The dangers of subsequent crashes

Getting into a car crash can happen in the blink of an eye. Many people never see the car that ran the red light or rear-ended them. As much of a problem as these crashes can be for the people involved in them, they can present additional hazards to other people on the road.In these types of accidents, it can be incredibly difficult to assess who did what and which party or parties are liable for damages.

For instance, in Florida recently, a dump truck and a taxi got into a crash. That crash alone proved to be devastating, as one of the passengers in the taxi was killed.

However, the trauma didn’t stop there. The collision then created a chain of accidents that resulted in even more injuries. Reports indicate that at least nine other cars were involved in collisions immediately following the initial crash. Seven people were hospitalized, and some were reportedly in serious condition.

Unfortunately, these types of multi-vehicle accidents are not uncommon. In the wake of one crash, confusion and curiosity can make other motorists react in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. This can lead to another collision, which can lead to another and another until the road is closed or other drivers realize what has happened.

Because of all the people and elements that are typically involved in situations like this one where there are several different collisions, it can take a considerable amount of time and energy to assess the damage and unravel the details.

If you or a loved one has been in a situation where numerous other vehicles and people were involved in a crash, it can be crucial that you seek legal guidance. Without an attorney by your side, you may wind up with unanswered questions and unsatisfactory compensation from insurance, both of which can make it very difficult to cope with accident injuries and recover.

Source: Miami Herald, “Miami dump truck in 11-vehicle crash that kills taxi passenger,” David J. Neal, April 8, 2016

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