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You can certainly try to sue the individuals in front of you that caused the initial accident. Your insurance company should be called to handle the situation.
You have a couple of problems. If you left the scene there is no evidence you were even part of the accident situation, and 2) being as you were behind the cars involved some of the fault for the accident would be placed on your "following too close". What this means is that even if you try to sue the individuals involved in the accident you might not be able to collect. Even if you can collect, your attorney fees could be more than the damage because of the fault attributable to you..
If you are able to, take the car to a mechanic and find out what the problem is and the cost to repair it. It may be as simple as a wheel bearing which can be repaired very inexpensively. If it has a substantial cost such as frame damage work with your insurance company.
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Well, this was a 4 lane eastbound section of an overall 8 lane fwy., and I was in the slow lane and the involved vehicles were in the fast lane & as you know when cars collide they have a tendency to slide all over the fwy., but you confirmed my suspicions of leaving the scene, I did not want to be late for work & as previously stated there seemed to be no apparent damage. Thank you.
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