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Tailgating Accidents

Tailgating accidents can easily be prevented, but they continue to occur. When a driver does not observe a safe distance between his car and the car in front of him, there is not enough time to stop when needing to avoid an accident. The faster he is driving, the more dangerous this becomes. Interstate highways such as I-87 and I-278 can be just as hazardous as local streets with little traffic.

In Pelham Bay, Morris Park, and throughout other locations, tailgating accidents can be caused by reckless or negligent driving. Icy roadways or other uncontrollable factors can also increase the risk. Approximately one-third of car accidents involve tailgating. Reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration include more than 900,000 injuries and around 2,000 fatalities from tailgating accidents.

Tailgating Injuries

Tailgating Injuries can be catastrophic:

  • Brain injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal injuries
  • Wrist, arm, and shoulder injuries
  • Leg and lower back injuries
  • Lacerations and cuts
  • Burn injuries


Liability is not the only factor in tailgating accidents. In some instances, a tailgating driver may be able to obtain compensation for his injuries even if he is held liable for another driver’s injuries. Whether you or someone else was responsible for an accident, you need accident lawyers New York for the compensation you deserve.

Tips to Prevent Tailgating Accidents

You can do your part to prevent a tailgating accident. Start with some tips to make driving a safer experience.

  • Take note of the car ahead of you, and keep a safe driving distance. The three second rule will ensure you have adequate time to stop.
  • Drive slower when it is raining or snowing.
  • Plan your trip in advance so you have plenty of time. Tailgating is often caused by drivers who are impatient or rushed.
  • If the vehicle in front of you is moving too slowly, pass the vehicle when it is safe to do. Do not drive too close to a slow-moving car.
  • If the vehicle behind you is tailgating, allow them to pass. Take an exit or move to the next lane.
  • Whenever possible, use the right-hand lane so vehicles behind you can easily pass.

Whether you were at fault for a tailgating accident or another driver was responsible, you need an experienced car accident lawyer NY. Your rights will be protected when you call the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. for a free consultation.

You may enjoy reading this other article about Car Accident: (published just before this one): Defective Tires Can Cause Car Accidents.

You may enjoy reading this other article about Car Accident: (published just after this one): Car Accidents at Intersections.


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