Rear-End Tailgating Accident Repairs


Tailgating accidents are known to result in serious personal injuries and costly car repairs, making life much harder while making it more challenging to work and provide for your family.

Tailgating occurs when drivers follow vehicles too closely. Allowing some distance between yourself and the car ahead helps prevent accidents. A failure to do this can lead to having to deal with a tailgating accident lawyer.

Damaged Bumper

Your vehicle’s bumper serves to absorb impact and protect its frame, grille, and other parts from small collisions with other vehicles or objects. If it is damaged in any way, repairs or a new replacement could be necessary.

Surface damage like dents, scratches and scuff marks can usually be repaired by buffing, filler, sanding, priming and painting. A professional auto body shop will often color match repairs so they appear just like any other part of your bumper.

If the repair costs fall below your deductible, it may make more financial sense to pay out-of-pocket than to file an accident claim that could raise your rates. However, if your bumper was severely damaged or the cause remains unclear, filing an insurance claim may be necessary.


Rear-end collisions caused by tailgating were responsible for over 2.2 million injuries in 2019, including many severe, life-changing ones. To reduce the risks involved, drivers should always leave several seconds between their car and that in front. Unfortunately, some tailgaters either fail to realize how dangerous their actions can be or take pleasure from frustrating drivers with annoying maneuvers like tailgating.

Rear-end collisions can be devastating experiences. The force of impact can break bones and cause other serious injuries. Traumatic brain injury (TBI), for instance, may result in bleeding into the skull and subsequent loss of consciousness or serious complications. Furthermore, whiplash – when the neck moves beyond its normal range of motion and produces pain that radiates down arms and shoulders – may occur as well.

If you were injured due to careless drivers who followed too closely behind you, Florida law allows you to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage and any other non-economic or economic damages sustained as a result of their reckless actions. An experienced lawyer can gather evidence and negotiate with stubborn insurance companies on your behalf.

Cracked Paint

Tailgating accidents often result in cracked paint from rear-end impact, with stress cracks allowing water and debris to penetrate further damage the car body. To minimize potential future issues with these issues, it’s crucial that any damaged paint be properly addressed with and dried appropriately to avoid further issues in the future.

Our skilled auto body painters use replacement OEM parts to repair bumpers, tail lights and rear tailgates. Once repaired they sand away existing paint before painting over it with fresh, smooth coat. Finally a clear coat will protect our newly painted area from UV radiation.

Have you been involved in a tailgating accident? Reach out to us immediately – our experienced car accident lawyers can help negotiate with insurance companies to secure an equitable settlement that covers medical bills and vehicle repairs as well as your personal injuries claims so you can focus on recovering.

Broken Frame

A vehicle’s frame serves as the primary support, and damage caused by rear-end accidents that alter front end geometry or put other parts at risk can significantly weaken it, rendering the car unsafe to drive. Such major damage should not be taken lightly as it renders driving unsafe.

Rear-end accidents can result in whiplash and other neck, back, and brain injuries as well as pushing drivers forward into their seat belts and potentially leading to traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

If the frame of a vehicle has been severely damaged in a tailgating accident, repairs may not be feasible. Fixing it would likely be too expensive and unsafe to drive; salvage title registration or scrapping the car altogether might be better solutions. Although cuts, sprains, and bruises tend to be minor in comparison with paralysis or severe brain trauma, they still make life more challenging for victims trying to work and provide for themselves or their family.