MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENTS IN TAMPA
A multi-vehicle or multiple-vehicle collision is the most common type of car accident. Like it sounds, multi-vehicle accidents involve at least two vehicles, and often more. Multi-vehicle accidents can also be classified as pileups or chain-reaction collisions when they involve three or more vehicles. The more vehicles involved in the crash, the more difficult it can be to sort out. If you were involved in a multiple vehicle crash, get legal representation from a Tampa car accident lawyer at Robert Sparks Attorneys.
Tampa Car Pileups
Pileup accidents are common on highways, especially when visibility is low due to weather or time of day. When vehicles are traveling at high rates of speed and visibility is low, drivers often do not have enough time to brake to avoid an accident. This chain of events continues and leads to multiple vehicles involved in the pileup. One of Florida's deadliest pile-ups occurred near Gainesville in 2012, killing 11 people and hospitalizing another 18. A total of 12 passenger vehicles and 6 big rigs were involved – the wreckage was more than a mile long.
NTSB Crash Investigations
Severe crashes, such as multi-vehicle collisions and pile-ups, can warrant investigations by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in addition to state and local transportation investigations. Crash investigations yield important information that can be used in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. While Florida is a no fault state when it comes to auto insurance, crashes that cause severe injury and death could constitute grounds for a claim.
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There are approximately 248,266 traffic crashes in Florida every year. That is an average of 680 crashes every day. Many are killed and thousands are injured every year in multi-vehicle collisions. If you were involved in this type of accident, contact a Tampa car accident attorney at Robert Sparks Attorneys. We don't charge unless we win your case and it doesn't cost you anything to get a free case consultation.