There is not a yes or no answer to this question. It depends. Sometimes if you rear-end another vehicle you are at fault, and other times if you rear-end another vehicle you not are at fault. Under Florida law there is a presumption that if you hit another vehicle from behind that you are at fault. However, if that vehicle suddenly or unexpectedly stops in front of you, for no reason, then there is a defense to that. The defense to that would be that they suddenly and unexpectedly stopped in front of you.

In that specific scenario you may be responsible for some of the accident but not for the entire thing.

For the exact answer to this question it is important that you seek the advice of a Sarasota auto accident attorney to determine whether in the scenario that you find yourself in, you are partially, completely, or not at fault at all, if you were involved in a rear-end collision.

As always, if you have any questions regarding your specific case, feel free to contact the Bradenton Personal Injury Lawyers at Mallard Perez FREE of charge and without obligation 888-409-3805.

Damian Mallard, Esq.
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