Being involved in a car accident is a scary, and often painful experience. When you are involved in a multi-vehicle accident in Fresno, you will also need to deal with the complicated aftermath of the accident such as determining fault, dealing with multiple insurance companies, finding out how to get money for your damages, and all the while will need to focus on your injuries and your recovery. When you are working with the team at Grossman Law Offices, you can be confident that all of these complicates will be handled by a dedicated, experienced legal professional who is working on your case, giving you the emotional space to focus on your recovery with the confidence that your best interests are being represented.
Contact us now for a free consultation, available 24 hours a day. During your consultation, you will be able to speak with someone who has an extensive legal understanding about your injuries, your legal rights, your options moving forward, and will be able to provide you with different examples of how we have helped other victims in similar situations as your own. The first step towards getting your life back on track is finding the right attorney for your situation, and we are confident that after your initial consultation, you will be ready to choose Grossman Law Offices to guide you through this complicated phase of your life.
Read more below about these accidents, and how we can help you declutter the complications.
What Is a Multi-Vehicle Accident?
A multi-vehicle accident is often known as a pile-up and can occur for a variety of reasons. In some cases, it may be due to inclement weather such as wet, slick roads and a hazard that causes a lead vehicle to hit their brakes or swerve suddenly. As a result, the vehicles behind them (or in the oncoming lane), have to react suddenly and will collide with the vehicle in front of them or near them, setting off a chain reaction. These accidents can be particularly terrifying in the sense that you may be one of the first to be involved in the crash but are trapped in your vehicle as impacts and collisions continue to happen all around you. The emotional stress of this ongoing crash can have a serious detriment to a victim.
What To Do After a Multi-Vehicle Crash
The most important thing to do after any car accident, no matter how many or how few other vehicles are involved, is to make sure that you and your passengers are safe. In some cases, this may involve getting out of the vehicle and away from the scene of the accident in order to avoid any oncoming traffic, hazards such as electrical failures, fluid spills, or fires, but in some cases might require staying put. During a multi-car crash, the collisions may continue to happen for a while, meaning that the vehicles around you might continue to shift and collide, meaning that leaving your own vehicle is extremely unsafe unless there is an urgent need.
If you have been injured, seek medical attention as soon as possible. If your injuries are serious, then you should accept medical treatment from the EMTs on the scene, and if they suggest it, possibly get a ride to the hospital in an ambulance. Otherwise, you will want to see your doctor as soon as possible to establish medical records for any injuries that you sustained. This will serve a double benefit of ensuring that you get the treatment you need to recover, but will also provide a paper trail that traces your injuries back to the accident—which is extremely important if you need to seek damages in a lawsuit or negotiate with the insurance company.
Contact Grossman Law Offices Now
One of the most important things to do after the initial accident is to begin speaking with an experienced attorney. The team at Grossman Law Offices will be able to advise you on how to proceed to ensure that you are covering all of your bases, handling all of the complicated details and steps required, and building your case in order to fight for your rights. When you are represented by an attorney, you can focus on recovery while all of the details and processes that go into these complex crashes and the aftermath are handled by your personal legal representative.
Our free initial consultation is a great opportunity for you to get some legal context about your situation from someone who understands these types of processes and can give you advice based on our history of successful cases where we have represented other clients through similar crashes and injuries. We will be happy to help you as soon as you are ready.