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Who Is at Fault in a Multi-Car or “Chain Reaction” Accident in Colorado?

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Who Is at Fault in a Multi-Car or “Chain Reaction” Accident in Colorado?
Who Is at Fault in a Multi-Car or “Chain Reaction” Accident in Colorado?

Did you suffer injuries in a rear-end collision with multiple cars? You may be confused about how to move forward with getting compensation for your injuries.

Establishing liability is vital to securing compensation for your harm, especially in multi-car accidents. 

However, determining who is at fault in these situations is difficult without an experienced personal injury attorney.

Don’t let medical bills, lost income, and expenses continue to burden you and your family. Read on to learn more about multi-car collisions and how an attorney can help you. 

What Is a Multi-Car Collision? 

Mult-car accidents happen often in Colorado. A multi-car collision occurs when three or more vehicles collide, sometimes at high speeds.

Determining liability after a 3 or 4 car collision can be particularly complex due to the number of involved parties. 

These collisions often occur when many cars travel near each other, such as in congested highway traffic during commutes.

When two cars initially collide, the momentum from the crash causes the vehicles to hit other cars around them.

These collisions often cause severe injuries for those involved, as well as devastating property damage. 

Who Is at Fault in a Multi-Car Rear-End Accident? 

Colorado is an at-fault insurance state. At-fault insurance states permit injured victims to hold parties accountable only if they can prove their liability.

If an injured victim fails to establish fault, or you get blamed for your accident, this could detrimentally affect your settlement

Determining who is at fault in a rear-end collision involving 3 cars or more involves identifying the driver or vehicle that triggered the chain of events.

In many cases, a single driver’s insurance company may be liable for all of the accident victim’s injuries and losses. 

In other cases, multiple drivers could share liability. It’s crucial to contact a personal injury attorney to thoroughly investigate each driver’s liability in the crash. 

What Should I Do After an Accident?

If you suffered injuries in a multiple car rear-end collision where it’s unclear who was at fault, all efforts must be made to preserve evidence. If you are physically able, undertake the following actions: 

  • Request law enforcement; 
  • Seek medical attention;
  • Take photographs of the scene, vehicles involved, and the surrounding environment; 
  • Take names and contact information of all involved parties and eyewitnesses; and 
  • Obtain a copy of any police accident report prepared at the scene.

Contacting a personal injury attorney to explore your options for financial relief is another crucial step after an accident. 

Contact Us 

At the Tenge Law Firm, we understand that clients call us because they have experienced something terrible.

We feel a profound responsibility to ensure our client’s physical and emotional well-being during one of the worst periods of their life.

Our legal team is here to assist injured clients in obtaining the best possible result in their case. We work directly with clients to meet their needs for medical care and personal situations.

Contact us today for a free case consultation to find out how we can help you.

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