Multiple vehicle accidents can have devastating, life-changing effects. When accidents occur between multiple cars, trucks or buses, it can be difficult to determine liability. Moreover, if an uninsured or underinsured motorist is involved in the accident, matters can be further complicated. The skilled Chicago multiple vehicle accident attorneys at Ankin Law Offices, LLC 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 Cars – Given the excessive traffic on Chicago area roadways, 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.
- 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, the results of these accidents can be devastating and frequently results in deaths.
- 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 Car 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 Offices 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 Offices to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you recover after your multiple vehicle accident.