The odds are likely that you will eventually be involved in some sort of car accident. The most common accident is a rear-end collision.

Of course you do not want to be at fault for a Los Angeles car accident. The effects of a rear-end accident can be bad. Often times this type of accident will result in serious injuries, smashed up cars, financial loss, and emotional suffering.

You may be wondering how you can stay safe and not be the cause of a rear-end car accident in California. Three things you can do as a driver to ensure that you are not at fault are:

  • Don’t follow too closely – Following a car in front of you is very dangerous. It is also illegal. Following too closely, or tailgating, will prevent you from having enough room or time to react to any adjustments the driver in front of you makes.
  • Stay focused – One of the common causes of a rear-end collision is for the driver to become distracted. When your attention is adverted from the road and the cars in front of you, you will not be able to react if the driver slows.
  • Allow time to stop – A driver should never wait until the last minute to brake. Allow yourself plenty of time when coming to an intersection or stop sign to gradually slow and come to stop.

Even though you may take the steps to prevent an accident does not mean other drivers will do the same. If you have been injured in an accident you need to contact a skilled Los Angeles car accident attorney at Steinberg for a free case evaluation: 1-800-350-8888

Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982
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