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I was rear-ended and the other driver said it was my fault. How is that possible since he ran into me?

It likely isn’t your fault. But that won’t stop the other driver or the other driver’s insurance company from trying to put the blame on you. Sometimes, these insurance companies make an argument that a driver like you pulled in front of the other driver or made an improper, unexpected stop, causing the wreck. But these situations are highly unusual.

According to the law, the rules of the road and common sense safety, drivers are required to remain far enough behind you to safely stop their vehicle, and the drivers are required to pay attention so that they notice when you are slowing or stopping.

If you have been involved in an accident where you were rear-ended, speak to a competent auto accident attorney and find out what your legal options are and whether or not you have a case. Each accident like is unique and all the circumstances need to be considered before filing a lawsuit or responding to being sued.

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