Jun 27, 2021
Many drivers have been in a situation in which they want other cars to drive faster. If someone is running late, and the traffic in the fast lane is slower than they’d like, impatience can make it tempting to tailgate. Tailgating is a dangerous behavior that involves following another car too closely, often in an attempt to get the front driver to speed up or change lanes.
While you cannot stop other drivers from tailgating, you can take some steps to prevent tailgating accidents whenever possible. In the event you are injured because someone was tailgating, contact an Illinois car accident attorney for help.
Rear-end crashes happen regularly for a variety of reasons, including tailgating. Some ways you can avoid tailgating include:
If you have an aggressive driver tailgating you, always remember to stay calm.
Sometimes, tailgating will lead to a rear-end crash, and if you suffer injuries or property damages, it is important to know what to do. First, always call 911, especially if the accident happened due to someone tailgating. The police can issue a citation or even make an arrest of drivers who violate the law. This can be used as evidence of liability in your injury claim.
Always get the medical attention and treatment you need for your injuries. Once your physical condition is stable, contact a car accident lawyer in Illinois who can advise you of your options.
After a tailgating crash – or any type of accident – The Law Offices of Thomas A. Morrissey is ready to help. Contact us online for your free case evaluation.
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