I purchased a vehicle in New York in July I paid it in full and a have full coverage with Progressive. My father & I were driving to Florida and we made it to there but a vehicle braked at a yellow light unexpectedly when they could made the flight. My father had his distance but it rained before so the roads were a little wet and the car slid into the car in front of us. My vehicle is most likely a total loss and the other car was a rental but they drove away fine. Florida is a no-fault state and my dad didn't get a ticket. I have back pains which I seeing a chiropractor for and my father has chest pains & Injuries from previous accidents that made his pains worse. The question is should I sue the people that we rear-ended the cops said a lot of accidents happen here for the same reason.
You have uphill
Battle. Are you talking about pursuing a claim for soft tissue injuries? You have little to no chance of success. The cost of pursuing the case us more than the potential results.
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Mr. Stein's answer is spot on. I doubt an attorney will take this case for soft tissue injury alone. Try and schedule a couple of free consultations but as my colleague states it is an uphill battle. Good luck. Hope these answers help?
You've answered your own question when you stated, "a lot of accidents happen for the same reason." Your father is at fault, so you can sue him, but not the other driver. Your father was driving too closely for the weather conditions and rear-ended a driver whom he knew might stop at a yellow light. There is no duty to "make" a yellow light, and a prudent driver stops at one if possible.
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