Fort Campbell, KY asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee

Q: Can I be charged if I rear end a vehicle after they unsafely merge in front of me?

I was the rear most vehicle in a 3 car collision. The vehicle had merged in front of me and I had little to no time to slow and make space between us before the front car brakes suddenly. I was unable to stop before colliding with the vehicle in front of me.

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Absolutely. Following Too Close, Failure to Exercise Due Care, Failure to Yield, are some of the possible Rule of

the Road Violations. If found guilty, then you are per se negligent and possibly liable for the other drivers' damages.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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