DLP represents seriously injured Tailgating Victims in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Date: January 18, 2018
Posted In: Auto Accidents

Tailgating is a Top Cause of Auto Accidents

Under Pennsylvania law, all drivers are required to be able to bring their vehicles to a safe stop within the distance ahead that the driver can clearly see.  Accordingly, when one driver rear-ends another, the at-fault driver is almost always the one who struck the other driver’s vehicle in the rear.   The applicable motor vehicle code section is 75 Pa.C.S.A. 3361 and it actually focuses on the driver’s speed.  The statute states the following:

Common Causes of Tailgating Accidents

No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing, nor at a speed greater than will permit the driver to bring his vehicle to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead. Consistent with the foregoing, every person shall drive at a safe and appropriate speed when approaching and crossing an intersection or railroad grade crossing, when approaching and going around curve, when approaching a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway and when special hazards exist with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions.

Hurt by a Tailgater? Contact our Pennsylvania Auto Accident Attorneys

The statute applies to rear-end tailgating accidents where the at-fault driver is alleged to have been following the vehicle in front of him too closely at an unsafe speed.  DLP regularly represents individuals who have been seriously injured by tailgating drivers who caused rear-end collisions on Northeastern Pennsylvania highways and roadways.  DLP fights the tailgating driver’s insurance company to recover substantial damages on behalf of its’ seriously injured clients.  If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact the personal injury attorneys at DLP for a free, confidential no-obligation consultation today. Injury? Call DLP! (570) C-A-L-L-D-L-P

John Finnerty
Attorney Finnerty has been representing clients in Northeastern Pennsylvania as an Attorney with Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP for over 25 years.