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Proper Braking Distance and Car Accidents

There are many things to keep in mind when you are driving. A defensive driver is constantly thinking and calculating and looking for potential hazards or causes of accidents before one ever happens. One of the things that drivers often forget to think about when they get behind the wheel is proper braking distance. Failure to provide adequate room for braking is the cause of numerous injuries and fatalities every year. It is also among the most common reasons for deadly highway pile-up crashes.

It is a driver’s responsibility to calculate braking distance. If you or someone you love was seriously injured in an accident involving a driver who failed to maintain a safe braking distance, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 for more information about your legal options.

Important Facts about Braking Distance

In order to calculate how much braking distance you actually need to maintain while driving, keep these tips in mind:

  • Always err on the side of allowing more distance
  • Never tailgate
  • When you double your speed, your braking distance does not become twice as long, it becomes four times as long

When a driver rams into the back of a car, no matter the circumstances, it is always determined to be the fault of the rear-ending driver who was following too closely.

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If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a car accident involving a driver who failed to provide adequate braking distance, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other losses. Contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 for more information.

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