Multiple Vehicle Accidents
Last Updated : February 11, 2022

Beaumont Multiple-Vehicle Accident Attorneys

Any accident involving more than one vehicle can have devastating consequences for drivers and passengers. One driver’s error can injure or kill many people in surrounding vehicles and can cause millions of dollars in property damage. If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving multiple vehicles, you need an attorney who understands Texas highway accident law, as well as the complex dynamics of a multi-vehicle crash.

The car accident lawyers at Portner Bond, PLLC can determine the cause of the accident and nail down whose negligent actions may have been responsible so that you can collect the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our well-respected legal team has decades of combined experience in car accident cases, and we leverage that experience along with our comprehensive resources – such as access to medical, financial, accident reconstruction experts – to fight strategically for the full financial reward you deserve.

Call us right away at (409) 838-4444 to schedule a free consultation and discuss your options. We’re ready to build a strong case for you.

Why You Need a Lawyer for a Multiple-Vehicle Accident Case

In multi-vehicle crashes, it can be difficult to determine who was at fault. A thorough investigation directly following the accident can examine what actions each driver took immediately before the crash and may uncover negligent behavior like substance or alcohol abuse, reckless or aggressive driving, or mechanical failure.

An experienced attorney can speak to the insurance company on your behalf. Insurers are not eager to make big insurance payouts, and they will do everything they can to avoid paying, including using your own words against you. A skilled lawyer knows what to say and can negotiate the best deal with an insurer. They can put together evidence from the scene, along with medical records and witness statements, to make a solid case for your compensation.

Why Hire Portner Bond, PLLC?

The trial lawyers at Portner Bond, PLLC have decades of experience helping accident victims in Beaumont collect compensation for their injuries. Our firm has a strong record of success because we work tirelessly to get the best results for each of our clients. We take pride in our ability to provide top-quality and personalized legal services to everyone we represent. We are deeply committed to every client we serve. When you hire Portner Bond, PLLC, your success becomes our mission.

Causes of Multiple-Vehicle Accidents

Multi-car accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, but most often, these crashes happen in a few common situations: on the highway, at intersections, and as the result of a rear-end collision. A multiple-car accident may start for the same reason as any other crash—because a driver is speeding, isn’t paying attention, is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or is drowsy or falling asleep. When one car hits another, vehicles following too close to stop in time may then crash into the first set of vehicles, causing a larger pileup. The risks are compounded greatly when the road is slick or icy, or during periods of low visibility.

Injuries in Multiple-Vehicle Accidents

The types of injury suffered in a multi-vehicle accident can vary widely, but some of the most common include:

  • Cuts and bruises
  • Strained and sprained muscles and soft tissue damage
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Lacerations, causing extensive blood loss
  • Whiplash
  • Damage to the neck and spinal cord, possibly leading to partial or full paralysis
  • Concussion
  • Head and brain trauma, sometimes causing permanent brain damage
  • Facial scarring from burns or deep cuts
  • Internal punctures to organs or lungs from sharp debris or broken bones and ribs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including anxiety and flashbacks

It is imperative after an accident to get medical attention, even if it doesn’t feel like you were hurt. You might have suffered less obvious injuries like a concussion or internal damage, and the pain could be masked by the adrenaline running through your system. If these problems go untreated, they could cause permanent disability. And you need a doctor’s diagnosis to collect any compensation for the accident.

Frequently Asked Questions About Multiple-Vehicle Accidents

You may have a lot of questions right now about your accident. You should direct any specific questions to your attorney, but here are answers to a few common questions that may help.

Who is liable for a multi-car pileup?

The answer to this question depends heavily on the particular circumstances of the accident. If the driver of a vehicle lost control and moved into another lane, that driver may have been negligent, especially if they were driving under the influence of alcohol or another substance. If others were driving aggressively and they crashed into the vehicle ahead during a sudden slowdown, they may be responsible for the crash. Determining liability will require a thorough investigation by an experienced accident attorney and may involve multiple parties.

Can I still collect compensation if I’m partly responsible for the accident?

Texas uses a modified form of comparative negligence in injury law known as proportionate responsibility. The court determines each party’s level of responsibility for the accident as a percentage and reduces the damages awarded by that amount. You may not receive damages if your level of responsibility is more than 50 percent.

What can I be compensated for after a multiple-vehicle accident?

Each accident is unique, but there are several ways that accident victims are able to collect compensation for their injuries. You may be entitled to some or all of the following:

  • Reimbursement for prescription drugs or painkillers
  • Payment of medical or hospitalization bills
  • Replacement of damaged or destroyed property
  • Payment for wages lost due to time spent recovering from the crash
  • Long-term care and rehabilitation costs
  • Compensation for loss of household income due to permanent disability
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Your attorney can give you a better idea of what compensation you can expect when you meet to discuss your case.

Speak With a Beaumont Multiple-Vehicle Accident Attorney Right Away

The injuries that you sustain in a multiple-vehicle accident are often painful and devastating. Your focus right now needs to be on your own recovery and your family’s well-being. The highway accident attorneys at Portner Bond, PLLC understand what a difficult ordeal this is for you. Our Beaumont car accident attorneys will work tirelessly to make sure that your right to compensation is protected and that those who are responsible for your injuries are held accountable.

Call us at (409) 838-4444 or fill out our contact form as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.