East Baton Rouge Parish residents need to know how to handle a car accident if you are hit from the rear in a chain reaction. Normally, there is one hit if you were hit from the rear in a car crash. However, sometimes there may be two hits or three hits. And that's where it gets tricky, and a lawyer can help you. Many times, the insurance companies will ask if there was one or two hits because if there were two hits, there may be two parties at fault because they did not maintain control of the vehicle when a car was stopping in front of them. The law is clear that you must maintain control of a vehicle when operating it even in unfavorable and not ideal circumstances, such as a sudden stop, rain, or in traffic when people are not paying attention.
If there are two hits, there are two points of impact, so there may be two parties at fault. If there is one hit, there may just be one party at fault in a chain reaction. Normally, the police will do sketches and ask questions and do diagrams to show what their opinion is, as they have training in writing these crash reports. However, you should contact Schwartz Law Firm. There are many things that we can do, such as obtain camera footage of the interviews, the witness statements, and take other information to show who is most likely at fault in a rear-end collision. Call us today. We'll be happy to talk to you about this. Thank you.