Rear end collisions – here’s what you need to know

Rear end collisions can happen to even the most experienced and cautious drivers. While rear end collisions can often be unexpected and sudden – due to a momentary loss of concentration or a lapse in judgement and unfortunate events – determining fault can often be tricky. We investigate a few types of rear end collisions and the possible at-fault drivers.

These are general guidelines and we advise that you speak to the experts when determining fault – call our team, we’ll help you.

Scenario 1

Two cars are involved. Generally it is the driver who hit from behind or caused the accident that will be at fault and liable for damages.

Scenario 2

There are two cars involved and one rolls back. Generally in this instance, the driver in front or the driver who rolls back – regardless of how close the other car is – is at fault.

Scenario 3

Three or more cars are involved. Determining fault in this instance is often a lot trickier. In some cases it could be the last car in the pile up that is deemed responsible. However, the exact circumstances will come into play – for instance, were the first two cars already stationary.

The specifics of your accident will need an individual assessment – need help in determining fault? Contact our team at Carbiz, we’ll help you.

How should you get around while your car is getting repaired? 

Bypass any inconvenience by securing an accident replacement vehicle – as the driver who is not at fault, you are eligible for a like for like hire car. The costs are for the account of the at fault driver – so be sure to speak to the experts at Carbiz, we’ll help you. 📞1300 889 256

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