Who Is Responsible for My Atlanta Rear-End Collision?

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Atlanta Rear-end collisions are a very common type of car accident. A rear-end crash can happen for various reasons on the road, such as inattention from a driver or a driver trying to avoid a pedestrian in the road. Other typical reasons for rear-end crashes are:

  • Drivers not keeping safe, clear distances between vehicles
  • Drivers in the rear tailgating and following too closely
  • Drivers not looking before entering traffic
  • Drivers on mobile phones
  • Drivers eating in the car and inattentive to the surroundings

Many times, rear-end collisions can be avoided and are often fully preventable if the drivers in all cases are paying close attention to the road conditions. Rear-end collisions can result in serious injuries or can even be responsible for fatalities if the collision speeds are severe enough to warrant those types of injuries.

How Do Atlanta Rear-End Collisions Occur?

Rear-end collisions can even occur when a car is at rest or a stop sign. If one car comes to a stop, such as at a stoplight, and another car decides to go through the light, it will result in a significant rear-end collision in that case. When there is a rear-end collision, it is useful to have the police come to the scene to investigate the accident and determine which party was at fault for the loss. This will help the insurance companies know who will be responsible for paying for the other party’s losses in these types of crashes.

At-Fault Driver in Rear-End Collisions

In most cases, the driver who hits the other car in the rear is at-fault and responsible for the loss. If a driver does not see that the driver in front of his car has slowed down or stopped, then it is the responsibility of that driver in most cases to pay attention to the road and traffic conditions. Some exceptions can be noted to this general rule. For example, if a driver is:

  • Slamming on breaks for no reason
  • Going in reverse in a traffic lane or one-way road
  • Driving with no brake lights or didn’t know the brake lights were out
  • Does not use turn indicators to signal a turn out of the lane

In these cases, the front position car driver may be found to be at fault for the rear-end collision loss. It is imperative that the police investigate the claim, determine and identify one party as more at fault than the other party, and alert the claimants as to this determination. It will help immensely with any settlement or recovery for the injured person to know he is not declared to be responsible for the loss. Drivers should be aware that the police will sometimes not declare one party at-fault over another in all states if the officer was not there in person to witness the loss. In those cases, it is best to give the best statement of the facts to the police and allow the investigators to review the loss facts on the merits.

Learn More About Rear-End Collision From Our Injury and Accident Attorneys

When you are suffering from a severe injury from a rear-end collision car accident, give us a call at the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm. Our team of Atlanta car accident attorneys is here for you and will help you get the recovery you deserve. We will give you peace of mind to know that your concerns are being heard, and we will get you the compensation that you should have as a result of being injured from the wrongful actions of other parties. Contact us today at (833) 254-2923 right now.

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