Rear-end collisions are some of the most common types of car accidents in Oklahoma and the rest of the country. They occur when one vehicle hits the vehicle in front of it. While rear-end crashes do not often cause fatalities, both parties suffer property damages and injuries in most cases, especially the driver of the front vehicle because he/she didn’t anticipate being struck from behind.
If you have been injured in a rear-end collision caused by a negligent driver in Oklahoma, our Tulsa personal injury attorneys at Martin Jean & Jackson can help you maximize your settlement from the other party’s insurer or obtain a favorable verdict at trial. With over 100 years of combined legal experience and more than half a billion dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, we can provide you with compassionate and personalized legal solutions to obtain financial compensation to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.
How Rear-End Collisions Happen
In most cases, the driver who rear-ends another vehicle is at fault for the car accident.
The most common cause of rear-end collisions is tailgating, which means one car following another too closely. When a driver follows another car too closely, the risk of a crash increases if the front driver decides to slow down or make a complete stop.
Furthermore, with the added element of distracted driving, tailgating can result in a devastating accident. According to the NHTSA, nearly 90 percent of rear-end collisions could’ve been avoided if the rare driver was paying better attention to their surroundings.
Other common reasons include speeding, reckless driving, and even faulty brakes if a vehicle owner fails to conduct regular maintenance.
However, there are some circumstances where the front vehicle is at fault, such as the following:
- The accident involved multiple vehicles, so the most-rear vehicle strikes the middle care with such force that it also collides with the frontmost vehicle.
- The front driver suddenly brakes for no reason whatsoever and in an unsafe manner.
- The front driver makes an illegal turn or unsafely changes lanes in front of the rear driver.
- The front driver has a broken brake light, causing the rear driver to collide into him/her.
- The front driver intentionally hits their brakes in an act of aggressive or reckless driving.
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Proving that the other driver was at fault for the rear-end collision can be difficult, which is why having our Tulsa personal injury lawyers fight for you can make a significant difference in your case. We can evaluate the accident, determine who is at fault, and build an effective case strategy to get the compensation and justice you deserve. Let us fight for you throughout the complex legal process.
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