Automatically? No, it’s not automatically the fault of the person who rear-ended the other. However, I’d say about 90 percent of rear-end car wreck cases we handle were the fault of the rear driver.

Unfortunately, since it’s not automatically the rear-ender’s fault, you’ll need to prove that the person who hit you caused the accident before you can make a claim against them.

Furthermore, sometimes the front car is truly to blame for an accident. You can find more information on rear-end accidents here or visit our car accident page.