Rear-Ended Accident Attorneys
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Rear-end crashes are the most common collisions that happen in Louisiana, Texas, and across the U.S. (source: NHTSA). In fact, nearly 1 in 3 wrecks — and more than 1 in 6 fatal accidents — is a rear-end collision (source: III).
Whether you’re in the front or rear vehicle when a rear-end collision happens, you could end up with serious trauma, devastating losses, and big questions about your rights and how to recover.
You can start getting the help, answers, and the support you need from the rear-ended accident attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. Recognized for excellence, success, and client-focused service, we are exceptionally skilled at pursuing justice and helping crash victims recover when it matters most.
Our 5-star rear-end collision lawyers know how to go up against the toughest opponents in and outside the courtroom, and we’re devoted to helping the injured recover full, fair compensation. That’s why we’re known as some of the top car accident lawyers in Louisiana and Texas. And it’s why you can count on us when it’s time to fight for the best possible outcome and the maximum available recovery.
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- What Causes Rear-End Collisions?
- Is the Following Driver Always At Fault for Rear-End Collisions?
- Who Can I Sue After a Rear-End Collision in Louisiana or Texas?
What Causes Rear-End Collisions?
Most rear-end collisions are caused by careless, aggressive, or reckless drivers. In fact, negligent motorists tend to rear end others on the roads when they are:
- Drunk: Intoxicated drivers can misinterpret or ignore vehicle brake lights, red lights at traffic signals, and stop signs. These impaired motorists are also more likely to speed, tailgate, and be slow to respond to changing traffic conditions, and any of those behaviors can contribute to rear-end collisions.
- Distracted: If motorists aren’t looking at the roads and what’s going on around them, they may not see stopped vehicles, changing traffic lights, or traffic signs until it’s too late to safely stop.
- Drowsy: Driving after 24 hours of no sleep can impair motorists as if they had a BAC of 0.10, which is over the legal limit (source: CDC). Similar to drunk drivers, fatigued drivers can overlook, misinterpret, and fail to safely respond to cues in their driving environment.
- Enraged: Angry, aggressive drivers are far more likely to speed, tailgate, run red lights, and zigzag in and out of traffic. Any of those reckless actions on the roads can cause rear-end crashes, especially when there are more vehicles on the roads.
- Careless about the laws: In Texas and Louisiana, traffic laws require drivers to leave sufficient room between their vehicle and the vehicles they follow. In other words, it’s up to the following vehicle to maintain a safe following distance and give themselves enough room to stop when needed. Failing to do that can result in rear-end crashes.
Along with negligent drivers, rear-end collisions can also occur when:
- Vehicles experience mechanical failures: If the tires, brakes, or other essential components on vehicles don’t work as they should, drivers may not be able to bring their vehicles to a safe stop when necessary.
- Unsafe roads: Debris in the roads, broken traffic lights, or signs blocked by foliage can force motorists to have to make sudden stops — or it may prevent them from realizing they need to stop until it’s too late to do so.
- Adverse weather: Heavy fog, storms, hail, and other bad weather can make it hard to see while making the roads slick. If drivers don’t take it slower and leave even more space between themselves and the vehicles they’re following, they could end up causing rear-end wrecks.
Is the Following Driver Always At Fault for Rear-End Collisions?
No. In general, the following motorist IS presumed to be at fault for rear-end collisions in Louisiana and Texas due to the fact that those drivers should be leaving themselves enough stopping room (and they should be vigilant and responsive to what’s happening on the roads).
That said, the following driver may NOT be at fault for rear-end collisions when the front vehicle:
- Stopped abruptly, without warning
- Slowed down suddenly for no reason
- Backed up in traffic or at an intersection
- Did not have functional brake lights
Consequently, it’s best not to assume liability for a rear-end collision and, instead:
- Investigate the crash and examine all factors involved: Check out the accident photos, police report, witness statements, and damaged vehicles to get a better idea of how exactly the wreck occurred and who should (or could) have taken action to prevent it.
- Consult with a hit from behind lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers: Our team knows what to look for in these cases, and we’re highly skilled at determining liability and helping victims win rear-end collisions claims. We can take the lead with a case, setting it up for the best outcome possible while victims get medical care and concentrate on healing.
Who Can I Sue After a Rear-End Collision?
You may be able to sue negligent drivers and/or other parties who caused the wreck. It’s crucial to keep in mind, however, that as you hash out the available legal remedies and pinpoint who you can sue, determining liability is just step one.
Once you know who the liable party is (or who the at fault parties are), it’s then important to answer the following questions to start to figure out if you have a valid claim:
- Did the accident occur within the past year (in Louisiana) or within the past two years (in Texas)?
- Is any of the at fault parties a public (government) entity?
- Have you admitted fault at any point after the wreck?
- Have you already accepted a settlement from an insurance company?
Discussing your answers and a potential claim with a hit from behind lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers can be the most effective way to learn about your rights and how to move forward.
Remember, initial consultations come with zero costs and zero obligations, and you pay nothing upfront to retain a 5-star lawyer who can help you win your case.
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We are available 24/7 to help you, and we’re honored to provide the strategic, tenacious advocacy that we would demand if we were in your shoes. That’s why our 5-star rear-end collision lawyers are the team you can trust when you need to recover and get justice. Discover the difference our team can make in your claim and recovery by contacting us today.
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