With Oklahoma’s unpredictable weather, it’s sometimes a gamble whether the streets will be slick or dry. These chaotic weather conditions can often lead to multiple-vehicle involved accidents. Weather can cause vehicles to slip and slide across roads, like this viral video capturing a 47-vehicle pileup.
“Chain-reaction” car crashes involve three or more vehicles, primarily caused by an initial single collision. In multi-vehicle accidents, it can be challenging to determine who is at fault, or who should be held responsible.
Who is at fault in a multi-car accident?
When only two-vehicles are involved, it’s easier to determine who is at fault. With a pile-up of three or more vehicles, there are many considerations in determining who is at fault and liable. The general rule with multi-vehicle accidents is that the first car to rear-end another and begin the domino effect is typically the party at fault. A law enforcement officer can file a police report and may be able to determine fault at the scene.
Establishing that someone is at fault
Complex chain-reaction accidents require thorough and skilled investigation by an experienced car accident attorney. Many factors can contribute to determining at-fault party’s negligence, and it is best to have the help of an experienced attorney. Multi-car accidents can be difficult to maneuver with insurance agents and involved parties. Our multi-vehicle accident attorneys are prepared to review your case details and thoughtfully guide you in the right direction. To receive your Oklahoma City police report or set up a consultation, give us a call at 405-701-5355.