Chicago Auto Accident Attorneys
Representing the Clients in Multiple Car Auto Accident Cases throughout Illinois
Multiple car accidents can be complex, with several parties and insurance companies involved in the legal aftermath following the auto accident. Moreover, multi-vehicle accidents can involve serious injuries, or even death.
At Ankin Law, our Chicago accident attorneys focus on representing the victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents, including multi-vehicle accidents, single car accidents, trucking accidents, bike accidents, and pedestrian accidents. If you have been involved in a multi-vehicle accident, contact our office at (800) 442-6546 to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable Chicago motor vehicle accident attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and remedies.
Legal Complications of Multi-Vehicle Accidents
When accidents occur between multiple cars, trucks or buses, it can be difficult to determine liability. Moreover, when multiple vehicles are involved in the accident, the odds are increased that one of the parties may be uninsured or underinsured, which can further complicate the financial and legal recovery process. The skilled Chicago multiple vehicle accident attorneys at Ankin Law have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle the complex personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits that result from multiple vehicle accidents.
Common types of multiple vehicle accidents
Multiple vehicle accidents can occur between a wide variety of vehicles.
Multiple Cars – Given the considerable traffic on Chicago area road and highways, multiple car accidents are frequent occurrences. A mistake made by one driver, such as inattentive driving, speeding, or the failure to obey a traffic sign or signal, can set in motion a chain of events that leads to an accident with one, or maybe even several, other cars. Multi-car accidents can be a straight chain reaction, when one driver rear-ends another driver and causes a chain reaction of rear-end accidents. Multi-vehicle accidents can also result when the first car stops suddenly or a “phantom car” causes the accident.
Accidents between Cars and Trucks – Large tractor-trailer trucks occupy much of Illinois’ roadways. Accidents between cars and large trucks frequently occur due to poor visibility, wide side turns, or jack-knifed trucks. Given the sheer size of tractor-trailer trucks, car-truck accidents often result in serious injuries and even death.
Accidents between Cars and Buses – Like large trucks, buses have several driving impediments that can lead to multiple vehicle accidents between the bus and other motor vehicles. Buses have significant blind spots and poor turning ability. In addition, they make frequent stops by swerving in and out of traffic, which can cause significant driving hazards for other motor vehicles on the road.
Accidents between Cars and Emergency Vehicles – Accidents between cars and emergency vehicles, such as ambulances, police cars and fire trucks, can occur when an emergency vehicle drives at excessive speeds without using its sirens and/or lights correctly, or a driver fails to yield to an emergency vehicle.
The skilled Chicago area auto accident attorneys at Ankin Law have considerable experience representing clients in auto accident lawsuits, including multiple vehicle accidents that often present complicated legal issues. If you or a loved one has been involved in a multiple vehicle accident, contact one of the experienced Chicago auto accident attorneys at Ankin Law to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you recover after your multiple vehicle accident.