How Often Does Tailgating Cause a Car Accident in Mississippi?

How Often Does Tailgating Cause a Car Accident in Mississippi?

Tailgating is a form of aggressive driving where one car drives very closely behind another. Tailgating is dangerous and puts drivers at high risk for an accident. There are so many things that can quickly change when driving and if drivers tailgate they aren’t giving themselves or the car they are riding near much room or time to react appropriately. The damages that result from tailgating accidents affect both cars. 

If you were injured in a car accident in Mississippi from a car that was tailgating you or engaging in some other type of reckless action, call Germany Law Firm, PLLC today. Bob Germany is a Jackson car accident attorney that will advocate on your behalf so you can be fairly compensated for your losses.

How Does Tailgating Lead to an Accident in Mississippi?

How Can Tailgating Cause a Mississippi Car AccidentSometimes a driver isn’t paying attention when it comes to driving behind another car far too closely. Other times a driver is impatient and is trying to force a car to speed up or change lanes by tailgating. Tailgating often leads to rear-end crashes. Rear-end crashes are known for causing whiplash injuries. It is always a good idea when driving to give your car plenty of room from others when possible because should a hazard arise, you will have enough space to maneuver your car safely. This reduces your risk of being in an accident.

Tailgating causes accidents by:

  • Diminishing the time a driver has to brake and stop from crashing into another car.
  • Cars that slam on the brakes can hit the car in front of them and cause a chain reaction with cars piling up behind as well.
  • Having to quickly react to a changing situation with little space can also cause drivers to lose control of their cars.

Tailgating happens quite frequently, and approximately 23% of all car accidents are those where a car is hit from behind. These accidents cause more than 2,000 deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries every year in the country.

Negligent drivers that engage in tailgating activities and other forms of aggressive driving can be held accountable for the damages that result from an accident they cause. It is very common for victims of tailgating accidents to require medical treatment and even surgery to help them manage their injuries. Medical costs, property damages, lost wages, and pain and suffering are all possible damages to include in a personal injury claim. To learn more about how you can be fairly and fully compensated for the harm that you endured call the Germany Law Firm.

Speak to a Mississippi Car Accident Attorney Today

Car accidents in Mississippi are shocking and unsettling experiences. When injuries result, it can be a difficult road to recovery and victims may also have to spend considerable time away from work to heal. Bob Germany is a Jackson car accident lawyer that has more than 40 years of experience holding negligent parties accountable for their actions and getting victims the settlements they deserve. You can schedule a free consultation with Germany Law Firm, PLLC by calling (601) 487-0555.