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Who’s at Fault in a Texas Rear-End Collision Accident?


Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of automobile accidents Fort Worth. Usually, rear-end wrecks are the fault of the car who hits from behind. However, there are a few exceptions. The following are examples of collisions where it can be the fault of the front car (the one that is hit in the rear end):

    1. When the front car pulls out of a parking lot. If a car pulls out of a parking lot without looking to make sure the way is clear, or if they speed out and misjudge the distance between oncoming traffic, it's that driver's fault. Cars pulling out of lots must yield to the right of way. 

    2.The front car changes lanes unsafely. If a car changes lanes and hits their brakes, and is rear-ended as a result, it's their fault. Unfortunately, these instances are tough to prove, and there are still arguments against the rear-end driver. If the second car did not leave enough room for the first car to merge, it might still be the rear-enders fault. .

    3. The front car slams on the brakes for no reason. In a normal situation, a car must keep a safe distance from the other car in order to come to a complete stop. However, there are certain situations where the front car stops for no reason at all. These situations are rare, but any resulting accident is the front car's fault. 

If you have been injured in a rear-end collision in or around Fort Worth, Texas, the personal injury attorneys at the Anderson Law Firm are here to help. We represent victims who have been injured by somebody else’s negligence. If you have questions regarding whether we can provide legal assistance or if you just have questions regarding a potential injury claim, please give us a call. We offer free, no obligation consultations over the phone.



 

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Mark A. Anderson
Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer in Fort Worth, Texas