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Dangers of Tailgating

When another driver follows a person too closely, he or she puts not only him or herself in danger of a car accident, but the driver he or she is tailgating as well. Because tailgating dramatically increases the chances of an accident occurring, it is a driving action that people should do their best to avoid. Unfortunately, many drivers persist in this behavior, exposing themselves and others to the many dangers tailgating presents.

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a car accident because of a tailgating driver, that driver should be held accountable for their lack of responsibility. Contact an experienced San Diego car accident attorney of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123 to learn about your situation, options, and how we can fight for you.

Why Tailgating is Dangerous

Among other reckless driving behaviors, tailgating is responsible for many accidents and injuries. It is a dangerous practice for many reasons, as a tailgating driver:

  • May not be able to break soon enough to avoid an accident
  • May not see oncoming obstructions in roadways
  • May exhibit other aggressive driving behaviors

For these and other reasons, tailgating is an extremely dangerous practice. Victims of tailgating drivers are often left with jarring, sudden-impact injuries, like back or neck injuries. These injuries can lead to the need for extensive medical treatment, which many people cannot afford. However, through holding the responsible party liable in a personal injury lawsuit, they may be the ones responsible for covering these expenses.

Contact Us

In order to learn more about your legal options after being hit by a tailgating driver, contact an experienced San Diego auto accident lawyer of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123. Our legal team is devoted to fighting for victims of car accidents and may be able to put our services and knowledge to work for you.

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