In 2019, the state of Massachusetts saw more than 2,700 serious and life-threatening injuries in more than 33,000 total motor vehicle accidents. But already in 2021, with still several months left in the year, there have already been more than 69,000 reported car accidents.
The vast majority of these accidents involve more than one vehicle. But when there are multiple vehicles involved in a collision, it can be more difficult for the injury victims to get justice. This is, in part, because there may be several parties whose negligence contributed to the accident.
On Friday, August 27, 2021, there was a severe multi-vehicle crash on Route 128 and I-95 north. A 2001 Toyota 4Runner came into contact with a Ford Transit van before rolling over. The driver of the Toyota 4Runner SUV was ejected from the vehicle. He was brought to Beth Israel Medical Center in critical condition.
From what little information was provided by MA State Police, it is difficult to tell what caused this accident. We know several vehicles were involved and that one rolled over.
But to figure out the root cause of the accident, we need to know what caused the SUV to come into contact with the Ford Transit in the first place. This piece of information could be invaluable in helping the victims get the compensation they will need after suffering catastrophic injuries.
In the Needham crash, investigators need to work with an accident reconstructionist with the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Section to determine fault. The same might be true for your case if it is not clear who the culpable party is.
Car accidents have multiple parties whose negligence could have played a part in your injuries. Most often, driver negligence contributes to devastating car accidents. This could be due to:
But it is possible that another party could be liable as well. Let us look again at the Needham crash. What if one of the vehicles involved had a faulty part that caused the crash? Or maybe I-95 had a pothole one of the vehicles was trying to avoid that ultimately caused the accident?
These details matter because the drivers involved may not be completely responsible in situations such as these. In accidents that involve multiple vehicles, there are often multiple liable parties. Your car accident lawyer should be ready to thoroughly review every detail of your case to ensure that all at-fault parties are brought to justice.
When the ability to be awarded compensation for your injuries depends on proving fault, you need a legal advocate you can count on. An experienced Boston car accident lawyer at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. could help. If we are able to take on your case, we will work tirelessly to obtain the evidence needed to support your case.