The last thing that anybody expects is that they will be involved in a vehicle accident. Unfortunately, accidents are not uncommon in and around the Philadelphia area. When a car accident involves more than two vehicles, determining liability and securing compensation can become challenging. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our team is here to help when you need a Philadelphia car accident attorney. We have the resources necessary to conduct a full investigation, determine the liability of all parties, and secure the compensation you are entitled to.
According to data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, we know that there were more than 125,000 total crashes reported across the Commonwealth during the latest year. Out of these incidents, there were 1,059 total fatalities and 76,243 total injuries. The DOT does not keep track of how many Pennsylvania crashes involved more than just two vehicles, but we do know that multi-car crashes are not uncommon in and around the Philadelphia area.
While the vast majority of vehicle crashes involve only two vehicles, there are still a significant amount of accidents involving three or more vehicles. Unfortunately, multi-vehicle collisions in Philadelphia present challenges when it comes to recovering compensation. That is because these incidents make it much harder to determine fault, which is a crucial element used by insurance carriers and personal injury juries when it comes to awarding compensation to a victim.
Determining fault in a multi-vehicle collision in Philadelphia involves gathering as much evidence as possible. Our Philadelphia car accident lawyers have the resources necessary to obtain the following:
Our attorneys may also employ the assistance of an accident reconstruction expert in order to help determine liability for the incident. Each insurance carrier involved in these cases will also be conducting their own investigation, but you need to understand that they are your adversaries, not your allies. A skilled car accident lawyer will handle communication and negotiations with the insurance carriers.
Pennsylvania operates under a modified comparative negligence system, which means that an accident victim can still recover compensation even if they are found to be partially at fault for the incident. Under this system, an injury victim can recover compensation if they are less than 51% at fault for the crash. However, the total amount of compensation a victim receives will be reduced based on their percentage of fault.
Comparative negligence is going to come up when we are handling accidents involving multiple vehicles. Insurance carriers will attempt to place fault on every party except for their particular policyholder so they can pay less in a settlement. However, an attorney will be your advocate and push back on these efforts.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a multi-car vehicle accident, call the team at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay for help with your case today. We have an extensive track record of success handling complex car accident cases. We will use our resources to investigate every aspect of your claim so we can obtain the compensation you need, including coverage of your medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, property damage expenses, and more. When you need a Philadelphia multiple car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.