Rear-end crashes are fairly common, especially with the number of distractions people face behind the wheel. On top of this, the winter months make the roads slick, which means that drivers may need even more time to slow down.
Rear-end collisions happen when drivers hit you from behind. They may have been driving too closely to you or have hit an icy patch and been able to slow to a stop behind your vehicle. Whatever the reason is, it’s important that you know that you have a right to pursue a claim if they are at fault.
How can you avoid rear-end collisions?
It’s possible to avoid rear-end collisions. For example, you can slow down so that the driver behind you is also traveling more slowly and is less likely to be unable to stop.
You can take steps to avoid making sudden moves, such as sudden stops or sudden merges into new lanes. Any sudden actions you take may mean that the vehicle behind you doesn’t have enough time to stop or evade your own.
Another good tip is to give other drivers more space. When you’re driving near another vehicle, back off and give more time to stop. Doing this helps give you more time, but it also means that the driver behind you may have more time to stop and avoid a crash.
Our website has more information about rear-end collisions and other kinds of accidents that take place. With support and some legal help, you may be able to get the compensation you need after an accident.