Colorado Car Accident with Multiple Parties: Who’s at Fault and What Happens

Multi-car accidents are common. One driver slams on their brakes, and the driver behind rear-ends the back of the car. The same happens to the car behind that, and the one behind that. It’s a domino effect. So what happens when you’re involved in a car accident like this in Colorado? Who’s at fault and who pays the damage? After seeking medical treatment, your next step should be to consult a car accident attorney.

A car accident involving multiple cars is rarely the fault of just one driver. While the driver in front, the one who started the initial chain reaction, may carry more fault than the other drivers involved, all parties can be determined to be partially at fault. Using information from police reports, eyewitness testimony, damage and injuries caused, and any photos or videos taken at the scene of the accident, your attorney may be able to estimate your level of fault. If you choose to file a claim against one or more of the other drivers, your attorney will also be able to estimate the amount of compensation you are due.

Pinpointing Fault in Your Colorado Car Accident

It is the ultimate determination of the police and any insurance companies involved to determine each party’s fault in the car accident. This is usually done by a percentage, and it is what will determine how much of the damages and repairs each driver will be required to pay.

If one of the drivers involved chooses to file a claim against one or more of the other parties, the most at-fault driver may owe compensation to the other drivers. This is when it is best to have a Denver car accident attorney on your side. Because multiple car accidents have the ability to cause significant damage, not to mention injuries, these cases are often complicated and get taken to court for settlement. If you try to handle this kind of case on your own, you may be at a loss.

Contact a Colorado Car Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one was involved in or injured in a car accident with multiple parties, you should consider consulting a legal professional. Call 1-303-300-5060 to discuss your case with a Denver car accident attorney at the Law Office of D.J. Banovitz today.


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D.J. Banovitz’ career has always concentrated on trial practice and he has litigated hundreds of cases. His passion and sole career focus has been to seek justice for people suffering from personal injuries as the result of someone else’s negligence. The hallmark of the Law Office of D.J. Banovitz, is the total commitment to professionalism, quality, and personalized care of your injury case. D.J. has dedicated his professional life to helping those most in need and is a proud and active member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. His experience includes volunteering for Colorado Rural Legal Services in Montrose, the Colorado Aids Project, consumer law, family law, criminal defense, and Alternative Defense Counsel for juveniles in Denver.