Rear End Accidents -- Who's at Fault?

Rear end accidents are all too common in West Covina. Distracted drivers who are not paying attention behind the wheel crash into an innocent driver who is waiting patiently at a stop light, slowing down because of traffic, etc… If you or a loved one have been injured in a rear end accident that was…
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Rear End Accidents -- Who's at Fault?

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Rear end accidents are all too common in West Covina. Distracted drivers who are not paying attention behind the wheel crash into an innocent driver who is waiting patiently at a stop light, slowing down because of traffic, etc... If you or a loved one have been injured in a rear end accident that was not your fault, California law and the experienced accident attorneys at Ghozland Law Firm are on your side.

Rear End Accidents - Who's At Fault?

Generally speaking, if you are stopped at a red light or stop sign or stopped / slowing in traffic and someone hits you from behind, it is that driver’s fault.

This means that you have the right to file an injury claim against the negligent or reckless driver and recover financial compensation for any medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc...

What to Do After the Rear End-er

If you get hit from behind in a rear end accident, you should read this list of steps to take after being involved in a car accident. These suggestions include calling the police, taking video and/or photographs of the accident scene and of both vehicles, get witnesses’ names, and seeking medical attention.

Getting Medical Treatment

People who get hit in a rear end collision usually suffer some type of back or neck injury. Whiplash, which is a legitimate and often long-term injury, is quite common, as are disc injuries (bulging or herniated disc).

Don’t wait to seek medical treatment after being involved in any type of auto accident. Some injuries are internal, and not easily detected by the average person, and others take time to appear. Regardless, it is important that you take care of yourself from day 1 while also showing the insurance companies that you do have a serious claim.

Do Not Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurer

When you report your accident to your insurance company, the adjuster will likely request that you provide a tape recorded statement describing the accident and your injuries, as well as any medical care you have received as a result of your injuries. As a general rule, giving such a statement will not help you -- especially if you do not have a lawyer on your side to protect your interests and fight for your financial recovery. Without the presence of an experienced attorney, your insurance company is likely to "low ball" you and not offer you the financial compensation your injuries deserve.

For more information on what to do after being injured in a rear end accident in West Covina, contact the accident attorneys at Ghozland Law Firm today for a free, no obligation consultation.

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