According to an article, seven people were hospitalized after a three-car collision following the Super Bowl near Interstate 17 in Phoenix, Arizona.
The question of what to do when three different cars are involved in an accident is a common one. After automobile accidents in Phoenix, Arizona, we often have to explain the state’s comparative fault system to a person involved in an accident. For instance, what happens if more than one driver shared fault for the accident? Can someone recover damages if fault does not rest with a single person?
In Arizona, the answer is yes.
The comparative fault system in Arizona is relatively simple. Injury victims can pursue each defendant who shares blame. First, the jury must establish a fair amount of compensation for all of the damages suffered by the victim including lost wages, medical bills, pain, loss of enjoyment of life, etc. Then, the percentage of fault in the accident is divided.
Logically, total fault for the accident adds up to 100. A jury may find one driver 50% at fault and a second driver 50% at fault. We see cases where up to three people share the blame and 33% fault is assessed against all three. Then each pays their percentage.
This may be confusing. That’s why finding an experienced Phoenix car accident lawyer is important. If you or anybody you know has been involved in an auto accident in which fault is not clear, give Breyer Law Offices, P.C. a call at 623-930-8064.