Multiple Car Accident Attorney in Toledo
Injured in a Multiple Car Pileup? Contact an Award-Winning Toledo Injury Lawyer
While any car accident can have devastating consequences, collisions involving multiple vehicles can be particularly deadly. A single collision under the right circumstances can trigger a chain reaction of several secondary crashes, causing mass devastation and serious injury to those involved.
As if this was not troubling enough, the resulting carnage of these types of accidents can make it difficult for insurance adjustors to determine the exact cause of the collision, thereby prompting insurance companies to pay injured parties as little compensation as possible to make up for this uncertainty. If you have been injured in a multiple-vehicle collision in Toledo, a top-rated car accident lawyer from Williams DeClark Tuschman Co., L.P.A. can fight to secure a fair settlement on your behalf.
Tell us about your injuries today – call (419) 318-0772.
What Are the Causes of Multiple-Vehicle Collisions?
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that approximately one-third of car accidents each year involve multiple vehicles. The causes of these crashes can be just as vast as their effects, though driver negligence is almost always a contributing factor.
- The following negligent actions can cause a multiple-car crash:
- Driving at unsafe speeds
- Changing lanes without signaling
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Using a smartphone while driving
- Driving under extreme exhaustion
- Running red lights and stop signs
Generally speaking, the more vehicles involved, the deadlier the consequences. Crashes of this nature pose the risk of having a driver be hit from multiple angles, exposing them to hazards such as broken glass, leaking gasoline, fire, and the possibility of being trapped within one’s vehicle. If a person is able to get out of their vehicle, they often do so in a dazed state and risk being struck by oncoming traffic. In particularly serious scenarios, large-scale crashes can sometimes block roadways and prevent emergency vehicles from being able to reach injured parties.
What Compensation Can I Recover?
Insurance companies can have a tough time determining liability after a multiple-car accident, especially when drivers are pointing fingers at each other. As a result, most claims related to large scale collisions end up in court. Ohio allows injured drivers to seek compensation from the other involved drivers as long as it can be proven that they were 50% or less at fault for the crash. If a driver is deemed to be 51% or more at fault for an accident, they cannot seek compensation.
- Successful claimants can recover compensation for the following:
- Present and future medical bills
- Present and future lost income
- Damaged property
- Rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering
If you have been injured in a multiple-vehicle crash, our firm can examine your situation and craft a strategy that maximizes your chances of securing a fair settlement for your suffering. No matter how complex your situation may be, our attorneys are prepared to go the distance on your behalf to help you get through this difficult time.
Trust in a Firm with 100+ Years of Experience
When considering the monumental cost of medical expenses and lost wages after a car accident, you cannot afford to go with a less experienced legal team.
With more than half a billion dollars in recoveries and an extensive track record of case victories, our firm’s Toledo car accident attorneys have the knowledge and extensive personal injury experience to give you the edge in your pursuit of compensation. Having been selected for Ohio Super Lawyers® and U.S. News – Best Lawyers for our unparalleled advocacy, your case is sure to be in excellent hands.
Schedule a free consultation or contact our office online today to take the first step towards seeking justice for your injuries.