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Columbus, Ohio

Multi-Vehicle Accidents

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Being involved in a car accident can leave you with serious injuries, and recovering financial compensation can be a difficult process. It can be even more complicated when there are multiple vehicles involved in the accident. That's when you need an experienced car accident attorney on your side.

In a multi-vehicle accident, there are multiple drivers. That means there are multiple insurance companies and multiple lawyers involved. It also means sorting things out can take a lot of time and is often contentious. Smith Law Office has the experience and knowledge needed to get the facts and help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.

There are many factors that can play a role in multi-vehicle accidents. For example:

  • Rear-end accident in heavy traffic can cause a car that is hit to lurch forward and hit another
  • Car that is struck may be forced into another lane, leading to another crash
  • Car or truck may experience mechanical difficulty on the road
  • Poor weather can affect visibility

But as with most accidents, multi-vehicle accidents are nearly always caused by negligence. A driver may have been distracted and didn't see road conditions change. A driver may have been drinking or fatigued and was not able to respond in time. Or a driver was speeding or driving recklessly. In some cases, more than one driver involved may be negligent.

We get the facts

The police respond to these accidents and gather as much information as they can. But they also want to clear the scene as quickly as possible. They will fill out a report with the available information, but such reports often do not tell the whole story about what happened.

That's why attorney Scott Elliot Smith will carefully investigate your multi-vehicle accident. He regularly reviews all documentation, including the accident report and medical records. He identifies and interviews witnesses. And if needed, he will consult with accident reconstruction experts who can help explain how your accident occurred.

This is important, because negligent drivers don't usually accept responsibility for the crash. And insurance companies try to keep their payments as low as possible. They may question the extent of your injuries, or even suggest you were somehow to blame for your accident.

Scott Elliot Smith knows where to look for evidence that the negligence of another driver - or drivers - was responsible for the crash that left you injured. He focuses on building a strong case that the insurance companies and other lawyers have to take seriously. Many times, he is able to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. If not, he is ready to fight for you in court.

Learn more about how Scott Elliot Smith can help you following a multi-vehicle accident. Call 614-874-1056 for a free consultation. Or contact us online.

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