The scope of injuries and damage caused by multi-car accidents tend to be rather more severe than those involving just two vehicles. When a truck is involved along with two or more cars in a pile-up, the drivers and passengers in the cars will be the ones getting injured and almost always have cause enough to file personal injury claims. A huge number of accidents involving trucks are due to driver negligence, brake failure, tire problems and a combination of these three factors.
Listed below are a set of similar causes that require the services of a multi-car accidents lawyer.
The determination of exactly who is to blame for triggering the pile-up is crucial. It may be the vehicle behind which rear-ended you, pushing you forward and straight into an under ride accident with a truck ahead. It may be a truck ahead or behind, which went into a wide turn or jack-knife to create the mother of all pile-ups across lanes.
In such situations, the truck is the one that causes the damage, catastrophic injuries and perhaps even a wrongful death. Even when not directly responsible, the truck driver, owner and operator can all be sued on multiple counts. Wherever possible, even individual component manufactures can be.
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