A large pile up involving over 50 motor vehicles occurred at the 6th Avenue and Interstate 25 interchange on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at just before 7. p.m. As a result, all lanes of 6th Avenue were closed. Police are investigating the cause of the crash, although the cause of the crash is likely weather-related.
As a result of the pile-up, many injuries and a lot of vehicle damage were reported, but no life-threatening injuries were reported. Large pile-ups are not uncommon as a result of highway traffic moving at high speed when an accident occurs. A single small accident can quickly "snowball" into a large scale set of collisions. This can result in a lot of property damage, as well as injuries to those in the vehicles.
Determining Who Is At Fault in Large Accidents
When you are involved in a large scale accident such as the one that occurred in November, determining who caused the accident and who caused your injuries can be very difficult to do on your own. Not only will determining the cause of the initial accident be important, but it will also be crucial to determine who was the party responsible for your particular damages.
This can easily get complicated in any multi-vehicle accident, even when there are as few as three vehicles involved. Consider the following scenario.
Car 1 is driving in the left-hand lane, and crosses over into the right lane without signaling, hitting Car 2. Car 2 spins out, crashing into your car (Car 3). You hit the brakes to avoid being harmed further and you are hit from behind by Car 4 who was following your vehicle too closely. You suffered three broken bones, a concussion, and your car was totaled as a result of the accident.
In this scenario, there are three vehicles who could be responsible for your injuries. Car 1 is the initial cause of the accident and was negligent if failing to signal and see Car 2. It is unclear if Car 2 acted in a way that negligently caused you harm, but there is no question that Car 4 was following too closely and caused your injury. You are not limited in filing suit against one party when each of them is responsible for your injuries. However, determining who is at fault can be difficult in the real world.
Accident reconstruction can be an incredibly useful tool. Not only can it help determine who caused the accident, but it can help prove to the jury who should compensate you for your injuries. With the help of your experienced personal injury lawyer and a hired expert, you can prove your case, get the financial compensation you deserve and move forward with your life with confidence.
Consult an Experienced Denver Auto Accident Attorney
Multi-vehicle accidents can be tricky on your own, or even with an inexperienced lawyer. You need experienced representation and expertise to properly present and prove your personal injury case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in any sort of motor vehicle accident in the greater Denver metropolitan area, please do not hesitate to contact us today at 303-642-8888 for a free consultation. We are here waiting for you.