When a first responder is called to an accident scene, people’s lives depend on them making immediate decisions. The urgency is compounded when there are multiple victims in a single crash. In many of these crashes, the first responders have to make split-second decisions on who gets resources first. Sometimes these choices can have significant consequences for the victims.
Five People Injured in Multiple-Car Crash in North Spokane
Several cars collided on N. Division Street in the northern section of Spokane just north of E. Lincoln Rd. Saturday afternoon, June 20, 2020. According to police, five people were taken to the hospital due to the crash, and it’s unknown at this time how serious their conditions are.
Police are still investigating the accident, and so far, no charges have been filed. The wreck shut down both directions of N. Division Street for several hours.
When someone is injured in a car accident, any delay in their treatment can cause an escalation of their injury and ultimately mean they won’t make a full recovery. When there are multiple victims, those whose treatment was delayed because of EMT personnel making decisions might end up worse off then they would have in an accident with fewer victims.
Multiple-Victim Collision Liability
In a multiple-victim accident, compensation can get complicated, especially if there are more than two vehicles involved. When this happens, determining negligence can be difficult because of the number of cars. Also, calculating how much each victim will receive can be a challenge because most auto insurance policies have a cap on the amount the insurance company will pay.
If you are involved in an accident with multiple victims, the insurance company or companies are going to try and make the accident look like the victim’s fault, or tell them that their injuries aren’t as serious as others, and thus you should get the least amount of money.
Don’t listen to the insurance agent because it’s their job to pay you as little as possible, or none at all. Don’t let them get away with this, rather talk to an attorney right away so you can find out your rights under the law.
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer.
After any crash which involves a serious injury, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Established in Spokane in 1948, Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S. is committed to providing our clients with the absolute highest quality legal representation. If our Spokane Car Accident Lawyers represent you for your accident case, you have our assurance that we will use our absolute best efforts to win your case. Contact us after any accident resulting in a serious injury for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation. We will only offer you advice which is in your best interest.