Imagine driving down the highway only to slow down for oncoming traffic. You see all the brake lights and you start the process of braking yourself. It is normal afternoon and you know that rush hour is what is causing the traffic, but you can’t help but think that it is a little too early for rush hour. You reason in your head that is a Friday afternoon and people are probably getting out of work early in order to get a head start on the weekend. You continue to slow down. You are an alert driver and you see what the other cars are doing around you, even behind you. You feel comfortable in your car, so you start to change the radio because you know that everyone is slowing down. Then, Wham!
You are now squished between not one but two cars! How did this happen? You were so alert? You were only distracted for a few seconds. How did you end up squished between several cars? You try not to move because you are unsure if you are hurt and you can’t get out of the vehicle anyway. Your car has been smashed and you must wait for the fire department to come and help you out of the vehicle. So far you have looked around to see if you are bleeding or if anything is broken. The airbag deployed and you feel like you have some bruising on your face. Everything else feels fine, but you are cramped, so you are still unsure.
Finally, the fire department, ambulance, and police show up. They are getting to your car and checking to see if you are okay. They have to use tools to remove you from your vehicle. For sure your car is totaled. They get you out of the vehicle. You realize you can’t move your right leg. The doctors at the hospital tell you that you will not be able to walk on your leg for the next 6 months. You will have to have surgery and will need time to recover as well as physical therapy. As someone who works on the line for a manufacturing company, it is impossible to do your job with standing. So what happens next? Who do you call? What do you do? How do you remedy this situation that had nothing to do with you?
What To Do
When multiple cars are involved in one accident the police report and witnesses help to determine who is at fault. Depending on the situation courts may find multiple cars responsible for a certain percentage. Our Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney at Compass Law Group, LLP will make sure that you are being treated fairly and that there is an accurate story being told. Police reports do not tell the whole truth. With us by your side, we will make sure that you get fairly compensated for the injuries you endured.