Determining Fault In Rear-End Collisions

- In Texas, is a rear-end collision automatically the fault of the driver that hit the other?

One question we get asked at the Anderson Law Firm is if rear end collisions are automatically the fault of the driver who actually did the rear-ending from behind. In our experience, 95 percent of the time it is the fault of the behind driver in a rear-end collision. We see rear ends at stoplights, stop signs and when cars are yielding to enter the highway.

Usually the person from behind is responsible for the car accident, but not always. When we see cases where people pull out quickly from a parking lot onto a road and they cause a rear-end accident, it's that persons fault because they should have yielded the right of way. Our Fort Worth injury lawyers look at each case and don't assume anything until we've looked at all the facts and accident reports. Then, our attorneys make an individual assessment of who we think is at fault. So if you've been in a rear-end accident and you want to know our thoughts on if you will be able to receive compensation for your injuries, feel free to give us a call at 817-294-1900