Rear End Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) has stated that 28 percent of total highway crashes are “rear-end collisions.” 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.
There are many different factors that can contribute to a rear end collision, these include events around you, weather, and most of all, driver carelessness. 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. In order to receive benefits, you have to be able to prove that the other driver’s inattention had caused the accident.
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. In order to assure this, the motorist must always obey the speed limit, practice changing lanes safely, and allowing pedestrians and other motorists, where applicable, the right-of-way. Besides the typical practices in caution, it is important that the driver also adheres to the rules of safety and attentiveness. In the event that you need to avoid a rear end accident, as a driver you have a few options. To start with, you should attempt to maintain a safe distance behind the car ahead of you at the length of approximately three car lengths or more if given the opportunity. The second option is to abide by the California 2009 law which ensures that drivers know that it is illegal to text and drive. Last, but not least, exercising safe practices during dangerous weather can help ensure that rear-end collisions are fewer, thus keeping drivers safe.
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. In order to prove that negligence caused the accident, a victim must provide information 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.
• Personal injuries and/or any kind of property damage occurred to the victim
Is it the front driver to blame or 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. The driver in front could be the one who caused the accident, if there is reason to believe that the driver was not driving in a cautious, safe manner.
In the situation that there are four lanes and a driver in the far-right lane collides with the driver directly in front of him, he could escape charges, but only if there is proof that the front driver decided to suddenly change lanes putting him in front of the driver in the far right lane. In the event that the accident was caused by something other than the driver ie. a vehicle defect or a road interference, you are encouraged to contact lawyer Ryan Sargent for his ability to review the case and begin building your claim.
Have you been injured in a rear-end accident? Call Sargent Law Firm Before It’s Too Late
To schedule a consultation following a rear-end crash, please do not hesitate to contact Sargent Law Firm today: 855-209-3997.