Involved in a rear-end accident in Denver? Jordan Law provides guidance
on what you should expect to effectively handle your case. This type of
accident is one of the most common types of vehicle accidents in the United
States, making up about 40 percent of the collisions that occur each year,
a statistic obtained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
In most cases, the driver who hit the rear-end of the other vehicle will
be held at fault. This is not, however, automatically determined and other
factors may play a role.
Establishing Negligence in a Rear-End Crash Case
As a general rule, drivers are obliged to leave enough space between themselves
and the vehicle they are following. When a rear-end collision occurs,
it is typically assumed that this rule-of-the-road was not followed and
the accident occurred as a result.
If, however, it can be proven that another party acted negligently, the
court will take this evidence into account. Every driver owes one another
a duty of care while operating a vehicle on the road. When a driver fails
to do so, this duty has been breached. Using this principle, if the other
party was driving in a careless manner or failing to follow the rules
of the road, he or she will be considered liable. For instance, if the
driver in front brakes suddenly without turning, a case could be made
that they were responsible for the accident.
After an accident of this kind, you must collect all possible evidence
that can be used to build your case. Take photographs of the accident
and document any other information that will be useful for your lawyer.
Working with a knowledgeable
Denver personal injury attorney can help you build a powerful case. At Jordan Law, we offer free case
evaluations to assess the circumstance and see which route to pursue.
Call us today for the guidance you need.