Six vehicles were involved in a massive pile-up crash on Interstate 20 recently. The crash forced the closure of all lanes on the interstate, and the Georgia Department of Transportation worked to clear the road as quickly as possible. Few other details have been provided, such as how many people were injured, if any, and how the crash even happened in the first place.

One thing to note about pile-up accidents like this is that determining liability is complicated. Anyone involved in a pile-up accident with numerous other vehicles needs to be in touch with their insurer, and possibly an attorney too (depending on the circumstances).

And speaking of car insurance companies, they sometimes aren’t up front with their clients or they do things that mitigate their liability. They may even violate a client’s rights, depending on the case. An attorney is critical in these cases to ensure that you aren’t taken advantage of.

Last but not least with these pile-up crashes, the police report that follows their investigation is a major factor that can determine whether your claims about the crash are valid. The police report can be changed after the fact if new evidence is found.

Ultimately, as you can tell, it is important for victims of a multi-car pile-up to consult with an attorney. Having that legal counsel in your corner after a crash can protect your rights and help you understand the legal ramifications of liability in a personal injury lawsuit.

Source: FOX 5, “6-car accident on I-20 blocks all lanes,” May 7, 2017