While the question of who is at fault when you are rear-ended appears to be a very simple, straightforward question, it often is not.Who is at fault in a rear-end collision in Louisiana?

Let’s address the simple answer first: If you are hit from behind while driving down the road, it is usually the other driver who is at fault. But the real issue here is who was negligent in their driving. Negligence is the basis for most car accident claims, and the negligent person is responsible to compensate for any damage or injury caused by their failure to drive responsibly.

Rear-end accidents are almost always due to the rear driver tailgating, driving too fast, or driving while distracted – all cases of negligence. However, in a few circumstances, the front driver may be at fault. 

If you were involved in a rear-end accident in Louisiana, and there is a question as to who was at fault, you may need to consult with an attorney.  Give us a call at 985-240-9773 for a free analysis of your case.

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Loyd J. Bourgeois
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Accident, injury, and disability attorney serving Luling, Metairie, New Orleans, and South Louisiana