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When a driver follows too closely behind another driver, this may greatly increase the likelihood of a collision. Often called tailgating, following too closely places the driver at fault and all other drivers and passengers on the road at risk of involvement in a car accident. Maintaining a safe distance behind the vehicle in front of you is important, particularly if the vehicle in front stops suddenly or slows down due to a change in traffic. If you are too close to the vehicle in front, you will have insufficient time to stop and will rear-end the vehicle. When you consider that rear-end accidents are one of the most common types of car accidents, it is easy to see why following too closely is such an issue.
Were you recently rear-ended or injured in any accident that was caused by a driver who was following too closely? An Atlanta car accident attorney at our law firm can help. We represent drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists throughout the Atlanta area who have been injured in collisions caused by irresponsible and reckless drivers.
Atlanta Car Accident Attorney for Tailgating Accidents
We all know the feeling of driving down the street or highway and seeing a driver in our rearview mirror who is following too close for comfort. Perhaps the driver is tailgating because he or she thinks you should be driving faster. Maybe he or she doesn't even notice. Regardless of the other driver's intentions, he or she is placing you at risk of injury.
To learn more about your legal rights in the wake of a car accident caused by a driver who was following too closely behind your vehicle, feel free to contact our offices. We can review your case during a free consultation and can offer you much-needed advice and guidance.
Contact an Atlanta Tailgating Accident Lawyer at our law firm today!