Who is Liable in a Rear-End Collision in Alabama?

Ferguson & Ferguson

Attorneys at Law

July 26th, 2016

If you have been rear-ended in a collision in Alabama, you often assume the party directly behind you is at fault. However, many times the at fault party may be another vehicle behind them or a third party that has left the scene. Further, in some circumstances you might be found liable for the accident, if you pulled in front of the other driver, failed to use a turn signal, or had no tail lights. The following are some examples of why and who may be liable in a rear-end collision.

Causes of Rear-End Collisions in Alabama

Most often, rear-end collisions are caused because the driver in back is following too close. Some people and other causes of rear-end collisions include the following:

  • Texting, eating, changing radio stations, looking in mirror, animals, or reaching into the backseat.
  • Tailgating, speeding, or following too close in wet weather.
  • Drunk driving.
  • Faulty brakes
  • Driving while tired or sleepy
  • No tail lights or blinkers
  • Slamming on brakes
  • Failing to yield
  • Pulling out in front of other drivers
  • Auto manufacturers
  • Acts of God
  • Government entities or road maintenance companies
  • Animals or children in the road
  • Stalled vehicles
  • Third party drivers
  • Trash in road
  • Bars who served intoxicated drivers
  • Truck with no or poor visibility markers

How a Huntsville Car Accident Lawyer can Help

If you have been injured in a rear-end collision in Alabama, you probably have questions. An experienced auto accident attorney can help. Our Huntsville car accident attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience handling car accidents in Huntsville and Decatur, Alabama. The attorneys at Ferguson & Ferguson can help you sort through the facts of your case to determine who is liable for your damages. When you have been seriously injured in a car accident, you need to call the attorneys serious accident victims call when they have been injured. We offer no obligation, FREE CONSULTATIONS. We also have a LOWEST FEE GUARANTEE. Home and hospital visits are available if you are unable to come to our Huntsville or Decatur office. Call 256-534-3435 or 256-350-7200. We are here to help.