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At least 30 hurt in 100-car pileup

Oftentimes, when someone is hurt in a crash, there is at least an idea of who might be responsible. This is important, as the responsible party can be sued for any personal injuries, wrongful deaths or property damage suffered in the accident. In a recent crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the north of Philadelphia, it is less clear who is responsible.

Approximately 100 vehicles were involved in crashes that stretched along the Turnpike and at least 30 people were hurt, some of them seriously. Fortunately, no one has suffered life-threatening injuries, but that doesn't mean that those who were injured can't or shouldn't try to get compensation. The difficulty will be in determining who rear-ended them and whether they were responsible.

One woman reported being hit by a truck after she had stopped behind several wrecked vehicles. Although she was clearly stopped, the trucker behind her started to slide on the road and smashed into the back of her vehicle. This forced her car into the vehicle ahead of it. It does not appear that she was injured in the accident, but the back half of her car was ruined when the truck rear-ended her.

Proving that the truck driver was responsible could be a bit of a stretch however. Of course, she could argue that the driver should have been going more slowly on the icy roads, especially with the glare of the early morning sun. As a professional driver, he should have known that the roads were in poor shape. Whether that will stand up in court is unclear.

If there is ever a question of whether someone is responsible for a car accident, it is best to work with a personal injury lawyer. A lawyer can help explain fault, as well as what is necessary to bring a lawsuit against another driver.

Source: CNN, "100 vehicles wreck, closing part of Pennsylvania Turnpike near Philly," Margaret Conley and Jason Hanna, Feb. 14, 2014

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