Rear End Accidents
”Rear-end collisions” make up 28% of all highway collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). When it comes to car crashes, rear end incidents are the most avoidable type, but if you are in a rear end accident, it can create great inconvenience and even immobility; you can ask for help from Ryan Sargent, an automobile accident attorney.
Rear end accidents are typically cause by variables such as the weather, a surrounding event, and in most cases, driver negligence. For the person in the front, an impact from a rear end accident can range from deadly to at least causing property damage or a minor injury such as a strain or sprain. You must be able to prove the drive at fault caused the rear end collision in order to receive compensation.
What do I do to prove carelessness of the other driver?
While behind the wheel of an automobile, it is the requirement of the driver to ensure the safety of those around them and conduct themselves reasonably. On a general overview, this means that all drivers must pay attention to the speed limit, practice safety when changing lanes, and allowing those who are walking and other drivers the right of way when appropriate. While drivers must of course exercise caution, they must also observe the rules of well-being and diligence.
In the event that you need to avoid a rear end accident, as a driver you have a few options. For starters, making sure that you maintain a safe following distance of about three car lengths or more if possible. The 2009 California law states that one should not be texting while driving, which is, of course, a way to ensure that you obey this law. The last option in keeping you safe and preventing a rear-end collision, is implementing cautionary practices during the event of bad weather. Many rear-end collisions can be avoided; in fact, one out of four accidents are due to driver negligence at the wheel causing a rear-end collision. Establishing the negligence of a rear-end accident is proven only when the victim can show that:
• The driver at fault owes the victim a duty of caution.
• A driver was acting in a dangerous manner, for example, speeding or talking/texting on the phone.
• A collision was caused be the dangerous act of another driver.
• Property damages ensued and/or the victim of the accident sustained personal injuries.
Who should be faulted, the front driver of the rear driver?
Typically in the event of a rear end accident, the rebuttable deduction is that the rear automobile is the one to blame.
At times, this can be quite the opposite, if proven to be so. If the driver in the front was not driving in a safe fashion, then there can be reasonable cause to blame that driver for the accident in question.
In the instance that there is a four-lane road and there is a driver positioned in the far right lane and an accident occurs, the man driving could escape responsibility of the accident, if the accident occurred after the front driver changed lanes and ended up in front of the driver in the far-right lane. Additionally, if there are any issues that include the vehicle or a roadway obstruction (wild animals, debris, etc.) there could be a different way to fix the rear-end collision dispute; if you are in a case such as this, you should call Ryan Sargent, so that he can review your circumstances and begin building your claim.
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