Rear End Collisions
Rear end collisions are one of the most common types of multi-car collisions. It is estimated that around 2.5 million rear end collisions occur in the U.S. every year. They happen so often because many drivers are guilty of distracted driving and tailgating. A distracted driver is less likely to see the car in front of him / her braking or signaling a turn. Likewise, a tailgating driver often doesn’t have enough time to react to a slowing or stopping vehicle because he / she is simply too close to the vehicle in front.
Rear end collisions are usually the result of driver error or negligence. In many cases, the driver that caused the accident assumes legal fault, and often receives a ticket. However, this doesn’t do much to help an injured driver pay for any medical bills he or she may incur as a result of the crash. The Madison car accident attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. believe that negligent drivers should be held accountable for the property damage and injuries they cause. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a rear end collision caused by another driver, call us at 800-242-2874.
Avoiding Rear End Collisions
Though you can never control another driver’s actions on the road, you may be able to monitor your own driving in a way that can help minimize the likelihood of being rear-ended. Here are some tips:
- Always use turns signals well in advance
- Try to brake smoothly rather than suddenly
- Check your mirrors frequently
- Avoid the left lane of traffic if you plan on driving more slowly
Unfortunately, even if you follow all of these tips for avoiding rear end collisions, you may still be rear-ended by another, negligent driver.
If you or someone you love has been injured or has suffered property damage in an accident caused by a negligent or reckless driver, you have the option of pursuing legal action. Contact the experienced Madison car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today to learn your rights. Call us at 800-242-2874.