Rear-end car accidents in Dallas are one of the most common types of motor vehicle collisions. Like other states, Texas requires a driver to maintain a safe distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you—enough room to slow down or stop suddenly if necessary; because of this stipulation, the driver who rear-ended the vehicle in front is almost always assigned fault in rear-end accidents.
Although the rear driver is usually presumed at fault in rear-end collisions, there are factors that can make assigning blame more complicated. For example, if a vehicle cuts you off by making a sudden lane change and swerving in front of you, you may not have time to establish a safe following distance; in that case, it may be determined that the other driver was negligent.
Even rear-end accidents that occur at low speeds can result in severe injuries. Whiplash, musculoskeletal injuries and orthopedic injuries are common in rear-end collisions. However, catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries and spinal cord injuries can also be sustained in rear-end accidents.
Contact a Dallas Car Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, semi-truck accident or motorcycle accident that may have been the result of another driver’s negligence, the Dallas personal injury attorneys at Guajardo & Marks are here to help you in this difficult time. Our lawyers may be able to help you pursue the financial security you need for medical costs and other damages; please call us today at (972) 774-9800 for your free consultation.