Multi-vehicle accidents often result in severe injuries and extensive property damage. The last thing anybody expects when they get behind the wheel of their vehicle is that they will be involved in an accident. Unfortunately, multi-vehicle accidents are not uncommon in and around the Charlotte area. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., we are standing by to help when you need a Charlotte multiple car accident attorney. Our team will conduct a complete investigation into your case, work to prove the liability of the other parties involved, and help secure the compensation you are entitled to.
Charlotte multi-car accidents
During the latest report here in North Carolina, the state Department of Transportation says that there were more than 285,000 total vehicle accidents. Out of these incidents, there were 1,470 fatalities and over 125,000 injuries.
The vast majority of vehicle accidents involve only two vehicles, but there is still a significant amount of accidents that involve three or more vehicles each year. Unfortunately, multi-vehicle collisions present significant challenges when it comes to recovering compensation. Much of this revolves around determining fault for the incident. A skilled Charlotte car accident lawyer will be able to gather various types of evidence in order to prove liability. This includes:
- Any photos were taken at the scene of the crash
- Any video surveillance that captured the incident on footage
- Statements from eyewitnesses to the incident
- Statements from other drivers and passengers
- Police reports
- Vehicle “black box” data
- Cell phone records
- …and more
It may be necessary for an attorney to employ assistance from an accident reconstruction expert in the aftermath of a multi-vehicle collision in order to properly determine liability. You can be certain that insurance carriers will conduct their own investigation into the incident, which is why you need to have an attorney by your side who will do the same.
North Carolina and contributory negligence laws
North Carolina is one of the few states that still operates under a contributory negligence system that bars recovery of compensation by the plaintiff if they are partially at fault for the incident. Even if a person is found to be 1% at fault for a car accident, they will be unable to recover compensation. The vast majority of states in this country operate under a comparative negligence system that allows at-fault drivers to receive compensation, though the compensation is reduced based on their percentage of fault.
Due to this strict contributory negligence system, it is incredibly important to work with a skilled attorney who can help prove the liability of the other parties involved in your car accident.
Contact a multi-vehicle accident attorney today
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a multi-vehicle accident caused by the careless with negligent actions of another driver(s), contact the team at Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. for help today. We pledge to conduct a complete investigation using our extensive resources so we can determine liability in your case. Our goal is to secure full compensation for your injuries and other losses. When you need a Charlotte multiple car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 704-850-6322.