When someone is injured in a car accident caused by another driver's negligence, the negligent driver can be held liable for the injured party's damages. But first, the court must determine who was at fault for the accident and the victim's injuries. This can be difficult in many two-car accidents, but it is especially tricky when more than two vehicles are involved.
Most of the time when this blog discusses car accidents, we talk about cases where one party caused the crash through negligence, while the other party was completely blameless. Issues of liability are relatively straightforward in these cases. For example, when a drunk driver crashes into a sober driver who is legally stopped at a stop light, and the sober driver is injured, we can see that the drunk driver caused the accident through negligence and therefore should be held liable for the sober driver's damages.