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Common Causes of Rear-End Accidents

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Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. In many cases, the accidents can happen before you even notice they will occur. In fact, roughly six-million auto accidents occur every year. Out of that grand total, nearly 2.5 million of these accidents are rear-end accidents. In most cases, the person who rear-ended is held liable for the accident. Below are some of the common causes of rear-end accidents.

  • Tailgating

Many drivers become impatient, especially when traffic is moving at a slow pace. However, a person who tailgates, no matter what the reason, poses danger to those inside both vehicles, as well as others who share the road during that moment. A single rear-end accident can cause a domino effect.

  • Distracted Driving

Many persons who cause rear-end accidents have been caught participating in some form of distracted driving. Some of these include talking on the phone, texting, eating, adjusting the radio, and more. Often, these persons are unable to react to a traffic stop in a timely manner,

  • Drunk driving

Usually, impaired drivers lose their sense of depth perception along with other necessary driving abilities. In these cases, the drunk driver might misjudge the distance between his/her vehicle and the other driver’s vehicle.

  • Weather conditions

Sometimes, weather conditions can affect a driver’s ability to see correctly. For instance, ice, snow, rain, and fog can blur a person’s windshield, making it difficult to see any vehicles and the driving signals. During these conditions, drivers should maintain a large amount of room between other vehicles to lessen the chances of such accidents.

  • Construction

Construction can occur in high-speed areas at any given time. For example, much highway and freeway construction occurs at night, the less busy time of the day. During construction, speed limits will significantly decrease. However, some drivers will not acknowledge the lower speed limits, causing them to hit those drivers who are abiding by the reduced speed zone.

If You Have Been Harmed in a Rear-End Accident

Our Dallas car accident attorneys at The Daspit Law Firm care about your safety and the well-being of your loved ones as well. We understand that car accidents can be stressful. For this reason, we provide our clients with the experienced and aggressive representation they deserve. If you have been harmed in a rear-end accident and believe the other driver is at fault, contact our Dallas car accident lawyers today. We are available 24/7 and can begin working on your case right away.

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