November 22, 2010 by admin
Tailgating, driving too closely behind another vehicle, may contribute to a third of all accidents.
Drivers may tailgate because they are driving while impaired, enraged, or hurrying. A driver being followed by a tailgater should change lanes, make a turn, or get out of the tailgater’s way. Anyone injured in tailgating accidents should obtain legal counsel.
Tailgating leads to a death
A nurse assistant, who slowed to pass a disabled vehicle blocking the road, died a half hour after being violently struck from behind by a speeding tractor-trailer. Her husband sued the driver of the tractor-trailer and his employer, alleging the tractor-trailer driver followed too closely. The parties settled after a jury trial awarded significant compensatory and punitive damages.