Rear End Accidents
”Rear-end collisions” make up 28% of all highway collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Car crash lawyer, Ryan Sargent can help you if you end up in a rear end collision and are at an inconvenience or your vehicle is rendered immobile, even when this type of car accident can be the most avoidable.
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. In a rear-end collision, the person in the front vehicle, could sustain a soft tissue injury like a sprain, have to deal with property damage or in some cases – even death. You must be able to prove the drive at fault caused the rear end collision in order to receive compensation.
If I need to prove negligence on the other driver’s behalf, how do I go about it?
All drivers must behave in a careful and reasonable fashion while behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Overall this is achieved when the driver is changing lanes when appropriate, abiding by the set speed limit, and watching out for pedestrians and other drivers that have the right-of-way. Observing extra caution is imperative, but motorists must also obey to the rules of safety and carefulness. 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. Your last option is to practice extra caution during times where the weather is hazardous; this will help keep you and other drivers out of a rear-end accident.
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 other motorist has owed the victim a duty of caution.
• The other motorist was speeding, talking or texting on the phone, or acted in some other kind of dangerous act.
• Another driver was acting n a dangerous manner and caused a collision
• The victim was injured and/or ended up with property damages.
Is it the front driver to blame or the rear driver?
After a rear-end collision, the most obvious belief is that the vehicle in the rear is the one who caused the accident.
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. 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.
Have you been injured in a rear-end accident? Call Sargent Law Firm Before It’s Too Late
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.