How Fault is Determined in a Multi-Vehicle Car Accident

When most people think of car accidents, they think of those involving just two vehicles, one colliding with one other. While this may be the scenario that occurs in the majority of car crashes, there are many more still that involve multiple vehicles, either as a pileup or as more than two vehicles colliding into one another at the same time. These kinds of crashes tend to not only be more damaging to people and vehicles, but also greatly complicate circumstances when determining who would be at fault in the accident and therefore how compensation would be dispensed in the following personal injury case.

The determination of fault in a multi-vehicle crash varies from state to state. That being said, in the State of Florida, there are clear guidelines for multi-car accidents known as the pure comparative fault system. Under these laws, the percentage of fault in the accident is subtracted from the amount that the driver would owe in compensation in the event of a personal injury or property damage claim. The percentage of fault is typically determined by the authorities after an accident, as multi-car crashes almost always involve police intervention for reporting. As with normal accidents, fault is usually assessed by negligence or failure to follow road rules.

If you are involved in a multi-vehicle crash, the complications of such factors as determining fault and related compensation can become confusing very quickly. As such, it is even more imperative to have an attorney on your side that can help you through your personal injury claim and help you receive the most amount of compensation as possible. We at the Franco Law Firm are well-versed in this kind of law in Florida and would be honored to help you win your case as we have for so many before. To schedule a free consultation with us today, please call (813) 872-0929.