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Someone Rear-Ended Me Last Weekend While I Was Sitting At A Traffic Light Causing My Vehicle To Hit The Rear Bumper of The Car In Front Of Me

Am I at fault?

Sorry this happened to you. In Louisiana when a rear-end collision occurs the law actually provides a presumption that the rear, or “following,” motorist was negligent. If you were injured in a rear-end collision in Louisiana, you can assume that the rear car that caused your accident, any damages and any injuries, was negligent.

Louisiana Revised Statute 32:81 states that rear following vehicles shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent.

If you have questions regarding Personal Injury after an automobile accident, call the Gertler Law Firm at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation.