SETexasRecord.com reports that a driver who was struck in a rear-end collision in 2011 has filed a lawsuit against the driver who struck her vehicle.
The accident occurred on a service road for US 69. According to the report, the driver who was struck from behind when the other driver didn’t obey the right light and struck her. The woman is suing for lost wages, mental anguish, pain and suffering and other costs. She also racked up medical bills due to the accident and is suing for those costs, as well.
The lawsuit alleges that the driver who struck the plaintiff was negligent in that they did not obey the light, they were driving too fast and they were tailgating. It also alleges that the driver was not watching out closely enough.
These are common claims in a lawsuit over a rear-end collision. When you take into account how these accidents usually happen, it’s easy to understand how these common claims are usually worked into the lawsuits that follow such a wreck.
People following another car too closely oftentimes end up causing rear end collisions. This can happen because the other driver is impatient or because they’re simply inconsiderate of the other drivers on the road. The basic physics involved when cars are traveling down the road should be enough to warn such drivers to back up and keep adequate distance, but they often do not and these drivers end up serious hurting and even sometimes killing the people that they hit because they tailgate.
People who try to rush through yellow lights or run fresh red lights oftentimes cause the accidents, as well. Remember that you’re under no obligation to break the law simply because someone behind you is in a rush and, if the strike you because they want to get through a light before it turns red, you may be able to sue them for negligence because of that.
Lawsuits provide a way for the victims of negligent drivers to get compensation. Because these victims are oftentimes facing very significant medical expenses, the loss of their ability to earn money and other hardships, these lawsuits are oftentimes the best means for people to recover their damages. An attorney will be able to investigate a rear-end collision and let you know whether or not it’s likely that a lawsuit would be to your advantage.