Every day you get up and start your daily routine. For some, they wake up early providing time to make coffee, take a shower, and get ready for the day. For others, it may be pushing the alarm several times before getting up and then rushing to get ready. Whichever person you are, you typically all end up in a vehicle to get you from A to B. Cars have gone from being exclusively for those who could afford, to everyone having a car. There are some places you can’t even get to without a car. So every day you use one. You get into it and you start your daily route to work or school or wherever it is you do every day. While you are in this car you think about all the things you want to do during the day, but the last thing you think about is who isn’t paying attention to the drive.
In Florida, there was a slight decrease in deaths from accidents from 2016 to 2017, from 3,176 to 3,112; that is 64 to be exact. Does this mean that drivers are getting better? Not so much. Does it mean that cars are getting safe? Maybe. Regardless, the number is still too high. Too many people are dying are getting severely injured while in trusted cars.
First, when you get into a car accident you must call the police. The police will then assess the situation and assign a fault. However, this is not said and done. Sometimes the fault is not of just one person, but multiple people. If you have been in a multiple car accident, the courts may assign a percentage of fault instead of assigning it to just one person.
For example, three cars collided with one another which resulted in five people injured in which three of them went to the hospital. One of the vehicles was a Broward Sherriff Offices car that was hauling an inmate. The BSO SUV and another vehicle were hit head-on. A third car was hit as a result. Even though investigators are unsure as to what happened, or who started the chain of events, it is completely possible that all three cars were at fault. These kinds of accidents are worrisome because multiple were injured and need to be taken care of by insurance.
If you ding yourself in a multiple car accident the first thing you should do, if able, is to call the police. The police will call the fire department and ambulance in case someone is hurt or is in need of such services. The police will start the investigation and from those documents, we will collect the story of what happened. Our Car Accident Attorneys at Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates in Fort Lauderdale have a deep understanding of shared fault and insurance claims. Call 954-687-9787 or click here for more information on how we can help you avoid getting hit with an insurance claim that isn’t your fault at all or is only a small portion of your fault.