Involved In A Rear-End Auto Accident?
Rear-end car accidents are among the most common types of collisions, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly 30% of all traffic accidents are rear-end collisions. Although some of these accidents end up being fender benders that result in minor injuries and damage, in the worst cases, rear-end crashes can trigger multiple-vehicle accidents, severe injuries and extensive property damage.
After rear-end accidents, victims can rely on our lawyer at Joe Reed & Associates, LLC, to advocate for their rights. Based in Montgomery, we help people throughout Alabama, including Birmingham.
Why Rely On Us For Your Rear-End Collision Case
When any type of negligence results in rear-end car accidents, victims can rely on attorney Joe Reed to be an aggressive advocate for their rights. He has been committed to the pursuit of justice for more than 25 years, which means that he has the experience and legal knowledge necessary to help you obtain the best possible outcome to your case.
By trusting our skilled and dependable attorney, you can rest assured that he will build you a strong case and work diligently to resolve your case as favorably as possible.
Negligence And Rear-End Collisions
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.
Some examples of the other drivers’ negligence that can increase the risk of rear-end car accidents include (but aren’t limited to):
- Drunk or intoxicated driving: Due to their impairment, intoxicated drivers are less likely to notice when vehicles in front of them are slowing down or at a stop. Additionally, even when intoxicated drivers do notice stopped or slowing vehicles ahead of them, they may notice it too late, and their response time to stepping on the brakes will likely be delayed as a result of their intoxication.
- Texting behind the wheel: 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 collisions may include (but are not exclusive to):
- Defective vehicle equipment (like, for instance, defective brakes): Equipment manufacturers are responsible when this form of negligence causes rear-end collisions.
- Dangerous roadway conditions: Cities or other entities in charge of road maintenance are responsible when this form of negligence contributes to rear-end accidents.
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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 334-625-1794 or email us using our contact form. Initial consultations are free in most cases, and evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.