Multi-vehicle collisions are a sad reality of our world today. More people are on the roads than ever, especially during the summer and around major holidays. That also means most of those people are in a hurry to get somewhere, and high speeds plus lots of vehicles is likely to lead to car wrecks. News stories often tell of ten, twenty, or even more vehicles in huge pile-up collisions with a wide range of injuries for a large number of people.
In wrecks like this, it’s critical to move quickly to protect your rights. If you’re at the scene and you don’t need urgent medical attention, try to get photographs of as much of the scene as you can safely get (DON’T endanger yourself to collect evidence, ever.) Then try to get names, telephone numbers, and other contact information from others in other vehicles, especially if they weren’t hit, but say they saw it and are willing to be witnesses. Even the best police and highway patrol officers can be overwhelmed in a pile-up situation as they try to get information, coordinate EMS response, and determine who was at fault.
If lots of people are hurt, and lots of vehicles are damaged, there’s a good chance the person who caused the wreck won’t have enough coverage to pay all the claims. This is sometimes true even if it’s a commercial vehicle. That’s why it’s important to put your own insurance company on notice, in case you need to file an underinsured claim on your own policy, to help compensate you for your personal injuries, or for a claim to help cover the damage to your vehicle.
At the Miller Law Group, our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience in working on claims like this. If you’ve been injured in a multi-vehicle pile-up, whether it’s four cars or forty, contact us today so you can start working on protecting yourself. The consultation is free, and if we can help you, we’ll take the case on a contingency fee, so you only pay us if we get you a recovery. We’re the Miller Law Group, and we’ve got your back.