When you’re involved in a two-car accident, it’s usually easy for law enforcement officers and insurance adjustors to determine who is at fault. However, how is fault determined when more than two vehicles are involved?
Thankfully, there is a method for sorting through what could be a complicated process.
In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers with Barber & Associates will talk more about the legal rules for multi-car accidents, known as a comparative fault.
If someone else’s negligence has caused an injury to you, it’s crucial to secure legal representation so fully protect your interests.
Who is to blame in a multi-car accident?
Each year, accidents involving three or more vehicles account for roughly 15% of automobile deaths in the U.S. and about 13,000 injuries.
While rules vary from state-to-state, Alaska follows guidelines of comparative fault.
Under these guidelines, all parties involved in the accident receive a percentage of blame.
For example, if a vehicle strikes another vehicle from behind and causes it to move forward into other vehicles, the driver who initiated the accident – in this case, the driver who first struck the other from behind – will most likely be fully responsible for the accident and any injuries sustained in it.
As we said above, though, multiple drivers can share a portion of the blame for the accident.
If you’re injured by someone else, call the Alaska personal injury lawyers at Barber & Associates.
Here at Barber & Associates, we’ve earned our reputation for aggressively fighting on behalf of Alaskans injured by others. We’ll fight on your behalf for justice and fair compensation so that you can concentrate completely on your recovery.