Who is at fault when you get rear ended?

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Generally when you are hit in the rear by another vehicle and both cars a re moving on a road the party in the back is deemed at fault. This is not always the case depending on factors causing the accident but most of the time it is the fault of the person who hit the other one in the rear. The reason for this is that if you hit someone from behind, you are the one who could have stopped the accident from happening. You were usually following the other vehicle too closely and did not have time to stop. This is usually the case.

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Who is at fault if you are rear ended?

It depends on the situation. If you stoped short and got rear ended it is your fault. But if you stoped becasue the driver in front of you stoped then it is that persons fault. If you are sitting at a stop light and get rear ended it is there fault. If you are parked in a parking zone and get rear ended it is there fault. Hope this Helped

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