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I was rear-ended and then pushed into the car in front of me. am I at fault for this car accident

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Unfortunately, it is very common for a car to get rear-ended so hard that it is forced into the car in front of it. Many people believe that if you rear-end someone, you are at fault no matter what – even if you are pushed into the car in front of you. Some people believe that they might be at fault because they should have been farther away from the car in front of them to avoid crashing into them if they were rear-ended. However, even in rear end accidents, liability is not always clear.

Am I Liable if I Hit the Car in Front of Me After I Was Rear-Ended By Another Driver?

If you are rear-ended and then pushed into another car in front of you, you are not at fault for the crash. The party that rear-ended you at such a high speed, forcing you into the car in front of you is absolutely at fault for the car accident. If the person in the car in front of you claims that they felt two impacts instead of one, then the insurance adjusters handling your case may blame you for causing the car accident.

If a Car Hits You and You Hit Another Car Who is At Fault?

If a vehicle rear-ends you and you end up colliding with the vehicle in front of you, the motorist who rear-ended you is liable for the accident. Unfortunately, the driver you hit may decide to file a claim or lawsuit against you and the driver that hit you. In some cases, you may be held liable for part of the driver’s damages, depending on the circumstances of the accident. If you were involved in a chain reaction accident, exchange insurance information with all motorists involved and contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney can investigate the accident and uncover the truth, establishing liability and building a strong case that will hold the negligent motorist responsible for your damages and the accident-related damages of the driver you hit.

If I Got Rear Ended And Hit the Car in Front of Me, What Do I Do?

If you’re involved in a chain reaction collision, make sure you document the accident scene with as much detail as possible.

This can include:

  • Take pictures of all of the vehicles involved at a variety of different angles, take photos of traffic conditions, and anything else that may have contributed to the accident
  • Obtain contact information from all parties involved
  • Obtain contact information if anyone witnessed the accident
  • Contact law enforcement
  • Notify your insurance company
  • Contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible

Contact Us Today

If you’ve been involved in a chain reaction accident and you’re not sure who was at fault, contact a car accident lawyer at Lem Garcia Law to schedule a free consultation. We can discuss the facts of your case, answer any questions you may have, and help you determine the best way to proceed. If you decide to work with us, we can start on your case right away, and help you recover the compensation you’re owed for an accident that was not your fault.

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