There are numerous types of car accidents. One of the most common accidents is a rear end accident, which occurs when a car collides with the vehicle in front of it. In fact, over 25 percent of all accidents are these types of accidents. Indeed, more than one (1) million rear-end accidents occur in the United States each year. These accidents can be very traumatic, and result in injuries that dramatically change your quality of life. As such, rear-end accidents clearly result in substantial medical bills, lost wages, potential disability, and pain and suffering. The experienced attorneys at Slatter Law Firm will aggressively fight to recover the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Functioning brakes are necessary to avoid these accidents. Defective or faulty brakes result in loss of driving control, which causes a collision.
Excessive speed based on the traffic conditions is a primary cause for these accidents.
Tailgating occurs when a car follows too closely behind a vehicle. Tailgating raises problems when the front car suddenly slows or stops. When this happens, tailgating makes it to avoid colliding with the front car.
Proper driving, including appropriate braking, requires drivers to be attentive and aware of their surroundings. However, drivers can become distracted by texting or using their phone; adjusting entertainment systems, or eating food. These distractions often result in drivers’ failure to notice when the front vehicle slows or stops, resulting in these accidents.
Fatigue causes slower reaction time and decreased focus on driving and the surroundings. Fatigue commonly results in rear-end accidents.
The weather conditions can cause poor visibility and slick or slippery roads. Poor visibility prevents drivers from noticing when the front car slows or stops. Slick roads cause vehicles to slide and lose control when suddenly braking.
As shown above, many rear-end accidents are caused by the actions of the front driver and rear driver. If fault is shared between drivers, your compensation for your resulting injuries will be reduced by your percentage of fault. The insurance attorney will argue that you bear a greater share of fault than the other driver. As such, it is imperative that you hire an experienced accident attorney, who will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident, including obtaining witness statements, police reports, and expert accident reconstruction, to counter these arguments and obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.