Rear End Accidents
November 30, 2020
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There is a reason that many of the car accident cases we handle at Mann Law Firm involve rear-end collisions. Statistics show that these are the most common types of crashes. In fact, the United Transportation Union reports that rear-end crashes account for as many as one-third of all car accidents in the U.S. each year. Whether your rear end accident involves minor losses or more serious, lasting injuries, we believe it’s important for you to get legal help and representation. You need to make sure your rights are fully protected when dealing with insurance adjustors. As a former defense attorney for a large insurance company, David Mann knows the tactics that are often used on the other side. He can put his knowledge and experience to work for you and seek maximum compensation in a settlement or, if needed, a jury verdict. Learn more by calling Mann Law Firm today at (478) 742-3381 or filling out our online form. You will speak with a lawyer who will review the facts of your case and explain your options. We serve clients throughout Macon and Middle Georgia. Our initial consultations are always free.
Why Do Rear-End Accidents Occur?Our main focus in your rear end crash case will be on determining how it occurred. Mann Law Firm will closely examine the crash scene, vehicle damage, police reports, witness statements, photographs and other evidence to answer our questions. We may also seek input from an accident reconstruction expert.
Often, we find that one or more of the following factors played a role:
- Speeding – When a driver goes too fast, they can’t stop on time to avoid a crash with another car that is moving slower or is sitting at a stop sign or red light.
- Poor Road Conditions – When the roads are icy or wet, drivers need to adjust their speed and their following distance because they will need more time to brake.
- Tailgating – Aggressive drivers often leave no room between their cars and the ones in front. As with speeding, this leaves no time or distance for the driver to avoid a crash if the car in front stops or turns.
- Distraction – Too many drivers today text, talk on their cell phones, play with their GPS device or engage in any number of distractions instead of doing what they should be doing – giving the road and the cars in front of them their full attention.
- Failing to Use Signals – If a driver slows down to turn or changes lanes, the driver needs to signal their intentions. You are not to blame if you collide with a driver who fails to take these very basic safety precautions.
- Faulty Brakes – When brakes fail, accidents occur. A manufacturer may be at fault if there is a design or manufacturing defect that causes the brake failure. However, in many cases, the driver is to blame for not properly maintaining the brakes.