Vehicle accidents can happen in a split second. One minute you may be driving down the road, and the next minute, you may find yourself at the scene of the crash. Accidents happen so quickly that it can be difficult to determine who caused the accident and if there may be more than one party responsible for the accident. In accidents involving multiple vehicles, it can be tricky to determine who is the at-fault driver responsible for the crash. Drivers have a duty of care to ensure that all road users remain safe on the roadways. When this duty of care is not met, it can lead to serious and devastating injuries, or even death, for the parties involved. Multiple vehicles involved in a car accident could be the result of a chain reaction, where one driver hits the vehicle of another driver, which then subsequently causes another accident between another vehicle. These accidents can be scary because they can be beyond the driver’s control after their vehicle is hit, causing one or more subsequent crashes.
According to a recent news report, a 41-year-old woman died following a three-vehicle crash in Cass County, Indiana. Four other victims were injured and taken to local hospitals. The 41-year-old woman stopped in the roadway of M-60 to turn onto Anderson Road when a 34-year-old who was riding with three passengers and traveling southwest crashed into the back of her vehicle. The vehicle of the 34-year-old continued off the roadway and rolled onto its side. The 41-year-old’s vehicle was pushed into the northeast lane of traffic. Unfortunately, a 72-year-old who was driving a semi-truck crashed into the woman’s vehicle. The 41-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the 34-year-old driver and three passengers were taken to local hospitals for their injuries.
Determining Fault in Multi-Vehicle Crashes
As mentioned, determining fault in multi-vehicle crashes can be less straightforward than in a two-vehicle crash because these crashes often involve multiple drivers, can be a result of a chain reaction, or can involve multiple negligent drivers. It can be important to obtain the contact information for any witnesses whose testimony can help determine what exactly occurred leading up to the crash. At first glance, it may appear that the driver who initiated the crash may be the one who should be held responsible for the collisions, but in some cases, it may not be so straightforward. This is why having an experienced attorney who can help walk you through your case can be essential for recovering the damages you deserve.
Do You Need an Indiana Car Accident Lawyer?
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or died in an Indiana car accident, contact Padove Law to talk through your options. Personal injury lawyer Burton A. Padove has years of experience representing Indiana car accident victims and their families. In the event of a devastating car accident, Mr. Padove will work tirelessly to assist victims in filing personal injury lawsuits and obtaining just compensation for their injuries. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our office at 877-446-5294. We will not bill you for our representation unless we can win compensation on your behalf.