What are the common causes of rear-end accidents?

As a personal injury attorney, I have seen many cases of rear-end accidents, and in my experience, these accidents are often caused by driver negligence. Here are some of the most common causes of rear-end accidents:

  1. Distracted driving – The use of cell phones while driving is one of the most common causes of rear-end accidents. When a driver takes their eyes off the road, they may not see that traffic has slowed or stopped, which can result in a collision.
  2. Tailgating – When a driver follows too closely to the vehicle in front of them, they may not have enough time to stop if the vehicle ahead suddenly stops or slows down.
  3. Speeding – Exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for conditions can make it difficult for a driver to stop in time to avoid a rear-end collision.
  4. Impaired driving – Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol may have slower reaction times, making it harder for them to stop in time to avoid a rear-end accident.
  5. Fatigue – Drivers who are fatigued may be less alert and have slower reaction times, which can lead to rear-end accidents.
  6. Weather conditions – Rain, snow, ice, or other inclement weather can make it harder for drivers to see and to stop their vehicles.
  7. Vehicle defects – Mechanical problems, such as faulty brakes or worn-out tires, can make it difficult for drivers to stop in time to avoid a collision.

If you have been hit from behind, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine the cause of the accident and work to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

The attorneys at The Ruth Law Team are here to help. Contact us today at (888) 783-8378 to speak with an attorney about your case. We offer a free initial consultation, and we are committed to helping our clients get the justice and compensation they deserve.

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Please note that the answers for each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.