Rear End Accidents
28% of all highway collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), are “rear end collisions.” 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.
While driver unawareness is of course the major factor that can cause a rear end crash, other factors include weather and surrounding events. 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. You must be able to prove the drive at fault caused the rear end collision in order to receive compensation.
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. Observing extra caution is imperative, but motorists must also obey to the rules of safety and carefulness.
There are a few options for drivers to ensure that they can avoid the event of a rear end accident. It’s recommended that the first step is ensuring that you are at least three car lengths away from the car in front of you; if at all possible it is encouraged to remain even further back just in case. Another way to ensure that you are not in a rear end accident, is of course not texting while driving, which is a California law that has been in place since 2009. 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. Establishing the negligence of a rear-end accident is proven only when the victim can show that:
• The other motorist has owed the victim a duty of caution.
• A driver was acting in a dangerous manner, for example, speeding or talking/texting on the phone.
• Another driver was acting n a dangerous manner and caused a collision.
• Property damages ensued and/or the victim of the accident sustained personal injuries.
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. In some cases the front automobile driver could potentially face liability if the situation shows that this driver was the one who was driving in an unsafe manner during the time of the crash.
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. 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.