Multiple-party accidents on the road involve more than two vehicles. With so many people involved in the accident, it can be complicated to discern who was at fault and a victim. Unfortunately, these kinds of cases get mired in “he said/she said” sorts of situations very fast.
Proving fault and negligence is difficult enough for one person. Doing it for several others is worse. Many could even claim you were the responsible party. But you don’t have to sort through your accident’s aftermath alone. Our Marietta multiple-party accident attorneys can help.
How Are Multiple-Party Accidents Different from Regular Car Accidents?
Aside from the number of people involved, multiple-party accidents are different primarily because:
- They require a significant amount of investigation.
- They tend to cause more property damages and severe injuries than regular damages.
- They can be very difficult to prove in court due to the number of drivers involved.
It’s best to hire a lawyer to help you sift through all the evidence to build a strong case. Don’t underestimate just how difficult it can be to build a case involving multiple parties.
Who Can I Hold at Fault for My Multiple-Party Accident?
You can essentially hold any driver at fault for your multiple-party accident so long as you can prove that they caused your damages. The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) § 51-1-6 allows for the recovery of damages upon breach of legal duty. The way we prove that is by following these key steps:
- Every driver owes other drivers and pedestrians a duty of care.
- Through some negligent act, they failed to uphold that duty of care.
- Because of their failure and negligence, an accident occurred.
- Through this accident, you sustained damages.
Remember, not every person in a multiple-party accident may fit within these steps. Some could genuinely be good drivers that just happened to get caught in the crossfire. Regardless, our Marietta multiple-party accident lawyers will examine the entire context of your case and ensure that no one gets off free for their negligent behavior.
What Kinds of Damages Can I Collect?
While money can’t replace or fix everything, it can help you move forward through the healing and recovery process. The last thing that you need is financial strain preventing you from getting the best medical treatment available. You can collect compensation for several damages related to your accident, including:
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Hospital visits and physical therapy
- Prescriptions and medical equipment or services
- Vehicle replacements or repairs
In addition, you can also compensate for pain and suffering and other non-economic damages. For example, most multiple-party accidents can cause catastrophic injuries to occur. These injuries can prevent you from doing any meaningful work and often lead to disability, disfigurement, and mental anguish.
How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help Me?
Our multiple-party accident attorneys in Marietta can help you in various ways. We can:
- Help you gather all the evidence related to your accident, such as medical records, police reports, etc.
- Consult with experts and interview any witnesses to support your case at negotiation or trial.
- Make sure that all your legal questions get answered and you receive sound legal advice.
Our attorneys will also help you fight back against the insurance companies. Insurance companies don’t have a set deadline to resolve a claim in Georgia, so you could get offered only low ball settlements while they simply wait for you to accept. Since time isn’t on your side after an accident, you may feel pressured to relent and accept the amount they offer.
We promise to get your claim settled in a timely manner. The vast majority of car accident claims get resolved out of court, but on the off chance that your case needs to go to trial, we won’t hesitate to back you and help you win the right amount of compensation owed.
Don’t Let Insurance Companies Win
An insurance company has zero reasons to support you during this challenging time. The main goal of an insurance company is to pay as little as possible to protect its own finances. Even though you can file and fight for your claim on your own, we recommend that you at least talk to a lawyer first to see what your legal options are.
Get in Touch for a Free Consultation
Our Marietta multiple-party accident lawyers will help you get started filing your claim today with a free consultation. The longer you wait, the harder it becomes to win financial compensation that accurately reflects your damages. Don’t hesitate to call us today or fill out one of our contact forms online.