Q Who is liable for my injuries if I was in a multiple car accident in Raleigh?
If you were injured in a multiple car accident, talking with a car accident attorney in Raleigh at Brent Adams & Associates can be helpful when trying to prove fault and liability. With multiple cars involved, these cases may be a bit complicated, but the original collision is often looked at to determine who is liable.
Establishing Liability in a Multiple Car Accident
Establishing liability in a car accident is critical if you have sustained injuries. This will allow you to determine who may be responsible for damages you have sustained. There are no set standards when it comes to determining liability in a multi-vehicle crash.
In many states, one of the most common issues looked at is the order of the cars. In other words, who started the chain reaction and did any of the other drivers contribute to the accident? It may come down to which driver hit which car and who was responsible for specific injuries sustained. However, in North Carolina, liability is determined differently. Multiple drivers could be found negligent at various percentages.
For example, let's say you were injured in a car crash and one person is 90% negligent and another person is 10% negligent. The person with the higher negligence may not have adequate insurance coverage to cover your medical expenses and they may not have any assets. In order to cover the full cost of lost wages and medical expenses associated with your car accident injury, you could pursue a claim against the person who is only 10% negligent.
Contacting a Raleigh Medical Insurance Claims Attorney
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2010 there were 1,319 traffic fatalities in North Carolina. The fatality rate per 100,000 people (13.79) was above the national average of 10.63.
Contact a car accident attorney in Raleigh at Brent Adams & Associates if you have been injured. An attorney will look at the order of cars involved and other circumstances of the collision to advise you on liability, including any compensation you may be entitled to receive. Don’t delay. Call today to schedule your free consultation regarding your multiple car accident - 877-BRENT-ADAMS