Rear End Car Accidents

Rear-end car accidents are among the most common types of collisions, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly 30 percent of all traffic accidents are rear-end collisions. Although some of these accidents end up being fender benders, resulting in minor injuries and damage, in the worst cases, they can trigger multiple-vehicle accidents, severe injuries and extensive property damage.

After rear-end accidents, victims can rely on the Montgomery and Birmingham car accident lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates to be advocates for their rights.

After rear-end accidents, victims can rely on the Montgomery and Birmingham car accident lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates to be advocates for their rights.

What can be as devastating as the results of rear-end car accidents is the knowledge that most of these accidents are caused by other drivers’ negligence and, therefore, could have been prevented if the negligent driver had been more sober, attentive and/or responsible when driving.

Negligence and Rear-End Collisions

Some examples of the other drivers’ negligence that can increase the risk of rear-end car accidents include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Drunk driving – Intoxicated drivers are less likely to notice when vehicles in front of them may be slowing down or at a stop due to their impairment. Additionally, even when intoxicated drivers notice stopped or slowing vehicles ahead of them, they may notice this too late, and their response time to stepping on the brakes will likely be delayed as a result of their intoxication.
  • Texting while driving – Texting while driving (and, really, any form of distracted driving) can end up having the same effects as drunk driving in that the negligent driver will be more likely to not notice changing driving conditions and/or will have an impaired response time to them.
  • Speeding – When other motorists fail to comply with the speed limit, it will take them longer to slow down and stop their vehicles. This can lead to rear-end accidents when, for instance, a driver in the vehicle in front of them needs to slam on the brakes because there is an object in the roadway.
  • Otherwise not obeying traffic laws – Tailgating other drivers, running red lights, failing to use indicators when changing lanes and other violations of traffic laws can also contribute to an increased risk of rear-end collisions.

Additionally, other forms of negligence that can play a role in causing rear-end collision may include (but are not exclusive to):

  • Defective vehicle equipment (like, for instance, defective brakes) – Equipment manufacturers would be responsible when this form of negligence causes rear-end collisions.
  • Dangerous roadway conditions – Cities or other entities in charge of road maintenance would be responsible if this form of negligence contributes to rear-end accidents.

Montgomery and Birmingham Car Accident Attorneys at Joe M. Reed & Associates, LLC

When any type of negligence results in rear-end car accidents, victims can rely on the Montgomery and Birmingham car accident lawyers at Joe M. Reed & Associates LLC to be aggressive advocates for their rights. We have been committed to the pursuit of justice for more than 16 years, which means that we have the experience and legal knowledge necessary to help you obtain the best possible outcome to your case.

By trusting us to represent you, you can rest assured that our skilled and dependable Montgomery and Birmingham car accident attorneys will build you a strong case and will work diligently to resolve your case as favorably as possible.

Contact Us Today

You are invited to attend an initial consultation to discuss your case and learn more about your rights. To set up this meeting today, call us at (334) 834-2000, or email us using the contact form at the top of this page. Initial consultations are free in most cases, and evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.