My mattress flew out of the back of my truck causing a 6 car accident, am i liable for all 6 cars?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Montclair, CA

I was on the fwy and My mattress flew out I had them tied down but flew out , I was driving on the fast lane going 65 mph the mattress tumbled to the 1st lane . causing a 6 car accident . are all the cars my responsibility if so I don't think I have enough for all the damages . no deaths involved only muscle and whip lash per the officer statement

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  1. S. David Rosenthal Esquire


    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . Potentially you are responsible for all claims, property damage and injury, arising from this incident. Depending on the facts, its also possible other drivers are liable. Your insurance will attempt to settle all claims within the amount of insurance (policy limit) that you have. Talk to your insurance adjuster to find out whether the claims against you will be settled.

    Good luck.

  2. Sean Patrick Lewis

    Contributor Level 17


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Liability will turn on many things. Let your insurance company work it out.

    The above is not intended to be legal advice, but may be used for general information. Please contact an attorney... more
  3. Jeffrey Mark Adams

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Agree with the other contributors. Bear in mind, you started the chain of events. Good luck.

    Personal injury cases only; I'm good at it; you be the Judge! All information provided is for informational and... more
  4. Kevin Coluccio

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . This is an issue that will need to be sorted out by the parties and your insurance carrier.

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