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Rear end collisions: who is at fault?

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Rear end collisions are one of the most common types of road accidents. They are often caused when a driver pulls out in front of another moving car or the driver behind fails to leave enough braking space.

While these type of accidents are arguably quite common, they can range from being quite minor or very severe. There are cases where one driver crashes into the rear of another car and acts as a catalyst for a chain reaction accident. These can be very dangerous and life-threatening.

What are the main causes of rear end collisions?

  • Driving too close
  • Bad road conditions: snow, ice or rain
  • Driver is distracted
  • Sudden decrease in traffic speed
  • Problems with car mechanics

Being involved in a rear end accident can happen to anyone and they can happen very suddenly. Depending on the speed of the driver behind, it can cause expensive damage to your vehicle and your own personal health.

Who is at fault in a rear end collision?

Rear end car accidents can be complicated because you need to determine who exactly is at fault. Sometimes, it’s not clear. Both parties could be arguing that the other is at fault and refuse to accept any blame.

Mississippi is not a ‘no-fault state’ so when there has been a car accident and it’s not clear who is to blame, an investigation must take place to determine who is responsible.

Having a lawyer means they can handle your case. They will be able to work with third party companies and witnesses to identify who is the responsible driver. Car accident attorneys are there to prepare your case and increase your odds of getting the compensation you need. Hospital bills, vehicle bills, loss of income and other expenses should be compensated by the driver who was responsible for the accident.

If you fail to get a lawyer because you’re ‘100% sure’ it’s not your fault and the other driver gets a lawyer, you’re putting yourself at risk of being blamed.

It’s important to get in contact with an attorney immediately after your accident to help ensure you’re protected from fault.

Have you been involved in an accident that was not your fault?

Rear accidents can cause serious injury and damage to your vehicle. Previous victims have suffered broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord damage and many others. It’s important you get the compensation you deserve. It’s unfair that you should suffer the costs of being involved in an accident when it wasn’t your fault.

At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, our Mississippi car accident attorneys have handled successful rear end collision cases. We’re a dedicated team of individuals who care about our clients. We want to help you get compensation and move on from this. You shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences.

We provide a free case consultation. Complete this form and one of our attorneys will contact you to determine whether you have a case. Alternatively, you can contact our law firm and our team will be happy to help.

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Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

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