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Who Is Liable for a Rear-End Collision?

Who Is Liable for a Rear-End Collision?

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents. Rear-end collisions occur when a driver collides with another vehicle from behind. Although it is often easy to determine who was at fault for a rear-end collision, it’s not always that simple. Below we explain how to determine who is at fault for a rear-end accident.

If you were injured in a rear-end accident, contact our Texas car accident attorneys today at (888) 273-1045 to learn how you can receive compensation!

Who Is At-Fault in a Rear-End Accident?

In most cases, rear-end collisions are caused by the driver in the back. The driver in the back is often at fault when they could have braked to avoid colliding with the other driver. Drivers are expected to maintain sufficient distance between vehicles to give them enough time to stop. If the driver doesn’t leave enough distance between themselves and the car in front of them, it would be a sign of negligent driving.

However, there are some situations where the driver in the back is not the one at fault for the accident. A rear-end driver may not be at fault for the accident in any of the following circumstances:

  • The driver in front accelerated in reverse
  • One or both tail lights weren’t working on the vehicle in front
  • A vehicle was stopped on the road
  • The vehicle in front had a flat tire or other malfunction, but the driver didn’t turn on their hazard lights
  • There are multiple vehicles involved in the crash, and another car pushed their vehicle forward
  • A defective vehicle problem suddenly prevented the driver from stopping. In this case, the vehicle manufacturer might be the responsible party

Experienced Texas Car Accident Attorneys

If you suffered injuries in a rear-end accident and you believe the other driver was at fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Seeking compensation can help you recover medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Our team at Daspit Law Firm can analyze your case to determine the parties at fault. We can also develop a strong case on your behalf to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact our Texas car accident lawyers today at (888) 273-1045 to schedule a case review!