Unfortunately, Interstate 90 is occasionally the home to pileup accidents, or accidents involving multiple vehicles. In multiple vehicle accidents there are multiple drivers involved, multiple insurance companies to deal with, and possibly multiple injuries and multiple versions of what happened. When injured, sometimes there are multiple parties responsible. For example, one accident involving two vehicles may result in several collisions if other motorists are not paying attention or following too closely to vehicles ahead of them.
A recent accident
The Spokesman recently reported on a chain reaction accident which clogged 90 in downtown Spokane. According to the article, a driver merging from the Maple Street on-ramp allegedly caused the first accident when their Buick Lacrosee hit a Scion, then another driver in a Ford F150 then hit the Buick which hit the Scion which hit the Kia.
As you can see, there is likely a lot of finger pointing going on.
Do I need a car accident lawyer?
Unfortunately, many insurance companies may try to blame you for your injuries. Even if you are partially at fault, you may still be able recover damages due to the percentage of fault another driver has caused, as Washington State is a pure comparative negligence state.
If you find yourself involved in a pile-up accident it is important to speak with an experienced, local attorney who specializes in Spokane area car accidents and can examine every possible option to obtain compensation for you.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pile-up accident in Spokane, Spokane Valley or the surrounding areas, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.