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.
Rear end accidents are typically cause by variables such as the weather, a surrounding event, and in most cases, driver negligence. An impact from a rear end accident can be deadly for the driver in front; in more lucky cases, the impact could still cause property damage or the driver may end up with an injury such as a strain or a sprain.
In order to receive benefits, you have to be able to prove that the other driver’s inattention had caused the accident.
How do I prove driver inattention?
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. Besides the typical practices in caution, it is important that the driver also adheres to the rules of safety and attentiveness.
In the case of avoiding a rear end collision, you have a number of options available. 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 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. 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 the event of a rear-end collision, the victim in the accident must prove that the driver is at fault by providing info that:
• The other motorist has owed the victim a duty of caution.
• A driver neglected his responsibilities by being in a dangerous manner like talking on the phone or speeding.
• The dangerous behavior of the other driver caused an accident.
• 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. 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.
For instance, while on a road with four lanes, if the driver in the far right lane runs into the vehicle in front of her, she could potentially escape the liability, if the evidence suggests that the driver in the front decided to change lanes suddenly, making it so that the vehicle was positioned in front of the far-right lane motorist. Any other cases, the rear-end accident dispute can be resolved if there is evidence that the accident occurred because of a vehicle defect or a road interference (e.g., debris, wild animals, etc.); if you believe this could be your case, don’t hesitate to contact Ryan Sargent, who will help review the cause and build your claim.
Contact Sargent Law Firm Today if You Have Been in a rear-end collision
Call 855-208-3997 today if you have been in a rear-end crash and need to schedule a consultation with the Sargent Law Firm.