Atlanta’s Premier Injury Attorney for Victims of Multi-Vehicle Car Accidents
A multi-vehicle crash can quickly become far more complicated than a typical one-on-one crash. The introduction of other parties invites multiple stories, theories of liability, and routes to your recovery.
By representing you, the Atlanta car accident injury attorneys at Apolinsky & Associates, LLC, need to do a proper investigation to determine where liability lies and whether or not you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries.
What are Multi-Vehicle Injury Accidents in Georgia?
A multi-vehicle accident, where more than one motor vehicle is involved in a collision, can result in severe injury or even death for those involved. In cases of a crash involving multiple cars, your attorney will do an analysis of negligence for every party involved. The court can make use of a concept known as comparative negligence. This allows the fault to be split up among all parties and will affect where a percentage of your recovery comes from.
Your attorney will also ensure that there is no potential for you to be liable if the story of the crash deems that to be necessary. This has the potential to affect your recovery and your ability to get the full amount of your damages.
By adding more parties, your attorney will be dealing with multiple insurance companies as well.
Proving Liability & Causation in Multi-Vehicle Injury Accidents in Georgia
Proving your case is essential to winning and getting fair compensation. In order to do so, you will need to establish negligence by showing that:
- A duty of care existed, and the defendant owed you a level of responsibility.
- The defendant breached the duty of care and responsibility.
- That breach directly caused your injuries.
- You suffered damages that resulted from the breach of care.
Under GA Code § 9-3-33, the statute of limitations holds that injured parties have two years to bring personal injury claims forward. After two years, a court will dismiss your claim. Oftentimes, insurance companies will engage in stalling techniques to avoid paying you anything. It is important to begin working with a qualified auto accident attorney experienced in dealing with multi-vehicle accident injury claims in Georgia as soon as possible to build your case.
Damages and Compensation Recoverable in Multi-Vehicle Collisions in Georgia
Serious injuries can and do occur in crashes, especially when more than two cars are involved. You may need extensive medical care, or even long-term care after an accident. Fortunately, you may be able to recover some of those losses, including:
- Medical expenses, including emergency care and ongoing treatments.
- Lost wages.
- Reduced or loss of earning capacity.
- Long-term disability.
- Property damage.
- Pain and suffering, including emotional injuries.
- Diminished quality of life.
Crashes involving multiple vehicles can be more tedious and detailed than a one-on-one collision. The impact on your life can be severe and deserves the appropriate time and care to get you the best possible result.
If you or a loved one has been badly injured due to driver’s negligence and would like to discuss what possible damages you could recover, contact Apolinsky & Associates, LLC, for a case evaluation.