After a rear-end accident, you may wonder if the driver who hit you is responsible. The answer to that question is complex and depends on several factors. In this blog post, our team at Michles & Booth will explore what constitutes a rear-end collision and whether or not the driver behind you is liable for damages.
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is not always cut and dry. While it is generally true that the driver who rear-ends another vehicle is at fault for the accident, there are exceptions to this rule. For example, if the rear-ended driver was stopped in the middle of the road or backed out of a parking space without proper warning, that driver may be held partially or fully responsible for the accident.
In some situations, the driver who was rear-ended may be held liable for their own crash. This can happen if the rear-ended driver is speeding, changing lanes without a signal, or not paying attention to the road.
Additionally, if both drivers were speeding during the rear-end collision, both drivers may be held liable for the accident. This is because speeding is considered a form of negligence, and any driver who is found to be negligent in an accident may be held liable for damages. If you are rear-ended in a car accident, you must speak with an experienced attorney to discuss your legal options.
Speak With an Attorney
If you have been rear-ended, it is essential to speak with a car accident attorney to discuss your case and determine if you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Michles & Booth have years of experience handling rear-end accident cases and can help you get the compensation and justice you deserve.
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