Experienced Multi-Vehicle Accident Attorneys Helping Injured Victims Obtain Compensation in Monmouth and Ocean County, NJ
Auto accidents can be devastating incidents in which a life can change in a moment. When multiple vehicles are involved, the likelihood of injury is often amplified. If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact our team of accident attorneys to learn how we can help you recover full damages for your short- and long-term injury expenses and pain and suffering.
If you were involved in a multiple-vehicle accident suffering injuries, you are entitled to get compensation for those injuries besides medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering. Our attorneys have a long history of victories handling not only multi-vehicle accidents but also motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, car accidents, and all sorts of incidents causing injuries in Middletown, Matawan, Tinton Falls, Keansburg, Wall, Tinton Falls, Howell, Holmdel, Freehold, and surrounding communities. Call us today at (732) 303-7857 for a free consultation. We have the knowledge and the passion to take on your case and work toward a positive outcome.
How do Multiple Vehicle Accidents Happen in NJ?
A multi-vehicle accident is any automobile accident involving more than one car. There are many conditions that can cause multiple-vehicle accidents, including poor weather, following too closely, speeding, crossing the centerline, breaking traffic laws such as running stop signs or lights or not properly stopping at an intersection, and slowing dangerously to witness an already-occurred accident, causing a further pileup. These and other causes can result in severe damage and injury to victims.
For example, two people died, and two more were seriously injured when a woman side-swiped two cars in an intersection and proceeded to rear-end a third car, which continued to hit the car in front of it. This tragedy shows how devastating the results of multi-car accidents can be when drivers exercise negligence.
Types of Collisions Involving Multiple Vehicles in New Jersey
Weather- and negligence-related causes such as those mentioned above can lead to various types of multiple-vehicle accidents.
Rear-end accidents occur when one car runs into the back of the car in front of them. This is often caused by following too closely or not noticing that traffic ahead has stopped or slowed. New Jersey driving laws dictate that ample space must be maintained between cars to allow proper reaction time to brake ahead.
Side-swipe accidents, often called T-bone accidents, occur when a car runs into the side of another car. The most common reason for this type of accident is that one of the two or more involved cars disobeyed traffic laws at an intersection or made an unsafe left turn.
Head-on accidents, some of the most dangerous accidents, occur when two cars run into each other directly head-on. The impact of such accidents can cause severe injury or death.
Pile-up accidents occur when an accident ahead that has already occurred leads to further rear-ends. The cause of pile-ups is often onlookers slowing to view an accident, causing a bottleneck or inclement conditions, making rapid deceleration and stopping impossible.
Multiple Vehicle Accidents Share a Common Denominator: Negligence
When it comes to multi-vehicle accidents, negligence often plays a part. Drivers who are either distracted or breaking traffic laws are often to blame for multiple-vehicle accidents. Due to New Jersey’s comparative negligence laws, more than one person can be deemed at fault for an accident, thereby liable for covering accident injury damages.
Injuries Frequently Sustained in Multiple Car Accidents
Proving Fault in Multiple Vehicle Accidents
New Jersey’s comparative negligence law states that accident liability is determined based on to what extent a driver was at fault. As such, multiple drivers could be named at fault. A person who rear-ends another, injuring them, carries the majority percentage of fault. However, if the rear-ended car was following closely the car in front of it and proceeded to rear-end that car, they may be held liable for a portion of the fault in an injury claim.
Legal Path for Injured Victims to Recover Damages After a Multiple Vehicle Accident
Injured victims have the right to file an injury claim seeking financial damages for medical expenses, out-of-pocket costs lost wages, and emotional pain and suffering caused by the accident injury. If the accident leads to long-term injury reducing their capacity to work, they can also seek permanent disability damages.
Contact a Freehold Multiple Vehicle Accident Lawyer to Discuss Your Claim
If you have been injured in a multiple-vehicle accident, it is important to seek the legal guidance of an experienced multiple-vehicle accident lawyer as soon as you can. An accident attorney at our New Jersey personal injury firm will help review police reports and witness testimonies and further investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident to determine liability. We will also act on your behalf to speak with the responsible parties’ insurance companies as well as gather medical expense reports. Our legal team will also be present if you are required to answer questions for insurance representatives of the liable parties, as they may attempt to coerce you into claiming partial liability.
Our team has facilitated accident injury settlements totaling large sums for our clients in Neptune, Hazlet, Howell, Manalapan, Millstone, Monmouth County, Ocean County, and Jersey Shore communities. We are prepared to help you successfully negotiate or litigate your multiple vehicle accident case to a favorable conclusion when you need it most. Contact us today at (732) 303-7857 for a free consultation to learn more.