Proper drivers always maintain the appropriate distance between their car and the auto in front of them. Unfortunately, in the era of cell phones and texting while driving, drivers often become unaware of their surrounding causing rear-end collisions. These accidents cause serious injuries including herniation, broken bones, muscle tears, sprains, strains, and more. Often, these injuries are permanent in nature resulting in pain and suffering, wage loss, medical bills, prescription bills, and more. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a car, truck, motorcycle, auto, bus, or other type of automobile accident, the Law Offices of Samuel Fishman stands ready to help.
Under Pennsylvania law, a driver is prohibited from following another vehicle too closely:
General rule- The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of the vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway.
This restriction applies not only to cars, but also to any type of motor vehicle. This includes, but is not limited to, cars, buses, trucks, tractor trailers, trolleys, motorcycles, ATV’s, and any other vehicle driven on a road. A driver must always be aware that he or she is not tailgating the vehicle in front and that he or she has sufficient space and time to stop in an emergency.
Factors that must be examined when determining the appropriate amount of space between cars include, but are not limited to:
- Size of Vehicle
- Weight of Vehicle
- Type of Vehicle
- Weather Conditions
- Road Type
- Condition of Road
- Speed of Vehicle
- Location of Vehicle
Contact our office today if you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident. We will immediately schedule your FREE consultation to go over the facts of your case and discuss how our experience can help you obtain a full settlement from the insurance companies. Also, we provide a No Fee Guarantee. This means that you will not pay a single fee until we recover money for you. There is no reason to delay.