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Who is at Fault in a Louisville Rear End Car Accident?

Who is at fault in a Louisville rear end car accident?  Rear end car accidents can result in serious injuries, even at relatively low speeds.  Rear end collisions often result in neck and back injuries as the torso lurches forward while the head and neck arch backward at the moment of impact.  Head trauma is another common injury in rear end collisions.

Generally speaking, police are usually going to cite the driver of any vehicle which impacts the vehicle in front of them.  The most common causes of rear end car accidents in Louisville and throughout Kentucky are following too closely, speed and distracted driving.

Kentucky requires all drivers to maintain a safe stopping distance between themselves and the vehicle in front of them.  The fault in a rear end car accident is often the use of a cell phone for other sources of distracted driving.  It does not take a lot of distraction or more than a few seconds for a driver to take their eyes off of the road ahead.  A car may need to stop suddenly for a variety of reasons.   A safe driver must weigh all factors including volume of traffic, weather and light conditions as well as speed and traffic controls such as stop signs, yield signs and traffic lights.

The fault in a Louisville rear end car accident will be based upon the unique facts of the case.  For example, it is not legal to “brake check” or slam on your brakes for no reason.  While the presumption of fault may lie with the driver who hits another vehicle from behind it is important to gather all of the facts at the scene.  If you have been injured in a rear end car accident we invite you to contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 for a free consultation.  Ask about the results we have achieved in previous cases like yours and how we can help to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

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