Three cars (A, B, & C) traveling (i.e., not stopped) in the same direction. C hits B in the rear end, and B hits A in the rear end. The cops were called and police report filed. A has zero liability. The other two vehicles were totaled and both drivers transported. The problem is, Driver C only has $10,000 of insurance. Driver B’s insurance refuses to accept the claim. Driver C was cited with accident. A filed the claim first. C's insurance is offering $500 to cover A's deductible and A files against his own insurance.
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There is a rebuttable presumtion that the driver of a vehicle that impacts with the rear of another vehicle is at fault. Under the above scenario both B and C could be held liable for A's injuries and damages depending upon the facts. Seeing that the vehicles were travelling and not standing still B has to allow for a safe distance between it and A. If the accident was such that B was following too closely he/she may be liable even if C caused the chain of events.
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A needs to sue C and B. The jury will apportion liability between C and B and the damages assessed against them will be split proportionally.
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Without knowing additional information, it appears that vehicle C would have the primary liability. There could be extenuating circumstances that could place some liability on vehicle B as well. More information is needed.
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