In a multi-vehicle accident, our skilled car accident attorneys may show that more than one party’s reckless or negligent actions led to the injurious accident. We will help our clients to file claims against all responsible parties on a case-by-case basis. Here are a few scenarios from the claimant’s perspective:
- Claimant was impacted by a collision which was the fault of multiple drivers, and none of the fault belongs to the claimant.
- Claimant was involved in a collision for which they were partially at fault. This situation is referred to as comparative negligence.
- Only one driver is at fault for an accident resulting in injuries and property damage to multiple vehicles, including the claimant.
Multiple vehicles are involved, causing serious damage and injury which is not sufficiently covered by the insurance of the at fault driver(s).
- A dangerous situation or hazardous environment led to the crash, and the property owner or manager may be held liable under premises liability statutes.
Our experience can help guide you through the complicated claims process, build a strong case, and recover the compensation that you need to secure your financial future after a multiple-vehicle accident in Bloomfield.
Finding Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Accident
Showing that an individual driver was liable for a highway pile-up in Bloomfield is less common than one might think. Defendants will often try to push blame onto the reckless behavior of other drivers, even if they themselves were not adhering to the rules of the road. Here is one possible example which shows the potential complexity of multi-vehicle accident claims:
Driver A is over the legal limit for blood alcohol content and is legally drunk. They are in the rear of a pack of cars on the Garden State Parkway. Driver B is in front of Driver A and is tailgating Driver C. Driver B does not have their lights on despite poor visibility due to a thunderstorm. Driver C does not have their seatbelt on.
Driver A rear ends Driver B, who in turn rear ends Driver C. All three individuals sustain serious injuries and property damage to their respective vehicles. At a glance, it may seem like Driver A would be entirely at fault, yet every individual involved was breaking the law in some manner.
In New Jersey, complex multi-vehicle accidents fall under comparative negligence laws, which assign a percentage of blame on each liable defendant. Even if you are partially at fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Let Our Team Help After a Bloomfield Multi-Vehicle Accident
Contact our attorneys today to discuss your unique case and how we may be able to help you successfully file a claim. Our experienced team will hold responsible parties liable, and help you to recover the compensation that you deserve after a multi-vehicle accident in Bloomfield.