A report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that rear-end collisions are the most frequently occurring kind of collision in the United States. Each year, of all collisions, 1.7 million, or 29%, are rear-end collisions, causing injury to 500,000 people and 1700 deaths. The National Transportation Safety Board report found that 87% of… Read More
Have you ever wanted to brake-check someone because they were following you too closely? It could scare them enough to make them slow down or pass you, but it could also cause a rear-end collision. Rear-end collisions are a common form of motor vehicle accident.
Most of the time, if you get hit from behind then it will automatically be assumed that the other driver was at fault for following too closely. Backing up mostly happens in driveways and parking lots. That said, there are still instances where the driver in front may share some of the blame, like with a brake-check.
On this page, we’ve collected stories about rear-end collisions. Even at slow speeds, this kind of collision can cause injury, especially soft tissue injury from whiplash. All stories on this page are sourced from news sources that are linked in each piece.
If you are hit from behind, do not assume that the other person was at fault. That is a matter for the courts and the insurance companies to decide. Casting blame on the other person will just make tempers rise up. If you blame yourself, that can be used against you to lower your compensation, or even remove it completely.
The process to follow after a rear-end collision is the same as any other. Seek medical attention for you and the other driver if needed, then make a police report and exchange insurance information. Make a claim, then call a personal injury attorney so they can help you with your negotiations.
If you need personal injury assistance in Florida, contact Chalik Law for a free consultation.
Automatic braking will become a standard feature on cars produced by ten major automakers. The technology, which uses cameras, lasers or radar to sense an impending collision and apply the brakes automatically, will be made available as standard equipment in all car, SUV and truck models sold by Ford, BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, General Motors,… Read More