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Rear End Collision Accident Lawyer
Rear-end collisions often cause severe injuries and can be connected to whiplash. This injury occurs when the head and neck are abruptly extended and then snapped back in a jerking motion. Rear-end accidents can also be deadly for the car driver and car passengers. Injury victims of a rear-end car accident caused by another driver may suffer large medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering. In 2007, the NHTSA released a report of the common causes of a rear-end crashes and near-crashes. The report stated that about 87 percent of rear-end accidents involve some form distracted driving on the part of the at-fault driver. For example, use of a cell phone while driving was one of the top distracted-driving activities involved in these accidents.
After a rear end accident occurs, insurance companies might try to shift the blame and try to make it look like it is your fault. For this reason it is important to that you do know give a statement to any insurance company representative before speaking with a personal injury lawyer about the liability of your case. Insurance companies work very hard to use your words against you. They may try to argue that the circumstances were one where you deliberately stopped or decelerates for no reason solely to cause the accident. Essentially, that you purposely caused the person driving behind you to not be able to stop in time. . By hiring a rear end collision accident attorney the insurance company will have to deal with your lawyer and not you. This helps prevent saying something that the insurance company may try to twist and use against you. It is best to not speak to an insurance company representative until you fully understand your legal rights and options.
Texas Law on Tailgating
Sec. 545.062. Following Distance
(a) An operator shall, if following another vehicle, maintain an assured clear distance between the two vehicles so that, considering the speed of the vehicles, traffic, and the conditions of the highway, the operator can safely stop without colliding with the preceding vehicle or veering into another vehicle, object, or person on or near the highway.
(b) An operator of a truck or of a motor vehicle drawing another vehicle who is on a roadway outside a business or residential district and who is following another truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle shall, if conditions permit, leave sufficient space between the vehicles so that a vehicle passing the operator can safely enter and occupy the space. This subsection does not prohibit a truck or a motor vehicle drawing another vehicle from passing another vehicle.
(c) An operator on a roadway outside a business or residential district driving in a caravan of other vehicles or a motorcade shall allow sufficient space between the operator and the vehicle preceding the operator so that another vehicle can safely enter and occupy the space. This subsection does not apply to a funeral procession.
Rear-End Accidents and Whiplash Injuries
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Attorney for Rear End Collision Accidents
Our rear end accident attorney fights for the rights of those who suffer injury after being hit by a car. Motorists have a duty to drive with caution. The Pascoe Law Firm in League City, Texas has represents rear end collision accident victims in the Galveston county and League City areas. We are very familiar with the serious injuries that can occur in car accidents. Our rear end collision lawyer is committed to holding negligent drivers fully responsible for their actions. You can reach us at 713-829-4317 for a free consultation and prompt investigation. If you are or a loved one has been injured and suffered personal injury, call the Pascoe Law firm to speak with accident lawyer. The Pascoe Law Firm provides a free personal injury consultation for rear end car accident victims. Call or contact us online to speak with a Galveston County and League City area Car Accident Lawyer if you or a family member was hit by a car. Hablamos Español.
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