What to Do After a Multi-Vehicle Accident
What to Do After a Multi-Vehicle Accident

Getting into any kind of accident is stressful and scary. But multi-vehicle accidents can be especially difficult and complex. Determining which vehicle was at fault for the crash becomes more complicated. Add into that the possibility of comparative fault—where more than one party is to blame for the crash—and a multi-vehicle crash can become quite a mess.

If you have been involved in a multi-vehicle crash, here are a few tips for handling the aftermath:

  1. First, make sure you and your passengers are all alright.
  2. Unless there is an immediate danger of staying inside the vehicle, do not exit your vehicle. It is generally safer to stay in the vehicle until police arrive and assure you it is safe to exit. Turn on your hazard lights and wait for instruction.
  3. When first responders arrive, it is a good idea to get assessed for injuries at the scene. Even if you feel fine, you could be injured and not realize it, due to the adrenaline of being in the crash.
  4. Document everything for insurance purposes. Take down any notes you have about the accident, and the information of the other people involved.
  5. Take photos of the damage and any injuries.
  6. Report the accident to your insurance company.
  7. If you have been injured and the accident is determined to be the other party’s fault, you can file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company.

If you are injured in a multi-vehicle accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney for help pursuing your claim.

“Determining fault in a multi-vehicle accident can be a tough task, and it can be complicated by insurance companies trying to deny their clients’ liability for the crash. Working with a personal injury attorney to pursue a claim can help make the process easier on you,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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