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Michael Agruss

Written and Reviewed by Michael Agruss

  • Managing Partner and Personal Injury Lawyer at Mike Agruss Law.
  • Over 20 years of experience in Personal Injury.
  • Over 8000+ consumer rights cases settled.
  • Graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law: Juris Doctor, 2004.

Chain reaction car accidents, also known as “pileups”, are when an initial collision causes a string of subsequent collisions. Determining who is at-fault for a chain reaction car accident is difficult and in some cases more than one driver may be at-fault.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to another driver’s negligence, the car accident lawyers at Mike Agruss Law are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected, and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses.

Determining Fault

Most people assume the first driver who caused the initial accident would be at-fault, but this is not always true. There are numerous factors that can affect a pileup and cause multiple people to be at-fault, or even nobody at all.

These factors can include:

  • Acts of God/Weather conditions-Ice, snow, or other weather hazards
  • Medical conditions-Sudden seizures, heart attack, stroke, loss of consciousness
  • Improperly maintained roads/signage-Roads in disrepair or missing signs can be dangerous and confusing for drivers
  • Distracted driving-Use of cell phones, texting, and other electronic equipment causes drivers to be distracted from the roadway
  • Improper signaling
  • Broken traffic laws
  • Tailgating

What to Do to Protect Yourself

Chain reaction car accident claims are complex, especially when liability may be difficult to determine. If you’ve been involved in a chain reaction car accident, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to answer your questions and review your case to ensure your rights are protected.

Following a chain reaction car accident, make sure you accept medical treatment, even if you do not feel injured. Never admit fault on the scene, there may have been other issues at-play that you were unaware of.

If you are able, get the names and contact information for any witnesses of the accident. Take as many pictures of the accident as you can, including the local area. Make note of any weather conditions or road issues that may have bearing on your case.

Obtain the police report once it is filed and read over it, marking down any discrepancies you may notice.

The personal injury lawyers at Mike Agruss Law will work on reconstructing the accident scene to determine who may have been at-fault and your recollections and documentation will help make that process easier and clearer.

We at Mike Agruss Law are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a chain reaction car accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you.

Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.

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