Posted on March 11, 2018
In Oklahoma City late last night, 1 person lost their life on the Turner Turnpike. Though it is not clear exactly how the accident occurred involving multiple vehicles, 1 life was lost and 2 other drivers were sent to the hospital when it happened. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol found that, when they arrived on the scene, 1 person was stuck inside their vehicle without any pulse. The accident was enough to close down the Turner Turnpike partially until it reopened.
How Does a Multi-Vehicle Accident Occur?
A multi-vehicle accident can bring many questions, because it may be difficult for you to be able to determine liability, unlike accidents where liability was clear. Multi-vehicle accidents happen for many reasons every year, but most commonly when cars hit each other due to one rear-ending someone when there is a lot of traffic on the road. This causes one car to be pushed into another and continues down the line, which could cause many injuries and fatalities depending on how quickly it happened. These are called ‘chain reactions.’
How do you determine who is at fault when you have been involved in a multi-vehicle accident? In many states, when these cases are brought to trial, the judge will look at all the evidence present in a case and assign what amount of fault fell onto the different parties. This is because, in these accidents, usually all the fault doesn’t just fall onto one defendant – there are usually many parties liable.
If you have a wrongful death case because a multi-vehicle accident ended in a fatality, you may be able to collect many different damages on behalf of your loved one and losing their life to another person’s negligence. For these cases, you want to turn to an attorney you can trust from start to finish your case. This is why we want to talk to you as soon as possible after you have been injured or a loved one has lost their life. Call us at the McGuire Law Firm at 888-352-0624.