A rear-end collision is responsible for roughly one-third of all Florida accidents. This is when a driver hits another vehicle in front. There are many reasons for this type of collision. Rear-end collisions can happen without warning, regardless of whether the driver in front was speeding, distracted driving, or if the driver was tailgating.
Florida drivers often assume they can get all damages if rear-ended. However, Florida law allows rear-ending drivers to avoid paying damages to the other driver if the other driver is partially at fault.
The driver behind may not be liable if the front driver suddenly stops, makes a quick lane change, or suffers any other type of accident.
Even if the rear-end driver is at fault, the insurance company of the driver may attempt to minimize liability or defend their client in order to reduce the amount they are required to compensate. It is not easy to get the compensation you deserve from rear-end accidents.
Contact an insurance attorney immediately if you have been hurt in a rear-end collision in Florida. A Florida attorney can help you to understand your rights following a rear-end accident. Instead of accepting a lower settlement, it is better to work with an attorney to gather the evidence you need in order for you to receive your full compensation.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is a car accident attorney in St Petersburg. She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injuries. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations, or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.
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