Rear End Collisions

Dallas/Fort Worth Car Accident Attorney

If you have been involved in a rear end collision, contact the Law Offices of William Berenson. Attorney William Berenson is a successful Fort Worth rear end collision lawyer who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has over 37 years of personal injury experience and understands how difficult it can be to recover after a car accident. Bill Berenson has spent his career aggressively fighting for the rights of injured Texans.

Rear End Collisions in the DFW Area

Rear end collisions are one of the most common types of auto accidents in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and occur when the front of one vehicle collides with the rear of another. They can range from high-speed accidents on busy highways to low speed fender benders in city streets.

Who is Responsible for a Rear End Collision?

The conventional wisdom is that the driver in the rear is the one responsible for a rear end collision. However, that is not always the case. Several factors can determine who is at fault in a rear end collision, such as:

  • The speed at which the drivers were traveling;
  • Whether either driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
  • The weather conditions at the time of the accident;
  • The amount of space the driver in the rear left between himself and the car in front;
  • Whether there were any eyewitnesses;
  • The possible fault of a third party, such as a pedestrian or bicyclist; and
  • Whether one driver was driving aggressively or acting out of “road rage.”

Based in the Fort Worth area, rear end collision attorney William Berenson understands that the bottom line is that in many cases the question of who was at fault cannot necessarily be boiled down to a simple rule of thumb. Under Texas law, the question that must be answered is “which driver was being careless or reckless?”

For example, if a driver runs into the car in front of him because he was not paying attention to the road as he was texting a friend, the driver who was texting is more likely to be found to be at fault for the accident. However, if a driver in front is travelling at an extremely low speed for no reason and is then rear ended, then the driver in front may be found to be responsible. A party who is not 100% free of fault can sometimes still recover in Texas courts if that driver can show that the other driver was more at fault. An experienced injury attorney can evaluate whether you have a valid claim under these circumstances.

What To Do if You Have Been Involved in A Rear End Collision

If you have recently been involved in a rear end collision in the Metroplex area, regardless of whether your car was in front or in back, you should speak to an experienced Fort Worth rear end collision attorney immediately. Even in cases where neither driver was cited by the police, there still may be a cause of action to recover damages. To find out what rights you have as an accident victim, contact the Law Offices of William Berenson. Attorney Bill Berenson has over 37 years of personal injury experience and is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Contact Attorney Berenson online, or call him at 817-855-8000 locally, or 1-888-801-8585 toll-free to set up a free initial consultation with a rear end collision lawyer in Fort Worth.

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