Akron, CO asked in Car Accidents for Colorado

Q: is it legal to stop in the left lane of an interstate highway if there is no reason causing an accident {no Injury?)

Vehicle A braked hard and swerved to miss skis laying in the lane (Vehicle B is behind V-A, sees the ski also and begins braking with sufficient time to stop). V-A clears the skis and starts to continue on the comes to a complete stop in lane. No Emergency flashers or other form of signaling. (V-B sees V-A start to continue, releases brake action to begin to accelerate losing safe stopping distance when V-A abruptly stops, causing V-B to hit the rear of V-A. V-B gets cited for following to close.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The vehicle in the rear is primarily seen as being liable in rear-end settings. However, there a number of factors here that could warrant a closer examination. Try to arrange a free, initial consult with a local attorney. Good luck

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