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Sudden Stops: How to Know Who is Liable in an Orlando Accident

When you are forced to stop suddenly, or the car in front of you quickly comes to a stop, the chances of an Orlando car accident occurring skyrocket. While drivers are taught to follow the vehicles in front of them at a safe distance, the need to stop can happen so quickly that by the time a driver reacts and comes to a complete stop, it may be too late. This can lead to a rear-end collision.

A common myth in a rear-end collision is that the driver who hit the car in front of them is automatically at fault. However, upon investigation, the opposite is sometimes true.

Here are a few of the ways liability is determined in sudden-stop car accidents in Orlando.

  • Was there an emergency that required a sudden stop?In cases where there has been an emergency that requires a driver to make a sudden stop, such as a road hazard or traffic incident, the driver that makes the sudden stop may not have time to signal or slow cautiously and is therefore not deemed negligent.
  • How congested were the roadways when the sudden stop occurred?In many cases, courts rule that if the roadways are congested, all drivers must anticipate a sudden stop, and should drive accordingly.
  • Was there a turn signal to notify of the upcoming turn?If a driver is simply making a sudden sharp turn without proper signaling, they may be deemed negligent by the court and ruled liable for the Orlando auto accident.

Hire an Experienced Orlando Auto Accident Attorney

Being in a crash is a scary situation and you may need the help of a reputable Orlando auto accident attorney. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Auto Justice Attorney have helped people in sudden stop accidents prove fault of the other driver when possible. Contact us today (407-422-4529) to learn more how we can help you with your sudden-stop Orlando auto accident.

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