If I rear-ended another vehicle, am I automatically considered to be at fault?

Most of the time, but not always. A car accident lawyer can help you make sure the circumstances of your accident are portrayed fairly, especially if they show that you are not really at fault.

The law states that drivers must maintain a safe following distance to be able to stop safely if a car stops in front of them. But there are a few exceptions to this rule, which may apply if the other driver makes a sudden and unexpected stop or the crash is part of a chain reaction.