I have seen many dash cam videos that show cars impacting then just rolling on without driver input until they roll into something solid.
It seems that after impact some drivers just take their hands and feet off the controls.
If a car collided with another and is not at fault in that collision, but after impact does not control their car, specifically apply the brakes firmly to stop quickly and/or steer away from assets (like other cars, buildings, traffic and electricity poles, etc), and the car is mechanically still able to steer and/or brake, and the driver is physically and mentally able to control the car but just “lets nature take its course” by opting not to control the car, can they be held liable for any damage caused by subsequent impacts that could easily and simply have been avoided had they controlled the car properly?
Note: I am not suggesting stunt driving skills here. I have seen many cases where the not at fault vehicle keeps rolling some 100ft/30m after impact due to momentum it retained through the collision without braking or steering at all and rolls into a building or other cars causing a lot more damage than the initial collision. There was plenty of time and almost no skill required to gently apply brakes to avoid further damage.