Accidents involving multiple cars present really interesting legal responsibility principles. People who look at an accident factually might say, “Well, this car was at fault.” or “That car was at fault.” In our system, however, general obligations laws provide very specific remedies for individuals involved in multi-car accidents. Our system says that, even if a vehicle owner or driver who has been involved in an accident can show that they are only one percent at fault, we can still hold them one hundred percent responsible for injuries.
Even if ten cars are involved in an accident and each of them is declared ten percent at fault, they are all equally liable for the whole. If three cars are involved, and one of the drivers is considered only one percent at fault, that driver is still responsible for all of the damages. This is particularly important in a case where one vehicle’s owner has a very high insurance limit and is only partially involved. We routinely bring those cases to trial because, if we can hold that one vehicle accountable for that one percent or more, we can avail ourselves of the full insurance coverage carried on that vehicle.
Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra are dedicated personal injury Attorneys in Buffalo NY representing individuals who have been injured. We never back down in a fight against the insurance companies, and will use our trial skills to win your case.