Many accidents on the road involve more than one car, especially accidents that occur in hazardous winter conditions or on the highway. Multi-car accidents often involve more serious injuries and bigger liability than two car crashes. In addition, once the accident has happened, the danger has not necessarily passed. Moreover, liability—or who is responsible—can be especially difficult to determine. So, how can you figure out who is at fault, and what should you do if you have been involved in a multi-car accident?
Consider Your Safety First
If you have been in a multi-car crash, your first priority should be staying safe. Stay in your car with your seat belt fastened until the police or EMTs tell you it is safe to exit. The biggest risk at this point is getting hit by another car after leaving your vehicle.