Often times, people assume that just because they were rear-ended by another driver they have no fault in the matter. The fact is a lot depends on circumstances surrounding the wreck. If there were no citations issued, sometimes that means the police officer could not determine fault. Sometimes it means the officer did not wish to issue a citation. There have been circumstances where the at fault vehicle was actually the vehicle that was rear-ended.
Sudden stops for no apparent reason can make the person who was rear ended potentially partially liable. Other cases whereby someone is rear-ended but may have fault would be if they did not have their lights on. Independent witnesses help can help determine the surrounding circumstances. If there are no witnesses it can be a he said, she said matter in which clear liability is never established.
Protect yourself by locking down all witnesses statements, and carrying a disposable camera in your glove box so that if you can capture evidence should you be involved in a a rear-end collision.
This is why it is so very important to contact legal counsel immediately after a car crash so that you have some one protecting the evidence that is important to show you are not at fault and did not contribute to the collision.
If you need an Atlanta Car Accident Attorney call my office today at 770-948-5454 for a free consultation.