Being in a car accident involving multiple vehicles can be an extremely frightening experience, especially if you are injured in the accident. Crashes with numerous automobiles, also known as chain reaction accidents, can end up causing relatively serious injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, or even death in some cases. Chain reaction accidents typically involve three or more vehicles that collide, which was initially caused by one primary incident, often a rear-end collision. Chain reaction accidents are often chaotic and occur quickly, which is one of the reasons why it can be difficult to determine who is at fault for the accident. Recovering compensation from the accident can be tricky, which is why experienced legal counsel can help.
In most car accidents, there are typically only one or two cars involved, meaning there are only one or two parties who can be held responsible. When it comes to chain reaction accidents, determining who is at fault for the accident can be difficult because of the increased number of parties involved. Chain reaction accidents can actually result in multiple parties being held responsible for your injuries.
For example, a vehicle that is speeding may have been the initial cause when it collided with the vehicle in front of it. However, if one of the cars between you and the first car is following the car in front of him or her too closely, this can cause a multi-car accident.
According to the Illinois Civil Jury Instructions, a person is negligent when he or she fails to do something that a reasonably careful person would do, or does something that a reasonably careful person would not do. Illinois does not operate on a system of pure comparative fault. Rather, Illinois operates on a system of contributory fault for negligence. This means that as long as the person who is filing the lawsuit is to blame for less than 50 percent of the accident, he or she can still attempt to recover compensation.
Injuries sustained from an Illinois car accident can be severe, especially if you were involved in a chain-reaction car accident. At the Mevorah Law Offices LLC, we can help you recover multiple types of compensation from your car accident, including monetary damages for medical expenses, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. Contact our skilled DuPage County car accident attorney today at 630-529-4761 to schedule a free consultation.
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