Determining Fault in Multi-Vehicle Collisions

In the realm of personal injury law, determining fault in multi-vehicle collisions is a complex process. This complexity arises from the multiple parties involved, each with their own perspective on the incident.

This blog aims to shed light on the legal aspects surrounding liability and compensation in such cases, and why it’s a good idea to hire a Duluth car accident attorney if you’ve been involved in such a crash.

The Concept of Negligence

In Georgia, as in most states, the concept of negligence plays a pivotal role in determining fault in a car accident. Negligence refers to the failure to exercise the level of care that a reasonable person would under similar circumstances. In the context of multi-vehicle collisions, establishing negligence can be challenging due to the involvement of multiple drivers.

Comparative Fault System

Georgia follows a modified comparative fault system. Under this system, a party can recover damages only if they are less than 50% at fault. The amount of compensation they receive is reduced by their percentage of fault.

Fault in Multi-Vehicle Collisions

In multi-vehicle collisions, determining fault involves a thorough investigation. This may include reviewing police reports, analyzing physical evidence from the accident scene, and interviewing witnesses. Expert testimony from accident reconstruction specialists may also be used to establish the sequence of events leading to the collision.

For instance, if a car A is deemed to be 10% at fault, car B is 30% at fault, and car C bears 60% of the fault, Georgia’s laws will allow the insurance companies to reduce car A and B’s compensation by those percentages while car C will not be able to claim any compensation as it bears more than 50% of the fault.

liability is complex when several cars are involved in a crash

Liability and Compensation

Once fault has been determined, the at-fault party’s insurance company is typically responsible for compensating the injured parties. Compensation may cover medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

However, if the at-fault party’s insurance coverage is insufficient to cover all damages, injured parties may need to seek compensation from their own insurance companies under their underinsured motorist coverage.

Will I Be Compensated From Numerous Insurance Companies?

If there are numerous parties liable for the injuries you sustained, a claim will have to be filed with more than one insurance company. Your car accident attorney will compile all documents required for a claim to be submitted.

After the claims have been evaluated the attorney will proceed with negotiations with all the insurance companies in order to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. If a specific insurance policy has reached its payout limit you will be able to recover the remaining balance from another policy.

Reach Out to a Duluth Car Crash Attorney

Navigating the legal landscape of multi-vehicle collisions in Georgia can be a daunting task. It involves understanding intricate laws and procedures, gathering and analyzing evidence, and negotiating with insurance companies.

Therefore, it is advisable for individuals involved in such accidents to seek legal counsel from a Duluth car accident lawyer with The Weinstein Law Firm. Contact us at 770-HELP-NOW to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Latest Posts

What Will My Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Do for Me?
Who Covers Damages in a Rental Car Accident?
How to Navigate Legal Action after a Bicycle Accident
Are You Always at Fault if You Hit Someone from Behind?
Get the compensation
you deserve $$$

Local Auto Accidents

  • Atlanta
  • Conyers
  • Decatur
  • Kennesaw
  • Lawrenceville
  • Morrow
  • Watkinsville

Interstate 85 south shut down at Boggs Road because of crash  Gwinnettdailypost.com [...]

One dead after crash in Atlanta, police say  11Alive.com WXIA [...]

Memorial Day weekend Georgia drownings, car accidents  11Alive.com WXIA [...]

Community stunned after 4 dead, 6 injured in I-75 crash in Bartow County  Atlanta News First [...]

Victims of Sunday's multi-vehicle crash on I-75 in Bartow County identified  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

Best Cheap Car Insurance Rates in Georgia (as low as $42/mo)  ValuePenguin [...]

Crash at notorious Decatur intersection sends three to the hospital  Decaturish.com [...]

Deadly Miller Rd/Covington Hwy crash: DeKalb Police  11Alive.com WXIA [...]

1 dead in overnight Decatur car crash, police say  Atlanta News First [...]

16-year-old student dies in crash, marking Lakeside High's fifth traffic fatality this school year  Decaturish.com [...]

Construction accident claims life of Watkinsville company employee  Online Athens [...]

Two pickups crash killing woman and injuring four other people  Online Athens [...]

Truck driver killed, 3 others injured in related traffic accidents, Athens police say  Atlanta News First [...]

Watkinsville man killed following truck crash on Commerce Road  Online Athens [...]

Daniel Thomas “Danny” Roland  Now Habersham [...]

3 dead after driver flees from GA police, crashes vehicle as car goes up in flames  WSB Atlanta [...]

Clayton County: Stolen ambulance chase leads to crash near Tara Boulevard, Dixon Road  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

GDOT: I75 crash in Clayton County; lanes blocked  11Alive.com WXIA [...]

Four killed in Ohio highway wrong-way crash  NBC4 WCMH-TV [...]

Teenage car break-in suspect in Gwinnett County struck by vehicle  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

Community stunned after 4 dead, 6 injured in I-75 crash in Bartow County  Atlanta News First [...]

5 killed in Bartow County I-75 crash identified: coroner  11Alive.com WXIA [...]

Bartow County crash: Kennesaw State University student killed  11Alive.com WXIA [...]

Pedestrian killed in overnight crash at Kennesaw intersection  Yahoo! Voices [...]

Family shaken but unhurt after car crashes into Cobb County home  11Alive.com WXIA [...]

One dead after crash in Atlanta, police say  11Alive.com WXIA [...]

Woman killed in Henry wreck that shut down I-75 South for hours   The Atlanta Journal Constitution [...]

Driver in deadly Peachtree Corners high-speed crash charged with murder  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

4 Dead, At Least 3 Injured In 2 Gwinnett Co. Crashes  Patch [...]

Lawmakers consider banning speed cameras in Ga., one metro Atlanta county fights to keep them  WSB Atlanta [...]

Russell Jacoby Obituary - PA  The Morning Call [...]

2 killed in motorcycle crash on I-20 in Rockdale County  WSB Atlanta [...]

2 killed in Rockdale County multi-vehicle crash, sheriff’s office says  Atlanta News First [...]

Greenville: 3 women killed in crash on I-85  WYFF4 Greenville [...]

Rockdale County storm damage near Sigman Road  11Alive.com WXIA [...]

Free Case Review
Weinstein law firm logo
Let's get started with your FREE consultation
Weinstein law firm logo
Injured in an Accident? You Want the Best!

When it comes to personal injury cases, time isn't always on your side. Contact us today and see why all of our clients say Weinstein Wins!

Let us fight for your rights and get you the maximum compensation you deserve!