Whether we are slowing down for a stoplight or cruising along on a highway, there are usually other cars around us. In front, behind, in the lane over – all of these cars so close to us all have drivers who could be engaging in all kinds of reckless behavior. If just one of those drivers is drunk, or texting, or is sleep-deprived or is simply a bad driver, their negligence could wind up causing havoc and injuries to multiple people in multiple vehicles.
Multivehicle car accidents lead to tens of thousands of injuries and deaths every year in Florida and across the country. They also lead to thousands of personal injury lawsuits. These types of suits can be extremely complicated, with each driver – and their car insurance company- pointing the finger of blame at the other. Navigating this web of completing claims and defenses in order to recover compensation for injuries and losses requires a higher degree of skill, experience, and commitment than in other car accident cases.
At Alley, Clark & Greiwe, our Tampa car accident lawyers know how to make the strongest possible case in complex multivehicle car accident lawsuits, allocating fault to the responsible parties and refusing to be intimidated or deterred by insurance company efforts to deflect and deny responsibility.
Causes of Multivehicle Accidents
Most car accidents involving more than two vehicles are “chain reactions.” For example, one car rear-ends the car in front of it, which then thrusts that car into the vehicle in front of it. Or, a collision between two cars causes them to careen into an adjacent lane hitting other cars and causing even more cars to stop suddenly, leading to even more collisions.
What Makes Multivehicle Car Accident Lawsuits So Complicated?
The result of these crashes is that numerous drivers, passengers, and even pedestrians may all suffer from serious injuries. Each of these individuals may then seek to recover compensation for their injuries from others involved in the crash. This can mean multiple lawsuits, with multiple parties, all of whom are not only seeking damages from others in the crash but may also be the target of those same people who think that they were at fault for the catastrophe.
Insurance Companies Will Do Anything to Avoid Paying
Making things even worse is the fact that each person being sued for their alleged responsibility for the accident is backed by a car insurance company which will be the one writing a check for damages if their driver is found to be at fault. When you are attempting to recover damage caused by another driver’s negligence, that driver’s insurer is not your “good neighbor” and you are most definitely not in good hands” with them. Each insurer will do everything they can to deny any liability and avoid paying a dime, as each of those dimes comes directly out of their profits.
That is why if you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a multivehicle accident, you should never try to negotiate with a car insurance company on your own as they will either refuse to offer you any compensation or offer a paltry amount significantly less than you deserve or could obtain with skilled car accident attorneys on your side.
Call Alley, Clark & Greiwe to Discuss Your Multivehicle Car Accident Case
At Alley, Clark & Greiwe, our Tampa car accident lawyers have seen the struggles and challenges faced by individuals who have been injured or families who have lost a loved one in a car accident, including multivehicle collisions. That is why our experienced and dedicated car accident attorneys work tirelessly to get compensation and justice for those who have suffered because of others’ negligence on the road.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a multivehicle car accident, please call one of our Tampa car wreck lawyers today at (800) 840-0977 or contact us online to arrange for your free initial consultation and case evaluation. We look forward to assisting you.