Chain Reaction and Multi Vehicle Accidents

Hyannis Car Accident Attorneys

The Cape Cod car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III are experienced personal injury attorneys who represent clients injured in auto crashes, including those involving chain reaction collisions. We understand the unique legal issues that often arise in these cases, and we have successfully helped clients injured in multi-vehicle car accidents recuperate by ensuring that they seek the money they deserve from any and all responsible parties. Our lawyers stand ready to fight vigorously to protect and assert our clients’ interests, whether it’s in court or at the negotiating table.

Facts About Multi-Vehicle Accidents

Car accidents can be incredibly dangerous, even when they only involve a single vehicle. The potential for severe injury and significant property damage only increases when the crash is a multi-car pileup. More than 15,000 people are killed in multi-car or chain reaction accidents each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That’s not to mention the scores of people who are otherwise injured or incapacitated.

Causes of Multi-Vehicle Accidents

Like other car accidents, chain reaction crashes are often the result of unsafe or aggressive driving behavior by one or more motorists. That can include:

State law provides that drivers generally owe one another a duty of care while on the road, requiring them to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. When a driver engages in hazardous behavior behind the wheel and causes a crash, he or she can be found legally liable for any and all injuries caused. Third parties, like faulty brake manufacturers and those responsible for dangerous road conditions, may also be deemed liable under certain circumstances.

Suing for Injuries in Multi-Car Accidents

In multi-car accidents, it sometimes becomes more difficult to identify the driver responsible for starting the pileup because of the potentially vast number of vehicles involved. Did the lead driver abruptly stop short, causing trailing cars to plow into one another? Or did the last car start a chain reaction by rear ending the vehicle in front of it? This is the first question that has to be answered when investigating most multi-vehicle car crash cases.

How Our Lawyers Can Assist You

At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we have more than 146 years of combined experience representing clients in a full spectrum of personal injury cases, including those related to car accidents and chain reaction crashes. Our skilled attorneys know how to identify the responsible parties and establish their liability in front of a judge or jury. We have also had success negotiating settlements with insurance companies and other parties in order to avoid some of the time and cost associated with full scale litigation. We’ve previously obtained a number of six- and seven-figure settlements for our clients.

Fighting for Your Rights

Our Massachusetts personal injury attorneys and criminal defense lawyers offer free consultations. We will also travel to you if you can't make it to our offices in Hyannis or Plymouth. We don't charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888.262.6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.

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