Injury Fault For Rear End Auto Collisions in Arizona
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jan 18, 2011 in Auto Accidents
Every year in Arizona, more than 43,000 rear-end traffic collisions occur. This represents nearly half of all of the Arizona traffic accidents that occur on an annual basis. Generally speaking, there is an assumption that whenever an Arizona rear-end crash occurs, the trailing driver will be found to be at fault for the incident and injuries. While this is usually the case, there are exceptions, and anyone who finds themselves in this situation need to seek the immediate help of Phoenix car accident lawyers. Below is a brief introduction to this issue.
Arizona Rear-End Crashes: Fault and Injury
When people hear about rear-end crashes, most assume that one occurred because a driver was following too closely behind the lead driver. While this is often the case, there are rear-end crashes that occur where the driver who hits the other from behind was not even behind the lead driver until immediately before the crash occurred. If the lead driver suddenly changes lanes and cuts off the trailing driver, it's quite possible that the driver who was hit from behind could be at fault. In addition, there are situations where the lead driver is simply driving recklessly and does not allow for the trailing driver to have any options to avoid a collision.
Phoenix Lawyers Getting Compensation For You
Unfortunately, there are many situations where Arizona rear-end collisions occur and the trailing driver is assumed to be at fault even when he or she was not. This can not only lead to problems with obtaining a justifiable recovery, but it can even lead to the potential for liability on the part of the driver who was not in the wrong. If this has happened to you, remember that these situations come down to the facts. You should also understand that proving these facts can be difficult.
Therefore, you need to seek the help of Phoenix personal injury attorneys who have been handling these cases for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.