Liability for Injuries in Multi-Car Accidents


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When you’ve been injured, lodging claims and paperwork only makes things worse. At Carbone Lawyers, we manage the whole process so you can just focus on your recovery.

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In the congested traffic of Melbourne, multi-car accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence. Navigating these accidents and determining liability with many parties involved can be extremely difficult and stressful. With over 30 years of experience in personal injury law, our lawyers are here to help you get the compensation you deserve after a personal injury in a multi-car accident.

Determining Liability in Multi-Car Accidents

Generally, in rear-end collisions, the car behind is considered at fault. Every case has its unique aspects, and liability is determined on a case-by-case basis. If you want to contest liability or simply need help understanding what you can claim for and how to do so we recommend calling us at 1800 369 888 for expert advice.

The Complications of Multi-Vehicle Crashes

Multi-car accidents bring added challenges such as:

  • Exchanging Information: With more parties involved, collecting accurate details becomes more complicated but no less important.
  • Dealing with Multiple Parties: Negotiations and claims can involve several insurance companies and legal representatives, having a trusted legal partner like Carbone Lawyers with you can help ensure a favourable outcome with as little stress as possible.
  • Shared Liability: Sometimes, more than one party may share the responsibility for the accident.

The Role of Insurance and the TAC for Road Accident Claims in Victoria

In Victoria, all registered vehicles must have Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance, covering personal injury claims. However, for property damage, additional comprehensive insurance is advisable. After a multi-car accident, it’s essential to notify your insurer promptly to facilitate your claim.

What This Means for You

If you’re involved in a multi-car accident, it’s vital to:

  • Seek medical attention for any injuries, regardless of how small an injury may seem, it’s important everyone hurt gets medical attention.
  • Collect as much information as possible at the scene, including photographing any damage, collecting contact and insurance information of the other parties, and contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
  • Notify your insurer and consider seeking legal advice, especially if injuries are involved.
  • Understand that liability may be shared, and contributory negligence can affect the outcome of your claim.

Don’t Settle for Less

If you’ve been involved in a multi-car accident, contact Carbone Lawyers for expert legal advice; our experienced team will work tirelessly to ensure you receive fair compensation. We understand the nuances of multi-vehicle accident claims and will advocate on your behalf every step of the way. Call 1800 369 888 or contact us online to get your claim started.

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