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Determining fault in failure to brake accidents

Numerous Georgia car crashes are the result of someone failing to brake or braking too late. There are several reasons why a motorist may not be able to stop in time to avoid an accident. Some of the most common are human errors, such as failing to pay attention to what the driver in front is doing or following another vehicle too closely so that there is not enough time to stop even if the brakes are applied.

There are also crashes that don't result from human error, such as when a vehicle's brakes fail. This can result in someone not slowing down at all or not slowing down as quickly as they would if their brakes were working properly.

In these situations, drivers may or may not be considered to be at fault if their failing to brake resulted in an accident. If the brakes were faulty due to a manufacturing issue, the driver will probably not be found to be liable. However, if people failed to keep their brake systems maintained, they will probably be liable for the accident.

It's important to determine liability in auto accidents, especially when occupants of other vehicles are seriously injured. Although the insurance company for the driver who hit the car in front may offer a settlement, it is often insufficient to cover all of the losses that the injured victim has incurred. As a result, once liability has been established, an attorney for an injured plaintiff might find it advisable to file a lawsuit against the at-fault motorist seeking medical expenses, lost wages and other damages .

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