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Villarreal & Begum Last Updated Date: May 23rd, 2023

Who’s at Fault in Chain Reaction Car Crashes?


One of the most confusing and dangerous types of accidents is a chain-reaction car crash. This type of crash happens when the initial impact causes another accident, creating a chain reaction that can be difficult to stop. Chain response crashes commonly include at least three vehicles. These collisions often happen during terrible weather conditions, when visibility is poor or the street is slippery due to ice or rain. The risk of being involved in one of these crashes increases as weather conditions becomes worse. In the event that you were involved in a chain-response crash, you may have been hit by a few vehicles, and the characteristically disordered nature of these accidents makes it hard to determine who’s at fault.

Who’s at Fault in Multi-Vehicle Crashes?

With most accidents, the person who caused the impact is the one at fault. However, when more cars are introduced, the more complicated the case becomes. In chain-reaction crashes, more than one party might be held accountable, but this depends greatly on the details of the collision. An experienced San Antonio car accident attorney can help gather the needed information to determine who should is negligent. Once this is determined, the negligent party or parties will be responsible for the damages suffered.

What if I am partially responsible?

Texas uses the legal concept of modified comparative fault. For personal injury claims, a person can still get compensation for an accident even if they are partially to blame for the crash. As long as you are found to be less than 51% responsible for the crash, you can receive some compensation for your damages.

Get Help from a San Antonio Car Accident Lawyer

Have you or a loved one been in a serious car crash and suffered injuries? If so, you should contact a personal injury attorney with experience handling car accident cases. The Villarreal and Begum Law Firm will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. We serve clients all across Texas with offices in San Antonio, McAllen, and Laredo. We are available day and night to take your calls. Call or contact us via our website.