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Tailgating Accidents

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 866-208-9311 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:

  • Aggression
  • Distraction
  • Inexperience
  • Lateness
  • Negligence
  • 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 866-208-9311. In personal injury car accident litigation, there is no fee or recovery expenses unless our attorneys make a recovery for the client.

If you would prefer to contact us online, simply fill out and submit the “Free Case Evaluation” form located at the top of this page. It’s strictly confidential and 100 percent FREE to send.

If you are looking for a law firm that has knowledge and experience, you will find it with Simien & Simien, LLC.

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Simien & Simien, LLC strives for perfection, and we take pride in all that we do. We are proud to have earned a trusted reputation across the United States and we are honored that thousands of clients have sought our representation in their legal affairs.
Our firm consists of lawyers licensed to practice in Texas, Louisiana & Mississippi. In addition to these states, we provide representation to clients in various other parts of the country with proper local co-counsel associations. We maintain a trial and appellate litigation practice with an emphasis on serious injury and wrongful death resulting from industrial, vehicular, and other life-threatening or debilitating accidents. The recoveries on individual cases has varied so you should contact us to discuss the potential recovery in your case.

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Baton Rouge
7908 Wrenwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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Phone: 866-208-9311
Fax: 866-208-9311

Lake Charles
Capital One Tower
Suite 1270
Lake Charles, LA 70629

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Phone: 866-208-9311

New Iberia
424 West Main St
New Iberia, LA 70560

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Houston Office
3730 Kirby Drive
Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77098

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1615 Poydras Street
Suite 900
New Orleans, LA 70112

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Our team of dedicated Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi attorneys represent injured persons throughout Louisiana, including Alexandria, Opelousas, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Houma-Thibodeaux, New Orleans, Shreveport, Monroe, and throughout Mississippi and areas of Texas including Orange, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston and the other metro areas.