Tampa Multi-Car Collision Lawyer
Any car crash can result in serious personal injury and emotional trauma. However, when there are three or more vehicles involved, the injuries tend to be even more severe. Furthermore, personal injury claims surrounding multi-car collisions are often more difficult as well because there may be issues of determining liability. If you were injured in a multi-car collision, you need to speak with the experienced Tampa multi-car collision lawyer at Mark H. Wright, PLLC. We can help you reach a desirable outcome in your case.
Common Injuries Present in Multi-Car Collisions
A multi-car collision involves three or more parties. These types of collisions do not occur as frequently as two or single vehicle crashes. In fact, 53 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities only involve one car, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Yet, when a multi-vehicle collision does occur, the outcome is often extreme. The average hospital visit for a motor vehicle collision is $57,000 over a lifetime, according to the CDC, but serious multi-car collisions can cost much more than that. Common injuries of multi-vehicle collisions include the following:
- Spinal cord injury;
- Soft tissues injuries such as lacerations, contusions, whiplash, and torn ligaments;
- Traumatic brain injury;
- Fractured leg or arm;
- Fractured hip;
- Facial injuries;
- Internal organ injuries;
- Fractured ribs; and
Examples of Multi-Car Collisions
Common examples of multi-vehicle collisions include the following:
- Two vehicles are stopped at a red light and a third vehicle slams into the rear of the second vehicle, pushing it into the first. In this case, the driver who was distracted, drunk, speeding, or had fallen asleep (the one who caused the incident) would be held responsible. However, it could also be argued that the driver of the middle vehicle had stopped too close to the first.
- On the highway, a car is passing a semi-truck. The semi-truck starts to merge into the lane the passing car is in. The driver of that car then swerves out of their lane into an adjacent lane to avoid being hit, colliding with another vehicle.
- A drunk driver is going the wrong way down a street and hits an oncoming car. That car then swerves or rolls out of control, slamming into a third car.
- Two vehicles are drag-racing or engaged in aggressive driving. One makes a maneuver that ends up causing a collision in which a third or fourth party is injured.
In all of these scenarios, there is at least one driver at fault. However, multiple parties could be found at fault in most of these scenarios, which is why multi-car collisions are so complex.
Reach Out to Our Experienced Multi-Car Collision Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one were involved in a multi-car crash, you need to talk to an attorney whether there was only one party or a dozen. Every personal injury case becomes difficult when the at fault party(s) deny negligence or try to reduce the value of your claim, and this happens in virtually all personal injury claims. To speak to an experienced Tampa multi-car collision attorney at the office of Mark H. Wright, PLLC., call us today at 813-425-2020 to schedule a free consultation.