Let's face it, just about anyone with a car has been rear-ended, and we all know how bad it feels. But, luckily, most of the time it isn't even our fault, and fault can easily be placed on the driver behind you. It follows that you should not have to pay a thing for something you didn't do.
But in some cases, things can get a bit more complicated than you would expect. As you may know, most of the time the driver behind you in a Tampa car accident is found to be at fault for a rear-end collision. It's assumed that they would have been following too close and not paying enough attention for the collision to happen. But there are exceptions to this rule.
If it can be proved that you were negligent in the events leading up to the car accident - doing things like brake checking or displaying other kinds of road rage - you can be held fully liable for the accident. Also, if your brake lights were not functioning properly during the accident, you can be held liable for damages to the other car.
Another consideration is that since Florida is a "no-fault" state, both drivers' insurance companies are responsible for paying for the damage done to each drivers' individual vehicle. However, if one of the two parties are injured in the accident, whichever party caused the car accident will be held liable for all damages, including pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.
If you were injured in a rear-end collision, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Coleman Law Group. At the Coleman Law Group, whether you are a Floridian or a tourist, our compassionate Tampa car accident attorneys will help you win your case and get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation to see what we can do to help you win.
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