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Who Is Liable When Multiple Cars Crash?


You may have heard how friends and family members accessed damage recovery following vehicular accidents. Maybe one friend secured financial recovery from their own personal injury protection coverage while a family member took legal action against a company because they believed a vehicle malfunction was the cause of their accident. When you hear these stories, it may be clear to the individuals who are sharing the information that a specific person or business was at fault, but there are situations that are more complicated.

For example, if you were in a car crash with multiple vehicles, there could be a range of damage recovery scenarios to consider. There is likely your own coverage, the personal coverage of another citizen, and possibly company coverage if a vehicle involved was a commercial van or truck. The path to obtaining a maximum settlement is not always simple, but there are legal professionals who can make the process a lot easier for you and your family. Talk to a Delray Beach personal injury attorney about the best course of action.

Reports, Records, and Medical Care

Documentation serves many purposes when it comes to personal injury cases. Police reports and medical records supply insurance adjusters and lawyers with the facts they need to determine the worth of a claim, for instance.

Because of this, and for your own health, seek medical care after a collision. This is true whether or not you believe you were responsible for the accident. If you carry a percentage of fault, that will be taken into account, but it doesn’t negate your need for care and damage recovery.

It is possible someone will push back on your need for compensation because of comparative negligence, meaning more than one person was at fault. But in the state of Florida accident victims can secure compensation even if they carry a percentage of responsibility. In fact, Florida adheres to the pure comparative negligence rule, meaning even if you carry a high percentage of fault recovery could still be possible. This is not true in every state, which is why you need a personal injury attorney who is an expert in Florida law.

Connect with a Legal Professional Today

A Delray Beach personal injury attorney can advocate for you through the claims process. And, if a lawsuit needs to be filed, your lawyer who was handling the claim will be prepared with the evidence needed to do so.

Is it time for you to take action as a result of a crash involving multiple cars and trucks? To learn about the best strategy given the details of your case, connect with the attorneys at Earnhart Law in Delray Beach. Our attorneys know how to value a claim and will advise you on next steps. Because our lawyers have been fighting for personal injury victims for 30 years, we are the ones to connect with when you want experience on your side. Call our office at 561-265-2220 or contact us online to get your claim started.

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