Do you agree with the widely-held belief that the fault in rear-end car accidents automatically belongs with the driver in the rear? If you do agree and you suffer injuries after striking a car in its rear, will you simply let the matter rest or will you try to learn more? What would you do if you are certain you were not at fault after you strike the back of another vehicle?
We want you and all other Wisconsin residents to reconsider what you believe about rear-end car accidents. It is true that in most rear-end collisions, the fault lies with the driver that strikes the other car in the back. However, every rule has at least one exception and this includes the “rules” about car accidents.
It is generally understood that motorists traveling behind one or more vehicles have a duty to drive responsibly. Examples include maintaining a safe distance behind other cars and driving at speeds comparable to the vehicles in front. However, many things can happen that make it difficult or impossible to avoid striking another vehicle in the rear. The other car’s brake lights may be faulty or another accident may have made it hard for you to stop in time.
After suffering injury from striking a car in its rear, it is important for you to explore all the accident’s possible causes. Even if you cannot escape all fault, you may still be eligible for compensation under Wisconsin’s negligence laws. If it is found that the other motorist owns the largest share of fault, you could seek recompense for your injuries in a legal action.
Please visit us online if you need further information about proving fault in truck, motorcycle and car accidents.