Among the most likely accidents to occur, rear end accidents account for about 30% of all accidents. They also are one of the most destructive types of car accidents, responsible for nearly 30% of all casualties on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 47% of these accidents can occur due to driver distraction. If you have been in a rear-end crash, then you are likely entitled to compensation. An experienced car accident lawyer can ascertain whether you can file a claim, and then fight to ensure that you are covered for damages, pain and suffering, and more. If you are looking for rear-end accidents attorney for a car accident in Los Angeles, our firm is more than willing to speak with you today regarding your case. We provide a free, confidential consultation.
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Rear-End Accidents in Orange County
Common Causes of Rear End Accidents
A driver may become distracted for only a few seconds, which is all it takes for an accident to strike. Drivers can be eating, checking a text, or taking a call. If they are not paying adequate attention, this can keep them from being able to stop in time. These distractions can be just as dangerous as when someone is driving under the influence. Rear end collisions are also due to reckless driving, such as speeding, or swerving into a lane change. Someone may have even been tailgating you. In some cases, the other driver may not be the only one at fault, or may not liable at all. A manufacturer may be responsible for poorly made tires, faulty brakes, or defective steering.
To prove the other driver’s liability is pretty simple if you are the car in front. A rear-end accident is almost always the fault of the driver behind. You may be able to prove the fault of the driver in front, however, if this driver cut you off without warning when changing lanes or made a panicked stop, not leaving you ample space or time to brake. The other driver could even have been going in reverse, making the collision entirely their fault. In either case, the expertise of a car accident attorney our firm would be invaluable. We know how to prove the liability of the other driver and/or the manufacturer behind your accident. We are further committed to ensuring you receive the settlement that you need.
Injuries Caused by Rear-End Accidents
The most common injury of a rear-end collision is whiplash. Your head and neck are snapped back and forth, as upon initial impact you are thrust forward only to be thrown back by the seatbelt. This can cause muscle tears or sprains and damage to discs and soft tissue along the spinal cord. This can cause severe and lasting pain. You may be on the hook for expensive medication, and in serious cases, physical therapy. Damage to the spinal cord is serious and can lead to lasting impairment, even paralysis. Other complications of a rear end accident can include broken bones, and a broken rib can further cause lung damage. Internal injuries, such as hemorrhaging or organ damage, can quickly become life-threatening. Other catastrophic injuries can entail head trauma, entailing a concussion or other damage to the brain, even the skull. As with any car accident, tragic fatalities can result.
If someone else is responsible for your suffering and loss, then you are entitled to full compensation to cover your pain, medical bills, car bills, lost wages, and perhaps more. You should not pay for the irresponsibility of someone else. Just because you deserve a settlement, however, does not mean that insurance will comply. Your claim can be denied, or you may be offered an incredibly low settlement. You should not have to deal with the hassle of working with your insurance company or any insurance bad faith. Retain a dedicated rear-end accidents attorney who can help you succeed with your personal injury claim.
Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney Ready to Fight for Your Rights
At Ghozland Law Firm, we understand that this can be a stressful, even scary time for you. That is why provide personable service to all our clients and strive tenaciously to uphold their full rights. We have been committed to providing outstanding representation for more than a decade. You could work with a personal injury attorney who has had previous experience working on the side of the defense. You can have someone on your side who is equipped with the complete knowledge of what to anticipate in your case.
We also work to settle a case in a short amount of time to save you pressure, and to get you on the road to financial and physical recovery. If you have been in a car accident in the Orange County or Los Angeles region, then then you can rely on our Los Angeles personal injury firm. Do not hesitate to fill out an online case evaluation, and to call to schedule your free consultation. We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you have no upfront costs. You only pay when we win. Act now to move on to a stronger future. Contact our firm today!