Rear-end accidents are common. Although some people try to minimize this type of collision by calling them a fender bender, it can be a major accident that causes catastrophic injuries. All Texas drivers are obligated to drive safely and follow the traffic rules. One of these Texas traffic laws includes keeping a reasonably safe distance away from the car in front of them. Texas law presumes negligence in rear-end collision cases. This means that the law will find that the driver who rear-ended the other vehicle was negligent unless the driver can present evidence that shows he or she was not at fault. So if a person is following too closely, also known as tailgating, and then hits the car in front, then the person hitting the rear end is likely responsible for the accident. Our Waco car accident attorneys handle many rear-end collision cases.
Is the driver of the vehicle in the back always responsible for the accident?
No. If a driver makes a sudden stop without signaling, and the person behind them was not following too closely, the unexpected stopping driver may be liable for the collision. Also, the driver of the front vehicle could be responsible if it illegally stopped, stopped abruptly, unexpectedly changed lanes, or had a mechanical failure. It is especially important to contact a car accident attorney in the event you were involved in a collision where this occurred.
What are the causes of rear-end collisions?
There are four leading causes of rear-end collisions. Those include distracted driving, following too close, speeding, and driver fatigue.
Our Results in Personal Injury Matters
- $27 million settlement in matter involving the close head injury of a two-week-old child. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, KCEN-TV, Meat & Poultry Magazine and Topverdict.com.
- $15 million settlement reported in matter involving the injuries of an ATF agent in the Branch Davidian raid. Read about this case on Justia.com.
- $1.5 million settlement reported for the injuries caused by a straw purchase of a gun at a pawn shop. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, and MoreLaw.com.
- $800 thousand verdict for motorcycle driver with broken femur involved in collision with a car.
We are proud of our results reported above, but please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Each matter depends on the facts of the case.
Call a lawyer for a rear-end collision.
Getting hurt in a car accident is scary. It can change your life. Our car accident attorneys are compassionate listeners who want to know your story. We understand that read-end accidents cause a lot of damage. You likely have a lot of questions about your Waco auto crash. We have our frequently asked questions that you can review while you are scheduling your free consultation with a Waco personal injury attorney. If you’ve gotten hurt in rear end car accident, talk to the Waco personal injury lawyers at Dunnam & Dunnam about your potential matter for free at 254-753-6437.
Carolina G. Truesdale graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law, Cum Laude.Read More
Eleeza's practice areas include: Personal Injury Law, Civil Trial Law, Commercial Law, Family Law and Pharmaceutical Law.Read More
Gerald R. Villarrial has practiced family law, criminal law and civil litigation for over 20 years.Read More
Jim Dunnam is a Board Certified Specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law.Read More
Mason Dunnam is the fourth generation of Dunnam attorneys at the firm since 1925Read More