drivers file cross-claims regarding liability.
In some instances, several drivers may be charged with different degrees of responsibility in a multi-vehicle accident. The police officer who writes up the original report on the crash may determine one driver is responsible for 60 percent of the damage, and two others are responsible for 20 percent each. Insurance adjusters may also try to minimize the responsibility of their clients by claiming that their customer had less to do with the car or truck accident.
The hardest part of proving who is liable in a multi-vehicle accident is establishing who started the accident in the first place. This is especially so in New Jersey where roads are heavily travelled and cars and trucks are usually moved from the highway after the accident. To prove negligence, it’s imperative to prove a direct link between your personal injuries and the driver who started the chain reaction. Our New Jersey multi-vehicle accident attorneys are highly skilled in representing our clients who have been injured or killed in such accidents.
New Jersey Multi-Vehicle Accident Lawsuits
If you or a loved one were seriously injured or killed as a result of a multi-vehicle accident, contact the New Jersey multi-vehicle accident attorneys at Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your case. We will fight for your rights to a fair legal settlement for your personal injuries or the death of a loved one.