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So I got into a car accident today. My dad was driving, and someone stopped at a green light for no reason so he bumped the back of their car. And the other driver started yelling at my dad and trying to blame him even though she stopped unsafely xD

Anyone else been in a car accident?
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Only had cars take my wing mirrors off thankfully. I can't imagine how stressful a serious accident would be.
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jackson1191 wroteSo I got into a car accident today. My dad was driving, and someone stopped at a green light for no reason so he bumped the back of their car. And the other driver started yelling at my dad and trying to blame him even though she stopped unsafely xD

Anyone else been in a car accident?
yep I've been in a really bad accident, doing 60 on the motorway and the car slipped out and flipped.
Had a broken collarbone and just scratches and cuts on my face! Luckily I was on my own.
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Your dad was probably in the wrong.
Drivers are expected to keep to a safe distance because sudden stops do happen.
The onus to keep a safe distance usually outweighs the onus to not stop suddenly as well.
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No but yesterday I almost got into one going from a parking lot into a turning lane, it would have been mu fault but even then I just didn't care and kept listening to my music
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MrWednesday wroteYour dad was probably in the wrong.
Drivers are expected to keep to a safe distance because sudden stops do happen.
The onus to keep a safe distance usually outweighs the onus to not stop suddenly as well.


It wasn't my dad's fault. He was keeping a safe distance and wasn't expecting someone to stop at a green light so there was nothing he could do...
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jackson1191 wrote
MrWednesday wroteYour dad was probably in the wrong.
Drivers are expected to keep to a safe distance because sudden stops do happen.
The onus to keep a safe distance usually outweighs the onus to not stop suddenly as well.


It wasn't my dad's fault. He was keeping a safe distance and wasn't expecting someone to stop at a green light so there was nothing he could do...


That doesn't make sense.

If he was keeping a safe enough distance but didn't stop in time then he wasn't paying enough attention.
If he was paying enough attention but didn't have time to stop then he wasn't keeping a safe enough distance.

I'm not saying this is right (to be honest I think it is), but this is how insurance companies and courts usually view this kind of accident.

Saying he didn't expect it doesn't absolve him of fault.
Drivers are expected to expect sudden stops. People run out into roads, dogs and cats are hit by cars, accidents up ahead cause someone to hit their brakes, a cars brakes could malfunction and cause a sudden stop.
These are all things that drivers are expected to bear in mind when driving behind someone else.
Not every individual possibility obviously, but the general possibility of a sudden stop is always there and people should drive as though they are always not just possible but probable.
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MrWednesday wrote
jackson1191 wrote
MrWednesday wroteYour dad was probably in the wrong.
Drivers are expected to keep to a safe distance because sudden stops do happen.
The onus to keep a safe distance usually outweighs the onus to not stop suddenly as well.


It wasn't my dad's fault. He was keeping a safe distance and wasn't expecting someone to stop at a green light so there was nothing he could do...


That doesn't make sense.

If he was keeping a safe enough distance but didn't stop in time then he wasn't paying enough attention.
If he was paying enough attention but didn't have time to stop then he wasn't keeping a safe enough distance.

I'm not saying this is right (to be honest I think it is), but this is how insurance companies and courts usually view this kind of accident.


What I'm saying is that since they stopped for no reason my dad had no chance to stop. If a car had pulled out in front of them for instance my dad would have seen that and been able to stop, but since they stopped unsafely he couldn't.
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jackson1191 wrote
MrWednesday wrote
jackson1191 wrote
MrWednesday wroteYour dad was probably in the wrong.
Drivers are expected to keep to a safe distance because sudden stops do happen.
The onus to keep a safe distance usually outweighs the onus to not stop suddenly as well.


It wasn't my dad's fault. He was keeping a safe distance and wasn't expecting someone to stop at a green light so there was nothing he could do...


That doesn't make sense.

If he was keeping a safe enough distance but didn't stop in time then he wasn't paying enough attention.
If he was paying enough attention but didn't have time to stop then he wasn't keeping a safe enough distance.

I'm not saying this is right (to be honest I think it is), but this is how insurance companies and courts usually view this kind of accident.


What I'm saying is that since they stopped for no reason my dad had no chance to stop. If a car had pulled out in front of them for instance my dad would have seen that and been able to stop, but since they stopped unsafely he couldn't.


The reason for the persons sudden stop is irrelevant.
Edit: Not 100% true, see later post.

It is much easier to expect people to keep a safe enough distance to stop for any reason than for them to be omniscient about every possible problem that could arise with a car in front of them.


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hope your okay bro

Be safe. Me and my friend ran from the police one night about a month ago and wrecked his car trying to get off the E way . went through the guard rail at about 120 mph and ripped his car in 2

then got arrested at gunpoint..

Lesson learned. Dont run from the police
Drive like a decent human being!
Unless you have a Supra, then you always drive it like you stole it
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