Q: Do I need a lawyer if I was in a 4 car accident n someone else car with the owner. I was the 3rd car.the 1st car ran.
Was not speeding, was not my fault. Rainy day couldn't stop fast enough. Everyone in my car was injured. Neck, back, leg and stomach.
A: Multiple vehicle accidents are more likely to have issues with coverage, conflicts of interest, and liability. It would be strongly advisable to retain experienced counsel.
The law says you need to drive at a speed that will allow you to stop if something happens ahead. You indicate you may have not been able to stop. That raises issues. You should not make any more statements, not discuss this online. The insurance on the car you were in may give you an attorney. If you have insurance you need to report it to them. If you were hit by the fourth car, then you and the other people have a right to claim for your injuries but the other insurance will argue the injuries happened because of the vehicle ahead, etc.
If you were not the driver you have a claim regardless. Contact a member of the Va. Trial Lawyers Assn in the county where it happened. They give free consults.
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