A rear-end collision is one of the most commonly occurring types of car accidents on the road today. When a car hits you from behind, it’s easy to assume that car is automatically held liable. This isn’t always the case. As always, those involved in any type of collision should hire a local injury attorney as soon as possible. Whether you have rear-ended someone or your car was rear-ended, you have legal options for defending your liability.
Many rear-end collisions occur when a driver fails to signal their way into the next lane. Not following the speed limit also often causes rear-end collisions. If other drivers don’t follow all speed limits, they are likely to be a hazard on the roadways. Present all details of your accident and share all of the evidence with your lawyer to build a strong case.
Who is at Fault in a Rear-End Accident?
If you hit someone from behind, you may assume you’re automatically at fault. This isn’t always the truth. While it may be difficult to prove the car you hit was at fault, it is not impossible. A skilled attorney can help show that the facts of your case prove you aren’t liable. In some incidents, the driver of the car you hit from behind may have faulty brake lights or was texting while driving. These circumstances help build a strong case proving your innocence.
In many car accidents, drivers were discovered to be texting while driving and therefore caused a bad accident. If the driver was distracted while driving and caused an accident, remember you are entitled to skilled legal representation. There are still options to minimize your losses with the right legal guidance and counsel.
Why Contact a Lawyer as Soon as Possible After a Rear-End Collision?
You deserve to know what legal options exist to support your car accident case. If you have been rear-ended, consult with a lawyer immediately and share with your lawyer every possible detail of your accident. For those who have rear-ended someone, it’s just as important to do the same. Accidents happen in the blink of an eye, and if you feel that someone else’s negligence contributed to the cause of the accident, you may have a strong personal injury case.
Laura S. Jenkins, PC is available to listen to your side of the story and will help you to better understand personal injury law as it applies to your car accident specifically. Your initial consultation is free of charge and comes with no obligation. Whatever the details of your rear-end collision case, Laura S. Jenkins has the knowledge and professional background to help move you in the right direction and fight for the justice you deserve.