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Determining fault in chain reaction crashes

According to a recent report from KRDO 13, three people suffered minor injuries as a result of chain reaction accidents that closed a portion of southbound I-25 for about two hours.

The first accident occurred when a fuel tanker truck slammed on its brakes to avoid hitting a cardboard box in the roadway. The result of this action was a crash involving two SUVs, a sedan, and a flatbed truck carrying machinery. A secondary accident involving a pickup truck and a sedan took place shortly after. Officials closed the interstate and a HAZMAT unit was called in to deal with a fuel spill from one of the trucks.

When you’re injured in a chain reaction accident, sometimes it is difficult to figure out what to do or where to turn. The Colorado Springs accident lawyers at Heuser & Heuser urged you to worry about your health first. Not only does seeing a doctor right away ensure that you’re not suffering more serious injuries than you think, but it also avoids the insurance companies having the opportunity to claim that your injuries were not a result of the accident.

Once you’ve received medical care, it’s time to talk to an attorney. It’s not always easy to determine who or what was responsible in a crash that involves multiple vehicles. Rest assured, we will investigate the facts of your case thoroughly in order to identify the responsible party, speak to witnesses, and work to get you the compensation you deserve for your recovery. For more information on our services, contact us.