Car crashes always have the potential to be dangerous but this danger is heightened when those involved do not see it coming. Rear-end collisions occur when one vehicle crashes into the back of another. Usually, the driver in front has no chance to brace themselves for impact, which can result in severe injuries.
Let’s look at two common causes of rear-end crashes.
Distracted driving accounts for thousands of car crashes every year in the U.S. Many of these incidents involve rear-end collisions. Simply put, if a driver is distracted, then they are not paying attention to what’s in front of them. This means that they may not be able to stop quickly should they need to. Common distractions include cellphones, food and drink, being lost in thought and being in conversation with other passengers.
When a person is busy, it can feel like there are not enough hours in the day. Getting adequate rest is one of the most important aspects of a person’s well-being, but some drivers still head out onto the roads when they are very tired. The consequences of this can be a lack of ability to focus, decreased reaction times, and of course, falling asleep behind the wheel. Fatigued driving is the cause of many rear-end collisions.
Driving can be risky at the best of times, but negligent drivers heighten these risks exponentially. If you have been injured in a crash that was caused by someone else, then you may be entitled to compensation. Finding legal representation will give you the best shot at obtaining justice in your case.