Rear-ended Car accidents occur every day.  Even if you are a safe driver, you can not control the driver behind you.  Nationally there are over 2,000,000 rear end collisions reported a year.

Causes of Rear-Ended Car Accidents

The Texas Transportation Code requires drivers to maintain an assured distance between their vehicles.  When you do this, you will have time to stop regardless of what the driver in front of you does.

Rear-ended Car accidents are caused when the driver behind you:

After a rear-ended Car accident, the dispute is generally over the amount of damage.  Liability is not disputed.  But it does occur.  We have seen allegations that our client backed into the other vehicle.  We’ve heard that our client was trying to cause the accident.  Finally, that the accident was caused by our driver’s reckless driving.

What To Do After a Rear-Ended Car Accident

After a collision where the other driver rear-ended you, make sure that you collect the following information at the scene of the accident:

Conclusion

After any Car accident, make sure that you are seen by a doctor.  You may not feel injured.  It is common to not to feel injured until one or two days after an accident.  It is always better to be safe than sorry.