I was recently in an accident in which a car two cars ahead of me made a very abrupt u-turn on a country highway. The car directly in front me of me slammed on his breaks to avoid hitting him, I slammed on my breaks to avoid hitting that car, and succeeded. The guy behind me did not stop in time and hit me, and the car behind him hit him too. So I was in front of a 3-car accident, having hit no one, but being hit from behind.
Today, I received a ticket for my accident citing "failure to control vehicle." I had my license and current proof of insurance and I'm very certain that I wasn't breaking any laws prior to the incident and I succeeded in avoiding the potential accident in front of me, so what is it that I failed to do? I'm curious as to whether or not it is possible I could win an appeal of this citation, and, if I have a shot, how I should go about preparing for it.