Causes of Multi-Vehicle Wrecks Not Always Clear

December 7, 2014

Confusion and Difficult Injury Claims Often Follow Serious Multi-Car Wrecks

Multiple-car wrecks and highway pileups only take a few terrifying moments to cause serious injuries and death, but the victims of these wrecks could be left waiting for fair compensation for months or years after an accident. With more parties involved in an accident, it simply takes more time to determine what happened, who was responsible, and how victims can get compensation for their injuries. And, before victims have these basic answers about the cause of an accident, it’s hard to know what to do or where to turn in the meantime.

Why Multiple-Car Accidents Create So Many Legal Difficulties for Seriously Injured Victims

While looking at the cause of an accident can help victims and their attorneys determine responsibility after a wreck, the causes of accidents that involve multiple vehicles, people, and insurance companies aren’t always immediately clear because there are:

  • Many victims. In cases where a large number of people are hurt because of the reckless behavior or one or two drivers, the insurance companies responsible for compensating injuries will be very vigilant about limiting claims and avoiding blame.
  • Many differing reports. It’s hard to get a clear idea of what happened when multiple drivers and passengers are involved in a large, serious wreck. Each person will have his own opinion and account of the accident, making these kinds of injury claims very dependent on solid evidence.
  • Multiple responsible parties. When dozens of vehicles are involved in a major pileup or chain-reaction wreck, there may be more than one person responsible for what happened. Victims who were hurt may have a lot of trouble understanding who can be held responsible out of the dozens of potentially liable drivers.
  • Months involved in the investigation of a large accident. Even after the accident scene is cleaned up and victims have started to recover, answers can remain unclear. The accident will be thoroughly investigated, analyzed, and documented by law enforcement officials, attorneys, and insurance adjusters—and this process can stretch on for weeks or months after a multiple-vehicle accident.


If you have been involved in a multiple-car accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced Chicago legal team for answers. Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience helping families with large and difficult injury claims, and we will take the time to answer your questions with the care and attention you deserve. Call today at 312-332-1400 for help, or use the Live Chat button on this page to connect with us immediately.

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