Is it true in the state of Colorado who ever hits a person from behind is at fault in a car accident ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Colorado Springs, CO

Is it true in the state of Colorado who ever hits a person from behind is at fault in a car accident ?

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  1. Daniel Nelson Deasy

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    Answered . No.

    As I just posted, however, there is a presumption of negligence against the rear-ending driver that is rebuttable. That means the driver who rear-ended the other car can fight liability.

    Good luck.

    Dan

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  2. Christopher Daniel Leroi

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    Answered . Mr. Deasy is correct. There is a presumption of negligence, but you can overcome that. Officers love to write following too closely and careless driving tickets in that situation just as a matter of course for whomever rear-ended another driver. However, there are MANY instances in which the trailing driver did nothing wrong.

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  3. Michael Charles Doland

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    Answered . It is not a "rule" but a "presumption" (since "presumably" the following car was the last able to prevent the accident (except for following too close, too fast, etc.)

    The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advice" but analysis, and different lawyers may... more
  4. Kevin Coluccio

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    Answered . It is a presumption, as noted by the others.

  5. David B Pittman

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    Answered . There is a presumption of guilt in a rear end collision but nothing is ever 100%. Call a lawyer if you are still unsure.

  6. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . No. Typically the car that hits another in the rear is liable 9 times out of 10. Have a local car accident lawyer investigate your accident.

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