Car Accidents

Car Accidents Involving Multiple Parties

When you’ve been injured in an accident, it may seem obvious who is to blame. However, this is not always the case. In many incidents, there will be more than one person at fault, such as in a multi-vehicle pile-up. In fact, claims involving more than one party being at fault happen more often than you might expect. In a simple rear-end collision scenario, where you are hit by one car, it is easy to determine the person at fault: it is the person who ran into the rear end of your car. But, there are many accidents in which this is not the case, and may present a more complicated situation. Either way, you will need to clearly understand how the accident happened, and be prepared to make your claim. In this blog post, we will talk about claims involving multiple parties in the context of motor vehicle accidents.

How is Fault Determined in Car Accidents Involving Multiple Parties?

The vast majority of auto accidents in the United States occur between two vehicles, but sometimes, more than two automobiles are involved. When multiple cars are part of a chain-reaction or pile-up crash, you may wonder how liability is determined against each party. Florida is a pure comparative negligence jurisdiction which means recovery of damages is reduced by the percentage of your fault in a crash. Basically, this means that more than one party may be liable for the percentage of negligence, including the party that is making the personal injury claim. 

Importance of Traffic Violations 

If one or more persons are charged with a traffic violation in your accident, it will assist your claim if one or more of those drivers were to plead guilty and pay the fine. A guilty plea in traffic court is an admission that the accident resulting from that traffic violation is also the driver’s fault. Therefore, any person pleading guilty—which is often done by simply paying their fine—is going to be at least partially at fault for the accident. By the same token, if you are charged with a traffic violation, perhaps along with the other driver(s) in the accident, if you plead guilty and pay the fine, that will be used against you as an admission that you also violated the law and were at least partially at fault for the accident. Thus, it is usually in your claim’s best interest if you fight any traffic citation you receive in an accident. 

Contact our Miami Car Accident Lawyers Today! 

If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, there is no replacement for quality legal advice. The car accident attorneys at Suarez and Montero would love to have an opportunity to explain the law in Florida to assist you in presenting a strong claim against the at fault party. Every firm is distinctive and auto accident victims have needs that are also distinct. The Florida auto accident attorneys at Suarez & Montero encourage you to reach out so that we can explain more about the different ways that our law firm and attorneys can provide legal help and guidance after an auto accident. Make an appointment with us at one of our many locations. Remember, we work on a contingency basis so you will owe us nothing If we are unable to obtain successful results for your case. The attorneys at Suarez & Montero can meet with you to discuss further. always available to talk with you and answer your questions. Our skillful attorneys are genuinely committed to our clients. We will fight to make sure that you get the maximum amount of compensation owed to you. Let us help you get the medical care you need and fight to make sure you are compensated for your injuries! Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation in pursuing your claim and stand ready to protect your rights. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation.

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