As you may know, New Orleans and southern Louisiana are often blanketed in thick fog. Because of limited visibility, fog frequently causes car accidents, and sometimes it even causes multi-vehicle accidents like those on October 23, 2023. When multi-vehicle accidents occur, they can result in severe, catastrophic, or fatal injuries due to the numerous vehicles and impacts involved. Such accidents create challenges for divers and insurance companies alike.
If you have been involved in a multi-vehicle accident, it is important that you contact a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who will aggressively advocate on your behalf throughout this complex process. The attorneys at Kiefer & Kiefer will do exactly that, fight on your behalf to recover the compensation and justice you deserve.
Liability In A Multi-vehicle Accident
Unlike a two-vehicle accident, liability in a multi-vehicle accident is difficult to determine. Under Louisiana’s comparative fault system, which places percentages of liability on each responsible party, each driver will be assigned their share of the fault in causing the accident. Depending on the facts and circumstances, the first vehicle that caused the accident may be held solely responsible for all of the collisions, or someone else may be partially liable for negligently causing some of the damage. With so many vehicles and people involved, determining liability for these accidents can be very difficult, which is why legal representation is important to be successful in your claim.
In order to assign liability in these accidents, the following need to be determined:
- The factors that caused the initial accident.
- The actions each person involved in the accident took.
- Whether their actions contributed to the accident.
- The laws that govern each stage of the accident.
Clearly, determining liability in these accidents requires in-depth investigation and revolves around complex considerations.
Determining Fault In A Multi-vehicle Accident
In a case where multiple car accident liabilities are involved; investigators and lawyers need to look at how all the drivers’ negligence contributed to the accident. By looking at each driver’s role and whether their actions contributed to the accident, they can understand who should be held at fault for the accident. Ultimately, this may result in finding that more than one party is to blame for the damages you incurred.
Another important aspect of determining liability is the role of insurance companies. As there will likely be several different insurers involved, each company will make their own liability determination relative to their insured driver’s role in the accident. Depending on their decisions, these accidents can quickly turn into complex litigation between several injured parties and the various insurance companies involved.
How Kiefer & Kiefer Can Help You With A Multi-vehicle Accident Claim
Multi-vehicle accidents can be one of the most challenging claims for injured drivers because they likely need medical treatment, their cars need to be fixed, and help with navigating the confusing claims process. Kiefer & Kiefer has helped numerous clients through multi-vehicle accidents and the resulting claims process. As your attorneys, Kiefer & Kiefer will:
- Investigate the accident and each driver’s role.
- Explore all sources of compensation for your injuries.
- Explain the law and answer any questions.
- Communicate throughout the entire process.
- Aggressively advocate on your behalf against all parties.
- Use all means to maximize your compensation.
If you have been in an accident due to foggy conditions or have been in a multi-vehicle accident, call immediately to recover all damages and compensation available to you with the help of our experienced New Orleans, LA car accident lawyers.