Originally Posted by unfocused1
question: If some twerp hits me, and there is absolutely zero chance I can get out of the path of a person in front of me, is it really 100% my fault for hitting the other guy?
With the impetus of the first person hitting me, that should have some merit as it was the first person's actions that directly resulted in the whole chain of events?
In my state they would generally say you didn't leave sufficient room between you and the car in front of you. I have witnessed exceptions to that though. My dad was sitting at a red light when a landfill dump truck driver hit the gas instead of the brake. He plowed into a prelude, wedged it into the back of my dads explorer, pushed my dads truck on top of a cops crown vic and pushed the three of them half way through the intersection they were at. My dad wasn't cited for being to close. There was nothing he could have done to prevent hitting the cop in front of him.