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Were You Hurt in a Multi-Vehicle Accident?

We know how to stand up to the insurance companies – all of them

Crashing into one car is bad enough, but when an accident involves multiple cars, the damage done can quickly spiral out of control. It’s not just the injuries caused by multiple impacts. It’s the confusion about what happened, why it happened, and who was responsible. Plus, there are now multiple insurance companies fighting to protect their bottom line, with victims caught in the middle.

That’s why you need an experienced attorney who knows how to sort out complicated situations and find your path to a brighter future. The Swanson Law Group has a winning track record representing people harmed in high-stakes car accidents. If you’ve been injured, we will guide you forward. Schedule your free consultation with an experienced multi-vehicle accident attorney today.

Why do multi-vehicle accidents happen?

Like all car accidents, multi-vehicle accidents are usually caused by a driver’s negligence. Drunk driving, distracted driving, and speeding or reckless driving can all cause crashes involving three or more vehicles depending on how the crash happens, especially if several cars are traveling close together. High-speed crashes that send one or more vehicles careening out of control are particularly likely to involve multiple vehicles.

One common thread between many multi-vehicle crashes is low visibility. At night, for instance, many motorists “overdrive” their headlights, meaning they drive fast enough that their stopping distance is longer than the distance illuminated by their headlights. This can result in a chain reaction if two vehicles crash and a third motorist traveling behind them can’t see the crash in time to stop. Likewise, in inclement weather, such as rain or snow, poor visibility and slick roads can make it hard for motorists to stop or swerve to avoid that secondary collision.

We know how to sort out the legal issues in a multi-vehicle accident

Getting to the bottom of a multi-vehicle accident can be a complex process. Fault for the accident may be shared among multiple drivers. The vehicle that started the chain reaction that caused your accident may not have even been a vehicle that you made physical contact with. Depending on the number of cars involved, there may be multiple accident reports and dozens of witnesses who disagree on what happened in what order.

Multiple vehicles mean multiple insurance policies and insurance companies involved. The upshot is that there is potentially more available coverage to pay for your injuries than in a two-vehicle accident. The problem is that each of those insurance companies will take advantage of the confusion to look for excuses to delay, dispute, or deny claims. Moreover, most insurance policies have both a “per victim” and “per accident” policy limit, so if several people are hurt in the same accident, there may be less insurance available for each injured person.

In short, you need an attorney who knows how to investigate, cross-reference stories, and reconstruct what happened. The Swanson Law Group has the experience and resources to launch a full and independent investigation of a multi-vehicle accident. We track down and interview witnesses, pore over accident reports, and review physical evidence to identify what happened, why it happened, and who was responsible. We frequently retain expert witnesses, such as accident reconstruction specialists, to help us build airtight cases.

Our goal is to maximize your compensation – and your quality of life

The crash took away one of the most precious things: your health. Your losses go far beyond medical expenses. Your case is about your ability to work, care for your family, and do the things you love. You’re in pain and looking at an uncertain future. Our job is to listen to your story, understand the full extent of your losses, and build a strong case that you deserve full compensation for all those costs.

Just as importantly, we thoroughly investigate to find all available insurance – every policy for every vehicle and other party involved in the crash. We are experts at coordinating coverage, negotiating with insurance companies, and finding the most efficient path to get you full value. Usually, when the insurance companies see our depth of preparation and our track record of results, they come to the table ready to offer a fair settlement. If not, we will take them to court and argue your case before a judge and jury.

This can be a long and exhausting process. We can’t promise that the challenges are over. We are committed, though, to guiding you through that process and advocating for the best possible resolution of your case. We will walk alongside you, every step of the way.

You can afford an experienced attorney for your multi-vehicle accident

We represent injured people on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay us anything out of pocket. Our firm advances all costs required to move your case forward: depositions, expert witnesses, and so on. If we win, our fee is a percentage of the recovery; if we don’t win, you don’t owe us a cent. After an accident, you have a right to legal recourse, and that right shouldn’t depend on your ability to pay.

When you’re in a multi-vehicle accident, it’s important to act quickly. We need to start our investigation before witnesses forget what they saw, evidence disappears, and important legal deadlines expire. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with an experienced multi-vehicle accident attorney. No cost, no obligation, just candid answers about your legal options.

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