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Palm Beach Gardens Rear-End Accident Lawyer

Of all the different types of crashes on the road, rear-end accidents are some of the most common in Palm Beach Gardens. Many times these collisions are very minor and do not result in injury or significant property damage. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Rear-end accidents can cause catastrophic injuries. Even whiplash, one of the most common injuries sustained during these crashes, can cause accident victims significant pain for many months. Whiplash also substantially reduces one’s range of mobility.

Personal injury protection (PIP) does not always fully cover the cost of serious injuries. When that is the case, our Palm Beach Gardens rear-end accident lawyer can help you file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver so you receive the full compensation you are entitled to.

What Causes Rear-End Accidents?

Any negligent, or careless, act can cause a rear-end accident. The most common acts of negligence that cause these crashes are as follows:

  • Tailgating: Tailgating is possibly the most common cause of rear-end accidents. Tailgating occurs when one motorist follows another too closely. When a driver tailgates, they do not have the necessary time or distance to stop and avoid hitting the vehicle in front of them, particularly if that motorists comes to a sudden stop.
  • Distracted driving: When a motorist takes their focus or eyes from the road, they may fail to notice that the vehicle in front of them has stopped or slowed down until it is too late.
  • Impaired driving: Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs struggle with perception issues and they also do not exhibit good judgment. Impaired drivers cause many types of collisions, including rear-end accidents.
  • Speeding: Like tailgating, drivers who speed do not have sufficient time or distance to stop before hitting the vehicle in front of them.

Is the Rear Driver Always at Fault for an Accident?

Under Florida law, all motorists must provide other drivers with enough space around the roads. When one driver crashes into the back of another vehicle, it is easy to assume that they failed to provide that space and so, they are liable for the accident. While this is often true, that is not always the case.

Motorists should also never come to a sudden stop on the roads, unless it is absolutely necessary. For example, someone may think someone is following them too closely and slam on the brakes for that reason alone. This could be considered aggressive or reckless driving. When a driver operates a vehicle without properly working tail lights, a motorist behind them may not realize they are slowing down. In this instance, the driver in front could be at least partly liable for a rear-end accident.

Our Rear-End Accident Lawyer in Palm Beach Gardens Can Determine Who was Liable for Your Crash

If you have been injured and think another driver was at fault, our Palm Beach Gardens rear-end accident lawyer at Smith, Ball, Baez & Prather can determine who is liable for paying the damages you deserve. Call or text us now at 561-500-HELP or chat with us online to schedule a free consultation.