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Who is Liable for a North Carolina Crash Involving Multiple Vehicles?April 29, 2022
On March 31, 2022, there was a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 85 in west Charlotte near Little Rock Road.
Officers on the scene said five different vehicles were involved in the collision, including a tractor-trailer. The accident seriously injured at least one person who was transported to the hospital from the crash site. No details were available regarding the other drivers or passengers and their injuries.
As the investigation continues, the question remains: Who was at fault for the crash?
At Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, our car accident attorneys represent clients throughout North Carolina who have been hurt in crashes like these, so they can focus on their injuries while we thoroughly investigate the details of their cases.
Here is what our clients need to know about multi-vehicle collisions.
Which Driver is Responsible During a Multi-Vehicle Crash?
The simple answer is, the driver who failed to practice their duty of care to keep surrounding drivers safe is liable for the crash — and potentially the resulting chain reaction involving the other vehicles.
However, determining which driver initiated the crash is not always clear.
Every multi-vehicle car accident requires a complete investigation and extensive breakdown of what happened to produce a fair decision for all parties involved.
That may include:
- Assessing the crash location, including tire marks on the road, the damage to each vehicle, and the conditions at the location
- Collecting evidence from the scene of the crash, including photos or videos, when applicable
- Interviewing witnesses who were impartial observers
- Reviewing the responding law enforcement official’s police report
- Partnering with an accident reconstruction expert
- Examining our client’s injuries and medical records
Because of the nature of multi-vehicle car accidents, it is common for the drivers involved in the crash — and their insurance companies — to point fingers at the other drivers.
If this has happened to you, you do not have to investigate the crash, or fight with the other drivers’ insurance companies for your financial recovery needs on your own.
Instead, seek medical care immediately for your injuries and contact our skilled car accident attorneys in Charlotte to review the crash facts and start building your case.
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