TAP TO CALL 401.467.2300
Tap for a Free Case Consultation 401.467.2300
  • Get a Free Case Consultation 401.467.2300
  • Get a Free Case Consultation 401.467.2300

Multi-Car Pileups

The term, “multi-vehicle accident,” usually refers to a car crash involving three or more cars. These are often called pile-ups or chain-reaction collisions. They often result in serious injury or even death for motorists involved in the wreck. Multi-car pileups can also raise many complex legal issues in determining who is to blame for the accident and taking action to hold the responsible driver accountable for losses.

Multi-vehicle Pileup – Call A Car Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one was involved in a Rhode Island car accident, an experienced lawyer at Gemma Law Associates, Inc., can help you to pursue a claim for compensation. Our attorneys have represented clients in many multi-vehicle accidents, and we can put our legal knowledge of these challenging cases to work for you.

To schedule a free consultation, call or contact us online today.

Why Do Multi-Vehicle Pileups Happen in Rhode Island?

Multi-vehicle crashes can happen any time drivers behave in a careless way behind the wheel or any time drivers break any of the rules of the road. However, certain conditions can increase the likelihood of a multi-vehicle wreck. These conditions include:

  • High traffic density
  • Drivers traveling close together, such as on major interstate routes like I-95
  • Narrow two-lane roads
  • Low-visibility locations
  • Bad weather, especially slippery and icy roads.

Speeding, tailgating, distracted driving, drowsy driving and rubbernecking can all contribute to causing multi-vehicle wrecks.

Determining Who Is to Blame and Taking Action

If you have been in a Rhode Island car accident involving multiple vehicles, an attorney at Gemma Law Associates, Inc., can assist you in determining who exactly was to blame for causing the wreck and your resulting injuries.

Our attorneys can then seek to hold the correct driver legally liable for medical bills and costs, lost income/wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress and/or the wrongful death of a loved one involved in the crash.

In some cases, there may be several different drivers and parties to blame for the accident.

For example, one motorist may cut off another who is speeding. The speeding motorist may be unable to stop in time and swerves into your car in the lane next to him. Both the speeding motorist and the driver who failed to yield could be held accountable.

Here’s another example: If a defect in the car or a hazardous road condition contributed to causing the accident, then both the driver and car manufacturer or government entity could potentially be to blame.

Under Rhode Island law, multiple parties who cause an accident and injuries can be held “jointly and severally” liable. In other words, they can all be held equally responsible for the injuries they cause

So, car accident victims who get hurt in a multi-car pileup could make a claim against one or all of the other drivers who caused the wreck and could obtain compensation from any of the drivers whose actions caused the crash.

Our Rhode Island Accident Attorneys Can Help with Your Multi-Car Accident Case

The rules on shared responsibility for car accidents can be confusing. That’s why it’s important to turn to an attorney who has experience investigating these cases and working through the many complex legal issues that can arise.

Once your attorney has determined who was to blame for your car accident, you can file a lawsuit or settle the case outside of court by agreeing to accept a payment in exchange for giving up your right to sue.

At Gemma Law Associates, Inc., we are ready to get to work for you if you have been hurt or lost a family member in a pile-up or chain-reaction collision.

Contact us today by phone or online to receive a free review of your case. If we take on your case, we can represent you on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay no costs or fees unless we secure a recovery for you.

Gemma law is the best and helped and guided me threw everything … highly recommended thank you so much
ellen almgren
ellen almgren
5 stars all the way. They did exactly what was expected. Good Job
Keith Ruggiero
Keith Ruggiero
Very efficient and very good with communicating with me. I received updates about my case without having to call and request them. Very good law office! Very satisfied.
Bethania Herrera
Bethania Herrera
Mark Gemma has been absolutely amazing. He was helpful and answered all concerns and questions I’ve had. Him and his team are beyond incredible, supportive, and sweet. I would like to thank them all for everything they’ve done.
Samantha Argus
Samantha Argus
very professional and honest, what I liked the most is whenever you call the lawyer returns your call with every concern I had. It was my first time and I would not hesitate to trust them again.
Diana Palacio
Diana Palacio
This team is extremely helpful and kind. Mark Gemma was a great help in guiding me through this whole process and was a huge help. I would recommend this team to anyone seeking legal counsel
Zachary Dustin
Zachary Dustin
I am so happy with the turnout of my case. Both Sarah and Peter kept me up to date on everything and worked very hard on my case. The whole staff is friendly and diligent with their work. 100% recommend!
Chelsie Abatiello
Chelsie Abatiello
Managed to get my money before Christmas...in just days after settling! Great communication and always helped with my needs, and always gave good advice. Would definitely recommend.
Trini Luckey
Trini Luckey
Always professional and always checking in on their clients. Excellent atmosphere.
Susan Hallam
Susan Hallam
After spending 8 hours in a hospital overnight to get stitches in my lip because of a drunk driver’s negligent decision to get behind the wheel, the last thing I wanted to do was think about it all. I sent an email to Gemma Law, and Mark Gemma quickly called me back with an empathetic approach to listening to my story and helping me figure out the next steps. When he told me I wouldn’t have to have any contact with the insurance companies, I was HOOKED! When he pointed out how unfortunate it was I might have to miss out on a lip modeling career from a potential scar from the stitches, I was SOLD! And when I finally received my settlement check after letting him do all the leg work while I just focused on recovering, I was and am eternally GRATEFUL! Mark Gemma helped me turn a near death experience into a new start in life and I highly recommend him to anybody needing a personal injury lawyer.
Angie Sherman
Angie Sherman

Health Study Links Chemical Hair Products to Higher Uterine Cancer Risk

January 3, 2023

A recent National Institutes of Health study linking frequent use of chemical hair straighteners to increased risk of developing uterine cancer also found that Black women may be more affected...

Gemma Law Supports Elmwood Little League: 21 Years of Sponsorship

May 20, 2022

Gemma Law Associates, Inc. will back you up in sports and with your personal injury case. Alfred Gemma began his personal injury law firm, Gemma Law Associates, Inc., in Providence,...

National Ladder Safety Month

March 25, 2022

March is National Ladder Safety Month. According to the American Ladder Institute, more than 100 people die, and thousands of others suffer disabling injuries in ladder-related accidents each year. So,...

Women’s History Month: Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

March 17, 2022

Mark Gemma and Ruth Bader Ginsburg having a conversation over dessert at Roger Williams School of Law. This March, we celebrate Women’s History Month and remember the incredible women who...

Gemma Law Associates, Inc. Earns 2022 Best Law Firm Ranking

November 18, 2021

We are proud to announce that Gemma Law Associates, Inc. has been recognized as a Best Law Firm for 2022 by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers®.  Law...

Motorcycle Safety Month: Towards Safer Roads in Rhode Island

May 16, 2023

This May, as we observe Motorcycle Safety Month, Gemma Law Associates is championing the cause of safer roads in Rhode Island. Motorcycle safety is a pressing issue that requires the...

OSHA National Safety Stand-Down: A Crucial Step Towards a Safer Workplace

May 3, 2023

At Gemma Law Associates, your trusted personal injury law firm in Providence, Rhode Island, we have an intimate understanding of the importance of workplace safety. Our experienced team has seen...