Common Car Accident Scenarios: Who Is At Fault?

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Rear-End Collision

Phones are a major distraction, along with multi tasking at the wheel. These bad habits should be avoided. Being vigilant is always important. At times, quick braking is the only option when something impedes the driver’s lane. If there is a car following behind you, and you must unexpectedly slam on your brakes, it is likely that the car behind you may cause a car accident. It is the driver’s responsibility behind you to give enough room for this type of circumstance, and they will be at fault.

Right on Red

In Florida it is legal to make a right turn on red after a complete stop. You check both ways and proceed to turn. Although, you did not notice the car coming straight at you at a green light for oncoming traffic. There is no time to move out of the way, and the approaching driver strikes you. This car accident scenario would be your fault because the other driver had the right of way during this collision.

Backing Up Blind and Blind Spot

You find yourself in a shopping center and you carefully back out, but not carefully enough. You back into another vehicle that is directly behind your car. This would be your fault. Another common scenario is when you are changing lanes and hitting vehicle that is in your blind spot. You failed to look behind you when clearing the rear view mirror. Today, many cars come equipped with cameras to avoid the blind spot, making you at fault.

What To Do When You’re In A Car Accident

If you find yourself to be the driver at fault in a car crash, it is very important that you know what to do. The first thing you should do is contact an experienced auto accident attorney that you can trust. Lopez & Humphries, P.A. provides personal injury legal services all across central Florida. We encourage you to contact us if you need legal representation, and you can reach us at (863)-709-8500.

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