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Rear-End Accidents

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The most common motor vehicle accident is the rear-end accident. This usually results when a vehicle slows or stops for traffic on the road, and the driver behind him fails to stop in time, and crashes into the back of the vehicle in front of him.
Florida law previously recognized a presumption of negligence on the part of the driver of the rear-ending motor vehicle. With this presumption, the rear-end accident victim had a head start on proving that the rear-ending motor vehicle operator was negligent, and therefore would be held responsible for the injuries caused to the occupant of the vehicle that was impacted from behind. The idea was that automobile drivers have the responsibility to be on the lookout for traffic in front of them. This concept recognized that the driver in the front wouldn’t be able to prevent an accident that resulted from what happened with the motor vehicle that was behind him.

The most common motor vehicle accident is the rear-end accident.

However, in recent years, this presumption has been eliminated. Florida law recognizes the legal concept of comparative fault. In short, this means that when an accident results, the cause of the accident can be shared by more than one person and that not every driver is necessarily either 100% at fault or 0% blameless.
Although many times, an accident happens because of the sole and exclusive fault of one driver, there are many instances when fault can be shared and a jury is charged with the task of apportioning the fault to more than one person, even the victim who had the least responsibility in the circumstances that led to his or her injuries.
With Florida now embracing comparative fault, the courts have decided that the presumption of fault for rear-end accidents no longer applies. If a rear-end accident happens, a jury should consider whether or not the vehicle in front contributed to causing the accident in any way.
So, now insurance companies who should be taking full responsibility for their policy holders who cause rear-end accidents, and they look for any way to avoid taking responsibility and instead blame the innocent injured person.
We believe that full justice requires full compensation and insurance companies need to be made fully accountable.

Florida Rear End Accident Attorneys

That’s where we come in. We, at PERENICH The Law Firm, represent those who are injured in rear-end accidents and are prepared to fight insurance companies seeking to avoid responsibility when their insured causes a rear-end accident. We believe that full justice requires full compensation, and insurance companies need to be made fully accountable.
Call us today to speak with one of our Rear-End Accident Attorneys for your FREE case evaluation, if you have been injured in a rear-end motor vehicle accident.