Usually car accidents involve just two vehicles. However, when multiple vehicles are involved, it can quickly become much more devastating, especially if there is a pile-up or chain-reaction accident.
If you were seriously injured in this type of accident, you may still be able to get compensation for your injuries. However, determining who was at fault for the crash can become more challenging.
The most important thing you should do is to see a doctor as soon as possible after the crash. Injuries can show themselves hours, days, or even weeks after the accident. If you are seriously injured, treating your injuries until they are healed will provide important evidence to get compensation for your pain and suffering.
After the crash, insurance companies will be looking to deny liability as much as possible. They think it will be easy to deny any claim because it will be difficult to prove who caused the crash. While it may be more difficult, it will not be impossible – especially if you have an experienced Iowa car crash lawyer on your side.
With that being said, do not give any recorded statements to insurance adjusters and make their jobs easier. While you should inform your insurance company of the crash, be careful with what you say to them as well. Your insurance company is a business, and they want to make and keep their money. They may ask you to give a recorded statement – but do not do so without talking with an attorney first.
Evidence is going to be crucial when it comes to determining fault. Evidence that can help in your case include:
As soon as you are able after the crash, you should also write down what you remember. This will provide further evidence while the details are still fresh in your mind.
As discussed before, multi-vehicle accidents are much more complex when trying to determine who was at fault. Because determining liability can be so difficult, hiring an experienced Iowa car accident lawyer to compile and analyze the crash evidence may be a good decision for you. An attorney can take over this investigation so you can concentrate on healing from your injuries.
Most personal injury firms offer a free initial consultation where you can discuss your case with a lawyer. If you would like to schedule your free, no-obligation case evaluation with an attorney, call RSH Legal today at 1-800-433-0283.
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