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Why Hiring the Best Lawyer is Important in Multi-Car Crashes

Why Hiring the Best Lawyer is Important in Multi-Car Crashes

Aug 31, 2021

Car accidents are an everyday occurrence on California’s often dangerous roads and highways. From minor fender benders to hit-and-runs and even rear-end collisions, motor vehicle accidents happen constantly in the Golden State, particularly here in Southern California. Many of those car accidents tragically result in fatalities, with more than 3,700 motor vehicle-related deaths reported in 2020.

California Multi-Vehicle Collision Attorneys

One of the most dangerous types of car accidents entails a scenario where multiple vehicles collide in a single incident. Known as multi-car collisions, these accidents can lead to numerous injuries as well as property damage. When such an accident occurs, proving liability and recovering the financial compensation you deserve for any injuries is of utmost importance.

Below we will look at how multi-vehicle collisions are caused, where they commonly occur, how liability is determined, and discuss how to file a personal injury lawsuit in pursuit of a maximum financial damages award.

What is a Multi-Vehicle Collision/Car Accident?

A multi-car accident is typically defined as a collision where three or more vehicles are involved. A series of rear-end car accidents is a common a scenario ultimately resulting in a multi-vehicle collision. When six or more cars are involved in a particular collision, the term ‘pile-up’ may be used when referring to the incident.

Where Do Multi-Car Collisions Most Commonly Occur?

Both busy highways as well as intersections are common locations where multi-car accidents are known to take place. In such locations, a driver’s limitations (whether due to operating a vehicle while drowsy, distracted, or under the influence) can be exacerbated. Additionally, general error on the part of the driver can be more likely to cause a crash when traveling along busy highways or through intersections. Exercising caution when navigating such locations is strongly recommended.

How is Fault Determined in a Multi-Car Collision?

How is Fault Determined in a Multi-Car Collision?

California is a pure comparative fault state, which means that a percentage of liability is assigned to all involved drivers. In some instances (typically when only two drivers are involved in a motor vehicle collision), a single driver may be determined to be 100% responsible for a car accident. However, in the majority of cases, all involved drivers share a portion of the liability.

With multi-car collisions that include injuries, determining fault can be a more complex process. Having an experienced and trusted personal injury attorney can have numerous advantages for victims of multi-vehicle crashes.

For starters, having a skilled attorney can help ensure your rights are protected, and you do not incur more fault than you should. Furthermore, a proven attorney with experience successfully handling car accident cases can help you recover maximum financial compensation for any injuries sustained in the crash.

How Can I Recover Financial Compensation for My Multi-Vehicle Collision?

At Dordulian Law Group (DLG), we’re led by a former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County with over 25 years of legal experience. Sam Dordulian founded DLG’s Car Accident Division to offer all injured victims access to the leading, top-rated group of attorneys in California.

If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of a multi-vehicle collision, our dedicated team is available 24/7 to help fight for and recover all applicable damages you deserve. In multi-car collisions, DLG’s experienced team of attorneys will:

  • Listen to the facts of your case
  • Launch a thorough investigation led by our in-house Chief Investigator/retired LAPD detective
  • Develop a precise and aggressive legal strategy seeking to recover maximum financial compensation

At DLG, we fight to recover all applicable damages for your personal injury claim – both economic and non-economic.

Common examples of damages that may be recoverable after a multi-car collision include:

Economic Damages:

  • Hospital or medical expenses
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity

Non-Economic Damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Psychological distress

At DLG, you never have to worry about being forced to accept a quick or unfair settlement offer from an insurance company. With Sam Dordulian’s courtroom experience – having obtained more than 100 jury trial victories throughout his career – we prepare every car accident case for trial. That means that if an at-fault party or insurance company offers a lowball figure, we’ll take the case to court and fight for your right to maximum financial compensation before a jury.

Unlike settlement mill firms that may accept the first offer available, DLG’s team of experienced and dedicated car accident attorneys will fight to help you recover the maximum financial compensation you deserve for your multi-car crash. Moreover, we’ll work tirelessly to ensure that any liability you may share for a multi-vehicle collision is properly and fairly applied.

With more than $100,000,000 successfully recovered in settlements and verdicts for injured clients like you, DLG is the premier car accident law firm in California, offering added advantages and benefits that can’t be found elsewhere.

If you experienced a car accident injury, don’t wait to file a claim. Contact our expert attorneys online or by phone for a free consultation today.

With DLG, injured car accident victims have peace of mind and confidence knowing that their claim is in good hands. Our experience and proven results speak to the personalized commitment and dedication we make to each and every client:

  • A 98% success record
  • More than $100,000,000 in settlements and verdicts obtained
  • Former Deputy District Attorney for L.A. County
  • In-house Chief Investigator/retired LAPD detective
  • Over 100 jury trial victories
  • More than 25 years of legal expertise

If you’re involved in a multi-car collision, don’t take on the insurance companies and other involved drivers without the assistance of California’s leading personal injury attorneys on your side. Proving fault in multi-car crashes requires skill and dedication. DLG’s proven team of trusted attorneys, led by Sam Dordulian, is here to help you make a complete recovery – physically, emotionally, and financially.

While you focus on what’s most important – your physical recovery and overall well-being – we’ll focus on the stressful details like haggling with insurance companies and fighting to recover damages for medical bills and lost wages.

With our No Win/No Fee Guarantee, all Californians have access to the very best legal representation available, regardless of economic means. At DLG, you never pay a penny until we recover maximum financial compensation for your claim.

Let DLG fight to recover you the financial compensation you deserve after an unfortunate multi-car collision. Contact us today online or by phone at 818-322-4056 for a free consultation.

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