Types of Car Accidents
Rear-end accidents (often called “fender benders”) are the result of the front of one vehicle hitting the backside of another vehicle. Rear-end accidents typically occur when a driver tailgates another vehicle or fails to brake in tme to avoid hitting the car in front of them.
Typical Causes of Milwaukee Read-end Accidents
Read-end accidents typically occur due to a few common scenarios. These include:
1. The front car suddenly decreases their speed to avoid a collision with something else (like the car in front of them or a pedestrian). Then, the car behind that car hits the first car, causing a rear-end accident.
2. A following car speeds up (for instance when leaving or entering an intersection) and hits the car in front of them.
Rear-end accidents caused by scenarios like these can involve more than just two cars as well. Any number of cars can be involved in simultaneous rear-end accidents.
Rear-end Accident Injuries
Rear-end accidents can result in a number of common car accident injuries, including:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Back and neck injuries
Who is at Fault in Rear-end Accidents?
When it comes to rear-end accidents, it’s common to think that the following vehicle is always the one at fault. While this is often true, it isn’t always the case, and the determination of fault rests on a variety of circumstances. For instance, if the leading vehicle was driving recklessly or if a rear-end accident occurs because one car is rear-ended and subsequently rear-ends another, fault may not rest with all of the drivers who rear-ended the others.
Get a Free Legal Consultation for Rear-end Accidents
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in a rear-end accident that was not their fault, seek the advice of Milwaukee car accident attorney Karl Gebhard. Karl Gebhard offers free legal consultations, and because he works on a contingency basis, he will not accept any fees for his legal services until he successfully wins a case.
For your free consultation, call today at 414-873-6550.