In the city of San Luis Obispo, an auto accident can easily be caused by tailgating. Tailgating is the act of following the vehicle in front of you too closely. In general, it is advisable for the driver of a vehicle to see the cars of the vehicle in front of them making contact with the road.
Tailgating is a dangerous practice that is undertaken by many. People tailgate for a variety of reasons, but most typically because they believe the vehicle in front of them is moving too slowly. People believe that if they tailgate, the driver in front of them will speed up. What may happen is that the vehicle ahead could slam on its brakes and the tailgating driver will end up causing a rear-end collision. If a driver notices that the vehicle behind is driving too closely, they may want to try and let that vehicle pass.
When a person is struck from behind while driving, the offending driver may have been following too closely. When that occurs, the driver who was following too closely could be held liable for that accident as well as any property damage or injuries that occurred. If the driver of the first vehicle was injured, the offending driver may have to pay for medical bills, lost wages and more.
A driver who is injured in a vehicle collision caused by a tailgating driver should seek the advice of an experienced vehicle accident attorney. Victims may be eligible to receive damages for any type of injury that they experienced as a cause of the accident.