In a rear-end collision, the blame will usually be assigned to the driver who rear-ends your vehicle.
When this kind of car accident occurs, the rear car typically has neither the space nor the time to stop when the car in front suddenly decelerates. Often, this means the other person was following your car too closely to make a safe stop when your car slowed down, or was simply not paying attention to the traffic patterns.
Exceptions do exist, however. Say someone makes an unsafe lane change in front of you and brakes at the same time, or you're stopped at a traffic light and someone runs into the rear of your car, causing you to do the same to the car in front of you.
In such cases, you may not be at fault.
And regardless of fault, don't forget that rear-enders are very often the cause of whiplash injuries, which are often not immediately obvious. If you've been involved in a rear-end accident, you should seek immediate medical help.
Our attorneys are experienced with rear-end collisions and can help you determine if you have a case. And if you're suffering from whiplash after a car crash, we can answer questions about that too. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.