Omaha Tailgating Accident Lawyers
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated that around one-third or all rear-end collisions across the country are caused by tailgating, or following too closely.
Tailgating is when another driver chooses to follow the vehicle in-front of them too closely. This negligent driving action greatly reduces that driver’s ability to react to a sudden situation, which ultimately leads to many accidents across our Nebraska roadways. While this may come as no surprise, most drivers on our roadways may not even know they are tailgating before it is too late.
At Inkelaar Law, our Omaha tailgating accident attorneys have sympathy for all injured victims and their families, as we understand the great emotional and financial struggles associated with these types of accidents.
To begin exploring your legal options, or to receive your absolutely free case evaluation, complete the form to the right of this page, or simply give us a call at 1-877-537-4665 today.
Why Do People Tailgate?
There are dozens of reasons a driver may tailgate, however these drivers may not realize the dangers of their actions. Several sources have demonstrated that an average of 6.8 million car accidents in the United States is caused by tailgating each year.
Some reasons people tailgate include:
- Aggressive driving
- Assume they always have the right of way
- Careless driving
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
- Ignorant driving
- Reckless driving
- Road rage
- Running late for something
In most cases, tailgating drivers are impatient, which creates a dangerous situation for every driver in the surrounding area. Of course, there are several ways to avoid a tailgating driver.
How Do I Avoid Tailgating?
Although a driver caught tailgating may face penalties, these drivers continue to do so regardless of the consequences. As responsible members of our community, there are several things we can do in order to avoid there negligent behaviors.
Some ways to avoid tailgating include:
- Abide by all traffic laws
- Drive the speed limit
- Follow 10 feet for every 10 miles per hour
- Follow 20 feet for every 10 miles per hour in adverse weather conditions
- Practice defensive driving techniques
- Travel in the right lane; pass in the left only
Unfortunately, we may not always be able to avoid a tailgating driver, therefore we must remember to never apply our brakes quickly, flash our lights at these drivers, or do anything to increase their aggressive and negligent driving behaviors.
Contact our Nebraska Auto Accident Lawyers Today
When a negligent tailgating driver brings harm to an innocent and safe driver, our attorneys at Inkelaar Law believe that these individuals must be held accountable for their actions and pay for all losses and damages they have caused.
Located in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, our attorneys are able to serve clients throughout the entire area and elsewhere needed. Some of the locations our attorneys serve include, but are not limited to:
- Grand Island
For more information about our attorneys, or if you believe you may have a case, we welcome you to contact us for your free case evaluation by completing the form at the top of this page or simply by giving us a call at 1-877-537-4665 today.