What Is a No-Contact Accident?

Most car accidents result from a car running into another car, but not every auto accident requires direct contact between two vehicles. In fact, there’s one kind of multi-vehicle crash that isn’t caused by a collision: it’s called a no-contact accident.

What Is a No-Contact Accident?

A no-contact accident is a multi-vehicle accident where one driver is forced to crash as a direct result of another driver’s actions. This is a little confusing to understand, so let’s look at an example of a no-contact accident.

Imagine a truck driver is driving a truck in the middle lane of a three-lane highway. The trucker’s off-ramp is coming up, so he needs to move to the slow lane (also known as the rightmost lane). However, a passenger vehicle is in the trucker’s right-hand blind spot, and the trucker fails to make sure the road is clear before making a maneuver. Therefore, the trucker starts his lane change, putting the passenger vehicle in a scary situation.

The driver of the passenger vehicle realizes that the trucker is moving into his lane and doesn’t have time to honk his horn. To avoid being crushed, the driver is forced to crash his car into a guardrail. To summarize the situation, the trucker caused a no-contact accident by forcing the driver to crash his car.

Were You Injured in a No-Contact Accident?

If you or a loved one was injured in a no-contact accident, you have the right to seek just compensation for your case. An experienced personal injury attorney can argue that a driver’s negligence caused a no-contact accident and that an injured person deserves restitution for the resulting damages.

Injured in an accident? Call Meade Law Group at (423) 464-7779 for a free consultation for your case.