The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finds that approximately one-fourth of all injury accidents in the United States are caused by rear-end collisions. The NHTSA recommends a three-second “safety cushion” of time between vehicles to prevent rear-end crashes from occurring.
A driver may tailgate because he is unable to perceive the dangers of following too closely in relation to the speed he is traveling, or because he is using aggressive tactics to intimidate the driver in front of him.
Alabama law states that a driver of a motor vehicle “shall not follow another more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.” Except when overtaking or passing another vehicle, the law states that a driver must leave a distance of 20 feet or more for each 10 m.p.h. of speed between his car and the car behind him.
The Birmingham rear end collision attorneys at Wininger Law Firm, LLC, represent victims injured in accidents caused by another’s negligence. Injuries may be caused by:
If an aggressive or careless driver has caused injury to you or your loved ones in a rear-end collision or tailgating accident, please call the Birmingham car accident lawyers at the Wininger Law Firm at 888.808.INJURY. Find out what your legal rights are and how you can receive compensation for your injuries.