California has more registered vehicles on the road than any other state. Our roads and highways are crammed full of cars, trucks, and motorcycles, and today’s drivers are more distracted than ever. The increased traffic is leading to more and more “chain reaction” and multiple-vehicle accidents. An accident that involves multiple cars, trucks, buses, or even emergency vehicles can cause injuries that can be life-changing. It is often difficult to determine who is at fault in such car accidents, with liability often being divided among drivers.
In California, the law requires owners and operators of motor vehicles to carry minimum liability insurance. However, the typical “15/30/5″ policy is insufficient when multiple cars and multiple parties are involved, and being hit by uninsured or underinsured drivers only makes matters worse.
Chain-Reaction Accidents & Driver Negligence
In California, it is very common to have chain reaction accidents in which multiple vehicles are involved as most motor vehicle drivers are driving too quickly, and are following too closely to the vehicle in front of them. As a vehicle is forced to stop suddenly on a freeway or other roadway around California, the vehicle following that stopping vehicle are generally unable to stop resulting in a rear-end collision. Even if you are traveling at low speeds, one may still suffer serious spinal injuries, brain injuries, as well as broken bones causing pain and suffering for many years after the crash.
A California multiple vehicle collision lawyer is essential as each person involved in the car pile-up will be represented by counsel and will claiming they should be compensated for their injuries. B&D Law Group, APLC can see to it that you are adequately compensated for your injuries.
The In-Depth Knowledge for Complex Cases
Our experienced California multi-vehicle accident lawyers are familiar with the mechanics of these complex accident cases and know how to pursue the maximum recovery for your claim. We are familiar with accident reconstruction methods and other tools used to determine liability in a collision.
Often, the at-fault driver in a multiple-car accident will not have sufficient insurance coverage to cover all the damages, leaving the victims unable to recover from the responsible party. Those that have underinsured motorist coverage are able to submit their claims to their own insurance company for recovery. It is important to remember that even though it is your own insurance company that provides this coverage, they are not on your side. The experienced lawyers at the B&D Law Group are well=versed in California’s uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance laws relating to bad faith claims denial and insurance bad faith litigation, which often come to play when going up against your own insurance company.
Call B&D Law Group for a Free Consultation
We know that not all drivers carry underinsured motorist coverage. From the start, we investigate and prepare each multi-car accident case as a potential litigation matter. The law allows for many tools that let you recover from an underinsured motorist, including going after the vehicle’s driver and owners, their wages, and their assets. Our experienced California car accident attorneys have successfully seized bank accounts and assets, auctioned off merchandise through the sheriff, placed liens on real estate, and located hard to reach assets. We are ready to fight to make sure you receive the maximum recovery you are entitled to.
If you have been involved in a California multiple-vehicle car accident contact our firm online or call (888) 563-4092 to schedule your free consultation.