Rear end collisions are one of the most common types of collisions that happen on the road. If this has happened to you, you may want to make an injury claim in Launceston. There are quite a few reasons why rear end collisions happen. Below are some of the common reasons for rear end collisions.
Tailgating may lead to an injury claim in Launceston due to a rear end collision
Tailgating is one of the most common reasons for rear end collisions. It simply means that you are following too close to the car in front of you. When you are doing this, it greatly reduces the amount of time that you have to act if the person in front of you stops. That’s why so many people have accidents. Generally if the person is following too close, they will hit the car front of them and they will be at fault.
Not paying attention may result in an injury claim
There are a lot of distractions that fight for drivers’ attention these days. Using mobile phones, eating, cosmetic use, listening to music, chatting with passengers, reaching into the rear seats, and other things can often cause a car accident because a person isn’t paying attention.
Driving while intoxicated may lead to an injury claim
Most people think of driving while intoxicated meaning driving drunk, but that is just part of it. You can be intoxicated without even taking a drink of liquor. For example, many medications will cause intoxication when they’ve been taken. These kinds of medications will often have a warning on the bottle that says that they should not be taken while driving.
Weather conditions may result in injury claims
Ice, slush, high winds, file, and rain often will lead to less-than-perfect weather conditions for driving. Even though you can’t control what the weather is, you can control whether or not you drive in the weather.
Defects in the road
Sometimes you can have a perfectly fine day for driving and something unexpected happens, such as a pothole in the road. These kinds of hazards can lead to an accident and sometimes injuries.
Construction may result in injury claims
People tend to drive differently around construction areas. They either drive way too quickly for the construction zone or they make crazy decisions that put everyone’s lives at risk. Either way, people don’t make the best decisions when they’re driving in a construction area.
Brake lights that are faulty
Sometimes a car will have brake lights that aren’t working well. This means that when the car is stopped, the person behind them doesn’t realise they have stopped and will often hit them. That’s why it’s important to make sure that your brake lights are working before going out on the road. Otherwise, it may result in an injury claim in Launceston.
Broken down vehicles often result in rear end collisions
Often a car will break down in the middle of the road and people are going too fast to be able to stop in time. This will lead to a rear end collision and often lead to injuries. It’s important to always have flares in your car so that people understand that you have broken down.
To find out more about making an injury claim in Launceston, get in touch. Call 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 29th October 2013
Author: David Brown