Thousands of car accidents occur in New York City monthly and some of those involve three or more vehicles, otherwise known as a multi-vehicle or chain-reaction accident. While these multi-vehicle collisions are rare compared to other accidents, the damage to people and property is more profound when they do occur.
The multi-vehicle accident lawyers at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. understand New York personal injury law and how to fight for the compensation you deserve for your car accident injuries. While you’re recovering, you can rest assured that we will vigorously pursue your claim. And when money is tight, you don’t have to worry about our fees because if we don’t win, we don’t get paid.
Pileups and chain-reaction accidents can have various causes, but there are some common ones. These include:
The definition of a multi-vehicle accident is a collision involving three or more vehicles. So, if your car is hit by another automobile, although there is more than one vehicle involved, it isn’t a “multi-vehicle” accident. Determining fault can be difficult with just two cars, when there are three of more vehicles involved in the scenarios listed below, the issue of fault becomes even more complicated. That’s why if you’ve been hurt, or a family member killed, in a pileup, you need the help of our NYC car accident attorneys.
Our team will work hard to find the negligent parties at fault for your accident and fight for the settlement from insurers that you deserve as compensation for your injuries. Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. has recovered millions in damages for hundreds of clients just like you.
Multi-vehicle accidents could present as:
Determining fault can sometimes require intensive investigation and even accident reconstruction by experts. Your compensation could depend on making sure the right parties are identified.
Regardless of the cause, pileups expose drivers and passengers to a greater risk of injury and even death. In addition to the likelihood of more serious physical consequences, especially if the crash happened at high speeds, some other reasons multi-vehicle collisions are so dangerous include:
If you’re in a multi-car accident, you may be traumatized and injured. But if you’re able to exit the vehicle to await help in an area safe from other motorists and out of the way of emergency vehicles, you should do so. But make sure you are evaluated on the scene by EMTs and even if not transported to a hospital, seek a medical evaluation. Sometimes injuries don’t immediately present.
While in a safe place on the scene, and if able, try to get some pictures and make notes about the accident. If others are waiting near you, get names and contact information. When there’s lots of vehicles, all the headaches and frustrations of car accidents are multiplied, so the more information that can be gathered the better our chance of getting you a full and fair settlement of your claim.
Within a few days of your accident, if your injuries allow, you need to contact your own insurance company and then call us. Insurance companies will quickly assign adjustors who are tasked with settling claims as quickly as possible and for those whose drivers are at fault, they are even more motivated. You’ll want to be very careful about what you say to insurance company representatives and never sign anything without legal advice from our experienced car accident attorneys.
Being in a pileup is traumatizing and can result in life-changing consequences, including serious injuries or death. If you or a loved one has been the unfortunate victim of a multi-car collision, you deserve compensation for your injuries, or your loved one’s wrongful death. But you don’t need the hassle of dealing with your claim on your own. Let our seasoned car accident attorneys take the burden of legal matters from you. We know how to work with insurers to maximize your compensation and if they won’t settle for what you deserve, we have an experienced team of trial lawyers that will fight for you in court.
Schedule a free consultation with a New York multi-vehicle accident lawyer today. If you don’t receive compensation for your injuries, we don’t get paid.
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