Boca Raton Multiple Vehicle Collision Lawyers
Sometimes, a single collision on a highway or crowded road can have a domino-like effect resulting in multiple secondary crashes, mass devastation and debilitating injuries to the involved parties. These crashes can cause drivers and passengers to be hit several times from various different angles, causing broken bones, spinal cord damage, brain injuries, and sometimes even death.
If you have been injured in a multi-car collision or “pile-up,” it is vital that you retain the services of our experienced Boca Raton car accident lawyers at Shiner Law Group as soon as possible to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Our Firm stands apart from the rest of the pack for the following reasons:
★ More than a decade of personal injury experience
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★ Personalized advocacy, available 24/7
★ Fluent in English and Spanish
Common Causes of Multiple-Car Pileups
While the causes of large-scale collisions can be as varied as their effects, some form of driver negligence is almost always the culprit. The following careless actions can all lead to a multiple-vehicle crash.
- Driving While Intoxicated
- Running Red Lights
- Texting While Driving
- Drowsy Driving
- Driving at Unsafe Speeds
- Failing To Check Blind Spots
The mass carnage that results from these accidents can make it difficult for insurance adjusters to determine who is at fault. As a result, insurance companies will try to pay injured parties as little as possible to make up for the uncertainty of determining liability. These offers may seem enticing at first, but these offered payouts are often far less than what an injured person truly deserves. If you have been offered minimal insurance coverage following a multiple-vehicle collision, an car accident attorney from our firm can assert your rights and negotiate with the involved insurance companies in pursuit of fair compensation on your behalf.
Florida’s Comparative Negligence Law
Injured drivers in Florida are only allowed to sue the other drivers for monetary damages resulting from their collision within four years of the date of their accident. It is also important to keep in mind the state’s “permanent injury threshold,” which allows recovery of damages for pain, suffering, mental anguish, and inconvenience so long as their injuries consist of any of the following:
- Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function.
- Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability, other than scarring or disfigurement.
- Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement.
The amount of compensation that a driver can be awarded will be proportional to their share of the blame for the accident. For example, if you suffered $5,000 worth of damages but were found to be 20% at fault for the collision, you will only be able to recover 80% of your losses, or $4,000. Our experienced car accident lawyers can examine your situation and determine the most appropriate course of action to pursue.
Choosing An Experienced Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been injured in a multi-car accident, the experienced and trusted car accident attorneys at Shiner Law Group can protect your interests and help you seek the compensation you deserve. With our firm’s help, you may be able to recover financial reimbursement for losses related to your medical expenses, lost income, damaged property, pain and suffering, and rehabilitation costs. Nobody should have to deal with the aftermath of a car accident on their own. Let us use our extensive skills and expertise to ensure you have access to the financial resources you need to get back on your feet.