If I rear-ended a vehicle with road conditions of snow and ice and than received a citation for driving to fast for conditions, do I have any chane of beating this?

Also, there were multiple errors on the citation – wrong vehicle model and wrong conditions marked.

Asked on February 5, 2013 under Accident Law, Illinois


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Although it is not possible to predict the outcome of a particular case, you do have grounds for challenging the citation due to the errors you mentioned which would raise the issue of the inaccurate observations by the police officer, who issued the citation.  However, even if the court rules in your favor on the citation, you will still remain liable for the accident since it was a rear-end collision.  As for your liability for the rear-end collision, refer the claims of the other driver to your auto insurance company.

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