Also known as following too closely, tailgating is a dangerous behavior practiced by negligent or inexperienced drivers everywhere. Consistently, tailgating is a leading cause of auto accidents as it decreases the amount of reaction time between vehicles.
Data from the Louisiana State Police reports that approximately 60 percent of all accidents are in some way related to a vehicle tailgating another vehicle. According to state law, a vehicle, “shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent.”
If you or a loved one was involved in a car accident because another driver was tailgating, you may be entitled to compensation. The confident and compassionate litigators of Simien & Simien, LLC, are ready to fight for your rights, and we will always seek the maximum amount of compensation due to our clients.
To find out how we can help, call our legal team today at 800-374-8422 or fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form located on the right side of this page. Your first consultation is 100 percent FREE, there is no obligation and your case details are always confidential.
Why Do Drivers Tailgate?
Although tailgating is illegal in Louisiana, many individuals continually engage in this reckless behavior, creating a very dangerous habit for themselves and their fellow motorists. Drivers can follow too closely for a number of reasons:
- Poor visibility, etc.
Tailgating is not only a negligent behavior that can cause serious injury, but it is also an action that is punishable by Louisiana law. If you are being tailgated, it is best to get out of the way of the vehicle that is following you and not to engage in irrational behavior, like honking your horn or tapping your breaks. These behaviors will only exacerbate the situation, not solve it.
Contact a skilled car accident lawyer to see how you can fight for the rights of you and your loved ones if you were the victim of another driver’s negligence. Tailgating is rude and careless, and the individuals who endanger the lives of others on the road should be brought to justice.
Louisiana Tailgating Car Accident Attorneys With Experience
At Simien & Simien, LLC, we understand collisions from tailgating can impact the lives of car accident victims, and we want to stand up for the rights of those who were injured in court. With a tremendous amount of legal experience, the law offices or Simien & Simien, LLC, have a team of knowledgeable, highly skilled lawyers and staff members who are ready to assist the victims of tailgating injuries.
The firm has offices in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles, where our seasoned litigators represent clients across the state of Louisiana.
Contact Simien & Simien, LLC, by calling 800-374-8422. In personal injury car accident litigation, there is no fee or recovery expenses unless our attorneys make a recovery for the client.
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