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Oakland Rear-End Accident Attorney

Car Accident Lawyer Serving Oakland, CA

Of all the types of car accidents, rear-end collisions are the most common. If you were involved in a rear-end accident in the Oakland area and you are interested in finding out about your right to financial compensation, an attorney at the Law Offices of Clancy & Diaz, LLP can help. Our firm represents clients in rear-end car accident insurance claims and lawsuits throughout Oakland and the surrounding areas, and we offer a free initial consultation to talk to you about your particular case.

Fault in a Rear-End Accident

In most rear-end accident cases fault is assumed to lie with the driver of the second car, the car that collided with the rear end of the first car. Following too closely is the most common cause of rear-end accidents. If the second driver is too close to the first driver in regard to their current rate of travel, the second driver will be unable to stop in time if the first driver slows or stops suddenly. Another common cause of rear-end car accidents is a driver who is distracted. Taking one's eyes from the road for even a second may mean that one will not notice that traffic ahead has slowed or stopped until it is too late to avoid a collision.

There are some cases where a rear-end accident is not entirely the fault of the second driver or is not the second driver's fault at all. For example, the driver of the first car may swerve suddenly in front of the second driver, making it impossible for the second driver to allow a safe distance between the vehicles until it is too late.

Evaluating the circumstances of your particular rear-end accident will be an important part of the service that our law firm provides in handling your case.

To learn more about how we can establish what caused your accident and what your case may be worth, contact an Oakland rear-end accident lawyer at our firm today.