Single vs. Multi-Vehicle Accidents

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Single vs. Multi-Vehicle Accidents

Single vs. Multi-Vehicle Accidents

Car accidents can be scary and require significant contact with insurance companies to receive financial compensation if any can be awarded. There may be different approaches to obtaining compensation for your damages depending on whether your accident was a single or multi-vehicle accident. As the name suggests, a single-vehicle accident occurs just the vehicle you were operating, while a multi-vehicle accident involves two or more automobiles. Regardless of the type of automobile accident that you are involved in, an experienced attorney can help negotiate your damages with insurance companies and get you the greatest compensation possible. 

Single-Vehicle Accidents

As mentioned above, a single-vehicle car accident is one that involves only your automobile. This means that nobody else on the road collides with you. However, it does not mean that another driver did not lead to your accident. Even the best drivers may get into single-car accidents. Some examples of the causes of such accidents include but are not limited to swerving to avoid a negligent driver, losing traction due to poor weather conditions, mechanical defects on your vehicle, and attempting to avoid objects or animals on the road. Compensation for single-vehicle accidents is difficult to receive since proving what caused the accident is often more complicated. An attorney can help you file a claim to determine whether you are eligible for financial relief for your damages. 

Multi-Vehicle Accidents

A multi-vehicle accident involves your car and at least one other vehicle on the road. Many accidents only involve one other vehicle, but often they will involve two or more other cars. In the case of a multi-vehicle accident, it’s essential to determine fault. When the person or scenario at-fault is identified, insurance companies may be able to award compensation. For example, if you were involved in a rear-end collision caused by another driver speeding and failing to brake, you could potentially receive compensation. Other examples include head-on collisions and side-impact accidents. An initial police report, victim statements, scene analysis, and witness statements may aid in the investigation of fault. An experienced attorney can help you navigate all the nuances of a multi-vehicle accident claim. 

How an Attorney Can Help with Your Accident Case

When you’ve been in an accident that involves substantial damages, an attorney can help you with your case. They may conduct an analysis of fault and gather details about your case to present it to insurance companies in a way that will benefit you. Communicating with insurance companies is a delicate process, and your statements can be easily manipulated. Your attorney will manage all insurance company communication to ensure that you are not making self-incriminating statements. 

Work With an Experienced Attorney Today

Managing an insurance claim for a car accident, whether a single or multi-vehicle accident, is not an easy task. Consider working with an attorney to always have someone with your best interests in mind. The lawyers at SAM LAW OFFICE LLC are supportive and experienced in managing car accident cases. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, contact us today. 





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