Q: I was traveling on the highway in Arkansas going 35mph when the car in front of me stopped suddenly stopped w/o warning.
I preceded to rear end him because of his abrupt stop, there was no reason for there to be a vehicle stopped in the middle of the highway without hazards on or some other indication as to this action, and there was nothing provoking him otherwise to do so. I was following at least 3 car lengths and I believe I was doing everything within the law to maintain proper driving procedure.
A: I'm sorry about your accident. Unfortunately, in virtually any jurisdiction, fault is almost always attributed to the vehicle in the rear. Your insurance carrier will assign an attorney to you if the other vehicle's occupants were injured and they decide to sue. Your attorney would raise the issue of the abrupt stop on the part of the other driver. Before thinking about making any further posts anywhere, speak with your insurance carrier. In the interest of their investigation and their defense strategy, their attorneys or liability examiners may not appreciate your statements in a public forum. Good luck
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