Many people who imagine the most common type of car accident imagine a serious car accident in which serious injuries occur. The truth is that the most common type of car accident is generally fairly minor: the rear-end collision. Keep reading to learn more about these types of accidents, and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Fault for Rear-End Crashes
There is a myth that if you are the victim of a rear-end crash, then you are never at fault. The idea is that if a car hits you from behind, it is always their fault because they either should not have been following so closely behind that they could not stop when you did or that they were not paying attention. This is generally true – they are generally at fault – but not always.
One example in which the car in front might be found at fault is if they cut off a car. Imagine that you are on the highway, and a car changes lanes just inches in front of you and then hits the brakes. There was no reasonable way for you to stop before hitting them, and therefore they might be found at fault (depending on other factors).
Additionally, a driver could be found at fault if they stopped suddenly for no reason and the vehicle behind them hit them. This is more common city streets, where a driver might slam on their brakes, only to have the car behind them hit them. If it was found that there was no reason for the abrupt stop, then the car in the rear could be found not at fault.
An Experienced Attorney is Necessary for Rear-End Accidents
Due to how common rear-end accidents are, it might seem that any attorney with car accident experience could help prove your case, but this is not always true. The truth is that you specifically need an attorney that is experienced in rear-end accidents. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we know how to prove who was at fault, we can work with accident reconstruction experts, and we are here to help prove your case.
The next step if you have been involved in this type of accident is to contact us at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. We will begin by understanding your case, reviewing your evidence, and determining your best options to move forward. If we accept your case, it will be on a contingency basis that assures you do not owe us anything unless we win your case. Call now to get started.