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Chain Reaction Accidents

Orange County Car Accident Lawyers Helping Victims Obtain Meaningful Compensation After Suffering Serious Injuries in a Multi-Vehicle Accident

Those who have spent time driving on the busy highways of Southern California understand the risks of a chain reaction accident. The term chain reaction car accident refers to a series of accidents, all of which were caused by a single triggering event, usually either another accident or a vehicle’s sudden change in speed or direction. These collisions are not only often very serious, but it can be very challenging for victims to obtain fair compensation for their injuries because it is common for the drivers involved to point the finger at everyone else involved.

At Power Trial Lawyers, our knowledgeable Orange County personal injury lawyers represent accident victims and their families in all types of multi-vehicle accidents, including chain reaction accidents. We are both experienced negotiators and aggressive litigators, meaning we have the tools to skillfully handle your case from beginning to end.

Causes of Chain Reaction Car Accidents

When most people think of a car accident, they picture two vehicles crashing into one another. Certainly, the majority of motor vehicle accidents in Southern California are two-vehicle accidents. However, a significant percentage of the total number of collisions involve three or more vehicles, especially those accidents occurring on a highway.

There are many ways that multi-vehicle accidents can happen. For example, below are two of the most common causes of chain reaction accidents:

Distracted Driving

If a driver is not paying attention to the road ahead of them, they are less likely to notice an upcoming collision. By the time they realize what’s ahead of them, it may be too late for them to bring their vehicle to a complete stop.

Aggressive Driving

Drivers who speed, tailgate or frequently cut in and out of lanes without signaling contribute to chain reaction accidents in two ways. First, these drivers often cause the initial collision, creating a hazard that may be difficult for other motorists to avoid. Second, by engaging in this aggressive driving behavior, motorists leave themselves with little to no time to avoid an accident involving other motorists.

Establishing Fault in Chain Reaction Accidents

After any Southern California car accident, injured drivers can bring a personal injury lawsuit against any other driver that caused or contributed to the accident. However, in a chain reaction car accident, it can be difficult to determine which driver or drivers were at fault. This is because these accidents are, for lack of a better term, messy.

When police officers arrive at the scene of a multi-vehicle accident, it may not be obvious who caused the collisions, especially when there are multiple versions of the events leading up to the collision. Often, law enforcement needs to enlist the assistance of an accident reconstructionist to help them understand what happened.

Motorists involved in a multi-vehicle collision must prove that one or more drivers were responsible for the accident to recover for their damages. However, given the complex and contested facts involved in a chain reaction accident, victims may not know where to begin when seeking to establish car accident liability. An experienced Orange County personal injury lawyer can help victims understand their rights, determine who was at fault for an accident, and effectively pursue a claim for compensation against the responsible party or parties.

Reach Out to an Orange County Car Accident Lawyer to Schedule a Free Consultation Today

If you or someone you love was recently hurt in a chain reaction car accident in Southern California, reach out to Power Trial Lawyers for immediate assistance. At Power Trial Lawyers, our dedicated team of car accident attorneys has more than a decade of experience aggressively pursuing compensation on behalf of our clients. We know where to look for signs of another driver’s negligence and can help you develop a compelling case for compensation in hopes of maximizing your recovery. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with an attorney today, call (888) 808-2179. You can also connect with us through our online contact form. We proudly represent clients in Los Angeles County and Orange County and have conveniently located offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach.

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