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Who is at Fault for Chain Reaction Crashes?

Posted on Nov 10, 2016
car crashChain reaction crashes mean a real world of mess for everyone involved, not just the injured. Figuring out who was at fault in that kind of a crash takes time and expertise. Consider the following situation.

Over the last weekend, a chain reaction crash happened in North Bellmore. A man was driving down the road, allegedly speeding, and rear-ended a car stopped at the light. That car was shoved into a pedestrian, who died at the scene. The shoved car continued to travel and hit another vehicle that was trying to cross the intersection legally. Meanwhile, the speeding car was knocked off course and hit a parked box truck and a dumpster. All drivers were treated for injuries.


The story seems cut and dry. A speeding vehicle crashed into another and caused a chain reaction. From what we know from the news story, this makes sense. But if certain elements of the story were changed, the possibility for compensation would be very different, for instance, if the pedestrian had been crossing against the light, or the stopped car had no tail lights and it was dark.


Considering these other scenarios and building cases against them is part of the role that an injury lawyer makes. The insurance companies will be finding ways to pay you as little compensation as possible. It is our job to hold them to the policy and point out why you deserve more from the court. Plus, when multiple drivers are involved, insurance companies will try to blame each other for who was at fault. Sometimes fault is divided up on a percentage basis.


You don’t need to worry about all that if you call Goldstein & Bashner. Let us handle your accident case. You need to focus on recovery and getting your life back on track. Call us today for a consultation and we’ll be glad to discuss your case with you. Just one call is all it takes.

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