Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Mar 19, 2015 in Auto Accidents
Interstate 30 reopens following a multicar pileup in Fort Worth. The accident, which involved nearly a dozen cars, prompted authorities to shut down the eastbound lanes of I-30 at Ridgelea Avenue, Wednesday afternoon.
Fort Worth Police and fire crews were blocking all eastbound lanes of the interstate at Ridgelea and sending detour traffic to a service road. This caused a traffic backup for miles around the area, with traffic at one point, at a standstill all the way back to Cherry Street.
Authorities say five people received minor injuries and were treated at the scene. At least one person was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
How You Respond Makes All the Difference
As we all know, accidents can happen in a split second. Its how you respond in an emergency, which makes all the difference.
One of the biggest things drivers can do to avoid multi-car accidents is follow the speed limit down and avoid tailgating other vehicles. By leaving extra room between the cars, a driver will have more time to react to potential accidents.
Another mistake lots of drivers make in a panic is over-correcting. Experts say its one of the easiest ways to lose control of your car.
Once you've been in an accident there are common questions that arise:
- What should I do after a car accident?
- What if the accident was partially my fault?
- Should I speak with an insurance adjuster?
We believe in keeping you and your loved ones informed, so we've put together this list of frequently asked questions from car accident victims.
If you or a loved one are injured because of someone else's negligent driving, you need knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation that will fight for your rights.
Remember, you don't pay any money until you win!