2 cars collided on Interstate 5 South this morning, sending 6 people to the hospital with at least moderate injuries. The amount of vehicles sent to help was huge according to one on-site officer.
According to various reports many of those injured were high school students and a 17-year-old boy may have sustained very serious injuries to his back. The scene is still not clear of debris and traffic is slowed.
The investigation into this collision is very fresh. Authorities could have a theory of the wreck, or none of the variables could have been determined. But it's important to remember that, regardless of the individual wreck, seeking out an attorney gives you the widest range of options going forward.
Fault in Multiple Vehicle Collisions
There's no simple guide for dealing with fault in car accidents with multiple vehicles. What can be clear to a lay person-- even a person on the scene-- will be contested by insurance companies who have a strong interest in making accidents as convoluted as possible. This is why if you're ever in a wreck that ensnares many other vehicles you should seek out an attorney for their opinion.
How do you know if you can trust an attorney's opinion? Avoid attorneys who want down payments for cases they haven't done any work on or attorneys who charge clients by the hour. Both of these tactics are red flags. An attorney you can trust is going to work on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee means that the attorney only gets paid if you get paid.
And an attorney whose paycheck is linked to your well-being is an attorney whose opinion should be considered.