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Why rear-end collisions happen

Posted on June 7, 2015 12:29 pm under Car Accidents

In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said 28% of car collisions in the country are rear-end crashes. Rear-end crashes are sometimes a result of driver negligence. Some common driver errors that can cause rear-end collisions are unsafe lane changes, driving under the influence, inattention, inappropriate speed, or tailgating.

Apart from negligent driving, rear end collisions may also happen due to the following circumstances:

  • Poor road conditions – Ice or rain can make the road slippery, posing risk of rear-end crashes
  • Poor visibility – Defective headlights and fog lights may dramatically reduce driver visibility, especially in the night or during inclement weather
  • Defective brakes – A poorly-manufactured car brake may prevent a vehicle from stopping in time
  • Defective tires – Tires with defective tread may cause the vehicle to slide

If you have been involved in a rear-end collision through no fault of your own, our team of car accident lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may look into your situation to see of it qualifies you for a claim. Call our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about holding the responsible party accountable for all the damages you have suffered.