When an accident involves multiple parties, things can get complicated fast. As an initial matter, figuring out who was at fault and what percentage of the fault should be allocated to them in the accident may be in dispute. In addition, figuring out how much fault others have, if any, in causing the accident, can often also be a challenge. Sometimes, following an accident, witness testimony may be hazy and people may have conflicting accounts of how the collision took place. Understanding how fault is allocated in an accident involving multiple parties can prepare you for what’s to come.
According to a recent local news report, several were hurt in a multiple-vehicle crash. Local authorities were called to the scene of the accident at around 7:35am, where initial reports showed that the crash involved a Ford truck pulling a trailer and a Kia. Investigators reported that the Ford was attempting to make a turn when it crashed into the Kia. Six people—three adults and three minors—were reportedly injured after the accident and transported to local hospitals for treatment. Among the injured, nearly everyone had serious injuries, with one person needing to be extracted from the wreckage and one minor with serious, life-threatening injuries. The accident resulted in an extended road closure as authorities responded to the crash and the collision remains under investigation.[sc_fs_faq html=”true” headline=”h3″ img=”” question=”How Is Fault Determined in Maryland Car Accidents?