Rear end collision accidents in Lee County Florida—Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Estero, Sanibel, Captiva, Lehigh Acres, North Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs—are a daily occurrence. While many don’t result in injury, oftentimes major injuries occur. Among such harms include herniated disc, head injury, spinal injury, and fractures.
Driver Behind is Often At-Fault in Rear End Collision
An auto accident involving a rear end collision is often caused by a driver who strikes a car in front of him. There are several careless driving examples resulting in a rear end collision:
- distracted driving
- following too closely
- texting and driving
- failure to yield
- talking on cell phone
- improper lane change
- wrong turn
In these instances, a driver who is operating a vehicle carelessly causes your rear end collision. Moreover, under Florida law in most crashes, there is a presumption of negligence applying to car behind yours.
However, this fault presumption is not absolute. Rather, evidence which raises a question about fault may rebut this claim.
When a Driver Is Not At-Fault in a Rear End Collision
Under certain circumstances, a driver behind may also claim damages for injury in a rear end collision. Because, for example, a car in front stops suddenly without warning. Consequently, a rear-ending driver may not be at fault. Moreover, in this example, a rear end collision is not a clear case for anyone.
There are some instances where the vehicle in front stops abruptly for no valid reason. For example, when a driver is lost and stops or slows quickly in steady traffic flow. In addition, perhaps a driver in front puts his vehicle in reverse and backs into you. Moreover, maybe a vehicle crashes into another in front, thereby creating a negligent sudden stop for you. Again, a rear end collision in such a situation does not result in automatic liability.
Importantly, Florida law prohibits a vehicle from stopping or greatly decreasing speed in the middle of a road.
Have Questions About Your Rear End Collision? Ask Us for Help
Drivers and passengers suffering injuries in a rear end collision often face physical obstacles and financial ones. Moreover, your bodily injury causes pain, suffering, and inconvenience. Also, getting better costs time and money on hospital bills, doctor bills, therapy costs, and lost work. Consequently, your rear end collision is costing you health and money.
Knowing who is at fault for your crash may be straightforward. Or, may require additional evidence. Nevertheless, if you are hurt and this rear end collision is not your fault, then you may be eligible for big compensation for your harms and losses.
For answers to your questions, and for quick, thorough and top legal help, contact me, your expert Fort Myers accident lawyer David Harris. I represent people who sustain injuries throughout Southwest Florida in major cases and have decades experience. Moreover, I values every client.
Accordingly, this means I actively engage you in your accident injury claim, value your input, and stay in touch. Especially relevant, as a client, you call me whenever you want with any questions or thoughts you have. This is how accessible and responsive I am for you.
At David Harris Law, I focus on obtaining justice and maximum compensation for you. So, let’s try this out. Your consult is free and personal. Moreover, if you suffer serious injuries and need a home or hospital visit, then I’ll come to you.