Who is at fault in a multi car collision?
When several cars are involved in an automobile accident, it can be difficult to determine liability. The person who hit you may not be the one who caused the accident, so whose insurance covers the damage? Often, it will take experienced attorneys to sort out all the details by reviewing the accident reports, hiring the most experienced accident reconstruction engineers, recreating the accident scene and interviewing witnesses. If you are involved in a car crash with several vehicles, you should immediately contact law enforcement before any vehicles are removed from the scene. Also, one of the most important actions you can take is to gather the names, contact information and driver’s license and license plate details of all the drivers involved — not just the one that hit you. If possible, take pictures of the cars, the intersection or site where the accident occurred and of the damage to the vehicles as close to the time of the accident as possible.