Concertina collisions

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What is a concertina accident? 

Concertina accidents occur when three or more vehicles are involved in a road traffic accident; these occur when the force of being hit in the rear or front causes a vehicle to collide with another. In a concertina accident, it is exceptionally challenging to figure out which vehicle is at fault, as there are multiple vehicles included in one accident.

Depending on the circumstances of the accident the vehicle in the front shouldn’t be at fault; the driver behind that vehicle should always pay attention to what is happening in front of them. If there are more than three cars included in the accident it may not be as simple to establish which vehicle is at the fault for the accident. 

When determining who caused the concertina accident, it is important to determine how many shunts you felt, as this can help define who was the cause of the accident. 

These types of accidents most commonly occur on motorways where all vehicles travel at a high speed, making it harder for them to come to a stop. 

How do avoid road traffic accidents? 

To avoid collisions, you should always be driving at or under the speed limit. You should also make sure that you are paying attention to what is happening on the road, always pay attention to the signs on the road, check your mirrors regularly, and be wary of other road users. 

Following a concertina accident, it is likely you will face damage to your health and your vehicle. Middle vehicles in a concertina accident are most likely to face more severe injuries as they will face impact from the front and back of their car. If you have been involved in an accident, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced personal injury solicitors now. 

After being involved in a road traffic accident, it is important to gather as much evidence as possible; and if necessary, call emergency services and the police. The police can gather the evidence needed to prove which vehicle was at fault by investigating the damage to each vehicle, measuring the breaking distance, taking photographs, and videos of the positions of each vehicle, and making statements from people who have been involved in the accident.

 However, if all of the drivers decide that the police intervention isn’t needed you will have to make sure that you take all of the details from all of the vehicle drivers that have been involved in the accident, these would include their names, telephone number, address, and most importantly their registration plate number.

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