Everyone Should Learn a Little about Law
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Everyone Should Learn a Little about Law

While lawyers and judges are the ultimate legal experts, of course, I believe that every citizen should take the time to learn a little about law for several reasons. First, it is important to know your rights, and knowing them can come in handy if anyone ever accuses you of a crime you didn't commit or threatens you legally in another other way. Second, learning about your local, state, and federal laws can help you act as a better citizen. When election time comes around, you can then truly understand ever change in law being proposed by a candidate and whether it benefits society or not. I plan to share posts about law topics explained in plain English on my new blog, so you can come back often to sharpen your legal knowledge!


Everyone Should Learn a Little about Law

Making Sense Of A Multiple Car Accident

Kaylee Wells

When there is a car accident, emotions are often running high and a large number of motorists might be involved in the accident. As a result, it can sometimes be difficult to identify exactly who is responsible for the accident. As a result, you'll need to gather information on what took place, gather contact information from witnesses and contact a car accident lawyer. 

How Multiple Cars Complicate Matters

Normally, insurance providers will attempt to determine who is liable, so they can settle the case out of court. However, in the case of multi-car accidents, there are several insurance providers involved and they all might struggle to determine to what extent each motorist is at fault. As a result, these cases are more likely to end up in court than normal car accident cases.

A common type of accident that involves more than one vehicle is when one car slams on its brakes and another car rear-ends it. Then a third car crashes into the second car. In this case, the first car is not considered liable. Even if the first car slams on its brakes very suddenly, the other two cars are expected to follow at a far enough distance to where they would also be able to stop. However, the other two cars will probably share a portion of the liability. 

In other cases that don't involve a rear-ending, the first driver who moves is often considered to have all of the liability. However, another car that is involved might have been behaving recklessly and may also have liability. 

The Role of Expert Witnesses

The way that a chain accident is usually resolved is to rely on expert witnesses to reconstruct the scene of the accident. Then the courts can fully understand how the accident occurred. The accident will be reconstructed using all of the relevant details collected from the scene of the accident. 

In cases where the accident was the result of terrible weather, there are some cases where no one is at fault. If this is the case, each individual involved will rely on his or her insurance provider. 

If a drunk driver is involved, the process can be further complicated by the fact that the drunk driver's insurance provider may be unwilling to pay for the damages. In this case, you'll need to work with a car accident lawyer to seek damages outside the insurance process.