Posted on: April 1, 2013
A multi-car pileup is one of the most destructive and dangerous types of car accidents – and one of the most complicated when it comes to filing an auto accident claim.
Determining fault and negotiating an insurance settlement can be extremely challenging, and you will probably want to work with an experienced South Carolina car accident lawyer if you were injured in a multi-car crash.
Multi-car pileups, especially when they involve weather as a contributing factor, can be hard for authorities to investigate. It can take months for them to officially consider a driver – or multiple drivers – at fault.
If the entire pileup is determined to be one driver’s fault, the driver probably won’t have enough liability insurance to cover all the damage. An attorney can help you determine your next steps in negotiating a fair settlement.
Who hit you?
Disregarding who caused the whole pileup, it’s absolutely essential that you get information from the person who hit you in the crash. Collect witness statements and take pictures if you’re able. Even if they can’t negotiate with the primary driver at fault for the whole scene, an experienced attorney might be able to negotiate with the insurance company of the driver who hit you.
Collision and uninsured motorist
If you have comprehensive coverage on your own policy, an attorney might be able to help you negotiate with your own insurer to get the coverage you need for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Don’t give up
If you were hurt in a multi-car crash, the obstacles to getting the compensation you need might seem great. Don’t give up! Your injuries could impact the rest of your life, causing you chronic pain, mounting medical bills, and trouble at work. You shouldn’t have to suffer that on your own.
Talk with an experienced South Carolina auto accident attorney at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers about your options. We have offices in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Orangeburg, Walterboro, and Moncks Corner, South Carolina. We can also meet you in Florence or Sumter, or anywhere else across the state for a free case evaluation that can help you understand your rights and your options.