Las Vegas personal injury lawyers are no stranger to multi-car accidents. We see them each and every day in the valley, making this information even more important for you to be aware of.
Let’s set the scene first. Your family is driving down the 215 off ramp one Sunday afternoon when you end up getting rear-ended by a pick-up truck. As a result, your vehicle is pushed into the car in front of you. A total of three vehicles were involved in this collision, and the driver inside the car you hit has serious injuries.
Insurance Companies and Multi-Car Accidents
The insurance company for the pick-up truck that began this whole domino effect is accepting 50% of the responsibility, seemingly leaving you to foot the rest of the bill. Unfortunately, this happens all too often and the people who are affected the most are the ones injured in the third vehicle since they are left to wait for the assignment of fault to be worked out.
This is when the driver of that third vehicle files suit against you and the pick-up driver. The lawsuit will determine what percentage of fault will be assigned to each driver/insurance company. You can only imagine how long this process can end up taking, and just how frustrating it can be for an injured party.
And, things can only get more complicated…
In the state of Nevada, an injured party may recover the full amount of his or her damages from any of the multiple parties involved (no matter what percentage of fault), so long as the injured person is not more than 50% responsible for his or her injuries.
Parry & Pfau knows the headaches that come along with dealing with your insurance company, and we’re here to help. If you’ve been injured in an accident or were involved in a multi-car accident and need advice, give our office a call. We’d be happy to schedule a free consultation and see what we can do for your case.