Who’s liable for injuries sustained in a multi-car accident?

Ultimately, who is liable for a motor vehicle accident will be determined on a case-by-case basis, either by the insurance companies or by a court.

In a rear-end collision, where only two vehicles are involved, it’s usually the car from behind that is considered to be at fault, no matter how abruptly the car in front stopped.

In circumstances where there is a pile-up of three or more vehicles, a car will still be at fault for rear-ending another vehicle unless it was pushed by the car behind.

If you’re deemed at fault for the accident, your insurance will be liable to pay for any personal injuries suffered by other people involved in the accident.

Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland compensation law. It does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For help understanding your rights, please call 1800 851 458 or chat via live chat to talk to one of our Lawyers today.

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