What Is a No-Contact Accident?
A no-contact accident is when a driver crashes due to the actions of another driver, but the cars never collide. You may wonder how a driver can force another driver to crash without making contact, so let’s look at an example.
Suppose a driver is traveling in the slow lane (the right-most lane on the road.) As he is going along, a driver next to him makes a sudden lane change into the slow lane. The driver in the slow lane has no escape from the driver encroaching into his lane. As a result, the driver in the slow lane is forced into the guardrail to stop a potential two-car accident.
While the slow-lane driver avoided a two-car accident, he sacrificed his car by running into the guardrail. This is an example of a no-contact accident because even though the lane-change driver caused the slow-lane driver to crash, there was no direct collision between the two drivers.
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Can I Sue Someone for a No-Contact Accident?
In short, the answer is yes. If you or a loved one suffers injuries due to another driver’s negligence resulting in a no-contact accident, you may have the right to pursue compensation.
A driver who crashes as a result of another driver’s negligence can sue for damages, but proving a no-contact accident can be difficult. If you need help with your no-contact accident, you can talk to Suzuki Law Offices attorney now!