Hawaii News reports that five women suffered serious personal injuries when they were involved in a multi-vehicle accident. According to an initial review, the incident occurred when one vehicle was rear-ended, which then caused a multi-vehicle chain reaction. Four of the women injured were in one car, and one was in another. All sustained significant personal injuries.
If you have sustained injuries in any type of motor vehicle accident, you should contact a Hawaii personal injury attorney immediately to begin an investigation into al of the factors that may have caused the incident to occur, and lead to your injuries.
Injuries from rear-end collisions range from minor to severe, and may include whiplash, concussions, head and spinal cord injuries. And in the worst case scenario, death. If you’ve been rear-ended, liability is typically straight-forward. In general, the driver who runs into you is at-fault. This is often a result of the driver driving too close behind you (tailgating), driving too fast, or driver distraction. However, in certain circumstances the driver of the rear-ended vehicle may be shown to be at-fault/partially at-fault if they were driving erratically, not obeying the rules of the road, or took other negligent or unexpected actions, such as sudden braking. Further, if you have been in a multi-vehicle chain reaction accident, determining the proportionate fault of each driver may be complicated and require a detailed analysis including accident reconstruction.
For more information, or if you have suffered injuries in any type of motor vehicle accident, please contact the dedicated Hawaii personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP