As a Miami personal injury lawyer, I see lots and lots of car accident cases! The majority of these cases involve a rear end collision. Most people mistakenly believe that just because you hit someone, you are automatically at fault. However, that is not always the case. In Florida, there is a rebuttable presumption of negligence in a rear end car accident case. That means the driver that hit the other driver is presumed negligent unless they can prove otherwise.
Why is liability important? Once liability is established, the only question is damages. If you can prove that it was not your fault for crashing into the car in front of you, there is no opportunity for the other driver to sue you and collect money from you, your insurance company, or both.
There are situations, way too many to list here, where it is not your fault for crashing into the driver in front of you. It is up to you to present the evidence that you were not the cause of the crash. If you are ruled at fault for causing an accident, your insurance premiums will certainly go up for years.
If you find yourself in a car accident, either causing the accident or getting hit, our Kendall personal injury lawyer can guide you through the process and fight for your rights. We are available 24.7 to speak with you. Consultations are always FREE! 786-815-6296 or visit http://tsitoslaw.com