The pure volume of traffic in Atlanta makes multiple vehicle car accidents a common occurrence. Multiple vehicle collisions often cause problems for making personal injury claims because the question of who is responsible is often disputed.
To make a personal injury claim under Georgia law, a claimant must show that s/he is not at fault, that the other driver’s negligence caused the accident, and the accident caused the claimant to suffer from injuries. When there are more than 2 vehicles involved, negligence and fault can be difficult to prove, especially when insurance companies are quick to deny liability.
A classic example of a multiple vehicle collision is the domino effect rear end collision. A vehicle rear ends the vehicle in front of it and then the vehicle in the back hits the middle vehicle. In an everyday rear-end collision, the vehicle who rear-ends the car in front of it is usually at fault and is often cited for “following too closely.” Add a third car, and it can complicate things because now there are more people to blame for the cause of the accident. In theory, cars #2 and #3 were both following too closely, causing each of them to collide with the car in front of it. And, if there are two impacts, the cause of the personal injury could be questioned: was it the first impact or the second impact that caused the injuries?