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What to Know About Chain Reaction Car Accidents

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Chain reaction accidents, a type of multivehicle accident, present challenging questions of liability, and proving your right to compensation requires the help of an experienced attorney. At Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA, our car crash attorneys have decades of experience representing victims of serious motor vehicle accidents, and we can use this experience to help you recover just compensation.

Florida Car Accident Lawyers for Chain Reaction Accidents

In a typical two-vehicle collision, the potential causes of the accident are limited. Either one of the drivers (or maybe both) made a mistake, a vehicle defect or road hazard caused the accident, or some combination of these factors was to blame. In a chain reaction accident, however, the potential causes are multiplied. Which driver(s) caused the accident? Which vehicle(s) were defective? These are not easy questions to answer, but you need to answer them in order to collect the compensation you deserve.

With our extensive experience in auto accident insurance settlements and litigation, we know what it takes to prove liability in chain reaction collisions. We work with trusted investigators, engineers and accident reconstructionists who can help us piece together exactly what happened, and then we use the evidence they collect and generate to pursue maximum compensation for our clients’ losses. In some cases, this may mean pursuing a claim against a single driver’s insurance company. In others, it may mean pursuing multiple claims against drivers and automotive manufacturers. Whatever it takes, if you are entitled to recover your losses under Florida law, our team of experienced Florida personal injury lawyers will fight to make sure you receive maximum compensation for your losses.

Distracted Driving: A Leading Factor in Chain Reaction Accidents

Here in Florida, we don’t have snowy weather to blame for chain reaction accidents. Instead, when these types of accidents occur, they are frequently the result of distracted driving. At highway speeds, a vehicle can travel the length of a football field in the time it takes to read an average text message; and, when a distracted driver looks up from his or her phone, it can already be too late to avoid rear-ending a vehicle that has already been involved in a collision.

Other Common Factors in Chain Reaction Accidents

Of course, distracted driving is not the only issue that can lead to a chain reaction accident. Numerous other driver-related and non-driver-related factors can be involved as well; and, frequently, multiple issues will combine to cause these dangerous collisions. Other common factors in chain reaction accidents include:

  • Brake failures
  • Commercial truck jackknifes and rollovers
  • Driver errors at intersections
  • Failure to maintain control
  • Falling asleep behind the wheel
  • Following too closely (tailgating)
  • Hazardous road and weather conditions
  • Inattentiveness
  • Speeding and other forms of aggressive driving
  • Sudden braking

Speak With a Personal Injury Lawyer About Your Chain Reaction Accident

If you have been injured in a chain reaction accident in Florida, we encourage you to contact us promptly to discuss your legal rights. We offer free initial consultations, and you pay nothing unless we win your case. To speak with our Florida personal injury lawyers in confidence, please call (800) 780-8607 or submit your case online now.

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