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Practice Areas Rear-End Accidents

You may hear rear-end accidents often referred to as "fender-benders" because they commonly occur at low speeds. Although we often call rear-end collisions "fender-benders," that is not to say that they cannot cause serious injuries. Fender-benders can be just as dangerous as head on collisions and other car accidents. High speed rear-end accidents can be very severe and result in large damages. Even if your rear-end accident only caused minor damage, you can still be entitled to certain compensation. After any accident, it's crucial to contact an attorney so that you do not have to be the one communicating with insurance companies.

Brooks Injury Law is prepared to listen to your case and determine the best plan of action for your situation. Contact our attorneys.

Automobile Accidents

Ways to Avoid Rear-End Accidents

Avoiding distractions while driving.

Giving full attention to the road while driving can help you avoid rear-end collisions. These accidents tend to happen suddenly and when your eyes are on the road, you have a better chance of missing the accident.

Frequently checking your mirrors.

Checking your mirrors and being fully aware of the traffic around you is a good habit to get into to help avoid not only rear-end collisions, but car accidents in general.

Allowing plenty of distance between you and those in front of you.

Giving yourself distance in between those driving in front of you is a great way to avoid rear-end accidents. You never know when someone is going to slam on their breaks and this precaution can help you when that moment may come.

Using your turn signals.

Using your turn signals before turning onto another street or changing lanes can let other drivers know of what you are fixing to do. This gives them time to prepare for the action you are about to take and can help avoid a collision.

Car Accidents

  • Head On Collisions
  • Rear-End Accidents
  • Side-Impact Collisions
a woman sitting on the ground after a car accident
A head-on collision is a direct impact to the front of a vehicle by another vehicle. Head on collisions can be some of the most traumatic car accidents and can cause severe injuries.
a red car damaged after rear ending another car
You may hear rear-end accidents often referred to as "fender-benders" because they commonly occur at low speeds. Although we often call rear-end collisions "fender-benders," that is not to say that they cannot cause serious injuries.
Side-impact collisions are accidents where the side of one or more cars is impacted. These are often called broadside collisions or T-Bone accidents, meaning that one car was hit on the side by the front or rear of another car.

Common Causes

Tailgating
Stop-and-Go Traffic
Sudden Lane Change
Providing Insufficient Braking Distances
Driving through Construction Zones
Speeding
Distracted Driving
Weather Conditions

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