Tailgating is one of the major causes of accidents, responsible for more than 35% of all car collisions. Tailgating is following another car too closely, practically riding on its tail. It is dangerous, because it decreases the time a driver has to react to a sudden stop of the vehicle in front. In a three-car accident, a tailgating driver who gets rear-ended may be propelled into the back of the vehicle in front of him if a proper distance between them is not maintained.
Sometimes angry drivers who get annoyed by tailgaters brake suddenly on purpose so as to alarm the driver behind them. If the tailgating driver does not have sufficient time to respond to the sudden stop, he/she may slam into someone's rear bumper as a result. Such sudden needless braking is very dangerous and causes many car crashes.
The Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia car accident lawyers, realizes that many people are in a rush and may tailgate thinking that it will save them time. Nothing is worse, however, than getting in a rear-end collision on your morning drive to work. Even a minor accident may take hours to report and get the damages fixed. In addition, communicating and negotiating with insurance companies may be time-consuming and aggravating. Following these simple rules will help you avoid tailgating car accidents:
1) Allow plenty of room in front of you
2) In inclement conditions, allow double the normal distance.
3) Make sure your speed is low enough to allow you to stop in time if the driver stops suddenly.
If, you have been in a car accident caused by a tailgating driver, call the Lassen Law Firm to discuss your case. We will help you get money damages for your injuries and damage to your car. Call the Lassen Law Firm now for your free consultation.