Who is at Fault in a North Carolina Rear-End Collision?


At Roberts & Harris PC, our Raleigh car accident attorneys know that before we can pursue the financial compensation injury victims in North Carolina deserve after negligence has impacted their livelihoods, we must be able to prove that another driver was liable for their damages.

Our Wake County personal injury attorneys bring four decades of combined legal experience at both state and federal levels to each case we take, which allows us to thoroughly investigate and establish fault in car accidents — including complicated rear-end collisions.

Here is what our clients need to know about their legal rights and options to pursue a rear-end crash and injury claim.

What are the Most Common Causes of Rear-End Crashes in North Carolina?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that rear-end collisions accounted for over 32% of all crashes nationwide last year.

Most rear-end collisions in the state are caused by:

  • Drivers who are following too closely
  • Distracted drivers
  • Fatigued drivers
  • Impaired drivers

Drivers are expected to leave enough space between their vehicles and the vehicles ahead of them, so everyone can stop safely. In most cases, the driver in the rear is liable for a rear-end collision if he or she is following too closely.

However, proving another driver was distracted, fatigued, or impaired requires legal intervention. That is why it is important to call the police after a rear-end crash occurs, so you have a clear record of the crash’s cause. Once you seek medical care, contact our skilled personal injury attorneys in Raleigh to begin building your case using our investigative resources that can help prove liability.

What are the Most Common North Carolina Rear-End Collision Injuries?

Seeking medical care is a crucial step to proving another driver was liable for your damages. Doing so immediately after the crash occurs is crucial to tie your injuries to the collision. It is also important that your injuries are fully diagnosed immediately, as they can lead to significant physical and emotional trouble going forward.

Some of the most common rear-end collision injuries may include, but are not limited to:

  • Broken Bones
  • Muscle, Ligament, and Tendon Damage
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Internal Organ Damage
  • Soft Tissue Injuries, including Whiplash
  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Psychological Distress

If you have been injured in a rear-end collision in North Carolina, you do not have to face the liable driver or their insurance company alone. Contact our skilled Raleigh car accident attorneys at Roberts & Harris PC today at 919-249-5006 or online to learn how we can help provide exceptional legal solutions for your unique needs today.

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