Rear end collisions are among the most common types of car crashes. They often cause whiplash and soft tissue injuries that cause long-term or permanent impairment, while showing little vehicle damage. It’s a combination that insurance companies love because it makes it easy for them to claim that you were not injured and make a case for underpaying or denying your claim. An experienced motor vehicle accident attorney knows how to prove the seriousness of your injuries, so that you can get the compensation you need and deserve, but it even better if you can avoid being involved in a rear end collision in the first place.
Avoid Getting Rear-Ended
You can’t control other drivers, but you can make some tweaks to your own driving that will help you avoid getting hit by careless and distracted drivers.
- Approach stop signs and red lights with a gradual slowdown. If you throw on your brakes at the last second, the person behind you may not react in time.
- With that in mind, also leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you so you do not have to brake so suddenly if the car in front of you does.
- Use your turn signals.
- Check your brakes lights on a regular basis to make sure they are working properly.
- Check your mirrors frequently when driving, including when you are stopped at a light.
- If someone is tailgating you, avoid the urge to hit your brakes in an attempt to force them to back off. Slow down gradually so they can pass if in a passing zone. If they will not pass, find a safe place to get off the road.
If you have been hurt in a rear-end collision, call Sheridan & Rund, PC, today at 855-295-6112 or contact us now to schedule your free consultation.