Multi-Vehicle Accident Liability

November 1, 2019

Understanding who is liable in a multi-vehicle accident isn’t always immediately apparent. Several parties may be at fault, which can make filing your auto accident insurance claim more complicated.

Getting the compensation you deserve often requires hiring an experienced auto accident attorney to help identify who is at fault and to hold them liable for your injuries or losses. At Saladino & Schaaf, we have many years of experience helping auto accident victims with personal injury claims. Contact us for a free personal injury case evaluation, or give us a call at 270-444-0406.

Types of Multi-Vehicle Accidents

Some of the most common types of auto accidents that involve several cars include:

  • Head-On Accidents: These types of accidents involve one vehicle crashing into the front of another car. At high rates of speed, head-on collisions can result in serious injuries or death.
  • Rear-End Accidents: Rear-end collisions occur when one vehicle crashes into the back of another. Often this can result in a multi-car accident, as the impact may cause the driver that was struck from the rear to crash into the vehicle ahead. Rear-end collisions can also be caused by a driver who abruptly stops, causing the cars behind to crash into each other (a “pile-up” accident).
  • T-Bone Accidents: Often occurring at intersections when one driver fails to stop at a stop sign, T-bone accidents are often referred to as “side-impact” crashes. These accidents happen when a driver makes an unsafe turn and crashes into the side of another vehicle.

Who Is At Fault in a Multi-Vehicle Accident?

Proving fault in a multi-vehicle accident can be difficult. As each driver may have been at-fault to a certain degree, multiple parties may be liable for a percentage of the accident. Often, a police officer will note who is at fault on the police report. The police report will become a crucial piece of evidence in demanding proper compensation for your accident.

Kentucky’s Pure Comparative Negligence Law

The state of Kentucky follows a pure comparative negligence law system. If multiple drivers are found to be partially responsible for the accident, the fault will be distributed between each party in percentages. Multiple factors are considered in determining who is at fault, and if one party has broken laws, his or her portion of the fault will rise.

The comparative negligence law allows you to recover damages even if you are partially at fault. Your compensation will be reduced as the amount of your fault increases. Because Kentucky uses a pure comparative negligence system, you may recover damages even if you are found to be 99% at fault.

Call Us Today If You Have Questions

It is essential to speak with an attorney to understand your rights as soon as possible. If you have questions about how comparative fault may affect your case, contact us for a free case evaluation.




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