Category: rear-ended accident

When a rear-ended accident is your fault?
When is a Rear-End Collision Not Your Fault?

The most common type of accident is rear-ending car collision. These accidents are so common that it can be difficult to understand the laws around rear-end accidents. You may have many of the same misconceptions regarding rear-end accidents as others. For example, the belief that rear-ending accidents are always the fault of the rear driver. This is not always true. This article will explain how to determine if you are at fault for a rear-end collision and what your responsibility is. Contact our Los Angeles car accident lawyer today for more information.

WHEN YOU’RE THE REAR DRIVER…

In a rear-end collision, the driver at the rear and the insurance company can all assume that you are the one responsible. But, just because you are the rear driver does not mean that you are to blame. Rear-end collisions can be caused by the actions of the rear driver, but they don’t have anything to do with their actions.

  • The forward driver brakes abruptly and unintentionally without any good reason.
  • The rear brakes of the driver’s vehicle are not working properly.
  • The brake lights and tail lights of the forward vehicle have been damaged;
  • Forward drivers cause accidents by turning in front or changing lanes in front of rear drivers.

Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can help you prove that one of the factors mentioned above could have contributed to your accident.

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WHEN YOU’RE THE DRIVER THAT’S HIT

If you are the driver who has been hit from behind, and none of these applies to you, then chances are the rear driver was:

  • Do not follow too closely
  • Tailgating;
  • Drive aggressively
  • Distracted
  • Driving while impaired or fatigued.

Our personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles can also open an investigation into your case to prove fault to the other driver.

DO NOT ASSUME THAT YOU ARE AT FAULT!!

Do not assume the other driver or insurance company has told you that you are at fault in a rear-end collision. Don’t accept a settlement offer. You have the right to refuse a settlement offer and negotiate for fair compensation.

CALL OUR LOS ANGELES PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY TODAY

Los Angeles rear-end collisions can result in you being held responsible even if your actions were not negligent. You can trust our experienced team of car accident lawyers to do everything possible for you. All you need to do to start an investigation on your case is to call us. Free consultations are available and we work on a contingency basis. To get started, contact us by phone or online.