The most common types of truck crashes on the road today are rear-ended collisions. These types of crashes happen when the truck directly smashes into the back of the vehicle they are following behind. Rear-end crashes can produce minor to severe injuries, which can leave the victim with hefty medical bills, loss of future income, and other financially, emotionally, and physically challenging consequences.
Rear-end collisions are one of the most dangerous and common types of truck crashes, resulting in serious and often fatal injuries. This could happen for several different reasons. Speeding is one reason for these crashes. Both speeding and excessive lane changes frequently result in rear-end crashes because of tailgating. Another common cause of rear-end collisions is a distraction. Most drivers usually use their mobile phones or radio while driving, which is why they get distracted and take their eyes from the road, resulting in devastating crashes. When it comes to danger, rush-hour traffic is a cause of many rear-end wrecks. Distracted driving and misjudgment of distance or speed are the other two common reasons for rear-end collisions.
Who is responsible for rear-end crashes?
In most rear-end truck collisions, the rear driver is liable for the damages. However, the rear driver is not always responsible for this type of crash. There are many situations in which a front driver can be at fault in rear-end crashes, such as:
- If they suddenly stop without reason,
- If they change lanes unsafely and suddenly, cutting off the rear driver, or
- If they unsafely stop in the middle of the road.
In a parking lot, the front driver may also be liable for the crash if they don’t make sure that no oncoming vehicles are coming when pulling away from a parking spot. Those involved in rear-end collisions can file claims to get full compensation for injuries and also the damage to their vehicle.
Our experienced Dallas-Fort Worth truck accident attorneys are here to help you after a rear-end crash
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident in the Farmer's Branch, Carrollton, or Dallas-Fort Worth area, our highly skilled and dedicated truck accident attorneys can help you receive compensation for lost income, medical bills, and injuries. Contact us online today, or call (469) 466-2600 (Dallas) / (817) 605-1505 (Fort Worth) to schedule your free consultation right away. Remember — you don't pay unless we win!