Seasoned Sacramento Injury Attorneys
Request a Free Case Review 916.571.0400

Liability for Rear-End Car Accidents in California

In California, rear-end car accidents are one of the most common types of collisions on the road. These accidents occur when one vehicle crashes into the back of another vehicle, typically due to tailgating or distracted driving.

While rear-end collisions may seem relatively minor, they can still result in serious injuries and property damage. As such, it’s important to understand who may be held liable for these types of accidents.

Who Is Liable for a Rear-End Car Accident in California?

In most cases, liability for a rear-end collision is presumed to fall on the driver of the rear vehicle. This is because it’s assumed that the driver wasn’t maintaining a safe distance or wasn’t paying attention to the road.

However, this presumption can be overcome if the driver of the rear vehicle can provide evidence that the accident was caused by factors outside of their control, such as brake failure or sudden and unexpected stopping by the front vehicle. If you were injured by a negligent driver, it’s important to take these possible defenses to liability into account.

Contact Us for Legal Assistance

If you were injured in a rear-end accident or are seeking to understand liability in such cases, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney for personalized legal assistance.

When you need further assistance or have any questions regarding your rear-end accident case, don't hesitate to reach out to our dedicated team at Smolich and Smolich. We are committed to helping you receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today to learn more.