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Rear-ended In FL? A West Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyer Explains Why.

Each year, approximately 2.5 million rear-end accidents occur in the United States. In fact, rear-end crashes are the most frequently reported type of motor vehicle accident in Florida.

Nearly all Florida rear-end accidents are preventable. According to West Palm Beach car accident lawyer David Glatthorn, the most common cause of Palm Beach rear-end collisions is driver negligence. Driver negligence that can lead to rear-end accidents includes:

  • Tailgating
  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Failure to properly maintain a vehicle

Tailgating: A driver is tailgating if he does not maintain a safe distance between his vehicle and the vehicle in front of him. When a driver follows too closely, he does have enough distance to safely stop if the unexpected occurs. The driver may rear-end the vehicle in front of him. For this reason, our Palm Beach injury attorneys recommend that drivers follow the "three-second rule."
 
Driver Distraction, drowsy driving, and impaired driving: A car travelling at 60 miles per hour can cover the length of a football field in one second. A moment's distraction can lead to a West Palm Beach rear-end car accident, even if the driver allowed a safe following distance.

Failure to properly maintain a vehicle: Broken or burnt out tail lights or headlights, damaged or worn tires, or faulty brakes can contribute to West Palm Beach rear-end crashes.

If you or a loved one was involved in a Florida rear-end collision and you believe that a negligent driver is at fault, you should consider speaking with a West Palm Beach car accident lawyer. You may be entitled to damages for your injuries or property damage. To learn more, contact the Law Office of David Glatthorn at 866-413-5525.

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Since 1980, Attorney David Glatthorn has been serving the residents of West Palm Beach. He works in many areas of personal injury law, including car accidents, slip and fall injuries, workplace injuries and many others. Attorney Glatthorn is known for his dedication and experience. If you were injured due to another person's negligence, call David Glatthorn Law today.