Milwaukee Car Accident Attorneys Determine Fault in Rear-End Collisions
Rear-end car accidents are one of the most common types of crash and can result in lasting back pain, neck pain, and headaches. For more severe crashes, like rear-end motorcycle accidents, the injuries could be much more serious. Trust our experienced Milwaukee auto accident lawyers to make sure you get the highest settlement out of court or jury verdict from a trial to compensate you for your personal injury.
Who is at Fault in a Rear-End Accident?
Most often, the driver of the back car, or tailing car, is considered completely or partially at fault because they should have left a safe distance in front of their car to prevent such a collision. However, the front car, or leading car, may be partially negligent in some cases, such as the following:
- Sudden stop
- Sudden reversing
- Faulty brake lights
In cases like these, the driver of the front car may share liability due to the comparative negligence law. Whether you were injured when you rear-ended another car or when you were rear-ended yourself, our car crash attorneys will investigate the crash to collect evidence, build a strong case, and get you the money you deserve.
Sometimes an initial crash causes a chain reaction of rear-end accidents, pushing cars into each other up the line. In multiple car rear-end accidents, the back car which caused the initial crash is considered at fault. The drivers of the other cars all file claims against the back car driver’s insurance.
What Causes Most Rear-End Accidents?
Whether the back car is entirely at fault or the front car is partially responsible, a variety of distractions, conditions, and other factors can result in a rear-end collision:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Hazardous road conditions
- People, animals, or objects in the road
- Construction zone
- Police cars
- Other accidents
- Brake light failure