Multi-Vehicle Car Crashes in New York City

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Multi-Vehicle Car Crashes in New York City

Multi-Vehicle Car Crashes in New York CityWhen three or more vehicles are involved in a car accident, the consequences can be catastrophic. In addition to causing traumatic injuries, multi-vehicle car crashes in New York City, NY can be complex to sort out. Determining who is liable for the cause of the crash is essential if you want to recover compensation for damages. 

The stress of being involved in a multi-car crash can be overwhelming. However, understanding your legal rights is the first step in recovering compensation for injuries and damages. Our New York City car accident lawyers have more than 25+ years of experience litigating tough personal injury cases. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in life-changing financial awards for injured victims.

Contact the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers to schedule your free consultation. Learn about your legal options for recovering compensation after a multi-car accident, call us at (212) 564 2800.

How Can Our New York City Car Accident Lawyers Help You After a Multi-Vehicle Car Crash?

How Can Our New York City Car Accident Lawyers Help You After a Multi-Vehicle Car Crash?Fighting for a fair settlement for damages after a car accident involving multiple cars can be difficult when you are recovering from injuries. Claims adjusters for several insurance companies may pressure you to make statements or to settle your injury claim. 

Our car accident lawyers in Manhattan protect you from aggressive insurance tactics. We handle all matters related to your accident claim while you focus on your recovery.

When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:

  • Investigate the cause of the multi-vehicle accident to identify each factor that contributed to the cause of the crash
  • Identify all parties who may be liable for your damages
  • Work with accident reconstructionists, medical experts, and financial experts 
  • Document your damages and calculate an accurate value for your injury claim
  • Monitor deadlines for filing claims and lawsuits
  • Negotiate for maximum compensation of all damages

If you were injured in a multi-vehicle car crash, call our New York City law office or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

The Risk of Injury in a Multi-Vehicle Car Crash

When multiple cars crash into each other, the risk of injury increases for the occupants. With each subsequent collision, there is an additional risk of injury. What begins as minor injuries from the first collision could turn life-threatening if another vehicle collides with the wreck. 

For example, you could be rear-ended by a vehicle, causing you to sustain whiplash and a head injury. However, if the vehicle pushes your car into the intersection, you could sustain further injury if another vehicle collides with the side of your vehicle. 

Common injuries sustained in multi-vehicle car crashes include:

As the speed of the vehicles increase, the severity of the crash increases. All crashes involving multiple cars can cause injuries. However, multi-vehicle accidents on interstates and highways with higher speed limits can result in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.

How Common Are Car Accidents in NYC?

As of November 2021, there had been 9,183 motor vehicle accidents citywide in NYC. That’s at least 25 every day. And that’s just the number of crashes—those wrecks affected the lives of 18,110 motorists, more than 300 cyclists, and over 700 pedestrians.

From those crashes, 4,426 people were injured or killed. 

Of course, not all of those are multi-car crashes, but with the traffic volume around the Big Apple, many collisions are likely to involve three or more vehicles.

Who is Liable for a Multi-Vehicle Collision in New York?

Several factors could contribute to the cause of a multi-vehicle accident. As a result, determining liability can be challenging. Accident reconstructionists and other experts help our legal team determine the factors that led to several cars crashing into each other. 

Factors that could contribute to a chain reaction traffic accident include:

Determining who is liable for a multi-vehicle car accident is essential for recovering damages. Damages can include lost wages, personal care, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Insurance companies have teams of investigators, adjusters, and lawyers to fight multiple claims from a multi-vehicle accident. You could be caught in the middle of a battle between insurance providers. Having an experienced legal team on our side evens the playing field. What’s more, Attorney Jay Knispel is a former insurance defense lawyer – so he knows their tactics. And he knows how to fight them.

Can I Recover Compensation if I Contributed to a Multi-Vehicle Car Accident?

Yes, you could recover compensation for your damages even though you may be partially to blame for the cause of the crash. Under New York’s pure comparative fault laws, damages are divided between the negligent parties who caused the car accident based on their percentage of fault.

In other words, you are liable for another person’s damages based on your level of fault. For example, if you were entirely responsible for causing the crash, you are liable for 100 percent of the damages. However, if another party contributed to the cause of the accident, you are only liable for a portion of the damages.

As an accident victim, comparative fault reduces the amount of money you receive for your claim. For example, if a jury finds you were 30 percent at fault for the cause of the collision, you would be eligible to receive 70 percent of the value of your damages. If your damages total $100,000, the maximum compensation for your injury claim would be $70,000.

There is a great deal of “finger-pointing” after a multi-car crash. Insurance companies blame the other drivers to avoid liability for the accident. If you are being blamed for causing a car wreck, do not discuss the wreck with anyone and seek legal advice immediately. 

Get Help From a New York City Car Crash Lawyer

The NYC car accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers have years of experience standing up for injured victims. We want to help you get the money you deserve for injuries sustained in a car crash. 

Contact our office today to schedule a free case evaluation – we’re available 24/7 to take your call. There’s no risk to you.

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